Man. Will someone end 2016 already? I’ve been muttering these words to myself every day since January, and, thankfully, I won’t have much longer to say them. The year’s almost over, after all. But what a year it’s been! Taking my idols left and right, celebs who gave me my first big break and taught me it was okay to be weird. Terrible.
I’m afraid that food has not been immune to the great death rattle of 2016, either. It's a year that's seen many culinary casualties—so crank up some Sarah McLachlan tunes and take a trip through all these products we lost in 2016. Keep in mind that many products are discontinued without formal announcements; so long has their death march been that they just saunter off into oblivion with no one caring.
Wraps from McDonald's? Nope. Not happening.
"Where is My Husband's Crunchy Nut Flakes Cereal?" asked Barb to Kellogg's 10 months ago. Barb, it's gone. I'm sorry. Ugh.
"Dwindled from distribution." Folded. You're telling me that two jacks couldn't even save these? Despicable.
See you later, my sweet cereal.
"Hasta la vista," as they say.
Well, this once-defunct juicebox drink was briefly revived for two seconds to commemorate July's Ghostbusters reboot. And now, in a matter of days, it's going to be discontinued all over again. Incredible how history repeats itself.
Never had a chance.
Not so "spicy" anymore, eh?
A kale salad? Broccolini? Please—bring back the slaw! Wow, 2016 just keeps getting worse.
It’s a shame, really.
Who didn’t love some of these Cadbury bad boys straight from Heathrow Airport? Well now they’re gone, so bye.
My favorites! Cranberry and walnut, packed with protein, bars that would make a meal. What comes next?
Sorry to see you go.
Where will I get my protein now?
Loved these cuties. Tiny things, prickly, floating inside a jar like wondrous creatures.
Single-serve soup from a Keurig? If I'd heard of it before, I'd have asked you to sign me up, and pronto! I guess it's too late now, though. Didn't make it in time.
Spam snacks, spam snacks. Dried bits of spam, spiced with teriyaki or bacon. Now decaying in a dumpster. The worst.
We're bound to have missed something. What discontinued food do you miss most? Let us know in the comments.
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