Food is an essential part of life. We're supposed to use it for survival but let's be serious, so many of us just use it for love.
And there are so many meals and certain products that have brought us comfort and joy over time that get snatched away.
Going shopping or just popping into a local store with high hopes, while salivating at the mouth about that one thing that will satiate a craving, is a beautiful thing.
That's why it can be soul-crushing to discover that your favorite food or food product has been discontinued. Say what?!
Redditoru/PixelPervertwanted to discuss our favorite shopping lists by asking:
What discontinued food do you wish was brought back?
Apricot bear claws. Can someone please find me apricot bear claws? My grandma and I use to share them over coffee and cards when I was a kid. They are delicious, specifically from Publix. So will someone please send me a recipe or box of them? Thank you.
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"This is obscure, but Pepperidge Farm made salad croutons that were absolutely amazing. Perfectly flavored. Perfectly crunchy. Nothing else compares."
"My family actually has a running joke when it comes to me and discontinued foods. It seems whenever I start to like something it goes away. A few notable examples have been, Eggo Muffin Tops, Taco Bell's beefy frito burritos, and, not a lot of people know about this one, but a carbonated yogurt called fizzix that I believe was from gogurt. Now my family won't let me eat stuff that they like because they're afraid I'll like it and it'll go away."
"Edit: thanks for everyone who suggested alternatives to my carbonated yogurts. I have a huge asian market near my house and I think some of those things should be there so I'll be sure to check it out. Another one of my favorites that I just remembered was the cinnamon clusters from chick fil a. So unhealthy but so delicious."
"Pre 2010 Spree created a Valentines Candy Heart for one, single, Valentines Day. I have never been able to find the Spree candied Hearts on any website, but I know they exist. There was crack in those hearts. I still think about them 15 years later. If someone could contact Spree for me and tell them that I will pay obscene amounts of money for 2 bags of those Spree candied Hearts. Please. Please they were so good, please."
"Maybe this was a dream, but I remember Philadelphia Cream Cheese made single size cheesecakes that I would always see at convenience stores. I finally got the courage to ask my grandma to buy me one and it was my first cheesecake experience... so delicious!!!"
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"Butterfinger BB's... With the Simpson's characters on the package."
I love me some BB Butterfingers. And I'm obsessed with this list already. Except the Philadelphia cream cheese, you can keep that. Gimme more...
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"PB crisps from planters. Since this is mildly popular I want to post this in the top comment this is a link to help bring back PB crisps. https://pbcrisps.com/".
"Snapple Elements - the Rain one was agave cactus and delicious."
"I would give anything for them to sell their drinks in glass bottles again!!!! I stopped buying their products when they switched to plastic. (I know the big packs still have them, but I mean the single ones)."
"Kellogg's Product 19 cereal. I know it's lame, but I really miss it."
"I was NOT going to comment on this thread because I knew someone would say this. People do not understand how good this cereal was... they're all like "whatever its like freakin' corn flakes or whatever... no, they weren't, they were crunchy, and healthy, like freaking PACKED full of vitamins and minerals, no other "healthy" cereal could touch it."
"I've contacted Kelloggs multiple times about bringing it back or just like giving me the recipe and I'll make it. Nope, proprietary... you know what... I 'm going to, right now, make a petition about it, and I'm coming back here, and I'm posting the link, and then I'm gonna make a new thread, and post it there. It's 2021, it's time to bring it back."
"Not necessarily a food, but they used to have these mini Listerine "balls" that you would bite into and mouth wash would explode out."
"On the same level were "brush-ups". They were little finger gloves of a toothpasty rough material that you could use like at work after lunch so you didn't feel like you had food residue on your teeth the rest of your shift. Apparently, people started using these quick-fix products as their main brush for the day and the ADA pulled it. They were awesome."
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"McDonald fried Apple pies. There's only the baked version now."
"Vault soda. God I miss that. Kids at the skate park would drink this and eat a snack size bag of Doritos and lose their stomach from one end or the other. Never failed. Also the typhoon flavor Mtn Dew that was part of a contest way back. It was fruit punch and Mtn Dew mixed. So much better than the blue one that won."
"Watermelon Laffy Taffy with the candy seeds in them."
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"Trident used to make a "layers" gum that came with apple and pineapple as the flavors and they discontinued it. It was so great and it lasted forever. They kept grape lemonade! I just don't get it."
"Do y'all remember the ubiquitous Viennetta commercials in the 90s? I never tried it but it was the height of sophistication when I was in elementary school."
