I remember begging my parents as kid to get a certain kind of cereal just because of the goody (usually a toy or something fun) that was inside the box. Even though I may not have liked that certain cereal I always promised I’d eat the entire box just so that I could have the goody inside. I also remember my brother and I fighting over the different goodies at times!
Cereal may be for kids, but I know I still eat it and love it. We always have cereal in our house to munch on or even for those days when we need a quick breakfast solution. Some of my favorites have always been Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms (I used to always get in trouble for picking out all the marshmallows!) and Cheerios. Today our twins love to snack on Cheerios, I think that if they could eat Cheerios all day long and they’d be happy.
General Mills has decided to bring back the original retro boxes for the five Big G Cereals: Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix which is pretty awesome. Now, Target will be the only store where you will be able find these special limited edition boxes, from February 14th – March 7th, so be sure to get to your local Target to pick up these cool retro cereal boxes!
Check out these old retro boxes compared to today’s boxes along with some little fun facts.. bring back any memories?
First Rolling Stone magazine is published
Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row
Elvis Presley marries Priscilla
Average income per year $7300
Gas per gallon is 33 cents
Muhammed Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the US Army
Spiro-graph is toy of the year, Etch-a-Sketch, The Heinz line was created in a pub in 1967
One of most popular films “Sound of Music” released
The Grateful Dead with Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco
“The Dating Game” began on daytime TV in 1965
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery
The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote becomes law
In St. Louis, Missouri, the 630-foot-tall parabolic steel Gateway Arch is completed
Honey Nut Cheerios
The first episode of the Simpsons are shown
The Cosby Show was the most popular show on television
George Bush Sr. becomes President of the United States
Average income per year: $27,450
One gallon of gas is 97 cents
Nintendo begins selling the Game Boy in Japan
First release of Microsoft Office
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
“We Are the World” is recorded by USA for Africa.
Back to the Future opens in American theaters
World Population: 4,830,979,000
Median Household Income : $23, 618
Super Mario Brothers was introduced
Star Wars was the most popular toys for boys
Average income per year $7300, Gas per gallon is 33 cents, Muhammed Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the US Army
Spiro-graph is toy of the year,Etch-a-Sketch
The Heinz line was created in a pub in 1967
5 Cereal Prize Packs:
1. CherylS22 says: My favorite was and is Cheerios. Thanks!
2. Charlene Kuser says: My favorite Cereal was Sugar Smacks
3. Angela Winesburg says: I loved Lucky Charms, thanks!
4. Shelly T. says: I loved Trix and Lucky Charms! The retro boxes are so cool!!
5. firstname.lastname@example.org says: i love cinnamon toast crunch and out of 6 kids i rarely if ever got the prize
Atari Flashback 2 Game Console Winner
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In celebration of the promotional release of the retro cereal boxes (remember.. they can only be found in Target stores during Feb 14 – Mar 7) General Mills and Target are offering 5 Mom Fuse readers a great prize package which includes:
– 1 sample each the limited edition boxes of General Mills Big G cereal that include Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cheerios, Trix and Lucky Charms
– 1 Retro-designed T-shirt
– 1 $10 Target Gift Card
AND! Also, in honor of the retro promotion, Atari is offering one of our lucky readers an Atari Flashback 2 Game Console!
We will choose the 5 cereal prize pack winners and the Atari game console winner on February 27, 2010.
1. You Must! Leave a comment below letting us know your favorite kid cereal or let us know if you had a favorite toy/game that you found inside the cereal box.
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