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20+ Product Fails That Made Their Creators Regret Their Decisions

Published 2 years ago

#21 Premier Smokeless Cigarettes, Rj Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1989

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In 1988 RJ Reynolds Tobacco decided to develop a smokeless cigarette. The company invested $325 million into manufacturing their new Premier line which, according to the CEO of the company “tasted like sh*t”. It’s no surprise people didn’t buy them.

#22 Orbitz Soda, Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation, 1997

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Orbitz drink which resembles a lava lamp caught consumers attention in 1988. However, according to reviews, its taste wasn’t worth the hype. People began comparing the beverage to cough syrup and the gel balls were only making the taste worse.

#23 Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancake-Wrapped Sausage, 2006

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In 2016 Jimmy Dean introduced a strange combination – sausage links wrapped in chocolate chip pancakes on a stick. The saying “it might be crazy enough to work” did not apply to this product.

#24 Delorean Dmc-12, Delorean Motor Company, 1981

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You probably know this car for its appearance in the movie Back to the Future movie. Notable for its gull-wing doors, the car was plagued by performance and safety issues. It was on the market only for three years before production was stopped.

#25 Windows Vista, Microsoft, 2007

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Operating system Windows Vista, released in 2007, turned out to be a huge failure. It flopped due to issues with new security features, performance, driver support and product activation.

#26 Pepsi Blue, 2002

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In 2002 Pepsi launched their Pepsi Blue drink, to compete with Vanilla Coke. Despite being heavily promoted this new beverage flopped. It was supposed to taste like berries, however, consumers said it tasted more like cotton candy with a berry-like aftertaste.

#27 Cosmopolitan Yogurt, 1999

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In 1999 Cosmopolitan magazine decided to get into the food game. They came up with the idea of Cosmopolitan yogurt. While yogurt itself seemed to appeal to their target demographic, Cosmopolitan was unable to sell their brand. It was discontinued after only 18 months.

#28 Blak, Coca-Cola, 2006

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In 2006 Coca-Cola combined Cola with coffee to create Coca-Cola Blak. The drink was shelved a couple years later when people began to complain about the poor taste and excess caffeine.

#29 Pepsi A.m, 1989

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In 1989 Pepsi introduced Pepsi A.M. This new formula contained more caffeine than regular Pepsi and was marketed as a morning drink. However, consumers were not fond of the idea of drinking Pepsi for breakfast. As a result, Pepsi A.M. was discontinued a year later

#30 Nokia N-Gage, Nokia, 2003

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Back in 2003 before everyone was playing games on their smartphones, Nokia decided to combine phones and gaming. The company expected a better reception to their Nokia N-gage, but it ended up being a total fail. This ‘taco phone’, as some people began referring to it, only managed to reach one-third of its 6 million units in sales.

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