Crunch Berries Cereal, while a clear off shoot of the Cap’n Crunch line, is able to really stand on its own. The cereal is sweet and full of flavor, although it does still cause irritation on the roof of your mouth due to the same coating used on the original shaped pieces. For a short time there was a special edition called Oops! All Berries, that featured only the berry pieces, which would probably leave the roof of your mouth well enough alone.
Only 4 years after the launch of the original Cap’n Crunch Cereal, in 1967 Quaker launched Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries Cereal. The cereal comprised itself of the familiar yellow flattened boxes of the original spherical red pieces that were flavored similar to sweetened strawberries to represent the “crunchberries”. In the 1990’s the cereal saw the addition of the colors of green, purple, and blue but they all retained the same flavoring, and the prominance of the Cap’n Crunch name slowly diminished to leave Crunch Berries as the dominant branding.
As part of the Cap’n Crunch line of cereals, Crunch Berries shared a number of the same promotions. Crunch Berries however had their own mascot of sorts, the Crunchberry Beast. A yellow squash shaped creature with a mop of red hair, the Crunchberry Beast was found on Crunchberry Island in 1967 when the cereal was launched. Although he has appeared in commercials throughout the life of the cereal, the active marketing for Crunch Berries has taken second seat to that of the original Cap’n Crunch.
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