Skip to comments.Left-Wing Food Group Wants to Whack Toucan Sam (Fruit Loops Cereal Cartoon Mascot)
Posted on 06/14/2007 6:47:18 PM PDT by lowbridge
Posted by Julia A. Seymour on June 14, 2007 - 14:17.
Thats right, a food police group has turned cereal killer. What's worse, the media don't see any foul play.
Fruit Loops cereals brightly colored mascot Toucan Sam, along with Sugar Smacks Dig Em and Rice Krispies Snap, Crackle and Pop are likely to be axed due to an agreement between Kellogg Company and the food police group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Early Shows Hannah Storm was happy about the announcement. She called getting rid of the popular cartoon figures a great idea on June 14.
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[B]ecause you cant even take your child to the grocery store because theyre clamoring for the products with characters on them. When are we going to see them disappear? Storm asked correspondent Nancy Cordes.
NBCs Today called the agreement to stop advertising cereals during childrens programming a partnership, but thats like saying if I give my wallet to a mugger at gunpoint it was voluntary.
CSPI as well as the liberal Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and two parents threatened to sue Kelloggs for marketing sugary cereals to kids. I have a question, who exactly should they be marketed to? The demographic of Sex and the City perhaps?
Kelloggs told ABCs Good Morning America the products that cant be reformulated to meet the manufacturers self-imposed nutritional criteria for television commercials will be either marketed to an older group or theyll stop advertising it altogether.
Which basically means the death of Toucan Sam and his friends. May they rest in peace.
Liberals - “Destroying America One Step At A Time”
Why do lefties always want to take the fun out of life?
How f-ing ridiculous.
I’m surprised a certain other group hasn’t complained yet about the product name itself. I mean, Fruit Loops ... come on now! :)
A dead give away that a lib is speaking.
These are the people running the Democrat party these days and wanting to run your government and your life, too.
If Kellogg’s is really that easily intimidated, then they deserve to suffer the consequences. I sure miss the old Sugar Pops ads, where they used to brag about being “shot with sugar, through and through.” Cowboys, guns and sugar — totally politically incorrect.
> Fruit Loops cereals brightly colored mascot Toucan Sam ...
Wait until the carbo Nazis learn about Guinness.
On the bright side maybe we won’t see these proudcts advertised on TV and that will be less revenues for the MSM.
Because, like Satan, they are miserable and want us to be miserable.
Uncle Ralphie and his minions can’t touch ‘em; remember, “Guinness is good for you.”
Take a second look. Kellog’s caved a long time ago. Sugar Pops have been Corn Pops for I don’t know how long.
You don’t remember, “Never say Froot Loops!”
Say, rather, “OOT-FRAY OOPS-LAY!!!”
This started decades ago when poor Quake was given an Aussie “makeover” because he was able to pound the tar out of the twit Quisp. Gee, I wonder what they would say about the cute little Rice Krinkles girl, or the pre-Dig’em Smakeroo Kids (who punched each other on the way to their bowl of Sugar Smacks). The Aussie Cowboy Quake (formerly super-strong miner) was ultimately displaced by the inane Quangaroos (orange cereal, bleah!)
The Kelloggs characters had a little more polish than the Post & Quaker ones, and Tony the Tiger HAS been marketed to adults. He, Snap/Crackle/Pop and Toucan Sam have stood the test of time. Quaker’s Cap’n Crunch and General Mills’ Trix Rabbit can compete in recognizeability with any of them. Uh ohhhhhh ... “Trix (sugar sweetened cereal) are for kids!” Hmmm... is General Mills marketing to kids with that slogan?
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