Products are discontinued all the time. Toys, car lines, menu items, soda types, etc. I would not be surprised if 80% of all new items introduced in the market each year are discontinued within five years.
A lot of stuff I liked as a child or young man is long gone. I am thinking of soft drinks in particular here. Remember Teem and Fanta Orange?
I guess if I could bring one thing back it would be this great tasting beverage called 7-UP Gold. Introduced during the Soda-Juice craze of the late 1980s, it was 7-Up with a slight cinnamon/sassafras taste. I drank the stuff in droves. I remember going to the grocery store and getting whole cases of the stuff.
Evidently no one else did, for it was pulled off the shelves by 1989, at least in our market. Man I miss that stuff. Now, 15 years later, I only have a small glimpse of what it used to take like.
I also miss Fanta Ginger Ale. It was always the rarest of the Fanta flavors and hard to find even back in the 1970s. It was discontinued in the Toledo market in 1988. I remember going to the grocery store and buying about six cases of the stuff when it was selling for 79c a six pack on closeout.
What discontinued product would you like to see make a comeback?