a lot of foods and drinks that are commonplace today actually were considered flops at one time.
Of course Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper have their own "vanilla" sodas now but back in the 60s Shasta had their own version. I assume that was a flop since not only did Pepsi and Coke at the time NOT put out their own Vanilla flavored soda but even watching some old Shasta TV commericals from the early 70s, Shasta mentioned a lot of flavors such as orange, grape, etc…but no vanilla so that makes me think that Shasta discontinued their vanilla soda after a short time. Also I believe Shasta at one time had their own pineapple, chocolate and banana flavored sodas back then too. Not hard to find Pineapple soda in a few places but I have have yet to seen a banana flavored soda anywhere.
Then there are all of those cereals on the market right now that has fruit within. Not exactly a new idea since Back in the 60’s both Post and Kelloggs came out with similar products and they flopped big time.
A friend of mine works for Coke and he was telling me that even though its big in New Zealand ( and maybe a few other places ), his company tried as a test to bring Raspberry Coke to a few markets in the US but it failed. That comes to a surprise to me.
Reggie Chocolate bars ( Reggie as in basball star Reggie Jackson ) that came out in the 70’s over the years were considered a "flop". I disagree, I considered Reggie Bars, the same as Billy Beer, a fad product. Popular ( regardless if the actual product was good or not ) only for the name on the package and that is pretty much it. Recent example…The John Boy & Billy BBQ Sauce. John Boy & Billy are popular radio djs, but only in certain towns, yet I heard this product is available nationwide. I assume it is still available.
I wonder how many foods whose name was attached to a celebrity that were available over the years have been considered as flops? My husband considers Linda McCartney’s line of vegie frozen foods a flop even though I think these are still around even though its been several years since Linda herself had passed on.