Candy brings out the little kid in you; it’s the sugar fix that your taste buds crave. Candy comes in many forms: chocolate, hard candy, gummy, sour, and sweet. Unfortunately, there is so much competition in the candy business, which means not all candy brands can survive. These are the 10 candies that we all wish would make a comeback!
1. Altoid Sours
Pucker your lips for this one. Altoid Sours hit the market in 2004 and were unfortunately discontinued in 2010. They came in various flavors: raspberry, lime, tangerine (most popular), and mango. Altoid Sours weren’t in stores for long, but they are highly missed and it would be pretty awesome if they returned.
2. Necco Wafers
Necco Wafers were first introduced in 1847 and were sadly discontinued in July 2018. Each roll of Necco Wafer’s contain eight flavors: lime, lemon, clove, wintergreen, licorice, and cinnamon. Fortunately, for this candy, it’s not quite not over, because Necco Wafers were sold to the Spangler Candy Company in 2018 and the company plans on returning Necco Wafers to the market in November 2019.
3. Hershey Kissables
Hershey Kissables were a product of The Hershey Company from 2005 to 2009. This chocolate delight was made up of five colors: orange, blue, yellow, red, and green. Hershey’s came out with a holiday collection and a dark chocolate variation of the candy. In July 2009, The Hershey Company made the decision to stop producing Hershey Kissables.
4. Skittles Bubble Gum
Taste the rainbow! Skittles have been around for a long time; they were released by the Wrigley Company in 1974 (UK) and in 1979 (US). In 2006, Skittles decided to release Skittles Bubble Gum, with flavors consisting of Blue Raspberry, Tangerine, Wild Cherry, Green Apple, and Watermelon. However, Skittle Bubble Gum didn’t last long on the market.
5. Butterfinger BB’s
In 1992, Butterfinger released a variation of their candy called, Butterfinger BB’s. The Simpson’s often advertised this candy, because of their strong history with Butterfinger. The only difference between Butterfinger BB’s and the original is that Butterfinger BB’s were as small as a whopper and sold in packs. Butterfinger BB’s were discontinued in 2006 but made a short comeback in 2009.
6. Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug
The Hubba Bubba brand itself was discontinued in the ’90s in the U.S. Fortunately though, Hubba Bubba did return to the market in 2004. Before its demise, the Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug came is three flavors: orange crush, tropical, and grape. The Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug might be no more, but at least we still have Hubba Bubba gum!
7. PB Max
PB Max was launched in 1990 by Mars. The main competition for this candy was the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, as they were very similar; Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups had a chocolate exterior and a peanut buttery interior, while PB Max was a peanut butter cookie topped with oats. PB Max was discontinued by the company that created it because it turned out they never actually liked peanut butter.
8. Sugar Mamas
Sugar Mamas were created by the James O. Welch Company in 1965; they were sold as a variation of the already established, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Baby candy. Sadly, Sugar Mamas were discontinued in the ’80s, but on the bright side, stores still stock Sugar Mamas’ close relatives, Sugar Daddy, and Sugar Baby.
9. Ghost Dots
Dots or DOTS launched in 1945, as a product under the Tootsie Roll Company. Over the years, Dots has created many holiday variations of the candy, one of them being, Ghost Dots. Ghost Dots were released as a Halloween candy; they were light green with all of the same flavors of the original Dots. Being a holiday candy, Ghost Dots were only temporary.
10. Wonka Bars
Wonka Bars were created as an extension of the novel and film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Wonka Bars were produced and sold by the Willy Wonka Company; a division of Nestlé. Unfortunately, Wonka Bars weren’t as popular as they were in the movie, so they were discontinued in 2010.
Do miss any of these candies? We sure do! Which of these candies was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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