I just typed up about four paragraphs of my affection toward snacks to begin a "Top 5 Discontinued Snacks" article when I accidentally deleted it all. My detailed snack-lust is forever lost in the vortex of deleted text. I realized after the deletion however, that there is really only one discontinued snack that really means anything to me.
About 5 years ago, I wrote the Frito-Lay company and asked them to bring 3D Doritos back or at the very least, requested that I get one last bag, stale or not. I gave them a detailed letter as to what they meant to me and how much they encouraged my childhood, unhealthy eating habits. I put a positive spin on it though.
I waited day and night for a return letter. I scarfed down the 3D's modern descendents as I sat patiently by the mailbox. Finally, 3 weeks later, I received a letter.
No coupon and barely a letter; this is what I received to a detailed letter of my agape love for a beautifully and oddly shaped chip that once filled my heart with magical happy goo. You better believe I was going to write back.
Sadly, I never heard back.
One day I know Frito Lay will do the right thing and either bring back this delicious snack or send me some sort of paste that tastes like the 3D Doritos flavor. If you feel as I do, write your congressman immediately. Let's show these corporate bastards that they can't just play with our emotions. I mean, look how good they were: