This Is Not a Drill: Dunkaroos Are Coming Back Sooner Than You Think

General Mills is offering fans an opportunity to pre-order the nostalgic snack for *free.*

April 30, 2020

If Dunkaroos have been high on your list (of course you have one) of discontinued foods that you’ve dying to taste just one (or better yet, 5,000) more times, then: a) you share that desire with Kim Kardashian West and b) today brings exceedingly good news.

General Mills, which in February said it planned to bring back the popular ’90s cookie-and-frosting treats, targeting this summer as the season they would arrive in stores, has announced that it is not only moving ahead with the dunkable cookies’ scheduled return, but also giving their “superfans” a special shot at scoring 5,000 packs of them for free.

You don’t have to do anything crazy to get your shot at the free advance supply either. You just need to head to at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT today, Thursday, April 30, and put in a request for a free pack. Requests are limited to one per person or household and, yeah, it’s a while-supplies-last deal, so you better set a timer and get there right on time. But still, Dunkaroos dreamers, it’s worth a shot, right?

Photo by: Matt Pruett

Matt Pruett

“We know people are looking for delicious comfort foods and even a little bit of fun,” Dan Stangler, the business unit director of Indulgent Snacks at General Mills, told the company blog, A Taste of General Mills. “To thank those who have been eagerly awaiting the return of Dunkaroos, we’re excited to offer a limited batch a few weeks ahead of schedule that can be ordered from the comfort of home.”

If you miss out on the free 5,000-pack moment, don’t despair. All your Dunkaroo-eating dreams are not lost. The iconic cookies, which made their splashy debut in 1992 and exited two decades later in May 2012, will return to store shelves soon – first at participating 7-Eleven stores in late May and then, in July, in a nationwide rollout to other convenience and grocery stores.

You’ll be dunking before you know it, my friends. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, 5,000 times.

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