6 Favorite Foods From Childhood We Want to Bring Back
In September, Coca-Cola reintroduced lemon-lime Surge soda to the market, 12 years after the product’s hotly contested discontinuation. The soda, which is Coca-Cola’s answer to PepsiCo’s Mountain Dew, is a caffeine-jammed blast from the past–and it is going fast. The Washington Post states the beverage sold out at least three times on Amazon in its first week back. As it turns out, capitalizing on nostalgia is hardly an unusual marketing tactic, with studies showing that such feelings encourage greater spending among consumers.
Unfortunately, not all of our favorite discontinued treats have made a comeback — yet, that is. Here are 6 products from our childhoods that we wouldn’t mind seeing hit the shelves again.
1. Jell-O Pudding Pops
Bill Cosby used to tout these sweet treats on TV and in print in the 1980s and 1990s, reports Today — but the creamy pops vanished in the early ’90s without a trace. The concept of a “pudding pop” doesn’t belong exclusively to Jell-O, so imitations are still in production. Sadly, without Cosby’s stamp of approval, none of them can rival the real deal. Devoted Pudding Pop patrons continue to battle for a revival of their favorite frozen fare by campaigning on social media (one Facebook group, “Bring Back Jell-O Pudding Pops,” has 2,666 members and counting!).