What a treat! It was little COOKIES in a bowl. You could get away with eating cookies for breakfast!
I remember the original, chocolate chip. But apparently there were also vanilla wafer, oatmeal cookie, and possibly a double chocolate version.
The Wikipedia entry says Cookie Crisp was banned in Canada until 2009 because it promoted the idea of eating cookies for breakfast. Can this be true? Oh, my Canadian friends, you were missing out big-time.
Cookie Crisp had a wizard mascot, Cookie Jarvis (is "Jarvis" a traditional wizard name?), and then there was the Cookie Crook and his dog, Chip, who were chased by the Cookie Cop.
According to Wikipedia, the NBC show "Community" had a great joke about that fact. Says Wikipedia: "In an April Fools' Day prank, Pierce is tricked into wearing a wizard costume with a cookie wand. One character mockingly calls him "Cookie Crisp." Later in the episode, one of the younger characters, Troy, admits to not really getting the joke because the mascot for Cookie Crisp was a burglar when he was a kid, not a wizard. He says he pretended to get the joke to impress the "cooler" character, Jeff Winger, who is in his mid-thirties."
If I had to guess, I'd say a lot of moms and dads out there refused to buy Cookie Crisp because it was so bluntly bad for you. Thankfully, my mom did not care. Did yours? Do you remember Cookie Crisp, especially any of the oddball flavors? OATMEAL?