6 Food Products You Can’t Find Anymore in the Grocery Store
Launching a new food product can be an uphill battle. According to retail marketer and professor Inez Blackburn, the failure rate for a new product in grocery stores between 70 and 80 percent. New products can fail for any number of reasons, poor marketing, low sales figures, high production costs, etc.
But sometimes, products stick around for years before being pulled from the shelves, establish loyal followers and consumers — and then they get the axe. See if you recognize and miss any of the following six discontinued food products.
1. Crispy M&M’s
Crispy M&M’s have a devout Facebook following — several in fact. The candy was available in the U.S. from 1999 until 2005. Crispy M&M’s differed from regular by being slightly larger and having a crispy, wafer center. Although they are unavailable in the U.S., Crispy M&M’s are still sold in Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia.