The wafer straws that make milk-drinking more fun are returning to store shelves after over a decade of hiatus.
Kellogg’s announced last March that it is bringing back the fan-favorite Cereal Straws, which the company discontinued in the late 2000s. The decision to revive Cereal Straws was made following several pleas from fans all over social media and as a response to a four-year-old Change.org petition calling for the return of the crunchy treat. Created by a fan named Hannah Wade, the petition, titled Bring back Froot Loops cereal straws, has currently collected around 82,000 signatures.
“Froot Loops Cereal Straws were discontinued in 2009. People around the world seem to be nostalgic for this delicious treat from our childhood. Bringing back Fruit Loops Cereal Straws would bring joy to my generation and generations to come,” Wade wrote in the description of the petition.
Fortunately for fans, Froot Loops Cereal Straws aren’t the only Cereal Straws flavor that is making a comeback this October, as Cocoa Krispies Cereal Straws are also heading back to retail stores across the country in the same month. It’s not clear, however, whether there are plans to bring back Apple Jacks Cereal Straws, which were also one of the flavors of Kellogg’s Cereal Straws during the line’s original run.
“These flavorful straws will take ‘90s kids straight back to their childhood ― and [they’re] already earning tons of buzz from ‘90s kids and cereal fans alike,” Kellogg’s said in a press release last March. “These flavorful straws are evocative of your favorite bowl of cereal.”
Froot Loops and Cocoa Krispies Cereal Straws will be available in packages of five for $1, 18 for $3, and 24 for $5, though prices may vary by location.
This isn’t the first time Kellogg’s has decided to resurrect a discontinued item due to an online petition. Last December, Kellogg’s announced plans to bring back Smorz cereal after a separate successful online petition.