(This is the fifth of a 5-part series on cereal box mascots and the kids—and adults—who love them. Part I can be found here.)
Top 10 Cereal Mascots of All Time
Who doesn't love a cartoon character selling ceral boxes? Enjoy!
10. Frankenberry (Frankenberry)
Frankenberry ranks behind only Boris Karloff’s original and Mel Brook’s all-singing, all dancing behemoth on the list of Best-Ever Mary Shelly Monsters (sorry, Bobby Dinero). Granted, he’s pink and frightened of children and small animals, but Franken-B makes it work. He’s also a team player when it counts. Despite numerous differences of opinion, he and Count Chocula agree that Booberry is a tool.
9. Sonny (Cocoa Puffs)
Unlike most classic cereal characters, which have received regular personality updates and computer-enhanced 3-D revisions since their debuts, Sonny has remained largely unchanged since 1963. He’s still drawn in two dimensions and is still “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” surely the most accurate depiction of sugar-coated cereal side effects in commercial history. That’s truth in advertising, folks.