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December 18, 2008 3:56 PM   Subscribe

You've got some sugar in your eye: 100 Cereal Box Covers
posted by Brandon Blatcher (27 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Quisp and Quake were from Quaker? I didn't know that until now. But I'm a Quazy Quacksmoker, who's freinds will Qy over his Quave.
posted by jonmc at 4:02 PM on December 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Heh. Corny snaps.
posted by alpha_betty at 4:02 PM on December 18, 2008


The one and only cereal that comes in the shape of animals.
posted by trip and a half at 4:24 PM on December 18, 2008


Didn't peanut butter Cap'n Crunch have an elephant on the box? Or did I just imagine that?
posted by cazoo at 4:32 PM on December 18, 2008


What, no Mr. T cereal?
posted by ALongDecember at 4:43 PM on December 18, 2008


Life-less?
posted by gman at 4:50 PM on December 18, 2008


Didn't peanut butter Cap'n Crunch have an elephant on the box? Or did I just imagine that?
"Peanut Butter Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch would follow two years later in 1969, with a large elephant named Smedley as its mascot; according to sales charts, this version was the most successful at the time."* Smedley TV commercial.

Smedley box cover; "Where's the Cap'n w/ Smedley" box cover.

Then there was this Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Commercial: Elephant (2004).
While I have always liked the taste of Cap'n Crunch, I still can't eat it, as it tears up the roof of mouth.
posted by ericb at 5:11 PM on December 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


*of my mouth*
posted by ericb at 5:14 PM on December 18, 2008


i pity the spoon that taps Mr.T's cereal...
posted by minimalmark at 5:15 PM on December 18, 2008


Those lame old Shreddies have nothing on the new Diamond Shreddies!
posted by GuyZero at 5:33 PM on December 18, 2008


Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs, an ill-advised foray into spiking breakfast cereal with LSD. And is that the Purina logo? I am getting suspicious.
posted by sugarfish at 5:34 PM on December 18, 2008


Ahh the good old days when cereal manufacturers weren't afraid to celebrate their sugar content. Case in point: Sugar Crisp (later named Super Sugar Crisp) with mascot Sugar Bear. I think it's called Super Golden Crisp now, which just seems dishonest somehow.
posted by amyms at 5:38 PM on December 18, 2008


Nope, nothing wrong here...
posted by hermitosis at 5:43 PM on December 18, 2008


Honeycombs big, yeah, yeah, yeah.
posted by Snyder at 6:14 PM on December 18, 2008


King Vitaman! Wow! I used to crunch on that by the handful! No milk! But I don't remember that box. I think that king was deposed.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:22 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


King Vitamin and Quisp were my favorites. Man there is no actual food in that food.
posted by jessamyn at 6:42 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Around 1987 or so when I was in high school, there was a small controversy when the box cover for Count Chocula showed Bela Lugosi's Dracula in the background, complete with a six pointed star. Jewish groups complained that this was the Star of David and was inappropriate and insulting. The box was pulled from the stores, but not before I bought one, convinced it would be the beginning of a valuable cereal box collection.

The box remained unopened for perhaps three weeks, but high school boys and sugar cereal are a volatile mix and one night I caved and opened it up to consume the sweet chocolatey goodness inside. Not having researched cereal box collecting one iota, I assumed any value was now gone and so I threw away the box.

Somewhere out there, Count Chocula is having the last laugh.
posted by jeremias at 8:26 PM on December 18, 2008


Evidently Kix at one point in time came boxed with the hacked-off head of a mountain goat.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:27 PM on December 18, 2008


Due to the popularity of the health food movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's, my mother had largely purged our house of "junk" food. No more sugary breakfast cereals. My grandmother, however, would usually have a box of quasi-healthy Total at her house.

While at my grandmother's house, I was allowed to add extra sucrose to my bowl of milk and Total, so of course I really went to town with that. When the flakes were gone, and only a slurry of wheat-flavored sucrose and milk was left, I would drink it for the final satisfaction.

I used to call it "The Benediction"...
posted by Tube at 8:31 PM on December 18, 2008


Sir Grapefellow: WANT!
posted by not_on_display at 8:52 PM on December 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I love how they used to be labeled "Sugar Frosted Flakes." In case people didn't know what they were frosted with.
posted by grouse at 11:42 PM on December 18, 2008


Oh, for the days when all cereal mascots were either awesome 50's-style character illustrations or bona-fide Jay Ward cartoon creations.
posted by JHarris at 1:08 AM on December 19, 2008


I could go for some mad cow flakes about now....
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:44 AM on December 19, 2008


Free Dinosaur!
posted by jazon at 6:43 AM on December 19, 2008


Some of these are invoking really strong scent-memories for me.
posted by rlk at 8:29 AM on December 19, 2008


When the flakes were gone, and only a slurry of wheat-flavored sucrose and milk was left, I would drink it for the final satisfaction.

WHEATIES + NESTLE'S QUIK + MILK = YUMMY YUMMY GOODNESS
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:33 PM on December 19, 2008


If you like the wheat-flavored milk, try going to your local Asian market and seeing if they have malt-flavored soymilk. I think it might be even better.
posted by concrete at 7:23 PM on December 19, 2008


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