It is amazing, to me at least, how one simple comment made during a conversation makes you reminisce. It seems that the older I get the more I think about the past. Anyway, the other day I was having breakfast with my good friend the Cap’n. He and I often have our morning meal together. He can usually be found in my cupboard waiting to be taken out and poured into a bowl.
This particular morning we were discussing some of the characters that have been used to advertise cereals. Now, the Cap’n has been around for quite a while but he is not the only one to have a long shelf life. In fact, some of his friends sometimes sit right next to him in my cupboard. Tony is a frequent guest. I do think his cereal is pretty grrrrreat!
Right now, joining the Cap’n are three old friends of mine: snap, Crackly, and Pop. Beside being good at breakfast, these guys also make some pretty tasty treats. They also have been around for quite a while.
Other staples in our house have been Sugar Bear, Toucan Sam, and Dig “Em Frog. This kind of tells you about how healthy my breakfasts are.
There are are some who never made it into my house. Count Chocula is one because I am not a big fan of chocolate cereal, although I do like chocolate in almost any other form. Although the Trix Rabbit has made a occasional appearance, his cereal is a bit too sweet for me.
Here are a few more popular advertising characters. Can yo identify what cereal they were associated with?
Lucky the Leprechaun – I still enjoy his cereal.
Sonny the Cuckoo Bird
Then there are those that may no longer exist.
Chip the Wolf (Cookie Crisp)
Cornelius (Corny) Rooster (Corn Flakes)
Honey Monster ( Sugar Puffs)
The list goes on and on. In fact, there is even a web site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_breakfast_cereal_advertising_characters) devoted to advertising characters. The information given includes family history of the character as well as lots of background information on the character and the product,
So, which, if any, characters live on your shelves?