"Ding dongs. They still make them, but they were better before Hostess went bankrupt and was bought out."
"I loves snack cakes, pies and anything similar to that. I did notice that… something has been off about Hostess snacks since they went bankrupt and subsequently revived however many years ago. I remember Twinkies being so good and delicious, and now they're just… not for some reason. I don't know why though. I can't tell if it's something with the ingredients they use now or a change in recipe but it tastes off nowadays."
"Regarding the Ding Dongs, I personally taste tested and compared Ding Dongs to Drake's version, Ring Dings. The Drake's stuff was so much better. Again, I don't know what changed exactly. But nonetheless I don't buy Hostess stuff anymore and go for either Drake's or Tastykake."
"Flintstones Push-Up Pops."
"This brought back something from the deepest corner of my brain. Also brings the question why were the Flintstones such an integral part of our childhood and diet. Push ups, fruity pebbles, vitamins. What else am I missing from the Flintstones?"
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"Ninja Turtle Pies."
"This is it. This is the right answer. It was only in the last couple years I found out that people besides my family ate them. We'd buy every single one at the store whenever we'd see them."
'"Oh Boy!' Garlic bread. We didn't have a lot of money growing up so we always had to ration it whenever we got some, 2 pieces for me, max.. I remember thinking that when I was an adult, I'd buy so much and have all I could want, whenever I wanted. Then, I grew up and it was discontinued. Sadness ensued and persists til this very day. :( "
"Apparently I'm the only one of my friends who remembers these, but those fries from BK that you would get with a separate bag and a packet of cheese powder. You'd proceed to shake the crap out of both of them in the bag and you'd have cheddary fries. So good."
"The original Trix yogurt. they have yogurt now, but it doesn't taste anything like it did when I was a kid & it breaks my heart."
I thought those pies tasted weird. Why do they have to make changes to great things? Leave perfect alone. Now someone get on those bear claws.
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"What makes someone bad in bed?"
WHERE TO BEGIN?!
The list is endless.
Half the time all it takes to be better is a little effort.
RedditorMidoriSpicewanted to hear about the lack of skills some people really need to acquire when it comes to sexy time. They asked:
"What makes someone bad in bed?"
I love sex. But it can be stressful. I've always found connection to be one of the best lessons.
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"Assuming they already know what their partner wants/likes and doesn't communicate or take any instructions."
Take it Slow
"No foreplay and not caring if your partner is enjoying it."
"I had an ex who literally never wanted to do any kind of foreplay. He just wanted basically sex of any kind for him. He said oral on women was gross."
"Proposing mid intercourse."
"Honestly? With the partner I have, I'd think it was pretty hot and romantic lmao. I'd check in after the deed to make sure he was serious but our relationship is already very serious so it wouldn't be a big deal."
Talk to Me
"Not talking or making any noises. We don't have to dirty talk the whole time or even at all but you gotta let me know you're enjoying it at least."
"I think there's some balance between having some small talk, silence, and dirty talk while being in bed with someone. Or maybe that's just been my experience. I don't know--I think there's some fun in trying to carry a side conversation while having sex lol."
"Friction isn’t always a good thing."
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"To this you can add unclipped fingernails."
"And dirty fingernails. Nah, ma'am. I’m betting this is not worth the infection. Thanks."
‘good at sex’
"I have a feeling most men will say 'lack of enthusiasm' and that most women will say 'being selfish about pleasure.'"
"I’m a woman and my first thought was lack of enthusiasm, but my own lack of enthusiasm. The only bad sex I’ve had is when I don’t genuinely want to be there. I’ve had sex with guys who weren’t ‘good at sex’ but still enjoyed it because I was really into them."
"They are convinced they know more about what works for you than you know yourself. Just cause your ex-lover Pat liked technique X doesn't mean everyone does."
"Have experienced this, it sucks. He wouldn’t listen to what I enjoyed, didn’t want me to say ANYTHING even if it hurt or wasn’t working, and would just say something along the lines of 'every other woman I’ve been with liked it.' I’m thinking, all you’ve had are one-night stands, really, so they probably didn’t say anything."
"I’ve had numerous partners and love sex. Crashed and burned with this one and he really crushed my self-esteem and sexual confidence."
"The biggest thing is always going to be selfishness and the inability/refusal to communicate and listen to your partner. I've seriously had a guy yell 'I KNOW HOW TO DO IT!' when I was trying to tell him how I liked whatever he was doing. He then got even more upset when I said 'did you just f**king yell at me? Alright, off, I'm done.'"
