Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson for June 17, 2012

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    margueritem  almost 10 years ago

    I think that Alice’s theory is quite plausible.

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    Poliman44  almost 10 years ago

    It’s funny because it’s true! :) But what about cereal’s symbiotic, mutualistic relationship with the toys that sit at the bottom of the bag? Isn’t that the peak of cereal’s evolution?

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    sizer99  almost 10 years ago

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    Bittermelon of Truth  almost 10 years ago

    I wonder what Alice would think of Calvin’s cereal, Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. Perfection in a box?

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    GROG Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    And then once you get hooked on a particular flavor, they stop making it

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    steverinoCT  almost 10 years ago

    @neatslob—In one strip Calvin did mention to his mother that they had a variety with marshmallows.

    I think in the evolution of cereals, chocolate appears much earlier: cf. Pebbles cereal.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  almost 10 years ago

    Chocolate comes before Vanilla in cereal evolution.

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    dekawesome  almost 10 years ago

    what i ahte about cereal is that the milk gets into the marshmallows and they lose flavor. so i eat it dry.

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    smendler  almost 10 years ago

    I’d love to hear Alice’s take on the COMMERCIALS for breakfast cereals! Have you noticed how in many commercials the mere act of ingesting just one spoonful of Sugar Bombs triggers a hallucinatory experience? The child is transported to a colorful, magical land, or in some commercials even turns into a cartoon or video game character. Imagine the child’s disappointment when that promised wondrous transformation never happens – no wonder they go searching for bigger thrills! The conclusion is obvious: Breakfast cereals are a gateway drug.

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    UsernameUsername1234  almost 10 years ago

    You can buy bags of cereal marshmallows. They’re fairly cheap as well.

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    Cary Rodda Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    She totally nailed mass marketing in a nutshell.

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    Ermine Notyours  almost 10 years ago

    I haven’t seen a children’s cereal commercial in years because I don’t have cable.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Mom, Alice is just giving Dill the benefit and wisdom of her expertise!

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    Miba  almost 10 years ago

    I agree. We should start with marshmallows and add in chocolate cereal.

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    pstampfel  almost 10 years ago

    Sugar was added to cereal in 1950, although there may have been a tiny bit before, as in Cheerios (which used to taste different) has sugar down a bit in the ingredients list. Sugar Crisp was the first I saw-sugar coated puffed wheat. Two long gone cereals I loved were Muffets and Krumbles.

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Alice is a natural marketing genius! She could be the Queen of Madison Avenue when she reaches legal working age!

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    Gokie5  almost 10 years ago

    There has been a movement toward low sugar or “no sugar” in children’s cereals to appease the parents. One type of cereal in our cabinet has “organic brown rice syrup.”On another note, when I was in my 20’s, one of my favorite cereals was Kellogg’s ;Triple Snack – sugar-puffed corn, sugar-puffed wheat, and . . . whole peanuts (with their brown skins on, as I recall)! – talk about da bomb! Then they had to discontinue it!

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    lecrenb  almost 10 years ago

    Alice’s theory makes perfect sense to me… and now I hear my cereal bowl calling…

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    Gokie5  almost 10 years ago

    . . . and I forgot to mention that Kellogg’s Triple Snack had a unique mascot, shown on the package – a blue giraffe.

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    1MadHat Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Don’t forget the Shape Morphing Name Changes.

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    HUTCHMUCH  almost 10 years ago

    I like the name of the cereal, “Oeos”.Does anybody remember Freakies cereal? I loved that. I still remember the jingle. -We are the Freakies under the freakies tree. We never miss a meal, cause we love our cereal.

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    stamps  almost 10 years ago

    You’re right, Alice, but if you start with marshmallows, they evolve into gorp.

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    lightningsnowstorm  almost 10 years ago

    wait a minute… cheerios didn’t turn into lucky charms! Are they both made by the same company?

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    sonicmario2  almost 10 years ago

    Chocolate cherrioes, what next

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