I remember watching both the original Scooby Doo and A Pup Named Scooby Doo as a child and wishing for nothing more than the chance to eat a Scooby Snack. Weird impulse, I’m aware, but Shaggy was eating them too, which means they had to be at least somewhat safe for human consumption.
Well, my lifelong dream came true. Because Kellogg’s sells something called Scooby Doo! Baked Graham Crackers Snacks, and I got to try them. Did they live up to my lofty childhood expectations? Let’s find out …
Firstly, I must say that these crackers look and feel a lot like dog treats—but that’s not a bad thing! They are shaped like little bones, with two little indentations and “Scooby” stamped in the middle. Now, I understand that when we bring something from television into the real world, some things tend to get lost in translation. And that’s the case here. The Scooby Snacks in A Pup Named Scooby Doo (imho, the best Scooby Doo iteration) are shaped like a little three leaf clover, while in the classic version of Scooby Doo and the live-action movies, the snacks have more of a chicken nugget-like shape. So while the Kellogg’s Scooby Snacks don’t exactly match the ones on screen, I actually think they’re an improvement. I like that both the shape and texture are unmistakably similar to actual baked dog treats. Iconic!
I have never been happier to eat a dog treat-themed snack. And they taste good, too! The enticing cinnamon graham cracker flavor of these cookies left me thinking that I really might just do anything for a Scooby Snack. I think I get it now, Scoob. Scooby Snacks are delicious and I don’t understand why Fred and the gang act as if they are above eating them. They’re missing out!