Dunk-a-roos

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Introduced 1990

Dunk-a-Roos are a snack food from Betty Crocker, first launched in 1990. It consists of a snack-sized package containing cookies and icing; the cookies are meant to be dunked into the icing before eating. Individual snack packages contain about ten small cookies and one cubic inch of icing. The cookies are made in a variety of shapes, the most common being a hot air balloon. Other shapes included a circle with an uppercase "D" in the center, feet and the mascot in different poses.

The product's mascot is a cartoon kangaroo. The original mascot was Sydney, a caricature of modern Australian culture, who wore a hat, vest, and tie and spoke with an Australian accent, and was voiced by John Cameron Mitchell. At the height of their popularity in 1996, a contest known as "Dunk-a-Roos Kangaroo Kanga-Who Search" was held, resulting in the new mascot: Duncan, named the dunkin' daredevil.[1]

The product was continued in Canada but was discontinued in January 2018. General Mills has yet to comment why. In 2016, General Mills announced a campaign called "Smugglaroos", which encourages Canadians traveling to the United States to bring the snack to Americans who want it.[2] They were discontinued in Canada in January of 2018.

Dunka-a-roos Flavors include Vanilla Icing with Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Icing with Graham Cookies, Strawberry Icing with Vanilla Cookies, and Rainbow Sprinkle Icing with Chocolate Chip Graham Cookies.

Previously the cookies were cinnamon flavored. There may or may not have been a special Shrek Edition, featuring green frosting.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dunkaroos". 
  2. ^ Krashinsky, Susan (October 26, 2016). "General Mills hopes to hit sweet spot with new 'Smugglaroos' campaign". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

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