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Tor Lugosi

The Holy One of Israel
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Josta pop, from back in the '90s. I remember my friends and I thought it made us run faster because it had a jaguar on the label... which it probably did due to all the caffeine and sugar it had. I *think* they tried to revive it some years ago and sell it by force of nostalgia but I don't think it did too well.
 

Local Fed

RIP snailslime
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I miss the 'French Silk Pie' Blizzard's at Dairy Queen. They were my favourite and then one day I think around 5-6 years ago I went to order one and they said they no longer had them. I still miss them. Also I always really liked their chicken quesadillas but they seemed to get rid of them around the same time.
 

Cat tit bingo

Stoner transformer autist
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both of my favorite drinks are just gone now. jolts mainly known for jolt cola which has come back (as a dollar general exclusive for some dumb fuck reason) but jolt blue was my all time favorite drinks.as a teen i would walk to the local rite-aid(which is also torn down now) to buy one. eventually i found a Kroger store brand blue raspberry soda that tasted a lot like it but now that's gone to.
minute maid's pomegranate lemon-aid was just the shit. i haven't tasted any drink like and i can't make it myself cause minute maid, being cheap bastards, added a butch of filler juices cause pomegranates expensive
 
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Karl_der_Grosse

John Doe #2, Federal Defendant
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Every grocery store used to have a section in the candy aisle with a bunch of candy dispensers and paper bags and you could fill the bag with individual candies from one of the dispensers and buy it by weight. I'm guessing those went away for both liability and food safety reasons. The way I recall them it wouldn't have been too difficult to fuck with the candy. Most of the candy wasn't even individually wrapped. I don't think I've seen one since the mid-80s.
 

Tour of Italy

New York spaghetti, never forghetti
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I bought band-aids at an actual pharmacy and noticed that the selection of designs for children's band-aids was rock bottom compared to when I was a kid. It was basically just Frozen and Mickey (all Disney of course). That's it. I saw the same thing at Target last time I was there.

It's not a big deal, just interesting. Apparently you can't get a kid excited about a character-themed band-aid anymore.
 

Duncan Hills Coffee

Oww, my byaaack
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I ate a lot of SweeTarts Shockers in high school. They were way too sour for their own good, but dammit I loved them for it. Then at some point after high school they just vanished. Couldn't find them anywhere anymore. Apparently they've been rebranded as SweeTarts Chewy Sours, but I've never come across those either.
 

Furina

Centerfold
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The Sims Exchange :( I spent hours on there as a kid reading the stories that people had put together, then one day they had a massive server crash and the entire exchange was lost. Even the wayback machine couldn't save them.
 

The Un-Clit

After the Dimensional Merge, pussy eats YOU!
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I saw a cigarette vending machine in the wild in the 2010s, at a casino.

I didn't realize Frutopia was long gone until last year
Frutopia gone? Not in Vancouver it isn't. Different flavours in every grocery store, McDonalds has 2 flavors of it on tap.
 
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Picklechu

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It still exists, but the stores that actually order it are completely random, and it's a regional product on top of that, so I can never find Buffalo Rock ginger ale. It's basically an old-school, spicy ginger ale; Canada Dry recently came out with a "bold ginger ale" that I saw at Walmart and was optimistic about, but it was nothing in comparison. (:_(

I may have written several emails to Buffalo Rock over the past several years begging them to allow people to order online.

Public payphones. Lived in 3 states over the past year and still haven't seen them. I can see the discoloration on the wall where they used to be, or sometimes the enclosed privacy box is there but no phone.
I have seen a single working one in the past decade, and it was outside of a locally-owned 24/7 grocery store. It closed last year though, so I assume it's been torn down along with the building.

No one ever has any idea what I'm talking about when I mention this.
 

Smaug's Smokey Hole

Epic has the right idea.
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Every grocery store used to have a section in the candy aisle with a bunch of candy dispensers and paper bags and you could fill the bag with individual candies from one of the dispensers and buy it by weight. I'm guessing those went away for both liability and food safety reasons. The way I recall them it wouldn't have been too difficult to fuck with the candy. Most of the candy wasn't even individually wrapped. I don't think I've seen one since the mid-80s.
We have them in every supermarket, even kids behave around them and use the scoops.
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Something that isn't everywhere anymore is pinball machines and arcade games. Gone are the days of going to a random corner store or gas station to buy something and spotting an Operation: Wolf machine in the back next to the Elvira pinball table. Arcade games used to be everywhere.
 

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I bought band-aids at an actual pharmacy and noticed that the selection of designs for children's band-aids was rock bottom compared to when I was a kid. It was basically just Frozen and Mickey (all Disney of course). That's it. I saw the same thing at Target last time I was there.

It's not a big deal, just interesting. Apparently you can't get a kid excited about a character-themed band-aid anymore.
Honestly, I always thought these were stupid as a kid. It just seemed really pointless to go through the hassle of printing a face on something you were just going to throw away in >2 days. I remember the kids at my school getting really excited because the nurse got Land Before Time (I think?) bandaids so there were actually a group of dumb fucks intentionally getting themselves hurt just to get one.
 

Tour of Italy

New York spaghetti, never forghetti
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We have them in every supermarket, even kids behave around them and use the scoops.
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Something that isn't everywhere anymore is pinball machines and arcade games. Gone are the days of going to a random corner store or gas station to buy something and spotting an Operation: Wolf machine in the back next to the Elvira pinball table. Arcade games used to be everywhere.
When I was in my late teens I got really into retro Arcade and fighting games, so it was like the holy grail when I found a Darkstalkers cabinet in a random roadside diner and a Street Fighter 3 cabinet in a Marriot of all things.

Not even Third Strike, but first edition SF3.
 

Bogs

He didn't play Bond as a Welshman
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Around the turn of the millennium Pepsi Twist came out and disappeared within a year. I forgot about it for years and randomly came across it in a Eastern European market. That shit is delicious. Unfortunately, as soon as I had rediscovered it, it disappeared once again. Now every time I drink Pepsi I have to squeeze lemon into it.
 

Jasonfan89

Aka horrorfan89
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Does anyone remember this kablam ripoff kids wb did for a while in the late 90s/2000s? No seriously I'm sure it was a Kablam ripoff because it was an animated boy and girl either hosting the kids wb block or anotholgy shorts. I can't remember which.

The most telltale details I remember about it was the boy was voiced by the same VA as Billy from Billy and Mandy, zim and most recently moxie from helluva boss and the girls name no joke was Karen.
 
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