5 Big Product Flops from Successful Brands

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Successful companies got that way because they did something right somewhere along the way, but that doesn't mean that consumers grab onto every idea they churn out -- and that's led to some big mistakes.

Here are the Top 5 failed products from major brands, as compiled by TheDailyMeal.com:
  1. 3-D Doritos: You may remember these. They came in a lot of flavors but ultimately the company pulled the chips off the shelves after just a few years from their introduction in the mid-2000s.
  2. Hershey's Swoops: Introduced in 2003, Swoops were thin slices of chocolate that were shaped like Pringles. But Swoops became history just three years later.
  3. Crystal Pepsi: PepsiCo released this beverage to test markets in 1992 with great results, but a nationwide rollout flopped. The clear version of Pepsi was discontinued just a year later.
  4. Hula Burger: McDonald's introduced this meatless sandwich in 1962 and replaced the beef patty with a slice of pineapple.
  5. Life Savers Soda: Developed in the 1980s, customers said the carbonated beverage tasted like liquid candy.

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Sekinu2

I never saw or heard of the lifesavers pop but I wish I had i want it now..mmmm liquid candy

August 28 2013 at 4:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply