Anyone who grew up during the early 90s will remember Burger King’s Cini-Minis. This dessert item was launched in 1998, with a pack of four costing 99 cents and came with a little pot for the icing. It’s understandable that fans were distraught when they were discontinued in the 2000s, and they even created an online petition which had 2,730 supporters demanding their return.
And they did briefly in the U.S. in 2018 but are sadly lost again.
Some people think the McRib is an abomination, while others can't get enough of the barbecue pork sandwich. The McRib is a mini-rack of ribs stacked in between two buns. It was first offered at McDonald's in 1981 after test marketing showed that it would do well. It only lasted until 1985, when it was pulled for four years and then reintroduced.
Since then, it has been available only for a short period of time each year to appease the insistent McRib fans.
Butterfingers were available in the small, spherical form in 1992. Called B.B.'s, this snack food was advertised aggressively, even making an appearance on The Simpsons, who promoted it with much success. Declining sales and a conscious mindset to shift to healthier products led Nestle to sell Butterfingers to Italian candy-making giant Ferrero in 2018.
B.B.'s were yet another subject of a petition to bring them back onto the market. Butterfinger has yet to accept the peoples' dissatisfaction with their replacement, the Butterfinger Mini Bites.
Pink Panther Flakes
Saturday morning cartoons, along with a sugary bowl of cereal, just go together. This is where Pink Panther Flakes come in. The best thing about Pink Panther's cereal is that it made the milk turn pink, and sweet as well. The commercial for the sugar-covered pink flakes fused with the Pink Panther theme song.
The cereal chimed: "Pink Panther flakes are… pink." It's not the most original sound, but it is true! Some of the boxes even came with their own little spy kits, how quaint.
McDonald's foods sure make a few appearances on our list. Ancient relics reveal that McDonald'sused to serve Onion Nuggets in the 1970s. These nuggets look like a golden fried onion ring, but, as we could have guessed, they came in the shape of a chicken nugget. Onion nuggets were first introduced in the 1970s; they were clumps of diced onions that were breaded and fried.
Even though these actually sound pretty tasty, they didn't make the cut, and their successor — the Chicken McNugget — went national in 1983.