Change is inevitable, isn't it? Each year brings its share of ups and downs, including changes we may not always welcome.

One recent change that might disappoint snack lovers is the discontinuation of several popular snacks in America, including here in Louisiana. Companies often replace underperforming products with new ones to stay competitive.

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It seems these snacks weren't meeting sales expectations, prompting the decision to remove them from shelves. While it's understandable from a business perspective, many of us will miss these snacks. Will you?

What is Missing in 2024?

Many well-known brands stock numerous items on store shelves, but not all of them endure. This holds true for a small selection of treats that you may have grown accustomed to finding at the store.

But it's always sad when something we like disappears. I, for one, still miss my beloved TAB Energy Drink and Pepsi Blue. They just hit the right spot when you were thirsty. But, sadly, they had to go and they haven't been around for years.

Below are the snacks that are set to join all those past treats that have disappeared.

Top 6 Food Items Gone From Louisiana Stores Forever

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Here are 6 items you won't find at some of your favorite Louisiana stores anymore:

Pringles Flavors and Certain Chips

The Pringles we all know and love aren't going anywhere, but some of the spin-off flavors and styles are leaving store shelves soon. Remember that whole ad campaign they did with combining their multiple flavors into one bite by eating three different ones at a time? That was wild.

Looked tasty, though.

Wavy Pringles are being discontinued, along with a bunch of flavors like Sweet & Spicy BBQ, Honey Mustard, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, Fire Roasted Jalapeno, and the Jalapeno chips.

Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers

Nabisco wafers have been around forever, but strangely, no one I've talked to has ever had one of the chocolate ones. Still, they were on the shelves for a while - though the company has recently discontinued them and focused their efforts elsewhere.

Dunkin Donuts Dunkaccino

It may in fact be that America runs on Dunkin'. However, clearly not enough of America was running on Dunkaccinos, because the donut and coffee giant has nixed the product.

The company isn't saying why, exactly, it was being taken off the menu.

“As we focus on innovation and finding new ways to delight guests, we continually evolve our menu in an effort to deliver a fast, frictionless experience,” a company spokesperson said in a statement recently. “The Dunkaccino is retired for now, but there's always the chance for its return in the future.”

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Trader Joe's Minty Mallows

This one probably won't mean much to most of Louisiana, but if you live in Baton Rouge or Metarie, you know what it's like to experience Trader Joe's and some of their unique offerings. This holiday treat, the Minty Mallows, was a favorite for a lot of fans, but the company has decided to get rid of them.

Maple Cheerios

I've never really been a fan of Cheerios outside of the Honey Nut variety, but I know some folks who went crazy over the maple-flavored ones. Sadly, though, General Mills is dropping this flavor of cereal.

But if you like sugary cereals, it's not like you have to go all that far to find some with maple flavoring.

Ronzoni Pastina

Dang. This one was great for making homemade chicken soup if you like stars more than the other varieties of noodles. The cute little star-shaped pasta is going away, so you'll have to make due with something else.

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