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"Lack of variety. Don't get me wrong, I don't mean crazy kinks or positions from the karma sutra, but more when it's really predicable. I has an ex that had this weird routine of positions, it was exactly the same every single f**king time in exactly the same order."
Sex. Let's be better at it.
Do you have similar experiences to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Love is so elusive these days isn't it?
Who knows what anyone is looking for in the relationship department anymore.
It's all too exhausting.
But people we keep trying.
RedditorProblemNice5257wanted to hear why so many people are still on the hunt for that perfect one. They asked:
"Why are you single right now?"
I'm single because I've given up. And I'm good. For now.
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"I put absolutely no effort into meeting someone."
"Same! Also it's extremely difficult when you feel so at peace being by yourself. The fact that I have to find someone whose presence outweighs my level of comfort being alone seems impossible."
"Hard to meet people when you are a hermit."
"Yeah, I describe myself as a shut-in, lol. I leave my apartment to work, I leave my apartment to buy food, and occasionally I’ll bring out the trash, otherwise I just watch Hulu, play online chess, surf Reddit."
"Same. I've spent months trying to find an apartment I can afford without a roommate and finally settled on a small studio apartment for $1100 a month because I'd rather living in a tiny space and be left the hell alone than share a much nicer place even with a good friend."
"I have too many unsolved issues, i can't in good conscience bring someone else into them."
"Idk your issues but everyone's got some crap. Not sure how unique yours are but everyone's got some crap. It's good to share some of your struggles with other people. Just don't open with it haha."
"Issues unresolved or not, (in my case) only makes it worse when you feel like you could open up to them, and they just take those to use it against yourself afterwards."
"I hardly go out and expose myself to people. I'm uncomfortable with the notion of myself being in a relationship at this point. Also, I'm very dry in terms of personality."
"I spent a year entirely isolated due to covid and now I can't handle physical contact. It makes me really uncomfortable and a hug is enough to make my body shut down. I'm hopeless."
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"Supply chain issue."
"Best answer here."
That's funny. But it feels oddly true.
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"I'm attracted to many, and unattractive to all."
"Last relationship was so toxic, I've sworn off dating, at least for awhile. I haven't had this much free time in ages. It's nice."
"Edit: Hey, it's really great hearing from so many people with similar experiences. Like many of you, I've been taking it in stride and focusing on bettering myself, both physically and mentally. It's done wonders for my health and I feel a whole lot better. I wish y'all the very best. Stay excellent, my friends."
"I'm 35yr old single father to a 5yr old and I work nights. It's hard to find free time to meet someone, especially in my area. If I do have free time to myself, I like staying home and ordering a pizza while drinking some beers and playing video games. I pretty much faced the fact that I will probably be alone for the rest of my life."
"I was in an 8 year relationship (married for two) to my high school sweetheart. Exactly this same time last year, we got divorced because I found out he was cheating on me with my best friend. The best friend I had known LONGER than him and was friends with since fourth grade."
"She was living with us to try to get back on her feet. Yeah lol. So I lost my best friend and the man I had been with for 8 years within the same night. So I moved to another state, got an apartment by myself, and am now single and divorced all by 26. Not really looking unless the right person comes along."
"It’s pretty happy and peaceful now that they’re both out of my life though honestly. You realize people’s toxicity and flaws the most once you get space away from them."
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"Because my relationships end before they even begin."
"This is my story right here."
Alright. Now that we've laid out all the excuses, let's get to matching with some people.
There is no bigger mystery than what happens to us after we die.
But even those who don't practice an organized religion tend to believe that there is a Heaven, a happy joyful place where our souls will remain for eternity.
No two people share the same idea of what heaven would be like, but everyone who believes in it probably has an idea of the first thing they'd do after entering the pearly gates.
Redditor WeDidItGuyz was curious to hear what would be top on everyone's list upon entering the afterlife, leading them to ask:
"If heaven exists, what’s the first thing you’d do?"
Overcome with joy
"In all reality?"
"Probably cry for about 30 minutes because the biggest existential fear at the very core my humanity has now been lifted."
"If Heaven exists, like 50% of the awesomeness is just the very fact that it exists."heaven gate GIF by South Park Giphy
A re-match long in the making
"Ask my childhood friend Kevon for a race."
"He used to beat me handily when were younger (9-13) and he’d always brag."
"When I got older and faster I moved away so I was never able to race him again."
