Archive for the ‘Cereal’ Category

I had Count Chocula for breakfast this morning.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

…and it was every bit as horrible as I remember. I should at least thank Target for that trip down memory lane. I’ve never understood “chocolate” cereals. Cocoa Puffs? Cocoa Krispies? Keep ‘em!

Get him fast before he becomes an archduke.

Get him fast before he becomes an archduke.

I still always had a soft spot for this one. It has a vampire on it! I have to at least try to like it!

Oh well, back to Cookie Crisp and Lucky Charms for me.

Gremlins, Gremlins, bite after bite…

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Man, I forgot how good the Gremlins Cereal ad was. Too bad I couldn’t find a better version of the clip:

Yeah, same sweetened corn-crunch crap as every other cereal at that time. You know, I never even saw Gremlins 2? I may be better off for it.

The 80s cereal ad parade continues: Pac-Man redux

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

I know I already did Pac-man cereal before, but I like this ad (which I don’t remember seeing before). It’s not that there isn’t a certain charm to dancing 80s kids with a horrible Pac-man dance song, but at least this is cute:

They stopped trying completely once they got Ms. Pac-man in there. They knew she would sell the cereal all by herself. Although at least they made a new commercial for her and didn’t just recycle the audio from the one above.

I could go on all day with Pac-man cereal ads, but not only there are a thousand different mild variations on the Pac-man video games, but there are cereal versions for them, too. Not that I have anything against Super Pac-man, but I can’t just make this the Pac-man cereal blog.

Don’t cross the streams…of milk!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Yeah, I think I could have easily made a better ad than this. What did they do to the Ghostbusters theme song? Hopefully that’s it for me finding stupid 80s cereal ads for a while, but I wouldn’t count on it.

It’s a cereal…Wow!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

So this recent Cracked article linked to a an ad for a cereal I had long forgotten: Nerds! That’s right, they even come with a box of Nerds candy, so get your mom to buy some today. You know. For the candy!

But that only serves as a reminder for another cereal that should not be a cereal. One which also has two “different” flavors in one box. Yep, Nintendo. It’s for breakfast now.

And of course, from even earlier we have Pac-man, who invaded every possible niche in the merchandising ecosystem. Check out those clothes! Check out those dance moves!

Themed cereals, God bless ‘em!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Oh man.  This stuff was awful, but I loved it anyways!

Please note that kid was completely caught by the Cobra guard.  If that hadn’t been a training exercise, he never would have made it to that cereal!