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First Since 1903: Crayola to Retire Crayon

Crayola is about to do something it has never done in its 100-year history: retire a crayon color from its ubiquitous 24-pack of crayons that were a staple of nearly every American’s childhood.

The company announced on Twitter that the color Dandelion will no longer appear in Crayola’s 24-count box. The color will never again be produced by the Crayola factory. Only boxes that already contain that specific color will remain.

The decision of which color will replace Dandelion will be announced in Times Square today, Friday, which is also National Crayon Day.

The remaining colors in the box are red, yellow, blue, brown, orange, green, violet, black, carnation pink, yellow orange, blue green, red violet, red orange, yellow green, blue violet, white, violet red, cerulean, apricot, scarlet, green yellow, indigo and gray.


  • 3. Andrea Schonberger wrote:

    I’m so old I remember when they used to have that icky flesh color crayon.

  • 4. Roses are red, violets are... wrote:

    Crayola said Friday it will replace the dandelion crayon with a color in the blue family. The company gave only two clues about the new color during a Facebook Live event.

    The name of the new color will be announced in the summer in a contest for fans. The exact shade of blue in the new crayon will be announced in May.

  • 6. Ok admirer wrote:

    Such a shame. How can dandelion be replaced with any colour?

  • 7. poor dandelion wrote:

    Poor dandelion weed is bowing its head in shame! What did it ever do wrong to deserve to be relegated to ignominy !


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