40 Popular Discontinued Snack Foods We Really Miss

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Screaming Yellow Zonkers
> Introduced: 1968
> Discontinued: 2007
> Maker: Lincoln Foods

Basically a sweetened popcorn, like Cracker Jack but without the nuts, SYZ — as their fans called the snack — was known for its vivid boxes, featuring designs by noted illustrators and humorous copy. ConAgra, which bought the original manufacturer in 2007 and discontinued SYZ, brought Zonkers back in 2012 as an exclusive for Walgreens, but they’ve since disappeared again.

Summit Cookie Bars
> Introduced: 1977
> Discontinued: 1991
> Maker: Mars

Somewhere between candy and a cookie, the Summit was similar to the Kit Kat bar, but with the addition of roasted peanuts.

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Swoops
> Introduced: 2003
> Discontinued: 2006
> Maker: Hershey

These were basically Pringle-shaped crisp versions of several of Hershey’s iconic candy offerings, including Almond Joy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and the Hershey Milk Chocolate bar itself.

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Tato Skins
> Introduced: 1985
> Discontinued: 2000 (?)
> Maker: Keebler

Potato skins turned into chips, in such flavors as Cheddar Cheese n’ Bacon and Sour Cream n’ Chives, these didn’t exactly disappear around the year 2000. It was then that Keebler sold its Tato Skins division to an Arizona-based snack food company, Poore Brothers (later renamed Inventure Foods) — which promptly made a deal with the TGI Friday restaurant chain to market the chips under their label. Fans of the original, though, maintain that the formula has changed and that the Friday’s version isn’t the same.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pies
> Introduced: 1991
> Discontinued: 1991
> Maker: Hostess

There were numerous food tie-ins to this once-popular cartoon franchise. This example seems to be the one that people miss the most. The pies have no relation to chocolate turtles — they’re deep-fried mounds with an unsettling dark green coating, filled with vanilla pudding.

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