Saturday, March 21, 2009

HoneyComb Hideout and Generic Cereals Making Me Sick.

Does the generic cereal industry have no pride? I'm not lying when I tell you that I just ate a bowl of Marshmallow Matey's. It's just a rip off of Lucky Charms. And I hate Lucky Charms so I have no idea why I even ate it.

Anyways, the character on the bag - yup bag - not box are two kangaroos. The mom kangaroo is wearing sunglasses and is "Cool Blue". The baby kangaroo is giving the OK hand motion and his name is "Little Oaty". I'm not making this up.

Here's a non generic cereal I also hate - Honeycombs. And even worse, the commercials for Honeycombs. Look at that crappy robot. What a joke. And that in your face acting is as insulting to me now as it was in the 80's. Jerks.

26 comments:

Dr. Monkey said...

I'm with ya on the Honeycomb cereal.

Dedene said...

All the packaged cereal is crap.

Jeannie said...

I have always hated all those crappy cereals.

The commercials suck too.

Greta said...

I take it you're a little irritated with the cereal selection this morning doctor?

LiLu said...

Honeycomb SUCKS. I used to hate that goddamn commercial... that beast shrieking "ME WANT HONEYCOMB!!!" I would kill it if I could. I would.

Cora said...

Yeah, I never got that either. All the screaming and jumping around and in-your-faceishness ~ pffft! If THAT is how my kid will behave after eating Honeycomb, forget it, I'm not feeding it to her!

numberonesistah said...

Wait a minute peoples! Are we going to accept this cereal hate in this day and age of acceptance and love of all things? We must stand up together and pledge that we will support our generic cereal industry no matter how substandard it may be!

My goodness, I bet you guys even bowl like the special olympics dontcha?

Girl Interrupted said...

Grumpy MUCH!

*leaves you a croissant and coffee*

Cowguy said...

I just chose the best prizes inside the box when I was a kid. Now I buy my cereal for "fiber content".


Age. It ain't that funny.

Bombchell said...

lol danced to the commercial cute. hmm now I want to try honeycombs.

The Jules said...

Made my own ceral once.

Honey coated fish sticks.

Worst breakfast evva!

Prunella Jones said...

The problem with Honeycomb is that it's very bland. It's really so much better if you add lots of sugar. And Ritalin. Lots and lots of Ritalin like I just did. Now, it's going to be a golden day all right!

mo.stoneskin said...

Mate I've got a really good idea.

Next time you have a day off. Actually, just take a day off. But on that day, go down the supermarket and just look at the cereal pack pictures and text. Just spend a day doing it. Criticise it, rant at it, call down fire and brimstone on it, c'mon, you know you want to, just let rip on the pathetic excuse for, well, for anything that adorns those packets.

Write it down.

Publish it.

For me.

J.J. in L.A. said...

The commercial is geared towards kids, knowing they will bug the crap out of their parent to buy it. They haven't developed good taste yet - that's why they like Honeycombs.

I had Malt-o-Meal this morning...with LOTS of brown sugar.

Dr Zibbs said...

Bombshell - you've never had this cereal?

Anna Lefler said...

Food in boxes is highly suspect, but I eat it anyway.

Food in bags is right out.

Okay, except potato chips. And M&Ms. And marshmallows.

Dammit.

diane said...

Get out there and plant your garden, grumpy.

words words words said...

Generic cereal in bags is suspect at best. And where do they get off having characters on the bag? Those are at least as substandard as the product. If you make generic cereal that rips off an established brand, have the humility and decency not to brand it and make up shitty characters. Just put it in austere packaging and know your role.

Seriously.

Also, that commercial (and almost all commercials for food aimed at children) is a tonal and thematic mess. There, I said it.

Son of a Thomas said...

I never eat cereal for breakfast. If I eat it at all it like 2am and I couldn't find something else.

The cereal I eat. Chex. People who don't like Chex cereal have never tried Chex cereal. And if you tried it and don't like it then you're a lier.

Dr Zibbs said...

WWW - well said!

Son of Thomas - Your Dad works for the company that makes Chex doesn't he?

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Omigosh! I remember this jingle and that cheesy robot. I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

sista #2 said...

Im not a ceral fan.

Although, we have made frosted flake chicken.


peace
#2

sista #2 said...

cereal either

Chaka said...

I've noticed that Malt O Meal or some other cheap brand has a knock off of every major cold cereal. Cherrios=Toasty O's, Frosted Mini Wheats=Frosted Mini Spooners, Fruit Loops=Tootie Fruties, etc. I'll take hot cereal any day over the cold stuff.

Dr Zibbs said...

Chaka - I hear you. That name sounds very familiar.

mylittlebecky said...

"little oatey" that made me giggle :)

i can only eat gluten-free "rice puffs" so i'm pretty sad.