I’m feeling very nostalgic (and hungry) today, so I thought I’d share this list: a collection of foods which are no longer available and which I miss dearly. (The original article which I wrote on Buzzfeed can be found here, but I thought I’d recreate it on my blog for all you foodies.)
1. Citrus Polos
These were so sharp they made your tongue hurt and turned your mouth a horrific yellow/green colour (especially if you ate a whole packet in one go like I did). But they were so good.
2. Mint Skittles
The best mints ever. I seem to remember that the blue colours were the best, and the green the worst. Way better than chewing-gum.
3. 3D Doritos
3D crisps just makes things more fun. And they were obviously delicious too- they’re Doritos after all.
4. Mini Hoola-Hoops
I don’t know why mini hoola-hoops were so much better than the regular kind, but they were, and they had so much more flavour. But you couldn’t stick them on your fingers like rings, as you can with the regular kind, which is a negative I suppose…
5. Shakey Jake Milkshake
Shakey Jake milkshakes were delicious, and they came in cute bottles. Double the goodness.
6. Campino Sweets
Hard-boiled sweets aren’t usually that exciting, but Campinos were so good. I actually got given something very similar in Korea last week and was beyond excited.
7. Panda Pops
The classic kid’s fizzy drink- I used to buy these everyday from school for about 20 pence. Just amazing flavours, the ‘strawberry jelly’ I remember was particularly good… Probably full of artificial sugars and E numbers, but we didn’t care.
8. Cadbury’s Marble
A mix of white chocolate, milk chocolate, and praline is clearly a match made in heaven- why did Cadbury’s ever stop making these bars?
9. Ben and Jerry’s Fossil Fuel
Fudge swirls, sweet-cream ice cream, cookie pieces and fudge dinosaurs to make it unique- I wish Ben and Jerry’s would bring back Fossil Fuel…please.
10. Ice Cream Flavour Chewits
The best flavour of Chewits out there, hands down.
11. Baked Bean Pizza
It might sound weird, but this pizza was so yummy. I would kill to be able to have one of these again.
12. Starburst Joosters
Similar to Jelly Beans, and so good. Please Starburst, bring back Joosters!
13. Cadbury Snaps
Pretty much chocolate in the shape of Pringles- addictive and delicious. The only downside was accidently eating a whole box in one go…
14. Fruit Allsorts
Allsorts without the liquorice- just amazing.
15. Flake Snow
Anything with white chocolate is always amazing, and this was no exception. It was like a regular Flake, only better.
16. Cadbury’s Dream Egg
White chocolate egg filled with creamy white chocolate. The sweetest, sickliest, and best mini-Easter egg ever. And way better than ordinary Dream bars.
17. Bisc &…
Biscuit topped with your favourite chocolate bar? Yes please.
18. Cadbury’s Fuse Bar
A chocolate bar filled with nuts, fudge, raisins and cereal bits- it’s no surprise that there have been campaigns to bring these bars back to the shelves!
19. Flavoured Coke
Coke and lime… coke and lemon… vanilla coke… Sometimes you can find one of these flavours but they’re so rare. So much better than plain old coke.
20. Lucky Charms
Ok, I know you can find Lucky Charms in some shops these days, but they’re always hugely overpriced- I don’t want to pay £6 for a box of cereal… Please bring them back properly, and for a normal price!
There are many more foods which I miss and wish would make a comeback, but these in particular would go down a treat! If you can think of any more forgotten gems, please leave a comment below…