Special Report

40 Popular Discontinued Snack Foods We Really Miss

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Joey Chips
> Introduced: 1967
> Discontinued: 1992 (?)
> Maker: General Mills

Billed as “The Corny Potato Chip,” these extruded, ridged chips were part reconstituted potato, part reconstituted corn.

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Juliettes
> Introduced: 1984/1993
> Discontinued: 1985/1996
> Maker: Little Brownie Bakers for Girl Scouts

Cookie-shaped versions of the chocolate turtle — cookies enhanced with pecans and caramel and covered with chocolate — these were named after Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. They made two appearances, in the mid-1980s and again in the mid-1990s.

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Jumpin’ Jack Cheese Doritos
> Introduced: 1990
> Discontinued: 1995
> Maker: Frito-Lay

Jay Leno did commercials for these chips before his “Tonight Show” days. They were re-released for a limited time as a “throwback” flavor in 2013, then vanished again.

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Life Saver Holes
> Introduced: 1990
> Discontinued: Early 1990s
> Maker: Nabisco

Nabisco began test-marketing these candies in 1989, before rolling them out nationally the following year. Though supposedly the centers removed from Life Savers, they were basically just Life Savers without the holes. They were recalled in 1991 because the cap on the tube they were packaged in proved to be a choking hazard for very young children. Though they went back on sale a few months later, they soon disappeared for good.

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Magic Middles
> Introduced: 2001
> Discontinued: 2011
> Maker: Keebler (Kellogg)

These were shortbread cookies filled with either fudge or peanut butter. It is said that the company phased them out because it needed the equipment that produced them for another item.