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35 Iconic Discontinued Foods That All Australians Need Back Right Now

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1. Vice Versas

Still available in the UK, Vice Versas are one of those foods that EVERYONE wants back. The perfect blend of white and milk in a convenient, bite-size piece, we can't understand why they were so cruelly taken from us.


6. Voodoo Jelly

The jelly you can drink! This was the coolest of all the jellies in primary school, and you knew it'd be a good day when you opened up your lunchbox and found one.

7. Potato Smiles

Potato Smiles were iconic staple of our childhoods. There's currently a petition asking McCain to bring them back, but until that happens we'll have to be happy with potato gems. Sigh.

8. Space Food Sticks

So they were allegedly chocolate or caramel flavour, but they never really tasted quite right. They did, however, allow us to pretend that we were spacemen or sports stars, fueling up for our next adventure.


9. Bertie Beetles

'00s kids probably know these as the ace chocolates that you get in a $2 showbag. But in reality, they used to be as bountiful at the corner shop as Freddo Frogs are now.

10. Yowies

The Australian cousin of the Kinder Surprise, Yowies were the best after-school treat because you'd get chocolate AND a toy! There have been ~rumours~ that they'll resurface soon so keep your eyes peeled.

11. Vegemite Snackabouts


Damn, these were good. You could get them with peanut butter as well, but lets be real, the Vegemite was way better. Now you can only get them with Cheesybite. But... why?

12. Grinners cereal

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Unfortunately, Uncle Toby's has told us that they have no plans to bring back this legendary cereal that made breakfast just that little bit happier.


13. Polywaffles

This chocolate, marshmallow and wafer delicacy hasn't been available in Australia for a number of years, and people are not happy about it. Bring it back, Nestle!

14. Cadbury Marble

Discontinued a couple of years ago, Marble was one of the more successful Dairy Milk spin-offs. The perfect blend of white and milk, it might even be better than the stock-standard classic.

15. Burgerman chips

These chips that sort-of, kind-of tasted like burgers, were only made better by the fact that we felt like we were eating crunchy little men.


17. Coconut White Magnum

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While we're talking about ice cream, let us cast our minds back to the most beautiful marriage of white chocolate and coconut to ever grace this earth. This is by far the best flavour of Magnum that Streets have ever made.

18. Paddle Pop Mud Puddle and Thick Shake

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Aw man, remember these beauties? The Thick Shake was a bit more of a special treat than a normal Paddle Pop, and the Mud Puddle took your fave flavour, chocolate, to a whole new level.


22. Quatro biscuits

Let's be honest, these were never going to be as well-loved as a Tim Tam. But they were still damn delicious. They were perfect to munch on in the arvo with a cup of tea and a good TV show. Please can they come back?

23. Shaker fries

For those sad few of you who are unfamiliar, you get a seasoning packet with your fries, which you empty into your bag, then shake. Hence the name. They came back for a limited time a few years ago, so why can't we have them ALL THE TIME?

24. McOz Burger

Speaking of Macca's, where the hell did our McOz burgers go? Bringing them back once a year for Straya Day is NOT OK! What even is the point of having a burger if it doesn't have beetroot on it?


25. Take 5

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These bars were basically just a line of Maltesers covered in chocolate. AKA literal perfection.

26. Strawberry Dunkaroos

Yes, you can still get choc hazelnut Dunkaroos which taste sort of like off-brand Nutella. But whatever happened to all the other flavours, most importantly, strawberry? Ugh, the '90s were the best.

27. Samboy Flavour Bombs

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Similar to Maccas' Shaker Fries, Samboys were so much better than any other chip because of the huge flavour hit. BBQ was the best.

28. Cadbury Velvet hot chocolate


OK, this is not an actual photo of the product. Cadbury drinking chocolate used to be these perfect chocolate flakes that'd melt perfectly into milk for an A+ hot choccie. Also you could use it when baking and it'd be just as yum. Down with powder!


29. Strawberry Chomp

Chomps are a bit of a nothing chocolate bar, but they used to be so much more than that. They used to come in a bunch of different flavours, including strawberry, mint, banana and chocolate. Now it's just boring old caramel. (Still yum though.)

30. Vanilla Flavoured Nesquik


OK, this clearly isn't the packaging that we had here in Oz. But damn this stuff was good. Not as good as your stock standard chocolate 'Quik, but definitely a close second. You can still get banana flavour, so where's our vanilla?


33. Fanta Spider

This filmy, milky Fanta actually tasted a lot better than it sounded. It came in Strawberry flavour as well which was so yum.

34. Fruity Bix Bars

If having Weet-Bix for brekky just isn't enough for you, these bars made the perfect recess snack. It was like a Weet-Bix, but with chunks of "fruit" in it, then covered in yoghurt. Yuuuuuuuum.

35. Flurried McFlurries

A few years ago, McDonald's Australia made the executive decision to stop flurrying their McFlurrys by machine. They are ~supposed~ to be hand stirred, but they're really, really not. Bring back our Flurries!!!!

Did we miss your favourite old school snack? Let us know in the comments!