Friday, August 26, 2011

Funny Foto Friday: Extinct Foods

Horrible inventions get created all the time by major corporations.  I assume that there is focus grouping involved.  Lots of average people sitting around munching down on bacon flavored fruit snacks saying "yeah, I'd totally buy these!!"  Everything sounds good when you're not actually paying money for them.  However, throw on some slippers and head to the grocery store for toothpaste and Bud Light and something called French Toast crunch doesn't taste as good as it sounds.

I recently stumbled across an article from the website Buzzfeed.  They collected 25 Foods You’ll Never Be Able To Eat Again because they have been discontinued (at least in the United States).  Take a look at the website - well worth the read.  I remember most of them.......probably because I eat more junk food than a high schooler during an Xbox tournament. Happy Friday!

Really SpongeBob?  Balls?  And that look on your face isn't creepy at ALL


As if Pepsi (or any pop) wasn't unnatural enough, they had to make this little ditty BRIGHT blue.
Honestly though? It tasted amazing

I think Saturday Night Live parodied this one the best with Crystal Clear Gravy

Eco Cooler.  It is like licking a ghost.  Or at least the stuff that comes off of his backside.
Ok, these things were just good.  BRING THEM BACK!

Call me crazy, but I'm not sure that quenching your thirst without actually drinking anything would be a good idea.....

Finally, the BEST for last.  Is it ketchup?  Is it playdoh?  Nope, it is Heintz purple ketchup.
Oh, this was real - my grandma used to buy it.  Gross.





25 comments:

Kovas said...

And yet the McRib keeps cycling around...

Runners Fuel said...

I loved squeeze-it's!!

Kirstie said...

I saw this article the other day. It was quite enjoyable to read and remember all those foods. Im with ya on the purple ketchup 100%. That doesn't even look edible! BRING BACK THE MCRIB FOREVER!

Carolina John said...

I remember liking the gator gum. purple ketchup, pass.

Tim Wilson said...

I used to love the Gatorgum. I actually was talking to my daughters about that just last week.

Suza said...

Hahaha my mum used the green ketchup for halloween, it worked super well until it was left over and we had green-covered hamburgers for a year :(

Jamie said...

GROSS PURPLE KETCHUP!!!

Chad said...

Gator gum is amazing

chandy said...

The purple ketchup is now in the running for the grosses thing I've ever seen... and I've had two kids, so that's really saying something.

Beth (i run like a girl) said...

That purple ketchup made me want to hurl a little. And I have what I'd like to think is a pretty high gross-out tolerance. Yuck!

Char said...

Was it bring your kid to work day when the purple ketchup was invented?

P1t0 said...

Call me crazy, but I loved the purple ketchup...and the green one too.

Jill said...

Shows you how much I pay attention, I thought you could still get all these things.

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

hmm PB Max? I remember those and miss it a little bit.
The mountain dew pitch black I just saw at my local Target last week!

And four loko? Is that like contraband now because www.textsfromlastnight.com still has a lot of texts about it. well not as much as before!

Chelsea said...

I really liked Ecto cooler. That was my favorite flavor- not kidding. In fact I can almost taste it right now. I just got back from a run, and it sounds pretty good. Bring it back, Hi-C, bring it back!

Julie said...

oh boy...that purple ketchup did me in. I don't think I could eat it.

Christina said...

apple newtons were on the list. I really liked those

track coach and adorable wife said...

I loved squeeze-its! We only got them for field trips at the end of the year, and i waited for it all year!

And yea, that ketchup was gross!

Her Name Is Rio said...

Never thought Spongebob could be creepy...until now. I totally remember the CLEAR soda (pop) phase!

Run Jess Run said...

I would pay good money for a swig of Ecto Cooler. That stuff was spectacular.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

The purple ketchup might make me give up french fries for life. That is nasty!

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Angela @ SF Road Warrior said...

Oh, fabulous! I grew up with a bunch of that stuff & totally forgot about it all until right now. Purple ketchup....what were people thinking??

Nelly said...

blue pepsi looks crazy, haha

Crystal pepsi indeed was an epic fail all around, no idea when that experiment was tried, like 1995?

Wow, I totally forgot about squeezeits, they were indeed awesome! I remember they were a huge treat for us to have one!

and purple ketchup, lol

Christine said...

FACT: It must run in the famiy everyone hated Pepsi Blue- I LOVED IT~! Also, after looking at that list of 25 I can happily say I ate a large majority of those food items! Most delicious, some odd, mostly awesome!!!