Published on Jul 23, 2013
In which we take a suggestion from one of our viewers and review the cookie-frosting-mashup awesomeness of Dunkaroos.
Dunkaroos - or "Dunk-a-Roos," as Betty Crocker would prefer you type them - aren't just a relic of your neon-tinted 90s childhood. No, they're still in stores today, and we're eatin' 'em on a special all-request edition of Things We Used To Eat When We Were Younger And At School. Thanks to Jesse Whitehead for the suggestion!
- Dunkaroos' original kangaroo mascot was Sydney, a caricature of Aussie culture who wore a hat, vest, and tie, and spoke with an Australian accent.
- In 1996, Betty Crocker held the Dunk-a-Roos Kangaroo Kanga-Who Search, complete with a tie-in commercial, and Sydney was ousted in favor of Duncan, also known as the Dunkin' Daredevil. Poor Sydney.
- Dunkaroos 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. What, no vegemite?
"It gives kids the doctor-recommended two servings of frosting every day."
"Nick, I'm just about to satisfy your needs... for cookies and frosting."
"Is this gonna get erotic?"
"Live up to the word 'dunk'!"
"Nick? ... Nick? ... Uh, Nick?"