Grab your Tasmanian devil and throw some shrimp on the barbie because Orange Sherbet Dunkaroos have arrived. Le gasp! If you are sitting here wondering, “What are Dunkaroos, and why weren’t they a part of my childhood? Also, what do they have to do with Australia?” Well first of all, samesies, and second of all, they have nothing to do with Aussies except for their kangaroo mascot. Essentially, Dunkaroos are thin, Golden Oreo-like cookies that come with an attached packet of frosting for dunking, and they were mega-popular as a kids’ snack in the ‘90s.
Dunkaroos tragically disappeared from shelves around 2012 due to declining sales, but thankfully they returned to us in 2020 with the same outrageously cool kangaroo mascot (hence the “-aroo” portion of the name). It seems like the snack has been thriving ever since, so much so that the company has released a new, fruity flavor: Orange Sherbet Dunkaroos.
So, what’s so special about these new Orange Sherbet Dunkaroos?
Are they just orange frosting on a vanilla cookie? Um, yeah. But like, in a good way? When Dunkaroos first came out in 1992, they only came with chocolate or vanilla frosting. One year later, in 1993, the company released Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, and Rainbow Sprinkles flavors. The Rainbow Sprinkles ended up being the most popular flavor and was the only one to return in 2020. Y’all, I don’t think I have properly expressed how much people love this stuff. When the snacks were discontinued in the U.S. in 2012, it caused a public outcry, with celebs like Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Frankie Muniz, Tyler, The Creator, Josh Peck, Liz Gillies, and Lilly Singh speaking out on social media. Some people craved Dunkaroos so badly they traveled across the border to Canada to procure them and smuggle them back (until 2017 when the dippable sensations were taken off shelves in Canada, too).
The point of all this? These things are gooood. And now, not only are they back on shelves, but they are available in a brand new flavor! Orange Sherbet Dunkaroos are available for a “limited time” and are being sold at 7-Eleven and Speedway among other places. I am of the unshakable opinion that interactive snacks are the best snacks (lookin’ at you string cheese, snacks you can dip in things, edamame, Fruit by the Foot, and pistachios), and these Dunkaroos are a prime example. So you can catch me heading on over to 7-Eleven to pick some of these up, so I can enjoy an opportunity to play with my food like the super mature adult I am.