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I am an avid fan of all things cereal. I used to love the toys that came in the boxes of cereal”¦ Who am I kidding?!?! I still do! Ever since I was very young, I loved the cereal box. I always cried and whined that I wanted the newest box with the newest toy. I bet you have your own favorites in your head right now!
But in the early 80’s I found a cereal that I loved – it was called Pac Man from General Mils. After the Pac Man craze died down the cereal went missing. They stopped making it. When I talk to young whipper snappers today about it they usually shrug their shoulders and say, “Do you mean Crunch Berries or Captain Crunch?”
No, I do not. I sighed and thought to myself, “I wish there was a database of all cereals young and old.” I looked for a bit and then blamo! Just like that, I now have a website that can show you pictures, videos and images of those cereals you loved as a kid! Wow, what a great bunch of people dedicated to cereal!
Let’s take a look at a feature of a website called Mr. Breakfast — the particular feature is the cereal project. It is located here. The website is about all things breakfast but this section about cereals is about all things cereal, including breakfast cereal history. This is what we are looking at today.
When you arrive at the site you will see a section with featured cereals and videos and even a generic super hero. You will see a page that looks like this:
You will see a menu bar at the top of your screen. Simply click on Cereal Project to get the menu or scroll down to see the site.
From there, I went right to the Top 100 Cereals. I can’t even fathom what would be ranked #1. But as you can see below, they do have good old Captain Crunch as #1 with Frosted Flakes coming in second. I know number four but have NEVER seen #3. How about you?
You can click on any one of them and it will give you detailed information including links to videos (commercials) and other images and fun breakfast cereal history facts, like you can see below for this C3P0 Cereal I chose:
Hmmm, I didn’t see my Pac Man cereal so I hit the menu and choose the alphabetical list. From there I drilled down to P and then scrolled down a little bit:
I was excited! I had not seen that box in decades! I clicked on it and arrived at its individual page:
They even had a YouTube video of the commercial that we all knew and loved way back when:
I got lost in this website for over an hour. I got all nostalgic and then I wanted to eat some cereal. I settled for the number one choice on the top 100 – Good old Captain Crunch. Or as they like to call him in Futurama – The Admiral.