Food-Drink

10 Discontinued Foods That Might as Well Make a Comeback

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Discontinued '90s soft drink Crystal Pepsi is making a comeback, either because Americans are finally ready to embrace the soda's ahead-of-its-time taste, or because it's been so long that nobody remembers they didn't like it.

Either way, all the recent hubbub surrounding Crystal Pepsi might actually suggest we're thirsty for nostalgia rather than colorless sugar-water. And if that's the case, we can think of a shopping cart's worth of extinct snack foods we wouldn't mind giving another taste, if only for old times' sake.

Take a look at these discontinued treats and let us know if you're ready to welcome back …

#10. BURGER KING'S CHICKEN TENDERS

Before they served chicken in "nugget," "crown" or "fry" varieties, Burger King fed us chicken by the tender — arguably the best of the bunch.

 

#9. WWF SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING ICE CREAM BARS

Even with ringing endorsements from Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Junkyard Dog, WWF Superstars of Wrestling Ice Cream Bars couldn't stand the test of time.

 

#8. PLANTERS CHEEZ BALLS

Today, cheese balls have largely been replaced by puffs, crunches an doodles. But back when they still ruled the junk-food aisle, Planters' handsome cardboard canister was your go-to-choice.

 

#7. OREO BIG STUF

Just a big soft Oreo the size of a hockey puck. How could that have failed?

 

#6. MCDONALD'S MCSALAD SHAKERS

For a little while in the early '00s, McDonald's served chopped salads in shake cups. Customers added their favorite dressing, shook to distribute, and then ate it with a long fork. Why? Who knows. It was fun. Don't analyze it.

 

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#5. COCA-COLA BLāK

If the caffeine from a can of cola wasn't enough to jolt you awake, maybe you were a fan of Coca-Cola's coffee-infused Coke Blāk. Anderson Cooper wasn't (below), but individual bottles still fetch a pretty penny on eBay. 

 

#4. KEEBLER PIZZARIAS

Pizzarias totally ruled in a most radical way. Until they didn't.

 

#3. KENNY ROGERS ROASTERS

In the early '90s, the Gambler took a gamble on wood-fired chicken, opening a chain of restaurants across the U.S. They only operate in Asia now, but still get a little hungry for Kenny's recipes every time we catch that one episode of "Seinfeld." 

 

#2. NABISCO GIGGLES

With two kinds of creme and two kinds of cookie, Nabisco Giggles were truly the choice of snacky shoppers who couldn't make up their everlovin' minds.

 

#1. THE REGGIE BAR

A candy bar with chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and the approval of 1977's World Series MVP should've been the Baby Ruth for the Baby Boomer generation. But it wasn't a home run, maybe because it was essentially just a round Baby Ruth without the nougat.