Okay, they might not have the classiest name, and yes they're screamin' fluorescent orange, but don't judge unless you've tasted these deliciously cheesy orbs! Those who have eaten Planters Cheez Balls (the name still makes us giggle a little) know their perfect roundness only adds to the yummy taste and puffy texture.
Discontinued in 2006, these guilty pleasures in their convenient dorm-friendly, travel-friendly can (travel wipes sold separately), need to come back. They're sooo missed and it's no wonder petitions to get them back on store shelves still keep popping up!
Mmmmm, Butterfinger BB's! The Simpsons loved them and so did we! The Butterfinger bars just aren't the same because of the easy bite-sized "popability" of those little chocolate and peanut butter BB's. No wonder Bart wouldn't share!
Launched in the summer of 2003, Taco Bell's Chicken Caesar Grilled Stuft Burrito made for the perfect lunch, or a great snack anytime. The crispy strips of red tortilla on top were the ideal finishing touch to the creamy Caesar dressing and the moist chunks of chicken in this tasty burrito. As a bonus, it also had that cool spelling take, "Stuft." [Editor's note: It is not cool. Poor spelling is never cool, kids.]
Sometimes it's tough to be a vanilla lover in a world of chocoholics. Those not into vanilla may have forgotten about Vanilla Coke, first introduced in 2002, but for those who didn't, the satisfying richness of this drink is totally missed. It was especially yummy paired with vanilla-rich baked goods for an added punch of intensity...along with the extra kick of sugar.
Not just any ordinary cheese-flavored cracker, Nabisco Swiss Cheese Baked Snack Crackers had just the right cheesy bite without being too salty. They're so good we can't even blame people getting too salty with their Facebook rants wanting these snacks back.
Oh why did you have to go, Oreo O's? Well, 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, is a pretty good run, but still it's hard not to miss the deliciousness of Oreos for breakfast. Of course we could always just eat actual Oreo cookies for breakfast, but it seemed much more fun pretending dessert was an acceptable morning option by having the cookie cereal instead.
7. A 'Classic French Dish' Turned Into A Sugary Cereal...Bring It Back...Again!
Perfect for those wanting the instant taste of the actual French toast dish with pretty much zero effort, French Toast Crunch cereal concentrated the sweet flavor and crunchy crispness of the real thing. This sugary yum of a cereal was so popular, General Mills did once give into demand and bring it back, so maybe the company will again.
Shark Bites Chewy Fruit Snacks are the G.O.A.T. of the fruit snack world. And they're the Greatest Of All Time not just for one reason, but many. First, there's the yummy fruit flavors. These orange, grape, lemon and strawberry sharks were delicious. Second, the chewiness factor was just perfect; not too mushy and not too rubbery. Third, you have to love the imagination here. The tiger shark was actually striped in orange flavor, and yes these fruit snacks weren't in just an overall generic shark shape, but specific species like the hammerhead!
Remember Dunkaroos? One of these little plastic containers with separate sections for the little graham cookies and the sweet frosting dip could really make any lunchbox meal infinitely better. Why did you pull the plug Betty Crocker, why?
Although the fruit-flavored Snapple Iced Tea is still available on store shelves, the Mint Iced Tea variety has been gone since 2007. Sure the fruit-flavored ones can seem more appealing than a minty flavor much of the time, but once in awhile a Snapple Mint Iced Tea could really hit the spot.
Sure, the regular, flat triangular Doritos chips are satisfying in all their many flavor options, but there was something special about the Doritos 3D chips. Those airy, yet really flavorful bite-sized pillows of snacking fun even came in a handy container with a lid that served as a cute little bowl. Aww... we miss you Doritos 3D!
Uncle Ben's Rice Bowls were great for making it feel like you were eating a home-cooked meal instead of something pre-packaged in a microwavable bowl. Technically, it was a hot meal with rice and veggies. The product sold well, but as more and more similar products entered the market, the Uncle Ben's brand decided in 2008 to discontinue the bowls and put its focus on varieties of dry rice instead.
We couldn't complete this list of foods from our childhood that we want back without a product that was so good it was bad for breaking all the rules. Who didn't break a few rules as a child?
Pepsi A.M. was a clear cola (oxymoron or just moronic?) made to consume at breakfast of all things (definitely moronic there). It's still talked about in marketing circles as one of those epic fail products, yet we miss its rebel nature and refreshing taste. Hey, wouldn't it be great for washing down a nice bowl of Oreo O's for breakfast? [Editor's note: NO.]