14 groovy 1970s cereal boxes

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2017-09-27 11:26:46

It's breakfast time in the 70s.

David Cassidy plays on the radio.

Father's in his brown suit, wolfing down a piece of toast before another day of business in town.  

Mother's in her floral pinafore, making packed lunches at the counter.

And the kids? They're listening out for the school bus, and eating one of these cereals:

King Vitaman

Cereal packet cartoons hit a new low with the dubious tale of "The King's Ring". The cereal is still going today.

Cookie Crisp

"A good breakfast consists of juice or fruit, toast with butter or margarine, and Cookie Crisp cereal," asserts Jarvis the wizard.

Cheerios

A breakfast mainstay since the 1940s, Cheerios has always been at the forefront of cereal box freebies. This box offers thankful children of the 70s the chance to liven up their plain T-shirts with slogans such as "Keep on Truckin".

Kellogg's Raisin Bran

The tedium of the front of the box is somehow surpassed by the back. "You'll have hours of fun drawing designs with your Hasbro Dial.Art", Kellogg's states, alongside a recipe for Raisin Bran muffins.

Post Bran Flakes

Those Canadians know how to put some pizzazz in your bran. An immaculately-dentured woman being spoon fed.

Winnie-the-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers

A short lived offering from the early 70s. These have a cult following today, with petitions for Nabisco to bring them back.

Corn Flakes

It's got it all. 

Smiling ice skater on the front...

...followed on the reverse by a detailed account of Robert Fulton's tribulations with steamboat design, part of the exciting new "Yes We Can" biography series of American success.

Lucky Charms

All-together now: Frosted Lucky Charms,They're magically delicious! 

Freakies 

Thankfully short lived. The Freakies terrorised breakfast tables from 1972 to 1976.

Fruit Loops

Toucan Sam has been sniffing out Froot Loops from afar since 1963. What's your favourite flavoured loop? Despite what Toucan Sam might have told you, they're all the same…

Cocoa Pebbles

Post executives in 1971 were concerned the cereal's Flintstones tie-in would quickly run out of steam. It's now 46 years later and counting…

Trix

The Trix rabbit has been attempting to get his hands on a bowl of the sugary cereal since the 50s. He occasionally succeeds.

Sugar Smacks

Changed its name to the healthier sounding Honey Smacks in the 1980s. And then just Smacks a few years later. Now back to Honey Smacks.

Ready Brek

One from the Brits. It's porridge. But not as you know it. Still, father and daughter look pleased enough. Or maybe they've just won a "Superb Hanimex Movie Kit".

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