The favorite thing about entering middle school is Providence Academy students can choose whatever they want to eat for lunch. There are many different options to choose from, but the best part is probably the treat section near the checkout. There is a huge variety of snacks from cookies to Gatorade to little boxes of cereal. But one snack stood above the rest.

These were the Kellogg’s Fruity Snacks. They quickly became a lunchtime staple as many people started to pick them up on a daily basis. But then came a sad change. At the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, students noticed that the fruit snacks were no longer available.

When these amazing treats suddenly disappeared from the lunch line, most students expressed their confusion. Riley Nechanicky ‘19 says, “Fruit snacks were my favorite thing to buy at lunch, and I really hope that they come back.”

Bridget Murphy ’18 says, “I miss them  so much because I used to get them for a snack and eat them throughout the rest of the day”.

They were available in two different flavors: mixed berry and strawberry. According to the Walmart website, these fruit snacks are made with real fruit and contain 100% of your daily value of vitamin C and only 70 calories, making them a great healthy snack.

But now, Mr. Morris, the head chef, has shed some light on the subject. He said, “Kids were licking them and throwing them at the ceiling, at each other, and on the ground.” Because of these intrusive actions, he sadly explained that they are never coming back. At Providence Academy, we need to be held accountable for our actions, so now the fruit snacks are not available.

Since, for many students it has become a tradition to pick up a pack and eat them throughout the day, you may be wondering where to buy these delicious treats now that they are not available anymore at school, due to the unwelcome actions of disruptive students. Thankfully, they are available at many grocery stores including Cub, Walmart, and Lunds & Byerlys.

To conclude, the Journalism team has decided to give out 15 packs of the Kellogg’s Fruity Snacks to the first 15 readers to post a quality comment on this article. You can reply by going to the bottom of the page and hitting “comment”.  If your comment is made made viewable to the site, you will be contacted by a member of the staff.

5 Responses to Where Has Everyone’s Favorite Lunchtime Snack Gone?

  1. Dylan Servais says:

    So disappointed that we lost the fruit snacks :(. Great article though.

  2. Eleanor Christianson says:

    I wish they were back! Great article! Keep up the amazing work

  3. Kira Cmiel says:

    I really miss the fruit snacks they are so good!!

  4. Sarah Costa says:

    I am sad that the fruit snacks are gone.

  5. Anna Olson says:

    So sad!

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