Discontinued Candy - Candy Favorites (2024)

We at CandyFavorites love candy, so you shouldn't find it surprising that we memorialize the candies that are no longer with us (rest their souls). But with the help of our Discontinued Candy page, they all live on in memory! So look at the list and see some oldies that have been put out to pasture. Remember the Chicken Dinner Candy Bar? How about Whistle Pops or Dr. Pepper Gum?Discontinued Candy - Candy Favorites (3)

We've been in business since 1927, so we’ve had the pleasure of selling almost all the candy on the list. Amazingly, 65 percent of candy bars in production have been around for over 60 years.

Chances are, if you have stumbled upon this page, you are either looking for a long-lost favorite or for a beloved brand that exists only in sweet memories.

To put this in perspective, in 2021, Hershey introduced a candy bar called Whozeewhatzit, their first new candy bar in over a decade! In addition, some discontinued candies, such as Bonomo's Turkish Taffy, have returned to the market after being unavailable for more than 20 years. We do love a comeback!

The amalgamation of the candy industry has caused many favorites to disappear. Post-pandemic, many candy brands have consolidated, and discontinued most of their products - Brach's is a good example as they produce only a handful of items - or simply went out of business.

Since the end of the pandemic, we have seen product lines discontinued faster than at any time in our over ninety-year history. It's disheartening....

The good news is that new products are introduced, old brands are revitalized and the old mainstays continue to endure.

Got the nostalgia bug? Browse our Nostalgic Candy Advertisem*nts to relive sweet candy memories and when you’re finished, join other candy aficionados andSHARE YOUR FAVORITE SWEET MEMORIESHERE!

