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TheDailyMeal: Cereals That Were Too Sweet to Last

Freakies – Ralston

Oh, the '70s. Among many other things, this wacky decade saw our nation’s four-year love affair with a cereal made of "crunchy honey-tasting spaceships" speckled with marshmallows that looked like boogers. These were the Freakies — green creatures named with names like Cowmumble, Snorkeldorf, and Hamhose, who, according to legend, found a magical tree that provided an endless supply of Freakies cereal and decided to live there forever. The sugary puffed cereal, made by Ralston, tasted similar to Quisp and was an instant success thanks to the lovable Freakies characters. Freakies was so beloved that the original Freakies commercial became an installation at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

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