Craig sent me and amazing link on twitter today about vintage cereal boxes that I had to share with all of you. As a kid I loved cereal, I mean who doesn’t. I would still eat it today if not for the small fact that it upsets my belly. But as a kid and into my early twenties I would eat it for breakfast every day and lots of times for dessert after dinner as well. For some strange reason I think cereal tastes even better late at night, anyone else with me? When I was little I loved to go to the super market and browse the cereal isle grabbing as many boxes as I could, we did not have a limit and could buy any kind we wanted. Which of course meant all of the sugary kinds. Some of my favorites were Lucky Charms, Coco Puffs, Cookie Crisp, and soo many more I honestly can’t think of right now. I think what draws kids in to choosing their favorite cereals and sticking with them for years is the graphics on the box. The bad for you cereals always have the best designs. Lots of bright color, fun fonts, and of course the best cartoon characters. The “healthy” cereals seemed to be lacking in fun designs and I think if they spruced up the artwork, little kids would be more attracted to them and pick them off of the shelves.
Craig found this great site that is like a library for scans of vintage cereal boxes, seriously cool. The site is called The Imaginary World and has a great index of many cereal brands I have never heard of . Truthfully I feel like the graphics and illustrations were better years ago and I am having a great time browsing through everything. Below are some of my favorites.
What was your favorite cereal as a kid?
Have a great weekend