RememBear This: Dunkaroos

Who doesn’t remember Sydney the adorable kangaroo and his famous jingle?

My name is Sydney, I’m an Aussie hunk
Got a wacky snacky ya don’t just eat ya dunk
Cookies on one side, frosting on the other
The creamy taste will drive you wiiiiiild
Let’s HAVE ANOTHER
Dunkaroos, Dunkaroos, you don’t just eat your Dunkaroos
Frostings like chocolate, vanilla, yummy ’cause he’s two
Tastes so good with a glass of….”moo”
Dunkaroos, Dunkaroos…..Dunkaroos cookie and frosting snack
You don’t just eat ya Dunkaroos!

Dunkaroos

I always liked kangaroos…Kanga & Roo from Winnie the Pooh. Why were they so cool? Was it because they could hop around day to night looking all goofy or was it the fact that they weren’t in need of my oft laughed at pink and black Disneyland fanny pack? They had their own forward storage compartment….the better to keep their Dunkaroos out of sight from the tubby kid pilfering the high calorie content of the Kindergartener’s lunch pails.

This was one of the best snacks….cookie, yes please…frosting…yes please….sprinkles, yes please. Not only was it sugary and delicious but you got to play with it too. Matter of fact you had to play with it practically. These were much cooler than a plain old Handi-Snack (although I gotta admit those were amazing too).

What’s your favorite thing to dunk/dip?

Ryan will probably kill me for getting this song stuck in his head again, just when he had finally got it out after 15 years. Here is the original Dunkaroos ad:

18 comments on “RememBear This: Dunkaroos

  1. Adam says:

    BEST LUNCH BOX SNACK EVER! Buying on Amazon in 3..2..1…

    Thanks for the reminder Bear. God I loved those things! I wish regular supermarkets still carried them!

  2. Ryan says:

    I swear Dunkaroos are still available in every supermarket Adam. Now you’ve got me wondering…I will stop by a grocery store on my way to work this morning. If I find them at my local Food Lion, I will post on Twitter the picture proof. 😀

  3. Oh my god @Bear I love you for this! Dunkaroos was my all time favorite snack as a kid! I llllooovvvveeeddd the chocolate frosting one!

  4. Ryan says:

    Shoot. No such luck. I know they are out there.

  5. Adam Bomb says:

    I loved Dunkaroos! Handi-Snacks were killer, too. Although that cheese in the Handi-Snacks was pretty shifty, I think. It had a weird, glossy sheen on top when you pulled the plastic off the tray…

  6. orb205 says:

    Ooo these along with gushers were one of the snacks my mom wouldn’t let me have for lunches. Those koala filled cookies were pretty good too.

  7. brad says:

    I’m such a dipper. I dip anything in everything.

  8. Raiders757 says:

    Thanks for making me feel old. These “Remembear This” segments are things that came out after my youthful period. I was 23 when that commercial aired. Never even had a Dunkaroo before.

  9. Bear Silber says:

    @Adam – No prob! Did you actually buy a box?

    @Ryan – I haven’t seen Dunkaroos but I have seen a knock-off.

    @Erin Brooks – Hehe *blush*

    @Ryan – That was mighty quick.

    @Adam Bomb – Seriously. Bet those could last a nuclear blast….like that Family Guy episode with the Twinkies.

    @orb205 – “…koala filled cookies” – I’m not sure I’d like the savory/sweet mix that’s going on there 😛

    @brad – Examples? I must say that I’m the self-proclaimed World’s biggest “Sauce Whore”, I love any and all dips/condiments/sauces. I love any item at McDonald’s dipped in their Sweet & Sour, BBQ & castsup…..together. Ranch goes with all most anything, as does Tabasco. I love love love salsa bars and don’t get me started with buffet sauce islands.

    @Raiders757 – Haha….what would you like me do one on? Cream of Wheat?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_of_Wheat

  10. Danny Boy says:

    The only place by me that I can find Dunkaroos (the real ones, not knock offs) is at “Dollar General.” They only have the vanilla frosting ones, though. Never Chocolate.

  11. LW says:

    Holy crap! I forgot all about these. I feel like I need to go out and buy some now to relive my memories…

  12. @Danny Boy – Damn! I’m gonna have to check into that lead.

    @LW – You may find it difficult to gather some. My local market only had these Dunk ’ems (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bearsilber/3706921365/)

  13. BRS says:

    My dad works for General Mills and they still have Dunkaroos at their headquarters in the employee shop. I will get them every once in awhile- still amazing.

  14. Bryan says:

    I can also confirm they are available at Dollar General.

  15. Chris says:

    I also just recently saw them at my local Dollar General.

  16. Echo710 says:

    Wow, I remember those… Dunkaroos were *awesome*! I didn’t think they existed anymore… must try to find some now… (please tell me you’re not just giving me false hope here…)

  17. @Echo710 – Per the ever reliable Wikipedia “Dunkaroos are still available in certain areas of the Canadian and American marketplace, but only two flavors (cinnamon cookies with vanilla sprinkle frosting and honey graham cookies with chocolate frosting) are still made.” and they recommend Costco, Dollar General & Shaws. Looks like Dollar General is a good bet seeing that Chris & Bryan concur. If someone nabs a few post some pictures.

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