Dunkaroos Are Coming Back This Summer, and We Have Thoughts
Is your favorite flavor returning to shelves?
Hey ’90s kids, have you heard the good news? One of the most beloved and dunkable snacks of your childhood is officially coming back for another run. That’s right — Dunkaroos are hitting grocery store shelves once again!
General Mills revealed on Monday in an Instagram video that the dippable cookie-and-frosting combo will make its grand return for a limited time this summer. While the company has been mum about the exact details of when and where Dunkaroos will be sold, they did disclose that they’ll be bringing back its most popular flavor: vanilla cookies with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles.
Dunkaroos first hit the market in 1992 but were discontinued in the U.S. in 2012. However, an uproar from fans (including celebs like Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen) caused this kangaroo-themed treat to bounce back. Dunkaroos first teased its return on January 24 by posting a cryptic Instagram photo of their iconic vanilla frosting with rainbow sprinkles. The caption? A singular side-eye emoji 👀.
The news of Dunkaroos’ return has gone viral, of course, and social media users couldn’t be happier. “Best news all year! We tried making our own because we missed it so much!” wrote one enthusiastic Instagram user. And here at the Food Network, our office is just as excited. Here’s what our staffers have to say about Dunkaroos’ epic comeback:
"Dunkaroos bring back so many FOMO feels! They were one of the best snacks that my mom never bought when I was a kid. (Sorry, Mom!) I can’t wait to get my hands on them as a grown-up. The vanilla frosting with sprinkles were my absolute favorite to trade for at lunch. (Again, sorry, Mom!)"
- T.K. Brady, Senior Editor
"Honestly, I don’t understand why they got rid of them in the first place."
-Maggie Wong, Associate Editor, Food Network Snapchat
"Dunkaroos hold a very special place in my heart. My mom refused to buy them (and most of the more popular and marketable ’90s snacks) but my best friend always had plenty of Dunks in her pantry. I went over her house nearly every day after school and quickly became addicted (sometimes sneaking a second pack for my walk home). My fave was the chocolate cookie with vanilla sprinkle frosting combo. I’d literally lick the packaging clean before discarding. I really hope those babies are on the comeback list but also maybe not because I won’t be able to stop myself! 😳"
- Tina Weber, Executive Producer
"Most ’90s snacks were banned at my house as kid. No Dunkaroos. No Lunchables. No Gushers. So, on the rare occasions that I could get my hands on a pack of Dunkaroos, I savored every minute of it! I’ve always been a huge frosting lover, so I would usually dip my fingers straight into the frosting and lick it off. Now that I’m an adult, I probably won’t use this method. Probably."
- Allison Underhill, Editorial Assistant, Food Network Snapchat