1. Ecto Cooler
Actually, I’d push an old lady carrying 4 puppies down a flight of stairs to get to this. Yes. Most Ecto Cooler fans know that it was nothing more than tangerine flavored juice, that may still be sold…but without Slimer on the box and (probably cancerous) green food coloring, it’s just not the same. The only reason this made it to the dumb list is because it’s dumb of Hi-C to get rid of it.
A lava lamp you could DRINK. Didn’t matter that it was horrible. Gimmicks were(are) everything.
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pies
Hostess fried pies with a green vanilla filling. WHAT WAS IT WITH GREEN MAKING THING SO YUMMY?!
4. Gushers, Fruit Rollups & Fruit by the Foot
Thankfully, they’re still around. Gushers almost killed every fruit snack on the market…except fruit by the foot. Who CARES if it was half an inch wide. We had a whole FOOT of fruit! No comment necessary on Fruit Rollups. They ran shit.
5. Nintendo Cereal
The box was designed to look like Mario Brothers/Zelda….AND CAME WITH 2 CEREALS. I’m about to meltdown thinking about it.
None of that Pizza/Hamburger/Nacho slop. I’m talking about the old school one with mechanical separated meat - I mean ham & turkey with a yucky packet of some type of dijon mustard and a little mint. So unfulfilling…and so necessary. Did anyone really like this shit? It was basically a lunchroom status symbol.
7. 3D Doritos
I don’t actually miss them, but they were awesome when they were here.
8. Big League Chew
They can take away our candy cigarettes, but they’ll NEVER TAKE OUR BUBBLEGUM CHEWING TOBACCO. GOT THAT?
9. Mickey’s Parade Popsicle
Somehow it just tasted different in the shape of Mickey and the crew.
10. Ring Pops & Candy Necklaces
Candy Jewelry. Really? Who’s idea was this? A huge diamond shaped ring that you’d slobber on until your fingers were a sticky mess. Candy necklaces were even worse. A string of candy worn around your next which you could eat at random. Even worse in the summertime. Putting it on before you go out to break a sweat digging for worms, & riding your bike, then offering your bff a bite. EW. Tainted by sweat, dirt and cooties. WHY would you want to eat that? To top THAT off the candy sucked. I can’t even describe what it tasted like. Wait. Yes, I can. It tasted like sweetened chalk. And it was fantastic.
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