Trix Yogurt is coming back after a five-year hiatus

Trix Yogurt will be available in strawberry and berry flavors

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Trix Yogurt

Another beloved treat from the ‘90s is returning to store shelves this 2021.

Yogurt brand Yoplait announced earlier this week that it is bringing back Trix Yogurt after a hiatus of five years.

“You asked—Trix Yogurt is back! What’s one emoji to describe your reaction? We’ll go first: ?” Yoplait wrote on social media on Tuesday, a few days after teasing the refrigerated snack’s impending return to the market.

During its original release, Trix Yogurt was available in various flavors, including Strawberry Banana Bash, Raspberry Rainbow, Cotton Candy, Watermelon Burst, and more. But for its comeback starting early this May, the cold fruity treat will only come in two flavors: strawberry, which features red and green swirls, and berry, which has blue and purple swirls.

Trix Yogurt
The popular yogurt is returning to store shelves after a 5-year hiatus

Huge fans of Trix Yogurt have been asking Yoplait’s parent company, General Mills, to bring back the snack since it was discontinued in 2016. A Change.org petition calling for the yogurt’s return was even created two years ago and has now collected over 9900 signatures.

“To know an entire generation of kids have [sic] not experienced the delight of Trix Yogurt is quite a shame,” read a portion of the petition’s description. “The recent comeback of Trix cereal’s fruit shapes has proved a rousing enough commercial success to suggest a similar result with the return of the branded yogurt. We implore General Mills to once again team with Yoplait to revive the classic Trix Yogurt and introduce a whole new wave of children to the nostalgic craze.”

A rep for Yoplait confirmed to Best Products that Trix Yogurt will only be available at Walmart and SuperValu stores across the U.S. in $4 eight-count packs that each includes four strawberry and four berry cups. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether Trix Yogurt is back to stay or if it’s back just for a limited time. Alternatively, you can purchase a case of 48 yogurts from Amazon.

What is Trix?

Trix is best known as a brand of breakfast cereal made by General Mills for the United States and Canada market and by Cereal Partners (using the Nestlé brand) elsewhere in the world. The regular Trix cereal consists of fruit-flavored, sweetened, and ground-corn pieces.

But aside from cereals, the Trix trademark, as mentioned above, is also being used by the yogurt company Yoplait for a line of similarly flavored yogurt marketed toward children. Yoplait is jointly owned by General Mills and the French dairy cooperative Sodiaal.

When was Trix cereal invented?

Trix cereal hit retail stores for the first time in 1954 and was the first fruit-flavored cereal on the market. The cereal’s original round corn puffs came in three colors: raspberry red, orangey orange, and lemony yellow. The cereal was advertised as being enjoyable at breakfast or as a quick snack right out of the box.

Just one year after Trix cereal’s market debut, General Mills experimented with a rabbit puppet as the brand’s mascot. Fast-forward to August 4th, 1959, the beloved Trix Rabbit debuted in a simple line-drawn commercial titled Rabbit and Carrot, which was conceptualized and drawn by Joe Harris

 

Trix cereal originally used spherical cereal pieces, but these were changed to puffed fruit-shaped pieces in 1991, presumably to avoid clashing with General Mills’ Berry Berry Kix cereals. Trix cereals returned to their original round shapes in the U.S. in 2007, only to revert to their puffed fruit-shaped forms in late 2018.

 

Are Trix all the same flavor?

No. The current version of Trix cereal contains crispy puffs that come in six different flavors: raspberry red, orangey orange, lemony lemon, wildberry blue, grapity purple, and watermelon. These crispy puffs are fortified with 12 vitamins and minerals, and 28 grams of whole grain per serving.

Trix popsicles

Trix Pops

In addition to cereal and yogurt, General Mills also released a popsicle version of Trix called Trix Pops. These popsicles came out in the 1980s and have since been discontinued.

What happened to Trix Yogurt?

Like the Trix Pops, Trix Yogurt was also discontinued.

Why was Trix Yogurt discontinued?

While it’s not clear why the production of Trix Yogurt was stopped in 2016, Yoplait more likely discontinued the product because it was no longer profitable.

Do they still make Trix Yogurt?

Yes. As reported above, Yoplait brought back Trix Yogurt to the market after a five-year hiatus. It is currently available at Walmart in eight-count packs and on Amazon in 48-count cases.

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Back by popular demand, this low-fat, gluten-free yogurt is a good source of vitamin D and calcium.

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Is Trix Yogurt healthy?

Yogurt is considered one of the top health foods for both children and adults. So despite its artificial-looking appearance, Trix Yogurt is actually good for the body.

The latest version of Trix Yogurt is gluten-free. It is a good source of vitamin D and calcium and is made with no high fructose corn syrup and no colors or flavors from artificial sources. This low-fat yogurt is also packed with 3 grams of protein per serving and only has 100 calories per serving.

Sources: Popsugar, ComicBook.com, Best Products