11. Mickey’s Parade Ice Pops: These iconic, ice pops were a popular summertime treat in the 1990s but were sadly discontinued in the early 2000s.
These Disney Ice Pops were packed with a punch and launched in the 1990s amid wide fanfare and pomp. They were sold out of the ice cream trucks on hot summer days and also in Disneyland. These cool treats were vividly colored and shaped in the form of Goofy, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Minnie.
One tasting the ice pops had the satisfaction of biting Mickey’s ear off. However, the taste of the sweet treats is no longer available since the product was discontinued in the early 2000s. The subsequent generations have been deprived of the chance to sample these delicious treats. (1, 2)
12. McDonald’s fried apple pies: crispily fried apple pies were discontinued in 1992 and replaced with healthy baked pies. However, the original pies are still available outside the U.S.
Fried apple pies were the first dessert to be featured on McDonald’s menu in 1968. These fried treats had a crunchy exterior and consisted of a gooey filling with soft apple chunks flavored with a hint of cinnamon. In 1992, the restaurant chain revamped its menu and switched the fried treat for healthier, baked counterparts.
The change was attributed to a healthy makeover and to suit the customers’ taste. However, the baked apple pies failed to make the cut leaving customers disappointed. The good news is that these fried treats are still available at McDonald’s outlets in Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Ireland, Egypt, and Hong Kong. Make sure to keep your eyes open if you are traveling to any these countries to experience the original taste. (1, 2, 3)
13. Willy Wonka’s Oompas: These were named after “Oompa-Loompas” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The colorful candies resembled M&Ms and were discontinued in 1983.
The discontinued candy was released by the famous chocolate brand Wily Wonka in 1971. These colorful candies were shaped in the form of giant M&M’s and named after “Oompa-Loompas” from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The candies were comprised of a hard candy shell with a half chocolate/half peanut butter filling.
After nearly a decade, the brand discontinued these candies in 1983. The Willy Wonka Company was acquired by Nestlé who revived the candy, but they resembled the famous “Skittles.” However, these revived candies did not live up to its predecessor’s taste, and the company has no plans of bringing it back again. (source)
14. Ouch! Gum: Wrigley’s sugar-free bubble gums resembling band-aids were a rage in the 1990s. However, due to declined sales, the gums were discontinued in 2009.
Considered to be pioneers in the bubble gum industry, the Wrigley Company launched its sugar-free bubble gum under the brand name Hubba Bubba. The Ouch! Gums were released in the 1990s and came in a variety of flavors such as grape, watermelon, and strawberry. The gum sticks were wrapped in paper to resemble bandages stacked in colorful, metallic containers.
The company revamped the bubble gum and released it in October 2009. However, the product was sadly discontinued gradually and was rumored to be on sale outside the U.S by a few redditors and online. The online sites such as Walmart, eBay, and Amazon have listed the product as unavailable. (source)
15. Whistle Pops: These quirky lollipops designed to make whistling sounds were launched in the 1970s but were discontinued due to reasons unknown.
Have you heard about a lollipop capable of making noise? These famous and quirky lollipops were launched in the mid-1970s by Spangler Candy Company. The lollipops were launched in a variety of flavors such as green apple, blue raspberry, watermelon, strawberry, and coffee.
The lollipop sticks were designed as hollow straws with a sliding plunger capable of making whistling sounds. The company gradually discontinued the lollipop after nearly two decades. However, the Spanish company, Chupa Chups, reintroduced the lollipops as “Melody Pops” in the United States but they missed the iconic touch. (1, 2)