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This low end department store used to sell these cheese flavoured tortilla chips with Garfield on the bag wearing a sombrero in the 1990s. They came in these giant fucking bags and had the texture of cardboard, but I used to eat them and play Sega/Nintendo and watch rasslin' and I'm a bit nostalgic for them. The store closed sometime in the early 2000s and I never found them after. No one knows what the fuck I'm talking about. It's like they never existed. It drives me insane. These grainy pictures from flyers are the only references I've ever been able to find of them anywhere:

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Midlife Sperglord

Sperging over console gaming.
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One of my local grocery store chains used to sell a store brand Tiramisu ice cream. That disappeared with no fanfare about a decade ago. I probably am better off without it, but that was some great ice cream.
 
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Quizno's Subs. It felt like one day there were four in my area and the next day there were none.
I stopped at a Quiznos on my lunch break one day, then drove past it a few days later and it wasn't just closed down, they had already emptied and gutted the store space. I don't know what happened but I was probably one of the last customers at that store.
 

witthel

Hopeless and unapologetic degenerate.
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A bowling alley located close to where I live. It had a mini arcade that included a really awesome rail shooter that I used play all the time as a kid, I went to it now and it got converted into a church.

Venom energy drinks.

People keep telling me they're still around, yet I haven't seen them in almost a decade. I'm not big on energy drinks to begin with, but I used to love those. Would like to have a Black Mamba again for old times sake.
I used to live in NC and they had those at every single gas station I went to.
 

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BBQ-flavored Ruffles. They were the best and I don't think I've seen a bag in over 15 years.
No idea where you live, but I see those quite often. BBQ-flavored anything is really popular in my state, and with the 4th of July nearing, potato chips are on sale like crazy.

As for me, Zebra Stripe gum.
 
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I stopped at a Quiznos on my lunch break one day, then drove past it a few days later and it wasn't just closed down, they had already emptied and gutted the store space. I don't know what happened but I was probably one of the last customers at that store.
Ditto for one near my house. Went to stop at it and it was gone. Cleared out and the next door jewelry store had expanded into the space.

Quiznos started in Denver. Look at Google Maps for Denver now and you get only 4 for the whole metro area. Five if you count the one in the airport. It sucks that they are going under and yet Subway is fucking everywhere still.
 

Tootsie Bear

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Christmas lights and the season in general. At major retail stores when I was a kid Kroger, Meijer, and Big K had some lights put up for christmas now it's just dark and the lights are shoved in the back corner. People always had a minimum of a string of lights around there house now adays 1/3 houses have lights if that. It's just depressing, during the darkest part of the year we came together and lit up our homes to warm the world a little bit more. Now we put up a pre decorated tree and spend our time shopping for deals and ditching the holiday for pure commercialism.
That's one thing I noticed growing up that's it's eccentric adults, like Mick Foley, or eccentric families who are the only ones who decelerate their homes for holidays and events like Halloween and Christmas today.

Last year my mom purchased multiple bags of candy to fill a big bucket for the trick or treaters but none came Halloween night. Which was strange because the year before we had a few, and there are multiple kids in my neighborhood as well. Turns out, a day later, I was reading a Reddit post where a father explained he only takes his kids to homes that are decorated because those are the houses that have candy. Makes sense, but it's different from when I was a kid where you only found out no one gave out candy had a note on their door telling families they didn't celebrate Halloween.
 

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That's one thing I noticed growing up that's it's eccentric adults, like Mick Foley, or eccentric families who are the only ones who decelerate their homes for holidays and events like Halloween and Christmas today.

Last year my mom purchased multiple bags of candy to fill a big bucket for the trick or treaters but none came Halloween night. Which was strange because the year before we had a few, and there are multiple kids in my neighborhood as well. Turns out, a day later, I was reading a Reddit post where a father explained he only takes his kids to homes that are decorated because those are the houses that have candy. Makes sense, but it's different from when I was a kid where you only found out no one gave out candy had a note on their door telling families they didn't celebrate Halloween.
Not sure for your area, but my area the reason trick-or-treating is dead is two reasons:

1) Parents here work soul-crushing jobs, and they would rather destress at home. Going out to do traditional trick-or-treating takes a few hours, and they still have work in the morning. Which leads into...

2) One-stop locations. Churches here give out lots of candy. Quick and easy.

People are too indifferent or too stressed for the traditional house to house journey. As for decorations, well, no trick-or-treaters discourages some from decorating. Here, at least.

Now, Christmas. This town is a rainbow circus of lights.
 

Pee Wee Herman

Playhouse Overlord
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Butterfinger BB's. They disappeared for the same reason @Pickelhaube's Yogo's did - choking hazard.
Which is bullshit.
I don't even want my BB's back though since Nestle sold off Butterfingers to Ferrera who promptly ruined the god damn recipe to make it " healthier ". Not even going to stew on the fact that the New Butterfingers has more salt and sugar in it than the old recipe.
Butterfinger used to be my favorite candy bar. The new recipe is a butchering of the original flavor.
 
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