Snacks that Shaped the 2000’s


Victoria Sosadias, Writer

Everybody had that snack that shaped their childhood, but so many of those snacks were taken off shelves, leaving our stomachs empty and our spirits low. So if you’re looking for a nostalgia trip, or just checking to see if your snack made the list, here are some of the best snacks from the 2000’s that are now discontinued.

1.) Trix Yogurt

This colorful yogurt consisted of two flavors that each took up half of the cup. You could mix the flavors, or just savor each of them on their own, but either way the flavor was… immaculate. The makers of this yogurt, Yoplait, claim that it is still in production, but when was the last time you saw it in your supermarket? 

2.) Scooby Doo Graham Cracker Snacks and Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks

Hands down, probably the best snacks of all time. For all of those that missed out, any kid that had the word ‘Scooby’ pop up in their lunch box was immediately bombarded with the words “can I have one?”. 

Although the Scooby Doo Snack Cookies (which were coated in cinnamon or honey) were discontinued, Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks were not. They are still manufactured and distributed to this day, only the entirety of their recipe has changed, and they have not been the same since. 

General Mills decided to removed all artificial flavors and colors from their fruit flavored snacks, including Fruit Roll Ups, Gushers, and Fruit by the Foot. Farewell, beloved blue gummy. You will be missed.

3.) Hubba Bubba Squeeze Pops

I can smell the artificial flavors and preservatives already. This semi-sour sugar goop came in a tube that you would just squeeze until your hands turned white from trying to get every last drop. It’s quite obvious why they were discontinued. 

“SUGAR! Fruit Roll Ups and Fruit by the Foot were popular because they were chewy and colorful. Perhaps because they said “fruit” parents were tricked into thinking they were healthy,” said ILS Math teacher, Mr. West. 

“Most of these I had when I visited the US on vacation and they were always such a treat, since they didn’t sell them in Venezuela I always thought these were so cool and amazing,” said sophomore Ana Rincon.

“The hubba bubba squeeze pop was my favorite because I remember when we first started finding them at the kiosks in Venezuela. Since they were imported, they were more pricy, so me and my friends didn’t get them often but we would always beg our parents for them.” 

4.) Fruit Loops Cereal Straws

If we just pretend like the Mandela effect doesn’t exist for one second, FRUIT Loops Cereal Straws were a fantastic way of drinking milk by itself seem bearable. These we’re pretty self explanatory; they were straws made of Fruit Loops. 

“My favorite snack was probably the Froot Loops flavored straws because dipping it in milk was delicious,” said sophomore Taylor Jordan. “I would probably give as much money as I could to taste nostalgia once again.”

Wouldn’t we all? Some people have started petitions, begging the manufacturers of these snacks to bring back the glory of the 2000’s, but so far they have been unsuccessful. I guess I’ll have to see that neon blue Scooby Doo Gummy in my dreams, then.