Crayola color announces its 'early retirement'

Dandelion to be removed from 24 pack
Posted at 5:10 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-30 20:04:16-04

The color Crayola will be removing from its classic 24-pack of crayons is (drumroll please) ... dandelion.

The company originally said it would announce which color would be removed from the box at a live "National Crayon Event "at Times Square on Friday. However, the company tweeted on Thursday that "Dandelion decided to announce his retirement early."

It's the first time ever that Crayola has removed a color from its 24-pack

The other colors in the 24-count 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.The company says it will not produce any additional dandelion crayons in the future.



Although Crayola has not officially retired any color in the past, according to the website Crayon Collecting, some shades like "Chartreuse Fluorescent", "Flesh" and "Magic Magenta" have been renamed. Others, like "Mole Blue", "Psychedelic Purple" and "Light Chrome Green" have been discontinued.