Sure, these cookies were explicitly designed as a shortbread vessel for vanilla and chocolate cream filling, but what made them really memorable was the smiley face cut into each cookie. They were available in the 80s, before being discontinued in the 90s.
Whether they will be rereleased is unknown, which only adds to the mystery surrounding these long-forgotten snacks.
Pepsi Blue came from PepsiCo, and this cotton candy with a berry aftertaste drink is probably the most closely related to Crystal Pepsi. The bright-blue-dyed drink was introduced back in 2002 and only stayed on the shelves for two years due to declining sales. Now, if you want some, you can only get it from the Philippines or Indonesia.
The main reason it was discontinued there once again was that there was controversy around Pepsi's use of Blue 1, a toxic food dye that has been banned in multiple countries.
New York Seltzer
New York Seltzer was a carbonated soft drink, and the clear soda had natural flavors, no artificial colors, and no preservatives. The soda was discontinued in 1994. The 12-pack of ten-ounce New York Seltzer bottles are still available in their Vanilla Cream flavor.
The Los Angeles soda company, which has been around for so long that it is accepted as retro, is striving to make a comeback, selling its products at World Market.
After Fruitopia's launch in 1994, the New York Times was quick to release an article that called the fruity drink a Snapple ripoff. Though amidst all the drama, '90s kids still had the non-carbonated fruity beverage in their lunch boxes. But all merriment must come to an end, as did Fruitopia.
Some flavors weren't selling as well which meant they were dropping from the lineup up until Fruitopia's drink finally ran dry in 2003. The remaining Fruitopia labels are only available at McDonald's.
Carnation Breakfast Bars
Nestle's Carnation Breakfast Bars were a favorite from the eighties. They were terribly unhealthy, sugar-wise, though they were easy to eat on the go, which made them so famous. Carnation Breakfast Bars have been the inspiration behind a petition on Change.org. The petition calls for a refrain from all Nestle products until they start making Carnation Breakfast Bars again.
The petition wasn't successful enough to bring them back, though, since Nestle products are so widely consumed. It remains debatable whether they could make a comeback in today's climate, with their sugary, carb-heavy snack.