Trix is bringing back its original fruit-shaped cereal design and ’90s kids will be thrilled

  • After thousands of customer requests, Trix cereal will be in fruity shapes again for the first time since the early 2000s.
  • It’ll still come in the iconic six flavors: raspberry red, lemony lemon, orangey orange, wildberry blue, “grapity” purple, and watermelon.
  • General Mills also tried to change the cereal’s artifical coloring in recent years, but customers were so upset that the company opted to keep the bright artifical dyes.

One of your favorite old cereals just got a ’90s-inspired makeover. It might not be as healthy as actual fruit for breakfast, but long-beloved Trix cereal is once again sold in fun, fruity shapes. The last time fans saw little puffs of grapes, orange slices, and berries in their bowls was in the 1990s and early 2000s. But after receiving over 20,000 requests from nostalgic customers, General Mills (the company that owns Trix) listened to the crowd’s demands.

“We have heard from an overwhelming number of Trix fans who have been calling, emailing and reaching out on social media telling us that they want fruity shapes back,” said Scott Baldwin, director of marketing for General Mills Cereal, in a release. “Kids of the 90s can rejoice, their fruity shapes are back in Trix.”

According to a General Mills press release, there are six fun fruit flavors to find in each box: raspberry red, lemony lemon, orangey orange, wildberry blue, “grapity” purple, and watermelon.

Fans are psyched. “Honestly Trix announcing their cereal will be fruit shaped again was the happiness we all needed for this miserable 2018 year,” one fan said on Twitter.

“trix brought back the fruit shapes and suddenly I have a will to live again,” tweeted @dylanthedweeb.

This isn’t the first time Trix cereal has changed their product. Trix was launched in 1954, pastel-colored and round. In 1991, the brand brought bright colors and fruity shapes, returning to the round shape in 2006, but keeping its bright colors. When Trix tried to remove its artificial colors in favor of a natural, lighter hue, fans were so upset that the brand decided to keep its artificial dyes.

This most recent change seems to be part of a sweeping trend of ’90s nostalgia. Other recent snack releases have been inspired from the decade, like Reptar Bars and Planter’s Cheez Balls. What’s next? Here’s to hoping it’s more of these discontinued, but beloved, snack foods from your childhood.

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