The majority of new products disappear as quickly as they showed up, so it's no surprise that even big-name companies miss the mark at times. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about some of the biggest flubs and failures of all time.
The Zune, which Microsoft produced from 2006 to 2011, never really posed much competition for the iPod. While the Zune controlled just 2 percent of the music player market share in 2009, the iPod represented a whopping 75 percent of all music player sales around the world.
Released in 1992, the caffeine-free, clear-colored Crystal Pepsi did little but confuse cola lovers and was pulled from shelves the next year.
After replacing its 99-year old formula with New Coke in 1985, the company switched back to the Classic Coke recipe just 77 days later.
Deciding that single adults and college students would enjoy the ease of pureed food in a jar, Gerber released a line of products aimed at adults, but quickly discontinued the line due to poor sales.
The USFL was doing just fine running during the NFL off-season. When investor Donald Trump pushed for a switch to fall — resulting in direct competition with the NFL — the league quickly failed.
Sony's Betamax, which was produced from 1975 to 2002, never quite caught on the way JVC's VHS system did with consumers.
McDonald's invested more than $100 million in advertising its Arch Deluxe burger to adults, but the pricey product never took off with fast food lovers.
Orbitz featured suspended blobs of gelatin, which created a lava lamp-like effect, but lasted less than a year due to its bad taste.
After planning to sell 10,000 units per week, Segway ended up selling just 10,000 units in its first two years of operation.
On September 4, 1957, Ford released the Edsel to great fanfare. Just two years later, the car was discontinued and the company wrote off $250 million — around $2 billion in today's dollars.
The Touchpad lasted a miserable 7 weeks before HP pulled the plug, resulting in a $3.3 billion loss for the company.
Pepsi AM had 28 percent more caffeine per ounce than regular Pepsi, but consumers were unimpressed and the company pulled the product a year later.
The Type 1 jeans were a disaster in their own right, but also confused buyers with their wide range of prices. One pair of the jeans cost anywhere from $35 to $95, while the original Red line jeans were priced around $150 per pair.
The company's WOW! Chips had little to no fat and were meant to appeal to health-conscious snackers.
The addition of olestra made WOW! Chips lower in fat, but also led to cramps, gas, bloating and loose bowels in those who over-indulged.
Apple's Newton device was a very early mobile computer. Due to poor handwriting recognition and other shortcomings, it was discontinued in 1998.
In the 1960s, buyers could choose from four Jell-O vegetable flavors, including celery, mixed veggie, seasoned tomato and Italian seasoning.
Life Savers soda turned off buyers, who didn't necessarily want to drink liquid candy.
Just three months after its 2014 debut, Amazon charged off $170 million to cover losses associated with its failed Fire phone.
Colgate assumed that consumers would eat the company's meals then follow-up by brushing their teeth with Colgate toothpaste. They didn't.
Coors Rocky Mountain Spring Water lasted just two years before the company pulled it off store shelves.
The original Google Glass came with a battery life of just 45 minutes, which is just one of the reasons Google discontinued sales in January 2015.
While the company did sell a failed line of pizzas starting in 1989, the product quickly disappeared and was never actually named the McPizza.
Released in August 1996, the Apple Pippin is rumored to have sold just 42,000 units in total.
This 2003 Hershey product resembled potato chips, but were entirely made of chocolate, with no chips involved.
This product meant confusion for consumers, who weren't sure whether to wash their hair or pick up a spoon. Clairol soon discontinued the product.
Google Lively, an online role-playing game, lasted just a few months before the company pulled the plug in 2009.
Just 25 percent of new products sell in excess of $7.5 million the first year.
The average household buys just 185 standard products, making it difficult for manufacturers to sell them anything new.
Just 3 percent of products sell in excess of $50 million their first year, while the vast majority sell much less, and a large number fail completely.