Tiger Tale

I read that Chile has banished Tony the Tiger as part of their campaign to change the dietary habits of their country. I grew up with Tony the Tiger, Frosted Flakes, and other too sweet cereals myself. I can’t blame Tony for any bad eating habits I have acquired over the years.

Tony the Tiger via giphy.com

There were so many choices when I was growing up: Sugar Pops, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs. But I wasn’t “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs”,

via giphy.com

or even for Lucky Charms and the Leprechaun.

But the ads probably do influence kids. I remember the commercials were shown during the times when kids shows were on, like Saturday morning cartoons. I do think I miss Tony the Tiger saying “Frosted Flakes are GRRRREAT!!!! And that’s the end of my tale.

Did you have any favorite, too sugarly, cereals when you were a kid or even now?


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. Today’s prompt words: tail/tale. Use one or both. Featured image ‘tiger meme’ by Meme Binge on Flickr. Gifs via giphy.com

28 thoughts on “Tiger Tale

  1. JoAnna

    I was impressed by Tony’s powerful voice and presence. But I seem to remember liking Alpha Bits and Rice Krispies with the snap, crackle, pop. I guess I liked playing with my food.

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  2. J-Dub

    I didn’t like any of the too sweet cereals but mom bought them for me and my brothers who loved them – Froot Loops was #1. I would always eat from my dad’s box of plain corn flakes.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Sugar Smacks, I was trying to remember that one because my husband has told me he didn’t remember it. There used to be a short Western show on and they would advertise Sugar Smacks. And Sugar Pops are tops. I think I have all the slogans in my brain now.

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  3. ghostmmnc

    We still get Frosted Flakes and Rice Crispies. I used to really like Sugar Smacks. The variety pack of cereals in those little boxes used to have perforations you could punch out, and pour the milk right into the box. That was fun, along with the cartoons! πŸ™‚

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      We have gotten Rice Krispies sometimes. I was thinking about those little individual boxes. Pouring the milk in the box was convenient. We would want to pick out our favorites and when my Dad got to them just the plain stuff would be left.

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  4. joey

    I like Frosted Flakes, but it’s like after I eat it, I’m wound up :/ That’s about as sugary as I can go and I think it makes a better dessert than a breakfast, lol! — Also, Cap’n Crunch. That’s dessert. I like Rice Krispies, Cheerios, Chex, and Raisin Bran.Those are the ones my mother let me have, and I guess she really did know best!

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