I have many times expressed my thoughts that Cocoa Pebbles are the best snack food ever, and I still hold fast to that truth.
So when I found this site that has collected the front and backs of the Cereal Boxes of my (and probably your) youth, I was so jazzed! Visit the Cereal Box archive and see if it brings back any memories.
I loved Kaboom cereal, I sure miss that one. Or Freakies. We had some pretty odd cereals back them. I remember how excited I was when “Cookie Crisp” was introduced. “Cookies for Breakfast?!?! Mom! You HAVE to get this!!!”
When I took a look at the Cocoa Pebbles section, I was happy to recall that I had each and every one of the prizes they gave away.
And is it just my fuzzy memory, or were the toys in cereal boxes back then much, much cooler and fun than they are now? Now it all seems to be marketing tie-ins. I am not even sure they put prizes in cereal boxes anymore. I don’t think many cereal makes put prizes out these days.
That’s a shame. Nothing quite compares to that feeling of anticipation when my Mom said I could finally open the new box (once I had finished the eating the current cereal we had open). I recall the determination I had while ripping open the cereal box and digging down deep to find my Rock Grabber or Gyro Car.