Flashback Friday: 10 Catchy Cereal Commercials From the 90s

Oh mornings, who likes them? Especially when you’re a kid and have five looooong dreaded days of school to trudge along to! The best part about mornings would definitely be breakfast time, when you could fill your big kid bowl to the rim with the best yummy sugar-infused goodness. Which cereal was the best would also depend on their catchy jingle or tagline, thanks to the fun and creative commercials that spoke for them. Many of these commercials were little recurring episodes of cartoons, so you DIDN’T mind when they actually cut into your morning cartoon time.

Here are ten cereal commercials from the 90s that made mornings more bearable:

*Warning: the following commercials might give you a good case of the munchies.

Cap’n Crunch

Remember 90s heartthrob Jonathan Brandis? He’s in this commercial, making it even more of 90s flashback!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

It’s been every kid’s dream at one point in their grade school career to be the authority of their teachers, even for a day – and the smart folks at Cinnamon Toast Crunch know it! This sassy commercial played not only on the hunger for cinnamon cereal sweetness but the hunger of power. After all, didn’t you wish you could be the authority of your teachers when you were growing up?

Cocoa Pebbles

These commercials were like little episodes of The Flintstones: you always wanted to see what wacky costume Barney would pull on Fred next!

Cocoa Puffs

Sonny would always take you on an adventure in these commercials for Cocoa Puffs, simply because he was “CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS!”

Cookie Crisp

Getting almost stolen from couldn’t get any better than this!

Corn Pops

This memorable commercial had kids clamoring to the breakfast table saying “I’ve gotta have my Pops!”

Frosted Flakes


Froot Loops

Follow your nose! I don’t know what’s cooler: the fruity goodness of the cereal or the awesome color changing spoon!


I loved this commercial as a kid but hated the cereal – it was just NOT appetizing to me! Did anyone like it? (ANYONE?) Also… why is a cat chasing a frog?


Poor Rabbit, he never got his Trix! (Greedy children!) Someone needs to remake this commercial ASAP and end with the rabbit FINALLY getting a taste of Trix cereal.

What’s your favorite cereal? Like this on Facebook if you ate any one of these cereals as a kid!