DISCONTINUED CANDY LIST

  • 100 Grand
  • 10:30 Candy Bar
  • Abba-Zaba Chocolate
  • Alexander the Grape
  • Altoids - Citrus Sours
  • Altoids - Ginger
  • Altoids - Dark Chocolate Covered
  • Anise Bears
  • Atomic Fireballs - We too can't believe these were discontinued in 2023
  • Bazooka Blue Raspberry Bubble Gum
  • Beechies Gum
  • Beemans Chewing Gum - In 2018, Beemans, Blackjack, and Clove were reintroduced after Gerritt Verburg Company purchased the brand.
  • Big Time Bar - Produced by Hollywood Candy
  • Bit-O-Licorice
  • Blackjack Taffy -although we do carryBlack Taffy, which is identical in taste.
  • Brach's Abracabubble Bubble Gum
  • Brach's Assorted Chocolates
  • Brach's Butterscotch Disks - Discontinued in 2019; we still can't believe this product will no longer be available.
  • Brach's Cherry Twisters
  • Brach's Cinnamon Disks
  • Brach's Chicks n' Rabbits
  • Brach's Jelly Nougats - the candy shape was changed, and they are now called Jelly Bean Nougats.
  • Brach's Ice Blue Mints - probably the most requested bulk candy of all time!
  • Brach's Malts
  • Brach's Marshmallow Hunt Eggs
  • Brach's Neapolitan Coconut Squares
  • Brach's Root Beer Barrels
  • Brach's Royals
  • Brahs Stars - Milk Chocolate - no, this is not a typo, and yes, this is unbelievable.
  • Brach's Stars - Dark Chocolate
  • Brach's Special Treasure - Butter Toffee
  • Brach's Special Treasures - Coffee Toffee
  • Brach's Dem Bones -these were a Halloween classic!
  • Brach's Villa Cherries-these were rereleased in 2010 but discontinued again in 2018!
  • Brach's Sprinkles
  • Bub's Daddy Gum
  • Bubble Yum - Sugarfree
  • Bubblicious - Strawberry
  • Certs - discontinued in 2016
  • Cherry Hump
  • Chicken Dinner Candy Bar
  • Chiclets - Fruit
  • Chiclets - Peppermint
  • Cinnamon Imperials
  • Cherry Red Dollars - the new version is strawberry-flavored.
  • Chiclets - Tiny Bubble Gum We have a new gum called Mini Mini Chicles that is very similar.
  • Chocolate Babies
  • Chocolite
  • Chum Gum
  • Clark Bars - discontinued when NECCO went out of business in 2018, but they are now available in a new format called Clark Cups.
  • Clorets - discontinued in 2016
  • Conversation Hearts made by NECCO
  • Cow Tales - Caramel Apple
  • Chuckles Licorice
  • Delfa Rolls -the closest you will find are Broadway Rolls
  • Denver Sandwich Bar
  • Dr. Pepper Gum
  • Fan Tan Gum
  • Fizzies Drink Tablets
  • Fizzers
  • Flicks
  • Fruit Stripe Gum - Yikes, the beloved Zebra, retired in 2024
  • Fruit Slices Wrapped - Cherry, Orange, Spearmint, and Lime, in bulk, were discontinued by the manufacturer.
  • Fun Dip
  • Fun Size Bars in the following - Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, and Musketeers
  • Forever Yours - in 2018, Ethel M. Chocolate introduced a retro version made with the Original Formula.
  • Gatorade Gum
  • Giant Pixy Stix - the size was changed in 2015, reducing the weight and size almost in half!
  • High Noon Candy Bar
  • Hollywood Candy Bar
  • Ice Cream Gum
  • Jawbreakers
  • Jawteasers
  • Johnny Apple Treats
  • Kit Kats Dark Chocolate
  • Krackle Bar - This product is only available in the Hershey Miniatures Bulk Mix.
  • Licorice Laces - Strawberry
  • Licorice Twists - Chocolate
  • Life Savers Swirled Lollipops
  • Life Savers Crysto Mint
  • Life Savers Wild Cherry Candy - we can't believe this either...
  • Mr.Melon
  • M&M's Almond
  • M&M's Dark Chocolate - both Plain and Peanut
  • Marathon Bar - In 1981, after an 8-year run, the braided caramel 8" candy bar was retired. It remains one of the most requested discontinued candy bars of all time. Learn more!
  • Marpo Marshmallow "Yum Yum" Ice Cream Cones - Runk Candy Company went out of business in 2020, but the brand was reintroduced in 2021 when Snacc purchased the brand.
  • Mars Bars - Reintroduced as a Limited Edition by Ethel M. Chocolates in 2018
  • Mary Janes - Chocolate Covered
  • Mexican Hats, also known as Sombreros
  • Milkshake
  • Milky Way Lite
  • Nestle's Milk
  • Nestle's Triple Decker Chocolate Bar
  • Nickel Naks
  • Now and Later - Bubble Gum, Chocolate, Mystery Mix, Rainbow, Raspberry, Thriller, and Vanilla
  • O' Henry - In 2018, Nestle sold the rights to Ferrara Pan, and the bars have disappeared from the shelves, although the product has not been "formally" discontinued.
  • Payday - Chocolate Covered
  • PBMax Candy Bar
  • Peach Blossoms - Another holiday casualtywhen NECCO went bankrupt in 2018
  • Peak Bar
  • Pecan Pete
  • Peppermint Lozenges -Clover Brand
  • Pepsin Gum
  • Pez - Fairies, Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, and Thomas the Train
  • Planters Peanut Bars
  • Ping Bars
  • Pixy Stix - Both the Large and Small sizes were discontinued in 2023
  • Pom Poms
  • Powerhouse Candy Bar
  • Raisinettes
  • Red Hot Dollars
  • Raspberry Red Dollars
  • Reeds Hard Candy Rolls - reintroduced in 2015
  • Regal Crown Sours -- reintroduced in 2015
  • Reggie Candy Bars
  • Ribbon Candy
  • Saf-T-Pops
  • SevenUp Candy Bars -now calledSkybars
  • Sin City Dice Lollipops - As of 2023, Gourmet Dice Lollipops are now being manufactured by Las Vegas Suckers.
  • Skippers Bubble Gum
  • Skittles Smoothie
  • Sky Bars
  • Slo Poke Lollipops
  • Smarties Candy Money Rolls
  • Smith Brothers Cough Drops - Honey Lemon, Warm Apple Pie, and Wild Cherry were reintroduced in 2018 whenLane Brands purchased them.
  • Snaps - reintroduced by American Licoricein 2017 & 2018 as aLimited Edition.
  • Snickers Peanut Butter - replaced in 2010 withSnickers Peanut Butter Squared
  • Snirkles Caramel Bar
  • Spoon Candy
  • Squeeze Pops
  • Smoothies
  • Star Bar
  • Stark Candy Roll Wafers
  • Sugar Mama
  • Swedish Fish - Assorted Colors
  • Switzer's Licorice
  • Teaberry Gum - reintroduced in 2021
  • Tootsie Balls
  • Twix Java
  • Twix Triple Chocolate
  • Walnettos
  • Walnut Crush
  • Whistle Pops
  • Wintergreen Lozenges - Necco no longer produces them, but Rialto manufactures a similar item.
  • Whiz Bar
  • Wrigley Gum $.35 packs - All flavors are still available but not in pre-priced packages.
  • Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Bar - reintroduced in 2015

As of May 2018, the following New England Confectionary Company (NECCO) products may, sadly, be permanently discontinued - Lark Bars*, Coconut Crunch Peanut Butter Logs, Chocolate Necco Wafers, Mary Janes**, Mighty Malts, Necco Wafers, Peppermint Lozenges, Sky Bars, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Wintergreen Lozenges and more... Stay tuned....and share your favorite NECCO CANDY memories here.

*In 2020, Boyer Candy Company purchased the Clark Bar formula, and the candy returned on Valentine's Day. The packaging is the same, but the recipe is different.

** Atkinson Candy Company purchased the formula for Mary Janes in 2020.

1908 Candies, the makers of Alexander the Grape, Johnny Appleseed, and Mr. Melon ceased production in 2021, but we are unsure if this is temporary or permanent.

Believe it or not, in August 2020, we received notice that Goetze's Caramel Creams and Cowtale, in bulk, are unavailable due to a "temporary, but immediate suspension…until further notice." There is also a shortage of Swedish Red Fish. We, too, thought the sky was falling. Instead, during the pandemic of 2020 to 2022, we have seen the largest discontinuation of products in our 96-year history, with certain brands, such as Brach's, on the verge of extinction.

But let’s not focus on what we don’t have.

Click here to shop the thousands of candies we do have. After all, we are the oldest wholesale candy company in the United States and have been selling retro candy long before they were considered retro...

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