Going to school in the ’90s meant bringing a packet of tiny cookies in your lunch that you’d proceed to dip into frosting.
Those packets were called Dunkaroos, and although the Betty Crocker product faded out of lunchboxes, and eventually disappeared from shelves in 2012, it looks like you can’t keep a good snack down.
In recent days, the comeback has gone national.
Dunkaroos have been released exclusively at 7-Eleven.
They’re also available in select markets on 7-Eleven’s delivery service, 7NOW.
They cost $1 – 2 each — wayyyyy less than what people were paying online.
Dunkaroos cost $1.99 each, two for $3 — or if you have a free 7Rewards loyalty account, they’re just $1.00 with purchase of a Big Gulp fountain drink.
That’s a bad sign for nostalgic snack resellers online. Amazon is still selling a 3-pack of original Dunkaroos for $24.99 — $8.33 each! On eBay, a 6-pack is going for as high as $995.00.
The release comes in only one flavor.
According to the Dunkaroos website, the snack packs are back with vanilla cookies and vanilla frosting (with funfetti sprinkles) — only.
Sorry to those of you holding out hope for chocolate cookies or graham crackers, or chocolate or hazelnut dip. You could always go for that $995 box . . .
More stores will pick up the treat this summer.
While 7-Eleven is getting the head start, Dunkaroos will be back in major grocery stores in the coming weeks and months.
And who knows — maybe the Better Crocker treat will get a coupon. Follow Betty Crocker coupons on KCL to make sure you don’t miss it if they do.
No 7-Eleven nearby? Can’t wait? Copycat recipes abound.