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June 28, 2008

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zom

crazy cow, we have that now in our beef! man, kellogg's OK's are like a scottish tom of finland...tom of scotland?

Dale Hazelton

I think the artist was just phoning it in on "Wackies."

bartleby

Anyone remember Concentrate? (I think it was called). It came in a little gold box with a big "C" on it. That was pretty much what we were allowed to eat, sometimes Alpen or Raisin Bran too.

I had a younger brother who believed the story about Mikey from Life Cereal dying from mixing Pop Rocks and Pepsi. But he went one better; I don't know who told him but he sincerely believed for a while that in recognition of Mikey's demise that Life Cereal was going to change its name to "Death Cereal."

Jim

King Vitamin didn't quite work? Pshaw!

JMet

"Crunchy Loggs" is the only cereal that seems remotely gross

rich

Geez! I remember King Vitamin commercials like it was yesterday!
"King Vitamin! Have breakfast with the King!" Sounds kind of Christian, now....

Listener James from Westwood

I'm still not 100% sure that these aren't Wacky Packages!!

Clinton McClung

JMet: That's King VitaMAN. Which is maybe Christianity with a touch of Nietzsche.

Bren C.

Equally amusing is http://metalmisfit.wordpress.com/2007/04/09/cereals-from-beyond-2/ "Cereals From Beyond." I remember "Ice Cream Cones" from the mid-1980s, and they weren't very good. The ads on TV insisted that I'd love 'em 'cause I was a kid. But the TV fibbed. Big time.

sluggoslade

fruity yummy mummy replaced fruit brute in the monster's of breakfast (count chocula,frankenberry,boo-berry)...

fruit brute was way cooler...

hana

recently in the store i found a reproduction box of quisp. it was delicious, and not as stale as if it had been saved from the 60s!

brianne

i knew a guy who knew the whole jingle for King Vitaman cereal- music and lyrics- I have yet to find it anywhere- but he knew the whole thing. musical encyclopedia that guy was....

toober

Quisp never actually completely went away.

toober

Quisp never actually completely went away.

toober

One box contains Mr. T stickers.
One box contains Safety Sign stickers.
One marketer gets a raise and bonus.
One marketer gets a pink slip.

Derek

Sir Grapefellow - disgusting cereal, but I had the balloon-powered air car for years.
Vanilly Crunch - I thought the whale was stupid, but I recall having the cereal at a friend's house and it was great.
Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs - I think it was called something else at some point (maybe just in my area), but I do remember the cool walking machine toy.
King Vitaman - talked mom into getting it for the Royal Racing Coach which was awesome!
Hoots - no toy, but the cereal was fantastic! (Beat Cocoa Puffs by a mile.)
Quisp - never tried it, but apparently Quaker still makes it and there is a huge cult of Quisp lovers who order it online.

Ungar Rez

I ate Quisp as a kid and liked it. But then they stopped selling it, and somehow or another I went on with my life.

AndrewJ

"Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs" sounds like the title of any 1970s summer replacement TV comedy series.

rachel

What about Freakies?

Saskplanner

Wow. I would TOTALLY 'do' the Kellogg's OK Oats Guy. HOT daddy alert...

Christopher

Check out the give-away on the box of Crunchy Logs. It's an owl calculator. I had that calculator for years but could never remember where it came from. Now I know. I gotta have a talk with my parents to ask them why they let me eat Crunchy Logs.

Guess that explains a lot.

scooter jay

man, i had forgotten about sir grapefellow...i too had the balloon racer. it was a nasty bowlful of blue goo.

fruit brute.....i still have the glow in the dark lightswitch sticker!

Dale Hazelton

The third King Vitaman looks like a pedophile...just too eager to spoon feed someones child.

I have four boxes of Addams Family cereal, with different character flashlights shrink wrapped to each box. Anyone want to make me an offer? 15 year old cereal can't be THAT bad....

drewo

I remember saving the box tops and waiting the eternal 6-8 weeks to get my Quake doll. I recall there were 2 versions of Quake. The first was a beefy, muscular guy (like my doll) and then a more slimmed-down, somewhat metrosexual looking version.

jenjen

King Vitaman was the BEST. Closest thing taste-wise is Capn Crunch, but King Vitaman had a better texture.

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