If you've been missing Dunk-a-roos for the past six years, try Walmart's Dunk N’ Crunch

By Christopher Osburn
Updated April 02, 2018
Credit: Photo courtesy of Walmart

If you grew up in the '90s, you probably remember Dunk-a-Roos, the lunchtime (or anytime) treat that came in a container in which one side was full of delicious cookies and the other side had frosting. So instead of eating a cookie with frosting like you can find in any bakery in the world, you’d dunk the cookies into the frosting yourself. It was a school lunch staple for many from its inception in 1990 until it was removed from shelves in the US in 2012.

The only way for American Dunk-a-Roos fiends to get their fix was to drive to Canada, where it’s still sold, or fork over an obscene amount of money to purchase potentially stale boxes of the treat on Ebay. General Mills, who makes Dunk-a-Roos, even had a campaign in 2016 called “Smugglaroos” in which it told Americans to go to Canada to buy boxes and “smuggle” them back into the US.

Even though you still can’t get original Dunk-a-Roos in stores in the US, Walmart recently decided to launch a strikingly similar product to appease everyone who's nostalgic for a taste of their childhood. If you visit the bakery section of your local Walmart, you can pick up their version, Dunk N’ Crunch.

Walmart’s version is made up of shortbread cookies on one side and icing with sprinkles on the other side. It comes in 5.5-ounce packages and retails for a very reasonable $2.97.

We aren’t sure how long this edible trip down memory lane has been offered at the chain, but Instagram influencer Junk Banter posted a photo of the snack a few days ago saying, “Dear Walmart, I know I could do this myself. I know that the Dunkaroos were in us all along. But thank you for putting it all in one package for me again so I don’t have to.”

So, if you missed the original Dunk-a-Roos, this new product should make the loss less painful. You can cancel your trip to Canada, and won't have to tell people that you went to Toronto solely to eat Dunk-a-Roos