#FlashbackFriday is Corn Flakes…

…and Corn Flakes is Kellogg’s.

This sounds like the worst copy in the world, but I assure you, this commercial for Kellogg’s is not any sillier than Bumpo/Bumbo the Dragon liking Daddy’s Corn Flakes!

Today’s dive into the weekend actually consists of two commercials for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes – one from 1987, the other from 1988.  In one commercial, we have several people talking about why they like Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, citing…

…and in the other, a guy who talks about eating Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, and how these days, you gotta “jazz it up” with chocolate chips.  There’s nothing here but “flakes,” he says.


What will be think of “just flakes?”

His response, and the reasons the people in the first commercial like Corn Flakes…when you hit play!

He didn’t know they were Kellogg’s Corn Flakes?

Call me boring, but I’ve always liked Corn Flakes. As I said in my previous commercial article about Corn Flakes, I grew up eating Cheerios and Kix, but I also rotated in Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes, as well as Chex.  I never really developed a taste for sugary cereals because they weren’t encouraged in our house.  My mom bought Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs, and it was strictly a snack food. We ate it as such.  As an adult, I still only like non-sugary cereals, it is just what I’m used to.


Created by John Kellogg in 1894, the cereal’s purpose was to provide a nutritious cereal for the patients at Battle Creek Sanitarium, where his brother William was the superintendent.  The cereal proved popular, and was patented in 1896.  The creation of the cereal was purely accidental, as the Kelloggs had been cooking wheat and went to check into pressing matters in the sanitarium.  When they came back to it, the wheat had gone stale.  Due to being on a budget, the brother continued the manufacturing process, forcing it through rollers, which produced flakes, rather than sheets of dough.  They toasted the flakes and served it to the patients, and by golly, they liked it!

Cornelius “Corny” Rooster is the current mascot for Corn Flakes, one of many.  The box art hasn’t changed significantly over the years, much like the flavor of Corn Flakes.

Image: Amazon

Why fix it, if it isn’t broken?

This guy agrees with that sentiment.  Why change a good thing?


Have a fantastic Flashback Friday, and a great weekend!

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