That's a totally serious question I'm asking by the way. 'Limited Edition' like what's the actual deal? So I'm not talking like collectibles like figurines, coins, stamps etc, I mean consumables like Caramilk, KitKat Gold, KFC's Hot & Spicy chicken and oh the Blueberry Cruisers. Why on Earth do companies decide it's a good idea to bring out the goodies and then watch people fight to the death over them and then whisk them away again?
I was stoked when they bought back Blueberry Cruisers. It was one of my favourite flavours in my younger years. But do you think I could happily reminisce whilst enjoying the taste just one more time? Nope! I think there have been two reappearances of the Blueberry flavour since they took it off the shelves way back when and both times I've tried to track down my own little stash - every ...... single ....... bottle shop ...... SOLD OUT! Yup, within hours of receiving the stock 'insert whines here'. Truth be told, I'd probably take one sip and think 'yep, not 18 anymore', but so not the point. So moving onto Caramilk. God that stuff tastes awesome. I was actually lucky enough to score myself a block when it made it's return, but yes it was one lonely block which the husband ate the bulk of. Silly me, one block, what was I thinking?! That stuff was so popular people were selling it on Ebay for some serious dollars. So why not keep making it? Do they get a kick out of tempting people with it, taking it away then brining it back for another 'limited time'. Do they have bets on how quick it will sell out the next time 'round?
So the KitKat Gold is still on shelves and it tastes amazing. I'm wondering if maybe Nestle might just tweek the packaging a little and remove those two words at the top so it's a little more permanent? Pretty please?
Which limited edition or discontinued items do you wish would return, permanently?
Wining and whining my way through life.