FANS have noticed that one of their favorite products from a famous grain manufacturer is no longer available across the country.
They are now taking steps to ensure General Mills knows they want the discontinued product back.
General Mills is famous for its cereals, including Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms – the things many of us enjoyed as kids.
However, they also make a range of other products and own several companies under their roof.
COMPANIES UNDER GENERAL MILLS
According to the company’s website, they are a family of 100 different Brands. Some include:
- Betty Crocker
- Häagen Dazs
- natural valley
- Old El Paso
- Blue Buffalo Co,Ltd
- lucky charm
- Cascading farm
With so many brands, as you can imagine, it’s responsible for satisfying the appetites and cravings of millions of Americans every day.
However, some fans of one of its products are currently very dissatisfied. That’s because one of the items made under the Betty Crocker brand is nowhere to be seen on store shelves.
We’re talking about Watermelon Gushers. The disappearance has upset some. A fan reached out directly to the source.
TeHe tweeted to General Mills, “Please bring back watermelon enthusiasts.”
To which she received a reply from the world-famous company. “We will let our team know that you miss Watermelon Gushers. Thanks!” She’s not the only one who wants the Gusher flavor back.
A petition on Change.Org has gathered over 700 supporters. It was initiated by Rex Fontaine. The petition reads as follows:
“Gushers have been my absolute favorite snack since I was a child. I still eat gushers regularly, as do many others. We continue to enjoy them and hope to pass them on to our children.”
It continued, “But one discontinued flavor that I’ve been craving and constantly missing and everyone misses is the Watermelon Blast flavor. This was my favorite strain as a kid. Please sign this and help me get her back.”
It was released about two weeks ago. Many people left comments expressing how much they wish the watermelon flavor was back.
Comments included, “GOD PLEASE,” while another said, “This is the best flavor/candy ever.” Another simply said, “They’re the best.”
So far 747 people have registered. The site says if 1,000 people sign up, the petition is more likely to get more traction if it’s featured in the Recommendations section.
FRUIT snack frenzy
The craze for fruit snacks began in the 1990s. after to General Mills. However, research and development of the concept of his fruit snacks began in 1975 in General Mills’ dessert division.
It wasn’t until 1979 that the company introduced its first product – fruit roll-ups, which are still around today and are popular.
Fruit Roll-Ups officially became part of the company’s Betty Crocker division in 1980 and were advertised as a nutritious and filling snack.
But according to the company, it was the introduction of the “Gushers” in 1992 that was a real turning point.
For those who haven’t tried it yet, the bite-sized candy flavor bombs contain the surprise of a juicy, runny center that helped make them an instant hit.
Even if the watermelon flavor seems to have disappeared from stores, all is not lost. Other flavors are also available.
Run a lot of shops Multiple flavors and sizes, price ranges from about $3 to about $33 for a multi-pack.
Here you can find out more about favorites that are still around years later.
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