Crunch Berries Cereal

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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For more information you can visit the Official Cap’n Crunch website.


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  1. You would think that the mouth erosion problem would have been solved by now!

    CrackerJack, too, has given up on toys in the package. I think this is the result of one “special” kid swallowing the toy accidentally-therefore it is a hazard in the eyes of all those ‘witch-hunting’ mom groups.

    I like the oops all berries. Only when I need a sugar fix!

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  2. Where are your glaaaasses?

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  3. PS – Preferred Cap’n Crunch *with* crunchberries and it ticks me off they don’t make those anymore.

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  4. Metalmom– Its true… those mom groups are nothing but fascist tyrants trying to keep the cereal down! Rise up in the cafeteria and stab them with your plastic forks!!! We need toys dammit!!!!!!

    Poppy– Glasses? What are those???

    BTW… this cereal IS Cap’n Crunch With Crunchberries… but they changed the name branding to Cap’n Crunch’s Crunchberries for marketing purposes. It’s basically the same cereal though.

  5. “…where are the good toys and the good giveaways? They don’t exist anymore. The cereal companies have cheaped the product, they’ve downsized the boxes and they’ve gotten rid of the good giveaways of cereal. It’s no wonder that they’re losing profits and they’re losing sales. They’re not giving us any reason to continue buying the cereal.”

    I know what you’re saying and I do agree in some regards, I would like to see better preminums. I however don’t buy my cereal off of the promotional items alone. I value nutrition and taste much more. I think the cereal should sell itself. It never hurts though to find a cool little toy in your bowl!

    Also, I don’t eat any Cap’n cereals because of the “mouth roof deterioration” problem. It hurts too much.

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  6. But, it’s not the same. I just want Cap’n Crunch and RED berries. NOT RAINBOW BERRIES!


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  7. Oh.

    But the berries… well… they all taste the same.

    Maybe you should pick out the other ones? Or even better… get Fabooboo to send you food coloring in xchange for being a co-host on the radio show!!!

    I think he owns stock in food coloring.

  8. I think he only owns stock in blue food coloring. Yick.

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  9. Blue… eeeeewwwwwwww.

    I bet if you ask, he’ll have red. They come with the 4 colors to a packet. He must have some red somewhere.

  10. … But, knowing Fab, it’s somewhere I don’t wanna know about.

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  11. Oh ewww.

    Just ewww.

  12. Now you know how I felt when I saw your comment.

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  13. Really? I didn’t know I made you vomit in your mouth.

    I apologize.

  14. Sorry to say, but cereal companies will not be putting toys back into boxes anytime soon. Reason being – too many lawsuits of children inflicting bodily harm by swallowing or putting these small toys where they don’t belong. Not to forget that most of these toys are made in China, home of the lead recalls.

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  15. I love this cereal even if it does hurt the top of my mouth and I do miss the toys. :( oh well.

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