Comebacks we'd like to see: #19 -- Screaming Yellow Zonkers
byMay 18th 2008 9:00AM
This post is part of our series ranking the top 25 bygone products and trends we'd like to see return.
Popcorn with yellow syrup
Popcorn with golden goo
Popcorn with golden crust
Popcorn with a golden glow
Popcorn with a golden glaze
Popped treats with a golden glaze
Golden glazed popcorn
Golden glazed maize
Screaming Yellow Zonkers!!
See? It's all in the marketing. Or was. The snack Screaming Yellow Zonkers was born in the 1960s with an irreverent name and kept that theme in some of the most imaginative packaging in snack food history. Zonkers boxes might have an explanation on the bottom on how to determine that this side was, in fact, the bottom. (Turn over: if Zonkers fall out, it is the bottom; if they fall up, it's the top.) Top-notch illustrators were also hired to keep the containers fresh and eye-catching.
Eventually, however, trendy becomes tired, and ConAgra retired the treat in 2007.
Oh- about the taste? Irrelevant.
What snack foods of the past would you like to see return?