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Discontinued summer snacks we'd like to have back, please  1 Month ago

Source:   USA Today  

Here we are, another year in and we're no closer to getting our favorite summer snacks back. 

The days are getting longer and we can only dream of having a refreshing Clearly Canadian sparkling water to get us through or a Jell-O Pudding Pop to relieve us from the heat. 

While we're sure these snacks are currently in a better place, here are some of our favorites that we we'd like to have back as soon as possible. Thanks.

The Sprite Remix was introduced in 2003 and the tropical flavor was hands down the best. It's not just the drink we miss, but 7-Eleven stores used to make Slurpees with the flavor and it tasted like summer in a cup. It was a blend of citrusy flavors in the form of an icee drink.  

It was the most refreshing drink for a nice summer day and now we have to settle for basic Slurpee flavors that aren't nearly as good.

McDonald's still has their classic apple pie, but instead of it being fried to a crispy perfection like all good American things should be, it's baked. 

The company stopped frying its pies in 1992 as a way to make it "healthier" and the recipe changes have not stopped since. Just last year, McDonald's said they were going to be using less sugar and will have a "lattice style crust" instead of its usual hot-pocket frame.

And sure, it's healthier for us, but that doesn't make it better.

Clearly Canadian has played with our emotions for way too long. The flavored sparkling beverage was first discontinued in 2009 before being brought back in 2017, but they're still pretty difficult to find in the United States. It's sold out on Amazon and you can only buy pallets from the Clearly Canadian website, which will run you almost $2,500.

Looking back, it's hard to think of why anyone would be intrigued by bright colored juice contained in a plastic bottle you can only access after twisting and ripping off a cap, then squeezing it to drink it.

But we all loved them. 

Squeezits stopped being produced in 2001, but we'd all like for them to come back so we can pop a cold one open on a hot summer day.

Why anyone would want to make pudding into a popsicle is beyond us, but we could sure go for one of those treats this summer.

Jell-O Pudding Pops were made for kids who couldn't decide between a popsicle or the creamy goodness of ice cream. Now you can have both and have it on a stick. 

They stopped making them in 1993. Bummer. But that doesn't mean you can't make your own Jell-O Pudding Pops at home. 

The perfect snack, gone from us far too soon. 

These were mini pieces of heaven sold in the form of cookie crackers accompanied with a space for chocolate frosting where you could dip the cookie in. Dunkaroos were perfect for the summer time, when you were lounging by the pool or beach and wanted to indulge in some light snacking.

You can still get your hands on these gems on some online sites, but General Mills stopped producing them in the U.S. in 2012.

Along with many other of their bulk candy favorites, Brach's discontinued the ice blue mint coolers.

How are we expected to have fresh breath without Brach's ice blue mint coolers?! Let's not even get into the A&W root beer barrel candy, neapolitan coconut sundaes or the soda poppers candy. 

Why aren't we allowed to have nice things?

Let's admit, these squeeze pop liquid candy things were kind of weird. 

There's bright blue, green or red colored sticky liquid inside a plastic tube and you squeeze some out onto your finger and then... eat it? We don't know why this appealed to us so much as kids, but now is the time to bring them back.

We'd all love to pop out a squeeze pop liquid candy tube from our purse during a movie and snack on this.

Before Tide pods, eating paint was all the rage.

Candy paint, that is. The kids of yesterday weren't as wild as the kids of today. Lollipop paint shop candy consisted of a lollipop shaped brush that you could dip into powdered candy that was modeled after "paint."

Parents weren't too pleased with the idea of their kids licking paint brushes, which seemed to have an impact on production of the candy because they are no longer being made. 

Adults ruin all the fun.

How much more refreshing can you get than a cold Coca-Cola with a hint of lime on a nice sweltering summer day? You can't. 

And you can't just buy a regular Coke and squeeze some lime in it, it just doesn't work that way. Before completely discontinuing all variations of this drink, Coca-Cola left us with the Diet Coke lime until last year when they decided to let it go.


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