5 Big Product Flops from Successful Brands


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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