10 Childhood Snacks That They Just Don't Seem To Make Anymore.

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    Doritos 3Ds
    released in the 90s and popular into the early 2000s, Doritos 3Ds were another short-lived snack hoping to corner the lucrative market of people who enjoyed corn chips but were tired of eating them in the triangular form nobody has ever had a problem with.
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    Created in the 50s and sold by Smith's, Toobs were a tangy cylindrical treat gaining particular popularity throughout the 80s with people enjoying the strangely non-specific tomato taste and unique blend of wheat, potato and pleasant chemical flavour enhancers. Smith’s announced a permanent halt to production in October 2015 with the news hitting fans hard.
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    Vice Versas
    Released by Nestlé in the early 90s, Vice Versas were button-shaped candies combining two varieties in the one bag; one made of chocolate with a white coating, and another made of white chocolate with a brown coating. Discontinued, Vice Versas were relaunched in 2012 after demands from dedicated enthusiasts led to a UK and online revival, meaning fans around the world can enjoy the delicious taste of Vice Versas.
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    Dunkaroos is a frosting covered snack by Betty Crocker. It has been a fan favorite for many years since its launch in 1988. In every normal sized individual pack of Dunkaroos, there are approximately ten small-sized cookies, and about one cubic inch of icing. The cookies are intended to be dunked into the frosting before being eaten, hence the name “Dunk-a-roos". The icing that comes in every pack of Dunk-a-roos is beloved by many for its taste.
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    Released in the early 90s and often forgotten particularly by people who pay less than adequate attention to unsuccessful corn chip styles for whatever reason, Muncheros were another excellent snack renowned for their curly, crunchy texture.
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    Nix Naxs
    Released by Arnott’s, Nik Nax were potato and wheat biscuits famously emphasizing their status as ‘baked not fried’, and for this memorable ad featuring a dog who wants a biscuit despite presumably having not paid for them.
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    With Nature Valley as their manufacturer, Peanut Butter Boppers were marketed more like granola bars. But any log-like snack that consists of peanut butter, chocolate and graham cracker nuggets is a candy bar in our book. It didn’t help that the commercials touted the snack as a wild-and-crazy kind of treat. Unfortunately, little information exists on why Boppers—which were introduced in the mid-1980s and extinct by the end of the decade - were gone.
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    Garbage Can-dy
    This sugar-coated ode to dumpster diving featured a tiny plastic garbage can filled with Pez-like candy pellets in the shape of items you might actually find in a garbage can (a dead fish, an old shoe, a dog bone, a discarded soda bottle). Fortunately, this novelty treat tasted much better. Multitasking types loved the fact that, once the candy was consumed, the toy trash can could be used for storing stuff like stickers and erasers.
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    Bar None
    Introduced in 1986, Bar None was Hershey’s original foray into the gourmet chocolate bar market before a gourmet chocolate bar market actually existed. Combining the best ingredients of the most popular bars of the time, its original incarnation featured a chocolate-covered cocoa wafer filled with (yet more) chocolate and peanuts in an attempt—as the slogan went—to “tame the chocolate beasty.” Whatever that means. This candy was discontinued in 1997.
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    Like any food category, candy goes through phases. In the 1980s, this meant a barrage of beverage-flavored chewing gums, including the Gatorade-inspired Gatorgum which, like its beverage predecessor, promised to quench one’s thirst. While it, too, still maintains a legion of fans, the chewing gum’s super-tart flavor—which could actually hurt one’s mouth on occasion—probably didn’t help its short-lived time on grocery store shelves.