But based on my very detailed Wikipedia research (and this page), if you were a kid twenty years ago, and picking out the marshmallows, you were probably looking for "pink hearts", "yellow moons", "orange stars", "green clovers", "blue diamonds", "purple horseshoes", and "red balloons". A lot has changed though. These days, kids (and you) are picking out "yellow pots of gold", "orange shooting stars", "blue moons", "rainbows", and "green hats" instead... along with the same pink hearts, red balloons, and purple horseshoes as before.
But do you see what happened? Basically, we forever lost the "yellow moons", "orange stars", "green clovers", and "blue diamonds". (Evidence here... 13 seconds in, you'll see the marshmallows that used to be.) They did bring back the "green clovers" for a while... but even those have fell by the way.
This was because in the 90s, they decided to introduce a new marshmallow every two years. It started in 1989 with the "red balloons" (which is technically the 80s, but close enough). Then it was the "rainbows" in 1992, the "pots of gold" and the "blue moons" in 1994, the "green hats" in 1996, and the "shooting stars" in 1998. To make room for this TNG of marshmallows, the old color guard had to be put out to marshmallow paradise... a place so wonderful, none of them would ever think to come back.
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So a moment of silence please for the Lucky Charms marshmallows that have gone before us....