Five discontinued candies you’ll never get to chew on again and people are claiming it’s a ‘crime against humanity’
UNFORTUNATELY, not all of our favorite candies last forever.
What was once an extremely popular product tends to wane over the years due to low demand or production issues.
This means fans are forced to watch as their favorites are posted.
Candy like Butterfinger BBs, Wonka Bars, Bonkers and more have all left the shelves, leaving many sweet eaters longing for their return and unhappy.
However, fans can find many of these goodies on eBay, Amazon or specialty stores.
Below we’ve listed five favorites that fans have had to say goodbye to.
1. CINNAMON TIC-TACS
First introduced in the 1970s, fans quickly flocked to buy them.
After 30 years of production, the company decided to pull the plug to make room for other flavors, citing the shifts “which help keep our product line interesting and bring innovative flavors to consumers,” reads one Facebook post.
While it left stores in 2009, it has made a few returns over the years.
One user took to Twitter and wrote, “This is the biggest candy news of the holiday season, maybe for all of 2021!”
“Cinnamon Tic Tacs, which were discontinued nearly 20 years ago, have returned for the holiday season! I bought 50 packs,” they added.
2. BUBBLE BEEPERS
The once-popular Bubble Beepers in the ’90s was a piece of chewing gum with packaging resembling a beeper.
The pack came with an attachable toy pager with 17 pieces of gum inside.
Beeper slogans such as “Sorry, the line is busy” or “See you later!” were emblazoned on the individual chewing gum packages.
When that technology died, so did chewing gum.
3. LIFE SAVER HOLES
First introduced in 1990, Life Savers Holes was a candy similar to that of a donut hole in that it tasted exactly like the original.
Each of the holes was sold in a small plastic tube that had a flip top closure – which would actually lead to their demise.
Just one year after production, the candy was discontinued because the candy was recalled.
Although no one was seriously injured, the plastic tube caps were considered a choking hazard.
4. MARATHON BAR
The Marathon Bar was introduced back in 1973 but was discontinued just eight years later in 1981.
The candy was a candy bar with a braided caramel center covered in milk chocolate.
While it remains unclear why the candy bar was discontinued, some have speculated that it didn’t live up to the company’s expectations.
Regardless, fans are still devastated after decades of absence.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “The Marathon bar, marketed by Mars in the US in the 70’s, is hands down the greatest candy bar of all time.”
“A perfect lattice of pure, soft, chewy caramel coated in milk chocolate. An absolute crime against humanity that it was discontinued in the early 1980s,” they added.
5. SPACE DUST/COSMIC CANDY
After a hit with Pop Rocks, General Foods decided to create Space Dust, which later changed its name to Cosmic Candy.
The candy was similar to the Pop Rocks in that it was just goodness that was crushed into a fine powder.
While the candy was very popular with children, their parents hated it.
Many complained that the candy resembled the trigger drugs too closely and was later discontinued.
Fans are asking for the return of seven food and drink items.
Also, Dunkin Donuts customers are missing a popular drink after it was discontinued in 2017.
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