Oct 24, 2017 • By

Why Pudding Roll-Ups rolled out

“Unwrap the flavor! Roll out the fun!” was the introductory promotional tagline for the first-of-its-kind wholesome pudding snack made with non-fat milk as the first ingredient.  

It was 1987 when Betty Crocker rolled out Pudding Roll-Ups. They were inspired by our successful Fruit Roll-Ups fruit-flavored snacks.  

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Pudding was popular in the food industry at the time, and in 1988 Betty Crocker introduced Pudding Bits to create a stronger pudding franchise for the company.   

Available in milk chocolate, chocolate fudge and butterscotch flavors, each box contained eight Roll-Ups.  

Despite the variety, not to mention the effort, Pudding Roll-Ups and Bits were soon discontinued. 

Jessica Faucher, our archivist, and Katie Gamache from our Archives team, unwrap the short-lived lives of these pudding snacks in the latest episode of our “Inside the General Mills Archives” video series.   

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