Pop rocks were successfully unleashed in the 1970s and someone decided to sell a crushed-up version of it and call it Space Dust.
But in an unlucky marketing oversight, the group failed to notice how much the name Space Dust sounded like an illegal form of ingestible powder. Everyone else caught it and complained right away. To remedy the situation the name was changed to Cosmic Candy, but alarmist parents were still in arms and soon it was discontinued.
PB Max deserved a better fate. This early-'90s staple was like the mutant offspring of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and a Twix bar.
The combination proved to be delicious and if you ask us, it was one of the best peanut butter-based candies to date. But unfortunately, it was discontinued just a couple of years later. Why? Because the family who owns the candy empire didn't like peanut butter.
Bonkers were fruity, chewy, and came in several flavors, but still managed to be totally different than their Starburst counterparts.
These had a fruitier filling in the middle and were a big hit in the 80s and 90s. But eventually, they went to the big old candy bowl in the sky and now Bonkers are gone forever. Some people still miss them, but honestly, there is so much candy out there that most people have finally found a replacement.
Garfield Shredded Bubble Gum
Garfield's snarky antics were quite popular in the late 80s, families across America loved the lazy, lasagna-eating orange tabby cat.
At the same time, shredded bubble gum was also enjoying the height of its popularity—and so a delicious invention was born. This Bubble Gum let kids decide how much bubblegum they wanted to chew at any given time, which is both exciting and a bit irresponsible. Nowadays, you can only find these on eBay.
Wonka Oompas was a curious concoction from the 1970s that consisted of peanut butter cream and milk chocolate encased inside a candy shell.
These looked a little larger and flatter than Skittles and came in packs that featured a Willy Wonka character. Over the years, there were redesigns and recipe adjustments up until the candy disappeared from shelves in 1982.