Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Muppet Morning Mayhem: The Swedish Chef's Croonchy Stars
This may look like a parody cereal, but it was real. In the late 1980s (I think), The Swedish Chef had his own cereal, called "Croonchy Stars." I was manic for the Muppets--somehow I failed to cut out the games on the back of the box. This cereal did not last very long in stores. I had thought maybe the Swedish Chef wasn't that popular, but I just saw that Hallmark has a Swedish Chef ornament for sale right now (it's pretty funny--it involves lobsters holding guns). I remember hearing the original name for this cereal was supposed to be "Stoopid Flakes."
Maybe another Muppet would have sold more cereal. Maybe "Gonzo's Weird-O's"? Or "Lew Zealand's Fish Flakes"?