General Mills started a bit of an uproar when they quietly created Instagram and Twitter accounts for Dunkaroos in January. Since then, fans have been clamouring for the treat. Well, it has now been confirmed that Dunkaroos will be back for the summer of 2020.
“We’re thrilled to relaunch Dunkaroos in the U.S. after years of it only being available in Canada. For those who grew up in the ‘90s, the original cookie-frosting combo represents the taste, colour, and fun of being a kid during that decade. We know there’s a lot of love for Dunkaroos, and fans everywhere have been asking for it. We’re excited to help ‘90s kids relive all the best parts of childhood,” wrote Jeff Caswell, president of snacks for General Mills in a blog post.
The popular kangaroo-themed graham cookies, which come accompanied by small tubs of frosting were discontinued in the United States in 2012. That led to many fans ordering the treats from other countries. In fact, demand rose so much that General Mills even launched a site called “Smugglaroos” that encouraged Canadians to “smuggle” Dunkaroos across the border and into the US. Even celebrities got into the game, with Kim Kardashian (who professed to be “obsessed” with Dunkaroos) and Chrissy Teigen (who settled for buying knock-offs to satisfy her cravings) offering support for the Dunkaroos return. In what might be an example of hyperbole though, one that many people evidently agree with, General Mills wrote in their blog, “Growing up, there wasn’t happiness that came close to the sight of Dunkaroos packed in your lunchbox.”
While there were several combinations available during the Dunkaroo heyday, for this summer there will be only one—Vanilla Cookies with Vanilla Frosting and Rainbow Sprinkles. No specific date has been shared for when the treats will be available, but they will be in 7-Eleven stores nationwide before rolling out in other convenience stores and grocery stores.