Breakfast How Cereal Boxes Have Changed Over Time  

klindell
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List Rules Vote up the cereal boxes that are still charming despite all the changes.

The cereal aisle used to be much less complicated. Earlier versions of cereal boxes had less fine print, maybe a cute, memorable mascot, and perhaps an enticing announcement about a prize inside. Some cereals even had different names (Cheeri Oats, anyone?). In 2019, the big announcement is, “whole grains!” or some other nutrition claim.

Cereal boxes have a captive reading audience; unlike other food packaging, staring at the box while chowing down is part of the eating experience. Tony the Tiger, the Trix Rabbit, and even the nameless Shredded Wheat biscuit are comforting sights at a morning meal. If only cereal companies could help us navigate which alternative dairy source to pour over our flakes.

Whatever you consider the best cereal out there, its packaging has probably evolved over the years. Vote up the cereal boxes you think have managed to keep their original charm despite any drastic makeovers.

 

1 441 VOTES
Froot Loops, 1963 Vs. 2019
Froot Loops, 1963 Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list How Cereal Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  the-omega-man/MrBreakfast.com/Kellogg's
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Is this box still charming?
2 466 VOTES
Frosted Flakes, 1950s Vs. 2019
Frosted Flakes, 1950s Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list How Cereal Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  Jeffrey/MrBreakfast.com/Kellogg's
372 94
Is this box still charming?
3 408 VOTES
Cap'n Crunch, 1960s Vs. 2019
Cap'n Crunch, 1960s Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list How Cereal Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  Toonopedia/Quaker Oats
326 82
Is this box still charming?
4 400 VOTES
Corn Flakes, 1906 Vs. 2019
Corn Flakes, 1906 Vs. 2019 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list How Cereal Boxes Have Changed Over Time
Photo:  Kellogg's/Kellogg's
312 88
Is this box still charming?