WFMU's Beware of the Blog has posted a whole bunch of kid's cereal boxes from days past. Some of these look amazing. I especially like Crazy Cow, which threatens to turn my milk into "Artificially Flavored Strawberry Milk." Nothing says breakfasty goodness like spontaneously pink fluid and the possibility of mad cow disease.
I am also a big fan of OKs. I don't know why more cereals don't use a plaid color scheme in their box designs. Seems like a no-brainer. What kid isn't attracted to a vaguely threatening bearded man wearing a green scotch tartan? I also appreciate how humble they are. Unlike the hyperbole of Tony the Tiger, who proclaims that Frosted Flakes are "Grrrrreat!" or that little elf who boasts that Lucky Charms are "magically delicious," this cereal knows it's no great shakes, and isn't going to lie about it. Thank you, OKs, for being so honest with us!
Check 'em all out here.
Product 19: Boring package, no mascot, generic industrial-sounding name. WRONG, ALL WRONG.
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