The Rumors Are True: Dunkaroos Are Coming Back and You Can Find Them at Aldi

published Jul 23, 2020
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Aldi Dunkaroos
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Fellow ’90s kids: Who remembers absolutely crushing these plastic, partitioned snack packs on the playground during recess? Actually, let me rephrase that. Who remembers staring enviously at everyone else in the cafeteria lucky enough to have a pack of these in their lunch box?

The treat, comprised of vanilla cookies and rainbow confetti frosting, first launched in 1990, but production was officially halted in 2012 — to the dismay of many. The best you could do from that time on was bid for a stale version on eBay. People didn’t soon forget this nostalgic favorite either. Case in point? These are the top three search results when you Google search “Dunkaroos.”

  • Are Dunkaroos discontined?
  • Can you still buy Dunkaroos?
  • Are Dunkaroos illegal in the U.S.?

While there have been rumblings for a while, as of today, we finally know the answer to all three of those questions (respectively): Not anymore, yes you can (as of this summer!), and most definitely not. So where can you find them for sure? The answer is Aldi.

When we first caught wind of all the new launches happening at Aldi in August, the announcement that Dunkaroos were among them was buried deep within the lineup. We almost couldn’t believe our eyes. At long last!

While we might not have many other details surrounding the return, we do know the most important tidbit, which is that Dunkaroos will be available for purchase at Aldi starting August 5, priced at $1.50 per pouch. Additionally, the folks over at Dunkaroos HQ have revealed that you’ll be able to find Dunkaroos in convenience stores and other grocery retailers nationwide starting in July (which is now).

If you’re feeling extra nostalgic or perhaps never got a chance to try Dunkaroos at all, now is your chance to see what all the fuss is about!