70s Spots: Freakies cereal

Freakies cereal spot, 1974. ‘You too can have crunchy, Freakie cereal as part of your good breakfast.’

Ralston’s Freakies breakfast cereal first hit kitchen tables across North America around 1973. The Freakies colorful cast of characters included Boss Moss, Snorkeldorf and Goody-Goody and the lil’ fellows enjoyed hanging out at the magical Freakies Tree. By 1977 or so Freakies was gone from store shelves but the sugary childhood memories will live on in the minds of those aged 40 to 50.

Investigate for more: Freakies Wiki, Freakies at Mr. Breakfast, Freakies.com

A typical Freakies box, circa early-1970s. (Photo via ‘jeffrey’ at Mr.Breakfast.com.)

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2 Responses to 70s Spots: Freakies cereal

  1. Steve H. says:

    Wow, what a blast from the past !! I ate many a bowl. I can still remember the “We are the Freakies, we are the Freakies . . .” tune. I collected nearly all of the soft, bendable figures free in each box. Of course, when you first opened the box, you would pour nearly all if it out, or squeeze the sides in until you could see the prize on the bottom.

  2. David Moore says:

    I only tried Freakies at a friend’s house, if memory serves.

    At home it was mostly Cheerios, Raisin Bran and granola. When we were lucky our begging cries were heard and we got Cap’n Crunch or Lucky Charms. =)