All posts tagged: cereal

Wheaties Box Athletes

What is the ultimate goal of an athlete? To play professionally? To win a championship? To win an Olympic medal? To beat the domestic abuse/blood doping accusation? The answer is yes to everyone of those questions because athletes are greedy. However, while setting out to accomplish all of those goals they may end up on the cover of a Wheaties box and they will also pretend like that is the highlight of their career even though we know it isn’t. With that said, there was a time when being on a Wheaties box was a huge deal (at least to the kids who ate the cereal and wanted nothing more than to be that athlete on the box). I don’t think being on a Wheaties box carries the gravitas it once did back in the day, my breakfast is now a steady diet of left over pizza and diet Rockstar energy drinks (gotta keep the calories down somewhere). Frankly, I don’t really care, this is The Nostalgia Blog and we are all about talking about …

TV inspired snacks from the 1990’s

It’s called cross-marketing…Taking a popular character or TV show and using it’s celebrity to sell other products. Most of these products are targeted towards kids. This type of cross-marketing really started in the 80’s, exploded in the 90’s and still continues today. Take fruity peddles for example… And yes, John Cena is also on the box… Many of you may remember some of the classic 90’s snacks,  while others I’m sure have buried away the memory of these awfully unhealthy treats. Either way, here is a look at some of those processed foods that you had your mom purchase because it was endorsed by a cartoon character. -YOGI BEAR CAPRI SUN -EAT MY SHORTS SNACKS -THE FLINTSTONES SODA -GARFIELD AND FRIENDS FRUIT SNACKS -CHIP N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS FUDGE BARS -THE FLINTSTONES PUSH-UPS -LIFE WITH LOUIE PASTA