Even though as adults we try our best to eat a diet rich in fruits, veggies, and all the healthy stuff, sometimes we just want to revisit our favorite childhood foods… so we appropriately freaked the heck out when we heard that Dippin’ Dots cereal actually exists. Yep, this ice cream cereal, available in Banana Split and Cookies & Cream, hit Walmart shelves recently.
If you haven’t enjoyed Dippin’ Dots since the days of the Walkman and jelly sandals, you’ll certainly remember the signature melt-in-your-mouth sweetness and unique light-as-air taste. According to Cerealously.net, the new cereal contains corn-and-oat spheres that taste exactly like the chilled dots and “clusters” naturally flavored with milk. It’s as close to the real thing as you can get.
Reviewers at SnackGator noted that the banana split box features a blend of strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla flavors, as well as the distinct “banana split flavored cluster,” with a similar texture to a Rice Krispies treat. They applaud General Mills for really nailing the exact banana split flavor. According to the site, the cookies and cream flavor is super chocolate-y, although slightly less cookies-and-cream-esque than expected. Still, it earns points for not getting “mushy” in milk, and that’s pretty much everything we need to be sold on this cereal of our ’90s-loving dreams.
You can pick up your own family-size box of these cereals for less than $4 at Walmart or $15 a box on Amazon. But don’t fret: rumor has it that other grocery chains will carry it by the fall. For now, get yourself to Walmart pronto to relive your best childhood memories all summer long.
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