Food of the Seventies, Freakies Cereal

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It was a cereal that came out around 1975. The pieces were shaped like monsters/freaks and each creature had a different name. I remember begging my mom to buy it for me because of the commercial and I wanted to collect the stupid plastic freaks that you could order with box tops.
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Debbie - June 23, 2007 - Report this comment
Freakies have vitamins; Freakies are good for you~ We never miss a meal; cause we love our cereal!
Sheila - May 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember sending away for a t-shirt with I think Cowmumble on it!
don - June 11, 2008 - Report this comment
i love freakies as akid i wish my kids could try them to so if u know hoe to get some e mail me at thank u
Derek - November 12, 2008 - Report this comment
The cereal debuted in 1973 and was only on the market a couple of years. The plastic figurines were FREE inside the cereal box you didn't have to send away for them. I ate tons of this stuff in late 1974 and finally got all the figures.
charley - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
who remembers the freakies song? -- we are the freakies, we are the freakies and this is the freakies tree... we never miss a meal, 'cause we love our cereal!
Dave - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Who remembers a different freakies song that had the words...I wonder I wonder I wonder who grew the freakies tree?
BEKE - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Nedd - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have my BossMoss and Snorkeldorf magnets on my fridge!
Doorman - April 21, 2009 - Report this comment
There are commercials on YouTube
Steve C - April 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I was about 10 when this cereal came out. I went through box after box trying to collect all seven characters. I had multiple duplicates of most of them when--finally--I got Hamhose, completing the set. And yeah, I still remember the that sad or what?!
Joan - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
Dave, I remember that one too: " Oh I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, who grew the Freakies tree? We love our Freakies cereal, oh darlin' yes we do, we love our freakies cereal, cuz it's good for me and you, oh I wonder, I wonder, I wonder, who grew the Freakies tree?"
Mark and Ellyce - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
We are proud owners of a snorkeldorf figurine and magnet - we proudly display both in our home. Snorkeldorf was Mark's favorite character and he lovingly preserved this nostalgia for over 35 years. Ellyce is a relative newcomer to freakies (ie today). She favors Goody-Goody (cause she's pink)
steph - July 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Barbara - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and I loved this cereal! We collected the magnets and fought over the green girl freakie..but I can't remember her name! Thanks for entering this..WOW! What a flashback!
Melody - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I have the same testimony, Barbara! My brother and I remember the cereal and the song and no one believed us either! This is how I remember it though; OH WE LOVE OUR FREAKIES CEREAL, OH DARLING YOU KNOW WE DO, 'CAUSE IT'S CRUNCHY AND DELICIOUS AND IT'S GOOD FOR ME AND YOU. OH I WONDER,I WONDER, I WONDER, WHO GREW THE FREAKIES TREE!
Mike G - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
"I can not tell a lie, I was cutting down the Frealies Tree" Does anyone remember that commercial? I believe it was on air in '76 in honor of the bicentennial. One of the Freakies was supposed to be "Honest Abe"
KASG - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Thank yous- I remember Freakies and everyone thinks I'm crazy too. I loved them
Beverly Hills - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I too remember this cereal very well for how long it took me to find all 5 little hard plastic figurines.Not to mention how many boxes it took me to eat to get them. But the most exciting thing happened today, 10-27-09.My Dad is moving after 40 years from my childhood home and low and behold tonight when I was cleaning out some left over hidden treasured toys of mine, there they were!!Green BossMoss, blue snorkledorf, pink GoodyGoody, and 2 others I can't recall. It truly took me back to my fabulous childhood, I'll NEVER get rid of them, EVER!!!!
Michael Payne - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I was a huge Freakie cereal lover and collected all 7 of the freakie plastic figures..I was 9 years old when the Freakies hit the store shelves..I can still remember the taste of that delicious cereal even to this date..I bet my mother bought dozens of boxes so that I could collect all the 7 different plastic figures and now have 2 sets, one I collected myself and another I had purchased on e-bay for around 50.00 dollars..It was an investment that I will cherish forever..I miss them and wish that they could bring them back.. My favorite was boss Moss he rocked..
Ker - May 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember Freakies from the late 1970's. Total stoner food. If you had the "munchies" this would cure it.
Jackie, NYC - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
So happy to see all these posts. I wrote the Freakies song. In fact, I created the characters and named the cereal. We're re-doing the website if you want to read some more about the Freakies. It should be up soon. In the meantime, thanks for all these comments!
