The Return of Screaming Yellow Zonkers

Screaming Yellow Zonkers were very popular with both of my sisters when I was growing up. I would say they were popular with me then, but when you have two older sisters who like a certain food. Odds are, you are NEVER going to get any. The occasional tastes I managed to finagle though, made me a fan and when I could pick it up outside the home, I would. Sadly it was rare in my town’s candy store and supermarket (the ones I could walk to).

I really got to love the stuff about a decade ago, when I found that the store next to this movie theater I liked, sold the Zonkers. I love going to the movies, so every time I went, I would pick up a box to enjoy with the film. This became a habit for me and I would often pick up an extra box on the way out to keep in reserve just in case I went to a different theater.

Then something horrible happened. In 2007 they discontinued Screaming Yellow Zonkers.

I looked high and low for reserve boxes, but it seemed to go away in a flash. I thought, Another great snack food from the past…gone. I was sure, like so many other discontinued treats I enjoyed, that I would never see them again. I was wrong.

Starting on May 15th in Walgreens Stores nationwide, you will be able to pick up Screaming Yellow Zonkers in 4 special edition boxes for a buck a piece (a real bargain). This re-release could be for a limited time only, so if you are a fan of Zonkers’ delicious buttery sweetness, do not hesitate. Go out and pick some up for yourself or a friend who has not yet experienced the wonders of the black box. They are perfect for the movies, the ballpark or a romantic popcorn based dinner. Go get zonked today!

I did!

This Post Has 58 Comments

  1. Betty Bennett

    Is there any update as to more Screaming Yellow Zonkers being made?

  2. Susie

    I know this is from last year but were can I find them how???I went to the Walgreen and the manager didn’t know what I was talking about.

  3. Corey

    I made the same mistake. The came out just for a short time and were gone again. I managed to get a hold of 2 boxes before they were gone. ???? I wish we could get them back on the market for good!

  4. deena

    Please tell me the Screaming Yellow Zonkers are still available now!?!?! I have been searching for these for years! I just came across this article. My mind is completely blown! I love them as a kid and I haven’t stop thinking about Screaming Yellow Zonkers! Any helpful info would be appreciated. Thanks

  5. Mike

    Just come across this site. Sorry for my tardiness but I had to respond. I loved SYZ as a kid, craved them in my teens and 20’s and well into my 30’s. enjoyed them occasionally into my 40’s, when I could find them. Just found out they have returned for hopefully longer than a limited time. Please bring SYZ back. Please, please, please, come back. We all miss you SYZ!!

  6. gary boughton

    I am 74 and would give an arm for just one box of SYZ’s. How I loved them. Thanks Con Agra Anyone remember Horlick’s Malted Milk Tablets.

  7. eve

    Anyone find any SYZ’s lately?

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