French Toast Crunch cereal will be welcomed back to the market in 2015 after an 8-year hiatus, reports General Mills. Cereal enthusiasts need no longer resort to overpriced boxes of this snack on eBay, as nationwide distribution is set to roll out as early as January.
This announcement comes hot on the heels of lemon-lime Surge soda’s triumphant return to the market in September. The Washington Post notes the Coca-Cola beverage sold out at least three times on Amazon in its first week back. In view of this, such revivals are hardly surprising from a marketing standpoint. A study in The Journal of Consumer Research suggests that feelings of nostalgia have been proven to encourage greater spending among consumers
Unfortunately, not all of our favorite discontinued treats have made a comeback — yet, that is. Here are 6 products from our childhoods that we wouldn’t mind seeing hit the shelves again.
1. Jell-O Pudding Pops
Bill Cosby used to tout these sweet treats on TV and in print in the 1980s and 1990s, reports Today — but the creamy pops vanished in the early ’90s without a trace. The concept of a “pudding pop” doesn’t belong exclusively to Jell-O, so imitations are still in production. Devoted Pudding Pop patrons continue to battle for a revival of their favorite frozen fare by campaigning on social media (one Facebook group, “Bring Back Jell-O Pudding Pops,” has 2,666 members and counting!).