Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Scott's Tip Of The Day: Remember when there used to be three chefs on the Cinnamon Toast Crunch box? Well one day two of them dissapeared. I decided to get to the bottom of this.

Consumer Dear General Mills, I have been eating your cereals for years. I have a quick question. When I was a kid, Cinnamon Toast Crunch had three chefs on the box. One of them was Wendall who is still on the box today. Somewhere along the line the other two Chefs disappeared. What happened to them? Did they retire? Are they OK? What were their names? Thanks for your help -Scott

And their response...

Dear Mr. Solomon:

Thank you for contacting us concerning Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. We appreciate the opportunity to address this matter.

These little guys were cute bakers complete with chef hats and aprons. Wendell was the only baker that was named, and due to consumer feedback, we chose have just one baker and to feature him as the "Cinnamon Toast Baker" where he has remained in this title role since 1991. We like to think that the other two bakers retired.

Thank you for your interest!


Pat Frances
Consumer Services

Consumer feedback? Who would complain about cartoon bakers with chef hats? This was 1991. People were more concerned with the Gulf War. Not cartoon bakers. This just isn't adding up. They like to consider the bakers "retired." So what did you learn today, kids? When someone says cartoons are retired what they really mean is they were taken out to the pasture and shot. SHAME ON YOU GENERAL MILLS. SHAME ON YOU!


shira said...

I love this.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I think I'm going to boycott General Mills from now on. How dare they! Thanks for digging up the dirt. Ever tried getting to the bottom of where Jimmy Hoffa is? Maybe you'll have success.

Kev D. said...

The two other bakers didn't retire, they moved up to Canada to become two of the three bakers in the POM bread logo.

They just couldn't put up with Wendell's Diva bullshit anymore. He always wanted the bigger dressing room, the better sandwiches, the middle position in the photos... etc.

To make matters worse, recently, Boo Berry and Franken Berry have come forward claiming that they were sexually harassed by Wendell.

There has been talk of firing Wendell and bringing back Yummy Mummy as his replacement, although, at the present time, this is all merely speculation.

Honey Nut Cheerios Bee had no comment.

Peeling Orange said...

Poor guys. Don't remember that they had three.
I think they broke loads of lives.

Belle said...

This is hilarious. Love the letter and the response.

Anonymous said...

and he's REALLY little on my box, stuck down in the corner. but hey, on the back i get to improve my "cinnamonsenses!" and learn about nutrition. info is really generic...they ought to let you run the back of the box. they'd get more sales. "tip of the day" prize inside.

Kyra said...

bahaha what a crock!

Limejuice said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch was awesome. I've only eaten it once though. Makes me a little sad. Hmm, maybe I can pick some up soon...

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant, your blog is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I heard that Wendell went so crazy he made the other two disappear.

hahah I looked it up but never found anything about it