5 foods we want to make a comeback

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Planters recently shocked America when they brought back their wildly popular Cheez Balls. When Planters discontinued the Cheez Balls in 2006, fans freaked out and petitioned the company via Facebook groups and online forums for about 12 years. Alas, their efforts were not in vain as Planters has finally listened. Planters Cheez Balls are now back on grocery store shelves for good.

The return of the Cheez Balls has gotten me thinking about food items I used to enjoy but have since been discontinued. The first thing that came to mind was Sir Banana’s banana milk. This was exactly what it sounds like: milk that was flavored to taste like bananas. It came in both a regular and chocolate flavor and offered 7 grams of protein, 770 milligrams of potassium, and 25 percent of a person’s daily calcium requirement. Unfortunately, this delicious and nutritious drink was discontinued in 2018. However, not a day goes by when I don’t miss it and hope it will return.

Many of my classmates have foods they wish would be brought back. Freshman Jack Miller wishes the Dunkaroo snack would make a comeback. The Dunkaroo featured a package of kangaroo-shaped cookies which would then be dunked into a package full of vanilla icing. It was discontinued in 2012. Since then, many online petitions have been launched urging the Betty Crocker company to bring the snack back. Miller said, ”I was 8 at the time and I remember the commercials they made. They always told you cool different ways to dip them. I was very surprised to learn they were discontinued since I thought my mom stopped buying them because they were unhealthy. I miss them and wish they would come back.”

 

Enoch Hines misses the Reeses peanut butter bites. They were introduced in 2004 and discontinued in 2016. Nevertheless, Hines wishes they would make a comeback: “I definitely miss the reese’s bites that I used to love as a kid. After doing some research I realized they were discontinued in 2016 because of them being a choking hazard. I have also heard they are thinking about discontinuing reese’s pieces because of this same reason.”

Blake Brown wants the Kellogg Cereal Straws to make a comeback. The Kellogs’s  Company discontinued their Froot Loops flavored straws in 2009. Ever since numerous online petitions have been created and many people really want to see this product back on the shelves. Brown recalls, “I  ate cereal straws with every bowl of cereal I ate. When I was 6 or 7, I would eat a bowl of cereal everyday before school. One day we ran out of straws. When I asked my mom where the straws were she said Kellog stopped making them. I was very disappointed at this news. The straws tasted so good and didn’t get soggy. I wish Kellog would bring the straws back because they were a staple of my breakfast as a child and I want a taste of nostalgia!”

David Woolever is very upset by the fact that the Trix Yoplait Yogurt has been discontinued. The cereal-inspired yogurt featured flavor combinations such as cotton candy and cherry or blueberry and watermelon. Unfortunately, they were discontinued in 2014. Woolever remembers, “I ate them almost everyday when I packed my lunch in grade school. I didn’t realize they were discontinued right away, but I was very disappointed when I did.I definitely wish they would bring it back because it was my favorite yogurt.”I strongly agree with David and wish these would make a comeback too.

The return of Planters Cheez Balls shows that hope is still alive for people who want their favorite products brought back. I hope everyday that they will bring back my banana milk just like these 4 individuals hope their respective food items will be brought back. The good news is that most of the companies who make these products have social media pages where customers can voice their opinions and let them know they want their favorite products back. Never give up on your hopes and dreams!

 

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