Discontinued Halloween Candy: In Memoriam Of 13 Treats We’ve Lost Along The Way

♫ I will remember you ♫

Target, Walmart and drug stores around the country have begun to put out candy for every cavity's favorite holiday: Halloween. Soon, people young and old will be noshing on fun-size chocolate bars, pumpkin-flavored marshmallow Peeps and other cellophane-wrapped bites of sugar-flavored sugar.

But what about those candies which we have lost in the long and storied history of the spookiest holiday of the year? Take a look at some candy which will never grace a trick-or-treat pumpkin below.

Reeses's Crunchy Cookie Cups

This candy was off. the. chain. It tasted like a classic Reese's cup that had just eaten an Oreo itself. Sadly, this was discontinued in 1999, although it was brought back for a too-limited time in 2008.

Cookies-n-Cream Twix

Cookies and cream-flavored everything was super popular in the '80s. Ice cream, candy and chocolate bars all offered the flavor at one time or another -- though at the turn of the decade, C & C couldn't catch a break. Most, like the treat above, were discontinued in the early '90s.

Hershey's Kissables

In 2005, Hershey's released a tiny version of the Hershey's Kiss covered in a candy shell, which they discontinued in 2009. The super-catchy jingle, however, is still stuck in heads to this day.

Hershey's S'mores Bar

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Hershey's discontinued this candy bar meant to mimic the campfire favorite in 2003. There are a few S'mores bar activists, however, who have started a petition to get it back. Godspeed, my friends.

String Thing

Though not a Halloween candy PER SE, String Thing was a delicious and visual treat formed into shapes like stars and rockets. And who can forget the '90s diva and rapper-esque jingles? There's a petition to get this back, too.


This is also not exactly a Halloween candy, but this may be the sweetest travesty of all time. The extremely nostalgic dessert stopped selling worldwide in the '90s. You can actually still purchase the cookies and frosting-flavored treat -- but only if you live in Canada, or if you're willing to order vintage cookies from the internet. (Don't do that, please.)

Gatorgum, Gatorade-flavored Gum

Fun fact: people in the '80s thought it was a good idea to quench your post-workout thirst with the fortifying power of gum. Most of us may be glad this doesn't exist anymore.

Astro Pop

Astro Pops were created by two actual rocket scientists in 1963 who decided they would rather make candy than go to space. Luckily, that seemingly crazy career change worked out for them, and the candy had a four-decade run, finally biting the dust in 2004.

Tart 'N' Tiny



These hard shell-covered sour candies proved too similar to Sweet Tarts, so they were discontinued. A candy company has revived Tart 'N' Tiny, but it's not quite the same since there's no hard shell.

Butterfinger BB's

Not even Bart Simpson himself could save these tiny peanut butter dreams, as they were discontinued in 2006. They were bought back (sort of) in 2009 as Butterfinger Mini Bites, but they're not round, which everyone knows makes a candy taste completely different. (JK!)

Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug


Hubba Bubba Bubble Jug

This flavored gum dust in a jug (not an exaggeration) was discontinued in the late '90s, which is quite unfortunate for the youth of today.


'80s candy Bonkers were chewable rectangle-shaped candies with a fruity outside and an even more fruity filling. Their memorable commercial wasn't enough to save them, as they stopped selling them by the '90s. Another company bought the name, but the new candy is nothing like it. Sad face.

Nestlé Wonder Ball

Nestlé Wonder Ball (also called Magic Balls) are the only thing on this list discontinued for a ~dangerous~ reason.

The hollow chocolate ball was filled with a random treat and was very popular until Nestlé's dastardly competitors pointed out a kid could likely choke on the toy or candy inside. Their point was taken and Nestlé stopped manufacturing them in 1997.