A Look at the Most Vile Discontinued Fast Food Items

By Jack Ripley | November 21, 2023

Tim Hortons Buffalo Crunch Donut

Welcome to our gallery exploring a nostalgic journey through the intriguing world of discontinued fast-food items that pushed the boundaries of what customers wanted to eat. There's a chance that you remember some of these items but consider yourself lucky if these passed you by. Join us as we delve deeper into the stories behind these discontinued fast-food items, reminiscing about the flavors, controversies, and memories they created. Continue reading to uncover more intriguing tales from the world of fast food innovation and share in the nostalgia that these remarkable creations evoke.

Indulge your curiosity and continue reading to discover more about these unforgettable fast-food items that challenged conventions and captured our attention. Explore the unique stories and flavors that defined a generation. Let's embark on this nostalgic and calorie-filled journey together.

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Following the mixed reception of the Buffalo Latte, Tim Hortons decided to push the boundaries even further by introducing new items featuring buffalo sauce. Exclusive to the New York State Fair in Syracuse, one particular creation stole the spotlight: a pastry conceived by Anthony McEachern, who crafts a unique donut for Tim Hortons and the fair annually. In 2014, McEachern surpassed expectations by embracing the iconic Buffalo sauce from upstate New York.

The yeast donut receives a light glaze of the hot sauce, serving as its base, and is then garnished with crumbled Buffalo kettle chips. At the center of the donut, there's a reservoir of Buffalo sauce resembling a frosting, with fragments of tortilla chip jutting out. The design of the donut allows it to be easily torn into small morsels, facilitating dipping into the pool of Buffalo sauce.

In an interview with Fast Company, a Buffalo native acknowledged that while the combination may seem odd, it isn't entirely illogical given the prevalence of Tim Hortons in Buffalo. However, despite the rationale, the prospect of experiencing this particular creation doesn't evoke a sense of regret for missing out on it.

McDonald's Hula Burger

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In the 1960s, McDonald's was looking for a way to appeal to a wider range of customers. The chain had already found success with its Filet-O-Fish, a fish sandwich that was popular with Catholics during Lent. In 1962, McDonald's introduced the Hula Burger, a meatless burger alternative that was made with a patty of shredded cabbage and a slice of cheese.

The Hula Burger was not a huge success, but it did help McDonald's to expand its menu and appeal to a wider range of customers. The sandwich was discontinued in 1968, but it has been revived several times since then, most recently in 2016.

The Hula Burger is a reminder of McDonald's early days as a chain that was constantly innovating and trying new things. The sandwich may not have been a huge success, but it did help to shape the company into what it is today.