How Wheaties Became the ‘Breakfast of Champions’Continue reading
This product has gone through a few name changes, from Happy Jax to Sugar Crisp to Super Sugar Crisp to Super Golden Crisp to Golden Crisp.
In 2008, Consumer Reports revealed a study that found two cereals that were more than 50% sugar. This was one of them, the other being Kellogg’s Honey Smacks (the one with the frog).
Bears have quite a history of liking the sweet stuff.
The first Ferris wheel was built for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair by… George W.G. Ferris Jr.Continue reading
“Does this cereal taste great? Who knows? But at least the box is cute.” — Crazy People (1990)
Do you know the difference between Quakers and Shakers?
In 1969, Quaker Oats owned Fisher-Price.
Quaker Oats paid for the production of the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Quaker Oats is currently owned by PepsiCo.Continue reading
This is truly one of the best headlines ever written. Perhaps not back when it was originally written and meanings were slightly different, but a masterpiece today.
I wonder how much of that Vitamin D came from the milk (or cream – yes, that was a thing back then) they poured on the Pep?
Fun facts: Kellogg’s Pep was the first breakfast cereal fortified with spray-on vitamins.
Kellogg’s Pep cereal was also a mild laxative.
Pep was once known as “the sunshine cereal”.
Ergo, Pep let you fart sunshine.Continue reading
It’s a lucky day when you’re flipping through an old comic book and happen upon one of the first, if not THE first, ad for General Mills Lucky Charms!
Fun facts: “The cereal was created by product developer John Holahan. He developed the original prototype based on Cheerios cereal pieces and chopped up pieces of his favorite candy – Circus Peanuts.”
Circus peanuts!?!? Noooooooooo!
“The marshmallow pieces in Lucky Charms are called ‘marbits.’”
More Lucky Charms history can be found here.Continue reading
Fun fact: The final original episode of Rocky and Bullwinkle’s show aired on June 27, 1964, two months before the comic book this ad was found in hit the stands.
Another fun fact: Cheerios was originally named CheeriOats. That didn’t last long.Continue reading
General Mills’ Cheerioats was invented in 1941. It didn’t long for Quaker Oats to gripe about the name and threaten legal action, so Cheerioats became Cheerios in 1945. Good thing, because autocorrect hates hates hates “Cheerioats”. Continue reading
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