Bonji Hot Takes Volume 32
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__________________________ R.I.P. Choco Taco When the news broke, the internet lost its mind. Now to say we'll miss Choco Tacos is an understatement. Admittedly, none of us here at Bonji have indulged in a Choco Taco in quite some time. However, the memories we all share with the delicious treat are all too fond. Childhood is a time period filled with fun, laughter, and eating whatever you want. Let's take you back for a second: The sun is beating down as you and your friends bike around town looking for something to do. Will you head over to a friend's house that has a pool? Will you go throw a football in the park? Truly, the options are endless. But when one of you tune your ears and hear the jingle of an ice cream truck, all of a sudden… time stops. You rush to the sound of a sweet treat and flag down the driver. One gets Italian ice, another gets a push pop. On this day, you are feeling a bit adventurous and out of the box. Thus, you spot a Choco Taco. Not simple, yet not overwhelming, the perfect treat to cool you down on this beautiful summer day. In remembrance of a childhood classic, Bonji wants to guide you on a trip down memory lane and reflect on some amazing food items that you won't be seeing again anytime soon.
Our Favorite Discontinued Snacks
Froot Loops // Oreo Straws
As we understand it, Froot Loops re-introduced their signature straws last year after a petition that started in 2017 got around 81,000 signatures. Unfortunately, we cannot say the same about Oreo Sippers, which were discontinued in 2012. Truthfully, nothing beat using these straws to drink that leftover cereal milk. Both of these food products were childhood staples, and not to mention FAR better than the paper straws of today.
Although faintly remembered, Yogos were everywhere for a short period of time. We can feel the nostalgia set in, but Yogos were all too short-lived. After being introduced in 2005, they were gone forever in 2010. We need to find these yogurt-covered fruit snacks, the taste is slowly fading from memory. An honorable mention here is Trix yogurt, which in fact, has been remade in the past year! However, the flavors may be a bit toned down compared to the originals.
These twinkie-like Oreo treats were an absolute smash when they were introduced in 2007. Mysteriously, they disappeared from store shelves in the early 2010s. I still have the gooey texture embedded in my mind. But wait just a minute… Nabisco has announced that both Oreo Cakesters and Nutter Butter Cakesters are making their return in 2022.
The often forgotten Shark Bites were a lunchroom favorite by any standard. Whether it was trading flavors or simply enjoying the fun shapes, Shark Bites were something special. Setting aside the colors will never get old. Sadly, once Betty Crocker abandoned all artificial coloring and flavor, Shark Bites were slowly fazed out.
Jello-O Pudding Pops
Some of us may need a refresher on pudding pops, but for decades these were an after-school hit. Introduced in the 1970s and booming through the 80s, making your own pudding pops were fun and delicious. Over the years, however, sales began dwindling and the item was discontinued. We may have experienced knock-off versions well through the 2000s, but nothing will be quite the same.