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15 Discontinued Chip Flavors We Want Back

You can't say Lay's isn't inventive with these wacky flavors.

Sour cream and onion. BBQ. Salt and vinegar. You know all of the classic potato chip flavors, along with the classic chip brands like Lay's, Doritos, and Tostitos. But what about some of the underrated chip flavors and brands that didn't make the cut over the years?

To reminisce about some truly wild snacks, we decided to round up some of the best discontinued chips out there. Get ready for some serious nostalgia!

And for more strange potato chip options, don't miss The 20 Weirdest Potato Chip Flavors to Ever Exist.


Pringles Cinnamon & Sugar Potato Crisps

pringles cinnamon sugar flavored chips can

If you've ever wanted a churro-chip hybrid, Pringles had them in 2014. Something about the salty-sweet combination just worked.

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Planters Potato Chips

can of planters potato chips

You know their nuts and those infamous Cheez Balls. But once upon a time, Planters also made ridge-cut potato chips, which came in a Pringles-style tube.

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Lay's Wavy Fried Green Tomato Chips

wavy lays fried green tomato chips

For a brief time, this Southern delicacy was available in chip form. And it was a flavor for the superior wavy Lay's, too.

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Lay's Southern Biscuits & Gravy Chips

bag of lays southern biscuits and gravy chips

Fresh-baked biscuits and gravy? Yum. Biscuits and gravy-flavored chips? Well, it was definitely an inventive flavor, we'll give it that.


Lay's Bacon Mac and Cheese Chips

bag of lays bacon mac and cheese chips

Bacon-topped mac and cheese is already perfect. But when you combine those flavors with the crunch of potato chips? The execution is flawless.

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Daddy Crisp Chips

daddy crisp potato chips still from commercial
Daddy Crisp/YouTube

If you're a child of the '70s, you might remember Daddy Crisp, the chip brand that prided itself on being loud because the chips were so crunchy. But the chips' tagline was "Love Your Daddy," which hasn't exactly aged well.


Guacamole Doritos


You can still dip your Doritos in guacamole, of course. But there was something special about having that guacamole dust on the chips.

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Pringles Prints

Buy one get one free deal grocery store deal man holding 4 cans pringles

This is more of a concept than a flavor, but we still wish it would make a comeback. Pringles Prints were printed with jokes written in edible ink, a bonus treat with every bite.


Jumpin' Jack Cheese Doritos

doritos closeup nacho cheese chips
Gita Kulinitch Studio/Shutterstock

Sure, we still have nacho cheese Doritos. But back in the '90s, there was also this Colby and Monterey Jack version. We still miss it.

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Keebler Munch 'Ems

keebler munch ems cracker
Courtesy of Keebler

The tagline for these snacks was "crackers that crunch like chips," so they fit on this list, right? These cracker-chip hybrids came in ranch, onion, and cheddar flavors.


Wild n' Mild Ranch Fritos

bag of wild n mild ranch fritos from commercial

Original Fritos are great, but the '80s brought us ranch Fritos, which were even better. Why are Doritos the only chip that gets to enjoy ranch seasoning?


Pringles Sloppy Joe Chips

pringles sloppy joe flavored chips can

You could make Sloppy Joes…or you could pop open a can of these Pringles. At least, you could while this limited-edition flavor was still available.


Sun Chips Sweet & Spicy BBQ Chips

sun chips sweet and spicy bbq bag of chips

This flavor of Sun Chips was launched in 2013, but it appears to have been discontinued. It's a real shame—the combination of sweet BBQ sauce and multigrain Sun Chips really worked.


3D Doritos

3d doritos

OK, so these aren't exactly potato chips. But what '90s kid doesn't want to see these mini, three-dimensional Doritos on shelves again?



pizzarias pizza chips commercial keebler elves
Courtesy of Keebler

These pizza-flavored (and pizza-shaped) crisps were all the rage in the '80s. They were delicious, but they couldn't compare to a fresh slice of pizza.

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Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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