Fred Flintstone has graced every box of Pebbles cereal for over 70 years. And now, even though it’s temporary, Post is replacing him with a really badly drawn cartoon John Cena. I’m honestly not sure which annoys me worse— the breaking of tradition by removing Fred from the box or the fact that with all their money, cereal companies like Post and General Mills won’t hire people who can actually draw to design their cereal boxes.
“We’ve just been talking with kids. They wanted more variety,” she said. “Fred isn’t necessarily the … coolest or [most] relevant guy for kids who we are going after.”
Fuck you… Fred will always be cool.
Okay, for the record, Batman cereal was one of many branded cereals that tasted like scalded styrofoam ass, but this photo inspired this daily discussion, so here it is. My favorite cereals as a kid, and still today, were Cocoa Pebbles, Honey Nut Cheerios and Cracklin Oat Bran.
If you like Lucky Charms, but wish there were more mar-bits and less cereal and you’ve got a 3D printer handy, you can make your very own Lucky Charms marshmallow sieve and get rid of all that other crap.