"We arranged for a race but he was shot multiple times and bound to a wheelchair until he passed a few years ago."
"I wanna race him both in our prime."- Abethegreat1
Reunite with loved ones
"Find my husband, give him a huge hug and never let go again."
"Live our forever together."
"I f*cking love him and miss him so much."- jessdfrench
"Embrace my sweet wife and tell her how proud I am of the kids."- RifleShower
"Try to find my brother."
"Man, I miss him."
"He died in 2020 at age 34."- grummlinds1
"Give my mum and dad a big hug."- goonerjack007Miss U GIF by GIPHY Studios OriginalsGiphy
Achieve the "firsts" we never got to do
"Find my son and have a beer with him."
"Something we never got to do in real life."- tanukis_parachute
Hone new skills
"Try to play Smoke on the water on my harp."- Ashtar-the-Squid
The joy of doing nothing
"Rest."- BanzaikoowaidCare Free Black Girls GIF by AuroraDrawsGiphy
Live on without pain
"Enjoy my healthy back without pain."- Knackbein_
Who knows what's in store for us after our lives come to an end.
But living with the idea that something wonderful awaits when our time has come is all people need to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and treat others with the respect and kindness they deserve.
"Fun facts" generally refers to a tidbit of information about a specific topic which the general public might not have otherwise known about.
But the first word in that term can be misleading.
Indeed, some "fun facts" reveal information that isn't remotely "fun" in the slightes.
Redditor Alternative_kachocho was curious to hear some "fun facts" which were anything but fun, leading them to ask:
What's a 'fun fact' that isn’t fun at all?"
Ironically, something you likely don't think about...
"Your brain blocks you from feeling your organs moving around inside you."- Aydengeist06
Try watching Finding Nemonow...
"Only one in a thousand sea turtles born actually make it to adulthood."- Sebs_123
Shocking new light on an age old classic
"In the books, Stuart Little was never explicitly called a mouse."
"He's pretty much described as a deformed mouse-esque person born form human parents."- Red_Beard47stuart little mouse GIF by VIASAT3Giphy
Nature running it's course...
"There's a bird that feeds its younger offspring to the eldest."- Teacup_Cult
I have no allergies... yet
"Speaking from personal experience here, but your body can randomly decide to become allergic to damn near everything edible at any time."
"Not very fun."- smallemochick
Those poor, innocent creatures.
"In some regions of Australia, 90 percent of koalas have chlamydia, which poses a threat to the species' extinction unless a vaccine is created or widespread koala culling takes place."- tiffanyjcrusekoalas kiss GIFGiphy
They'd still be here if they weren't so delicious...
"The giant tortoise was so delicious, it caused not only itself to be hunted to extinction, but also the dodo."
"Giant tortoise meat was supposedly better tasting than chicken."
"It's fat tasted better spread on bread than butter."
"Also, it was the perfect food for sailors at the time, as their bladders stored 1 litre of purified water, and they could survive without food in hibernation for almost a whole year in the hull of a ship."
"Not to mention, because they evolved without humans, they were easy to hunt."
"You could tie one to your back, and roll another to the ship and they would just let you."
"It was so delicious, they went unrecorded for a long time because expeditions to bring living samples of wildlife to Europe kept eating them on the way."
"Conversely, the dodo, while as easily captured by sailors, tasted awful."
"It was completely unpalatable."
"HOWEVER, one day, someone discovered if you cooked dodo meat in the more delicious tortoise fat, it tasted just like chicken."
"So now, sailors were hunting a few tortoises at a time for their fat and water, storing them, and then hunting dodos on the daily."
"Overhunting, plus the introduction of rats to the environment (because sailors) which would eat eggs, led go the population to decline at a rate they could not breed to keep up, leading to both animals going extinct."- Kyhan
Don't forget the nose plugs
"Antarctica smells like penguin poop."
"Antarctica is a desert, it is too cold for bacteria to live."
"Nothing there to clean up penguin droppings."
"If you are close enough to see penguins, you will also smell them."- gummby8
Makes those long lines so worth it...
"The TSA missed 96% of contraband during an inspection in 2015."- omegasix321All Falls Down Tsa GIF by Kanye WestGiphy
"The person who had the first facial transplant had her face chewed up by her Labrador dog while asleep due to sleeping pill overdose." - User Deleted
It's hard not to read some of these "fun facts" and wonder if there should be an alternative term for the facts which aren't fun.
Oh yeah, probably not....