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(05/07/10) I AM GOING CRAZY. NOBODY HAS EVER HEARD OF THE FOLLOWING BREAKFAST CEREAL THAT I HAPPENED TO SEE WHEN I WAS A SMALL BOY. THE COMMERCIAL SHOWED A COWBOY RIDING A ROLLING ORANGE AND LASSOING SOMETHING. I BELIEVE THE CEREAL WERE THESE ORANGE 'BALLS' THAT TURNED MILK INTO OJ. THIS COMMERCIAL AIRED IN AUSTIN IN THE MID-80'S AND NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF IT. AM I CRAZY? PLEASE HELP. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.
Editor's Note: Of course we could help, and as you may have guessed, the cereal was Kellogg's OJs from 1985-86, featuring the OJ's orange rancher, named Joe. He corralled and branded oranges ("OJ") for this round Fruit Loop-like orange cereal which was flavored with 10% real orange juice.
YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY, THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER, NOW I CAN PROVE MY SANITY TO THESE B*ST*RDS! YOU GUYS ARE GREAT, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.
- Eli from Colorado
(09/05/03) Yippee! Spoonman stuff! Nice to see it, kiddo. My comment is about what premiums were favorites... well, the spoonsitters and bowl hangers, and Kell and Ogg figures, but what I'd dearly love to find would be not really premiums, but cut outs on the back of the box... there was a time when Bambi and Thumper and Flower were on the back of a long forgotten brand name of cereal, and you cut 'em ou , ran string thru the designated holes, hinged the limbs together, and voila'! Marionettes! I can remember spending hours and hours with cousins, playing with these, then entertaining the grownups with our productions. Yes, we were easily amused back in the 60's. I'd give my eyeteeth to find a Quisp spoonsitter / bowlhanger... Trix rabbit, Crunch's crew (including Seadog) would be swell too. What the heck... I just ate pink cereal for a week cuz I'd bought the box to send off for a Frankenberry bobblehead. It's a shame that the "Powers That B"e don't recognize the fact we 40 - 50 yr olds have enough allowance these days to buy the cereal that WE want... and I still look for the one with the neatest prize.
- Lou Ann
(01/27/02) My whole family really liked the old Trix better than the new cereal, I mean the shape that is, the new cereal hurts my teeth and I know Trix is for kids but I think if you came out with the old Trix and maybe called it the Trix Classic or something in that perspective it would be a good seller.
(06/09/01) I for one give a great big SA-LUTE! to Pez and The Big 'G' for the new mini-pez dispensers in Lucky Charms, Trix, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Cocoa Puffs. Now, given the success of these... I want to see more, namely Count Chocula, FrankenBerry, BooBerry, and King Vitaman dispensers!
- Ben Steckler
(04/26/00) First of all I just wanted to say GREAT website! I really enjoy it each and every month. Having said that, I just wanted to inform and/or remind everyone that Kellogg's has put prizes back in the cereal box where they belong. In specially marked packages of eight different cereals (Rice Krispies, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Smacks, Corn Pops, Marshmallow Blasted Froot Loops, Honey Crunch Corn Flakes and Apple Jacks) you can collect a Sesame Street Mini Beans. While "Mini Beans" aren't exactly topping my list of cereal prizes I want to collect, I applaud Kellogg's for placing the prizes back into the boxes where they belong. I encourage everyone to e-mail, write or even call them and thank them for returning to the glorious ways of our childhoods with actual prizes waiting at the bottom of boxes full of crunchy cereal. Now if cereal companies would start placing cartoon character voiced records on the back of their boxes again as well as bring back the original Freakies cereal and Fruit Brute, the world truly would be a better place. Just thought I'd share.
[Editor's Note: Check out double-boxes of "Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size" for cool Hot Wheels cars! Locate contact info for Kellogg's here.]
(02/01/00) Hey man, great work on the newest issue of Boxtop. I mean... all of them are good, but I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for what you do. I myself run a toy collectors club and publish a small newsletter (The M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society) so I know what kind of time and hard work go into something like this. I also realize how much effort goes into trying to keep it "fresh" and interesting, which you excel at. Well, I've gotta run, keep up the great work, and I look forward to the next issue!
Darrin M. Vindiola
Founder of The M.U.S.C.L.E. Preservation Society
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