10 foods that are extinct
Sooner or later it seems that all good things come to an end. Similar to what the KFC game day bucket girl said, these ten different foods "Go Boom". Some of these foods were very popular, and others seemed as though they were simply a passing fad in the world. I'm not referring here to food like Life Savers candy that use to come in rolls, and now today only comes individually packaged. Whatever happened to the concept of rolls of Life Saver candy anyway? One thing that holds true for each and everyone of these ten foods is that they are no longer around, and are all extinct today.
In no particular order here's a listing of these 10 foods that you won't find on grocery shelves anymore -
Heinz Purple Ketchup - This funky colored purple ketchup may have at one time occupied kids as they decorated their hamburgers and hot dogs, but the purple color never really caught on with the adults who were paying for it. So Purple ketchup soon disappeared.
C3PO Cereal - This cereal made it's big debut during the Star Wars craze. C3PO cereal was introduced by Kellogg’s, and they were similar in appearance to Cheerios except they were much more colorful and shaped like the number eight. The end result of the number eight or twin rings phased together was supposed to produce two crunches in every piece of C3PO cereal. This result may or may not have happened, especially considering the duration of time the C3PO cereal had been sitting in a bowl of milk. I'm really not all that surprised that this cereal has come and gone, but I really do wonder why there wasn't an R2D2 cereal out as well.
Hi-C Ecto Cooler - I remember this thick tasty drink. You almost needed a spoon to drink it. This is another product that came out during a movie craze, which came to it's inevitable end just as the movie Ghostbusters did. It may have had fruit juice in it, but it was really never a drink that quenched your thirst.
Chef Boyardee Meatball Stew - This always seemed to me like this was a whole lot of meal to put in one little steel can, and I guess other people felt the same way. I highly doubt that this meal poured out of the little steel can, and into the bowl looked as good as it does in this advertisement. However looks can often be deceiving, especially when it comes to food items, and I've never tasted anything bad that Chef Boyardee cooked up. However for whatever reason you won't find this any longer on your grocer's shelves.
Crystal Pepsi - Crystal Pepsi had a fizzy launch back in 1992, and ended up getting pulled from the market. By 1993 this soda pop completely disappeared from the market place.This poor carbonated beverage never stood a chance against the giant Coca-Cola's media campaign to squash and destroy it. Of coarse Coca-Cola's highly caffeinated beverage called Surge experienced the same fate in the late 1990s, and quickly feel from grace as well.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cereal - It seems that a lot of cereals come and go a lot more often then most other foods. In the 1990s the Teenage mutant ninja turtles and their turtle power were at their height, so why not have a cereal named after them. After all Mr. T had his own brand of cereal. Teenage mutant ninja turtle cereals were crunchy, sweetened ninja nets with little ninja turtle marshmallows. Later on down the road pizza shaped marshmallows were introduced to the little ones, who really were the ones who picked out the cereal as the parents entered the cereal isle in the grocery store.
Wonder Bread - These soft loaves of delicious Wonder bread came in one of the most colorful bread bags that was ever designed. Sadly it'll probably be a very long time before you'll see these colorful colors once again!
Twinkies - Corporate greed played a big role in the downfall of our beloved Twinkies. The fat cats in the front offices decided that they needed a big raise along with bonuses at the cost of the worker. When the working man stood up to this big injustice, the fat cats closed the doors and kept all of the money to themselves. Twinkies might survive a nuclear attack, but they couldn't hold up against greedy men.
Ho Hos - This had to be one of the tastiest chocolate cream filled cakes ever made, and the pinwheel design sealed the deal. It was created in 1920 by Hostess, and with that word there's no need to say anymore.
Tato Skins - This is one of those snacks that came and left the scene before we all knew what was happening. It was kind of a cross between a potato chip, and a thicker dipping chip like a Frito. For what ever reason it just really never caught on with the consumer.
Most all of these foods will be missed.