1Leatherneck - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Looking to purchase a snorkledorf refrigerator magnet...Please respond to
Clark - October 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my Snorkeldorf sweatshirt! I checked E-bay somebody has a t-shirt for $300.00 on there. Thats a little crazy maybe I should list mine..
JMI - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm so glad I'm not losing my mind (yet anyway!) I always remembered the freakies song lyrics but no one around me did, so I'm glad to know others remember: OH WE LOVE OUR FREAKIES CEREAL, OH DARLING YOU KNOW WE DO, 'CAUSE IT'S CRUNCHY AND DELICIOUS AND IT'S GOOD FOR ME AND YOU. OH I WONDER,I WONDER, I WONDER, WHO GREW THE FREAKIES TREE! I still have 3 of the Freakies magnets, BossMoss, Hamhose and Snorkledof. Sorry though, got to keep mine.
JMI - November 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Snorkledorf, that is.
Orin Schmitt - February 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Freakies!
Chris R. - February 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my complete set of Freakies. In fact, I think they are the oldest stuff I still have from childhood. I have to say though, the cereal itself was pretty awful.
Kristin Snider - March 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I wish I still had my Freakies magnets. That cereal was the beeesssssst. I will light a candle for Freakies tonight.
Norrie - July 21, 2011 - Report this comment
Freakies were great - I still have my magnets. Snorkeldorf and Cowmumble were my favorites. Looking forward to the website.
Mr. Gorn - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Loved this cereal and the characters.
Joe S - April 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I hated the taste of the cereal,but I loved the characters.When I was a kid we had a Freakies club in which different kids were given the identity of one of the characters depending on which Freakie you got as a prize in the cereal box (I was Hamhose).However,if you were caught with a box of Norman Cereal,you were banished from the club.
Carol P. - June 10, 2013 - Report this comment
The Freakies jingle I remember (missing a line) as We are the Freakies We are the Freakies ___________________ (?) We never miss a meal 'Cause we love our cer-e-al! ANYONE REMEMBER? HELP!
FLAWLE$ - July 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't remember the cereal; but I do remember the song in the commercial, something, something, something, "we never miss a meal, OH NO! cause we love our SEERY ILL!
Mischelle40 - December 09, 2013 - Report this comment
We love our Freakies cereal, darlin' you know we do, cause it's crunchy and delicious and it's good for me and you. Oh, I wonder, I wonder, I wonder who grew the Freakies tree. Yep, that's the way I remember it, too. Of course, I am 51 now and that was a really long time ago.
Juggernaut - December 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I am 50, have all 7 magnets on my fridge, and have my 6 year old daughter hooked on them and all the commercials on video on the web. Hamhose is her favorite while Snorkeldorf is/was my favorite.
Sharry - January 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I never ate the cereal, but I loved the commercials. Still do!
Tony Lopez-Cisneros - April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
Let Me See If I Can Remember ALL THE FREAKIES: #1.Boss Moss #2.Goody Goody #3.Cowmumble #4.Grumble #5.Hamhose #6.Gargle #7.Snorkledorf Is That It ? - Did I Get Them ALL ? ? ? ***My Favorite Was "Goody Goody"; Because As I Used To Say When I Was A Kid: "Because She Is SO GOOD !"
K - August 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I thought the lyric was "who MADE the freaky treeee". Am I wrong? Anyway, really good to think of this again, a real blast from the past. Man, where does the time go. We had it good.
freakies freak - December 27, 2014 - Report this comment
they also had Freakies vitamins!! I remember eating only the blue ones!!
Robert - August 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Still have the magnets. Mint condition.
PRA4SNW - February 27, 2016 - Report this comment
I woke up this morning with the line "we never miss a meal, cause we love our cereal" in my head. I had to Google it and found this site. I don't remember ever eating the cereal, and couldn't remember the name. That just proves the power of successful marketing - a 54 year old remembers the lyrics to a commercial jingle. And it is also why the product died after a few years - once the toys were collected and something new was out, kids moved on. Here is a link to the videos:
BruceG - March 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I haven't thought of this cereal in quite a while, but for some reason, I found myself humming the tune on my way to work. I'm 51 and ate this stuff back in the day. Kinda like Cap'N Crunch, right? Well, the characters hold a special place in my heart. I found that my mom had kept all the plastic characters, each representing a member of our family. She used to keep them on one of the kitchen windows in the house I grew up in. We found them in her stuff after she passed in 2007. I've got them now.
Chinese Ark - July 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I can't remember my checking account number but I can remember the Freakies song PERFECTLY.

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