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December 22nd, 2009:

Back when cereal makers had balls [with video]

With their sugary-goodness and amazing variety, breakfast cereals are one of the things that make America great.  But recently, some cereal manufacturers have been caving in to pressure from the nutrition lobby to radically change the composition—and deliciousness—of some of our most treasured cereal brands. It didn’t used to be that way.

Check out this ad from 1959, back when cereal makers didn’t mess around with this “balanced breakfast” crap and instead focused on what people really care about: the sugar content.

Sadly Sugar Smacks have been re-branded as Honey Smacks. But if you’re looking for more sugary cereals, check out this flowchart.

(RSS readers might need to click through to see the video).

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