I’m back again for another post about cereals! This time I’m showcasing past and present cereals with a Christmas/winter/”holiday” theme. So crank up the heat and grab a blanket, a bowl, a spoon & some milk!
Holiday Lucky Charms (General Mills, 1990)
I remember this one! No different than regular Lucky Charms other than holiday-shaped marshmallow bits. There’s some conflicting reports (yes, conflicting reports about Holiday Lucky Charms) about what year this cereal came out in, either 1990 or 1991. There are two cereal boxes floating around and the one on the left is obviously older than the one on the right, I actually thought it looked like it came out in the late ’80s so I’m gonna go with 1990. The box on the right is from ’92. The 1990 box had cut out gift tags on the back.
Winter Lucky Charms (General Mills, 2001)
The successor to Holiday Lucky Charms. I know it’s a commercial sin to say “Christmas” on your product but you can’t say “Holiday” either?
Polar Crunch (Quaker, 2006)
I don’t really know what this has to do with winter other than the Cap’n wearing a scarf and gloves. I don’t think this cereal came back for a second year but I’d love to eat some blueberry Cap’n Crunch! Of course, it was silly for the Cap’n to try to compete with himself…
Christmas Crunch (Quaker, 1988)
The most iconic Christmas cereal of all time? What can I say? Just watch the commercial!
Ice Berry Pebbles (Post, 2006)
I’m not sure if this cereal is still kickin’ around but i remember it coming out. Strawberry Pebbles.
Winter Fruity Pebbles (Post, 2003)
I think it’s funny this is called “Winter Fruity Pebbles” yet the pieces are red & green. When I think of winter I think of blue & white. When I think of CHRISTMAS that’s when I think of red & green.
The Polar Express (Post, 2004)
This is actually a pretty cool holiday cereal. Cocoa & marshmallows. It’s amazing someone hasn’t done this more often with a holiday theme.
Holiday Rice Krispies (Kellogg’s, late ’90s/early ’00s?)
Red & green Rice Krispies but they aren’t the first holiday variation…
Ho Ho Holiday Rice Krispies (Kellogg’s, 1996)
I admit “Holiday Rice Krispies” has a bit more snap, crackle and pop to it but there’s just something really neat and wholesome about “Ho Ho Holiday Rice Krispies”. I guess with the word “ho” getting used so much these days, Kellogg’s probably thought it best to rename their holiday version of Krispies.
Holiday Fruit Loops (Kellogg’s, 2006)
Red, green and purple sprinkled Froot Loops. Sadly, I couldn’t find a better picture online but I’ve read this cereal was mainly available only in Canada. That explains all that French on the cover.
Bedrock Blizzard Pebbles (Post, 1998)
Both Fruity & Cocoa variations got their own “Bedrock Blizzard” upgrade for the holidays in 1998. Cocoa Pebbles had sprinkles and Fruity Pebbles were frosted.
Christmas Cookie-Crisp (Ralston, early ’90s)
I really miss the Cookie-Crisp Crook and Officer. =( Very weird seeing these mini-chocolate chip cookies changed to bright red and green.
Holiday Fruity Pebbles (Post, 1997)
Geez, Post, have you given us enough holiday Pebbles cereals yet? Just the standard red & green change up. Enjoy this classic Pebbles commercial!