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17 Irish Sweets That Were Taken Off The Market Despite Being Amazing

By Dkelly

March 24, 2019 at 12:15pm


This is an ode to all the beloved Irish sweets that, for some ungodly reason, were pulled off the market.

From ice pops to chocolate bars and sweets, all of these childhood favourites have one thing in common: they were taken from us too soon.

Prepare to be hit over the head with some seriously sweet nostalgia.

1. Cadbury's Dream

Made with real cocoa butter, this bar of deliciously creamy white chocolate could satisfy any sweet tooth.

Since its demise, we've been forced to make do with MilkyWay instead. However, the bar is still being sold over in Australia, so I guess you could say those Aussies are living the dream – I’ll see myself out.


2. Calippo Shots

Formerly known as Solero shots, these little spheres of icy heaven were the perfect treat. Yes, they would almost instantaneously melt and clump into one giant messy ball of sorbet.

And, yes, you'd spend the rest of the afternoon trying drink the remaining mess like a slushie. The struggle only made the experience that much more rewarding.


3. Kit Kat Senses

Light, crispy and filled with praline. Kit Kat nailed it with this one but then swiftly undid all that good work when they took Senses off the market – even after spending all that money on those terrible Girls Aloud TV ads.

Why Kit Kat, WHY. Break yourselves off a bit of common sense.


4. Bursting Bugs

When you bit into these tasty bug shaped jellies they would literally burst in your mouth and a deliciously sweet fruity syrup would spill out. You can probably rest assured that no real fruit was harmed in the manufacturing process but they were great all the same.


5. Roy Of The Rover

These sour pineapple chew bars were the absolute business. So addictive. We couldn’t get enough of them, until they were cruelly taken off the market that is and suddenly we couldn’t get any of them.


6. Taz Bars

Alright, so technically these are still around but are now masquerading as caramel Freddos instead. Anyone who tells you that they taste the same though is flat out lying to your face.

We need our Looney Toons friend back on the shelves.


7. Sparkles Ice Pops

They came in a variety of flavours, although the pineapple and pear flavours were always the only ones left by the time you got near the pack.

Friendships were both formed and ruined over the tangy orange one which was clearly the favourite – and at only 10p a pop they were almost offensively cheap. We dare you to to find that kind of value for money nowadays.


8. Fat Frog Ice Pops

Every now and then, cruel and vicious rumours begin to circulate surrounding the return of the Fat Frog ice pops.

HB continues to taunt us as we can’t help but get our hopes up only to be let down over and over again.


9. Woppa Bars

These were available in spearmint and cola flavours and it was a tough call everytime. The bars also shrank in size over the years before disappearing off our shelves forever. It’s as if they were just hoping we wouldn’t notice. BUT WE DID.


10. Cadbury’s Snowflake

This was basically a white chocolate version of the classic Flake bar but with an extra layer of light, creamy milk chocolate surrounding it.

This stopped the annoying crumb avalanche that we’ve come to expect from snacking on a Flake. The design was flawless; it makes no sense whatsoever that these are no longer available. Get your priorities straight, Cadbury's.


11. Sky Ice Cream Bar

A delicious bubbly Aero-esque chocolate bar inside an even more delicious vanilla ice cream bar coated in another layer of creamy chocolate.

It didn’t get any better than this but HB decided to pull it anyways because apparently we’re not allowed to have nice things.


12. Mars Delight

The crispy, creamy chocolatey treat that will live on in our dreams forever.

13. Cornetto Soft

What we would give to have one of these dreamy ice-creams again. Such an upgrade on the humble Cornetto.

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14. Time Out

Back in March 2016, Cadburys removed the Time Out that we know and love from our shelves.

The treat manufacturing company opted, instead, to combine the two original slim fingers into one wafery bar, that now contains 111 calories - known now as the Time Out Wafer.

It's nice and all, but couldn't we have had both?

15. Secret

The Nestlé bar that boasted an absolute thriller of an ad. Bring it BACK Nestlé. Pleaaaasseeee.

16. Texan Bars

2005 saw the long awaited return of the famous Texan Bar from the 70's.

For anyone who never had the pleasure of trying one - they were milk chocolate covered chew bars made up of delicious nougat, toffee bar and was alsocovered with chocolate.


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17. Kit Kat Senses

Good God, these were good.

Girls Aloud once acted as the spokespeople of this delicious treat, showcasing exactly what 2005 was all about.

Are there any quintessential snacks that we left out? Be sure to let us know.

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