May 09, 2011

Muppets... Prize Inside

Back in the late '80s, Post cereal made a cereal to honor one of my favorite Muppets. The Swedish Chef finally got to bring his cuisine to the American public.

I never saw it in stores, but even if I had we wouldn't have bought it. We never had sugary cereal at my house. Anything that called itself "Cinnamonamony", no matter how hilarious, would be put right back on the shelf. As I got older and was allowed to make adult decisions, like choosing breakfast cereal, I was immediately attracted back to Croonchy Stars. Not for the Muppet on the box, nor the cinnamonamony-sweet crunch, but it was the prize inside I craved:

TBCB Muppets - #14 The Swedish Chef

I guess my box was imported from Canada...


Anonymous said...

Why does the card feature "new" Yankee Stadium behind Swedish Chef if this is supposed to be 1991? Photoshop fail!

Real Fun Fact: while in development, this cereal was going to be named "Stoopid Flakes."

PunkRockPaint said...

While I appreciate your criticism, I think it is important to note two things:

1. The photo was clearly taken at Muppet Stadium.

2. I don't use photoshop.

Thank you for reading,

Travis Peterson
Vice President
Design Propaganda