Friday, March 25, 2011

Funky Food Friday: Is Cap'n Crunch history?

If you read this article from earlier this month, you'd probably guess that Quaker has given Cap'n Crunch a not-so-honorable discharge from the Royal Cereal Navy. The Daily Finance theorized that Cap'n Horatio Magellan Crunch (that's his whole name -- who knew?) was being eased into retirement, since he wasn't anywhere to be found on the company's website.

Not so fast, says Quaker, who launched a new site in response: "A special message from the Cap'n: Thanks to everyone who was asking about me. I was out on the seas, but don't worry, I'm back and not going anywhere." The sea-faring, sugary mascot now also has a Facebook page, with almost 18,000 fans since March 11.

We're glad you're alive and well, Cap'n, and haven't been abducted by pirates. Who else would dare to churn out so many weird, wacky -- and awesome -- flavors like Vanilly Crunch, Punch Crunch, and Deep Sea Crunch? Not to mention the world's most perfect food, the still-going-strong Peanut Butter Crunch?

What's your favorite Cap'n Crunch flavor?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

http://imprint.printmag.com/illustration/mixed-tapes/

Wasn't there a Cinnamonn Crunch?