23 chips and crackers you will never snack on again

Warning: The article will give you the munchies.

The snack aisle at your local grocery store can be overwhelming. There are 18 different varieties of Wheat Thins, Triscuits and Ritz, dusted with foodie flavors like Spicy Buffalo, Tomato & Sweet Basil, and Wasabi & Soy Sauce.

This plethora of options is not entirely new. Half a century ago, you could grab crackers flavored like ham, celery, chicken, bacon and onion. Those crispy corn tidbits came shaped as horns, flowers, bowties, surfboards and more.

While some brands like Doritos and Bugles have stayed around, most of these vintage snacks have turned to nothing more than Cheetos dust in the wind. Let's take a look at some bygone crackers and chips you will never eat again. Which one would you bring back?

1. Appeteasers


Crescent rolls are one of the greatest parts of Thanksgiving meals. But what if you could eat adorable little teeny tiny crescent rolls every day? We'd pound those by the handful.

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2. Barbecue Vittles


Seemingly designed for snacking while watching Westerns on television, these wee corn "barrels" had a (Gun)smoky flavor.

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3. Betcha Bacon


Sure, it looks a bit like a dog treat, but these bacon snacks offered more dignity than chewing handfuls of Bac'Os Bacon Bits salad toppings. And let's be honest — we've all done that at some point. Perhaps you remember the commercials featuring child star Mason Reese?

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4. Bows


Well, isn't that fancy?

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5. Buttons


In the late 1960s, these promised to "taste like cheddar, only better." They looked suspiciously like Pizza Wheels, minus the pizza-ness.

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6. Celery Thins


Celery gets a bad rap as a dull vegetable. But celery flavoring is underrated — quite delicious and refreshing. Shout out to all you fellow Cel-Ray Soda fans.

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7. Cheddar Taters


Why would your tongue "tingle"?

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8. Cheeblers


The Keebler Elves cook up far more than cookies. These snappy snacks, around in the 1980s, were also once known as Krunch Twists.

Image: Keebler via Jason Liebig / Collecting Candy

9. Chit Chats


There's a fancy little gathering going on around the box of these 1960s barbecue crackers. This cracker box is more formal than most offices these days.

Image: Nabisco via Jason Liebig / Collecting Candy

10. Crisp-i-Taters


Are they french fries or potato chips? Does it really matter? We'd eat 'em either way.

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11. Daisy*s


"Looks like a flower, tastes like bacon." Now that is truly romantic.

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12. Dixies


How adorable — miniature drumsticks! Chicken, that is. Not the percussion instrument.

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13. Doo Dads


The original snack mix is still the best.

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14. Duet


In 1969, this Nabisco offering wed sweet and salty. Essentially, it was akin to the ubiquitous Digestive biscuits of the U.K. and Australia. Those are perfect with tea. One problem — Americans don't drink that much afternoon tea.

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15. Hotchas


Also sold in 1969, this General Mills corn chip foresaw the popularity of the "walking taco."

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16. Joey Chips


A simple question for those around in 1967, when this snack hit the market: Who is Joey? Bishop? A baby kangaroo?

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17. O'Boisies


"O'Boisies are o'boisterous!" the jingle proclaimed, upping the vocabulary level of the average commercial break.

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18. Pizza Spins


Yes, we mention them in every nostalgic snack post. But people LOVED these things.

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19. Pop-R-Corns


Long before Popchips, about five decades earlier, Pop-R-Corns turned popcorn into snackable wafers. Unfortunately, the name read more like "Pop Our Corns" than "Popper Corns," which, ew, gross.

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20. Royal Lunch


That sounds like a euphemism for something. Actually, Royal Lunch was one of Nabisco's earliest cracker offerings, and the brand stuck around for 90-some years.

Image: Nabisco via Jason Liebig / Collecting Candy

21. Rye Chips


There is not enough rye on offer in the snack aisle these days.

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22. Swiss 'N' Ham Flings


Cheese and meat, two great tastes that always go together. Not always in a puffy curl, but why not?

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23. Tater Twists


It's far better than eating a box of uncooked rotini.

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