Happy National Cereal Day

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Chad Ochocinco’s cereal accidentally connects you to a sex line

Photo courtesy of PBLsports.com

Photo courtesy of PLBsports.com

File this under OOPS! Chad Ochocino of the Cincinatti Bengals has a new limited edition collector’s box cereal that promotes feeding our hungry children.


Unfortunately, the phone number listed for calling to hear more about the Feed the Children program is incorrect and leads callers to a phone sex operator.


The correct number is 1-888-HELP-FTC.


The incorrect number involves an 800 somewhere in there. 😉

    For full information about this mix-up please visit ESPN.
    To purchase this limited edition cereal visit PLB Sports. It’s doubtful you’ll get the box with the wrong number at this point, unless you get it from eBay.
    For more information about Feed the Children visit their website. (Promise, that’s a legit link!)

Cinnamon Toast Crunch has stolen your idea!

A few weeks ago I received a comment from a very concerned viewer named Lori who had just seen a new Cinnamon Toast Crunch commercial on her television. Lori‘s comment:

Poppy and friends-
I just wanted you to get a heads-up on the new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal commercial. I think they are totally stealing your idea! Not sure if you have seen it yet, but it opens with a lower than normal quality “video” with the word “Blog” in the corner. A woman (about your age) is opening the box of cereal and going to “blog” about the taste. She shows the cereal to the camera (just like y’all do). Then she takes a bite and promptly falls over in her chair (supposedly bowled over by the taste?).

The point is that they are ripping off your blog idea! You at least need to get royalties or something. I tried to find the commercial on the internet, but have been unsuccessful so far. Not sure why General Mills felt the need to replace the adorable cannibalistic animated “crazy squares” anyway.

Here’s the commercial:

What do you think? We’d really like to know.

My take: Imitation is certainly the best form of flattery, so if General Mills is in fact still stalking our site as they were a few years back and are trying to copy our format… hi! Flattering! Next time could you be a little less generic? I’m not generic. Thanks. :)

Seeeeee youuuuu in September

We’re taking a summer vacation from filming. We haven’t stopped eating cereal. In fact, we still have several boxes on the shelf waiting for review. But it’s hot and beautiful and we have jam-packed schedules so we’ll see you in a month. Have a great summer! (Or, if it’s winter where you are, have a great winter!)

Kellogg’s voluntarily recalls 28 million boxes of cereal

Kellogg’s voluntarily recalled the following cereals on June 25:

Kellogg’s® Apple Jacks®

* UPC 3800039136 1: 17 ounce package with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 10 2011 and JUN 22 2011
* UPC 3800039132 3: 8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between JUN 03 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’s® Corn Pops®

* UPC 3800039109 5: 12.5 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
* UPC 3800039111 8: 17.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
* UPC 3800039116 3: 9.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between APR 05 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’s® Froot Loops®

* UPC 3800039118 7: 12.2 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
* UPC 3800039120 0: 17 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011
* UPC 3800039125 5: 8.7 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

Kellogg’s® Honey Smacks®

* UPC 3800039103 3: 15.3 ounce packages with Better if Used Before Dates between MAR 26 2011 and JUN 22 2011

The reason given:

While the potential for serious health problems is low, some consumers are sensitive to the uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell and should not eat the recalled products because of possible temporary symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea.

For complete information about the recall please visit the Kellogg’s news release page and consumer alert page.

Your suggestions? Always welcome!

Have a cereal or cereal related product you want us to review? Drop us a comment. If we haven’t reviewed it yet and can actually get our hands on it (and it’s actually eatable/edible) we’ll try it!