Food of the Seventies, Honey Comb Cereal

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"Honey comb's big - yeah, yeah, yeah. It's not small - no, no, no. Honey comb's got a big, big taste. Big, big taste with a big, big crunch." It was sweet and shaped like disks of honey comb. Yum!
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crazy amy - January 31, 2009 - Report this comment
CLOSE,it goes:honeycombs big,yeah yeah yeah,its not small no no no,honeycombs got a big big bite,big big taste and a big big bite. i love u guys
Rob Lambert - March 03, 2012 - Report this comment
POST HONEY COMB was a big favorite of mine since childhood. HONEY COMB first hit the stores early in 1966. Its hero/mascot for the first two years was a cowboy, the HONEY COMB Kid, who oddly, rode on a bald eagle instead of a horse. HONEY COMB was heavily advertised on Linus the Lionhearted and other cartoon shows. THE ARCHIE ERA,1969-70: A collaberation between General Foods and Kirshner Entertainment. Three series of Archies cardboard records were printed. The first,on Post Super Sugar Crisp in Sept. 1969. The second (Dec. 1969), and third (March, 1970), on HONEY COMB boxes. It was a strategic move by Kirshner to promote the Archies' Jingle Jangle LP.
Rob Lambert - March 12, 2012 - Report this comment
An additional note to my previous story: It was brought to my attention that some of the Archies cardboard records were also printed on Post Alpha Bits boxes. Charles doesn't have a page for Alpha Bits, so I'm mentioning it here for sake of accuracy. In December, 1969, Archies records with the brown background and the character heads emerge from the core were on HONEY COMB boxes. At the same time, Archies records with a yellow background and characters dancing (Sabrina, Dilton, Big Ethel incl.) were on Alpha Bits boxes for a short time. These two series of records had songs from the Archies first two albums, plus Jingle Jangle. The final series, on HONEY COMB, had four songs off the Jingle Jangle LP, in the spring of 1970.
Rob Lambert - June 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Just acquired one of the Honey Comb TV commercials showing The Archies record on back of box. The tune, "Jingle Jangle," served as background music. This likely was the last one before Post Cereals and Archie Comics ended the promotion. This ad was from the "Cattanooga Cats" cartoon show (3/22/70, ABC). Also, an early ad with Honey Comb Kid (stopping an avalanche), from an episode of the "Mighty Heroes-Mighty Mouse" cartoon show (3/25/67, CBS).
Rob Lambert - February 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Recently picked up one of the Jumpin' Archies toys at an antique store, still sealed, for $15. This was a prize inside Post Honey Comb in late 1969/early 1970. The complete set consisted of either nine or twelve toys. Only Archie, Jughead and Veronica toys were made (no Betty or Reggie), and each character was molded in three or four different colors. The toys were simply two plastic pieces and a spring. There is a TV commercial for these on YouTube.
Rob Lambert - March 12, 2015 - Report this comment
Found another early Honey Comb TV commercial from season two (1/29/66) of "Linus the Lionhearted" on CBS. The Honey Comb Kid (voiced to mimic John Wayne) rides a polar bear and lassos the moon, all in his quest to bring a poor kid his Honey Comb.
Rob Lambert - March 24, 2015 - Report this comment
Here's a tough premium set to collect from Post Honey Comb: Fifty different bicycle license plates, one for each state per box(Honey Comb Kid on box). TV commercial from 2/18/68, as aired on "Linus the Lionhearted" over ABC, a Sunday morning show. Also, Sugar Bear meets his new adversary, a thug called The Blob, in the Super Sugar Crisp ad.
Rob Lambert - March 29, 2015 - Report this comment
From the "Pink Panther" cartoon show, 4/11/70 on NBC-TV, another Honey Comb commercial for Archie records. Several kids are dressed hippie style. A dog and costumed gorilla also appear. Archie and Sabrina are pictured on box back surrounding record. Serving as background music: "Catching Up on Fun." On the same show, Sugar Bear, having become an ecology nut, stops The Blob (his thuggish human adversary) from burning trash in his back yard. Sugar Bear's girlfriend, Honey Bear, accompanies him.
Rob Lambert - April 02, 2015 - Report this comment
From a Saturday rerun of "The Jetsons" on CBS-TV (5/16/70), a Honey Comb commercial with kids planting a tree and eating the cereal. A prototype of the Honey Comb Hideout series which began almost a year later. On the same show, a classic example of how not to raise a kid. In a Super Sugar Crisp ad, ecology nut Sugar Bear sees the uncaring Blob tell his son (Blob, Jr.) to litter while they picnic in a park. Junior throws a banana peel onto the nose of a statue, which requests help. Sugar Bear uses a high-power vacuum to clean up the park...and strip Blob and son down to their underwear. In a second ad, Sugar Bear stops Blob from dumping trash into the ocean from a boat...Blob wears a Sugar Bear suit and has kids on the boat. YouTube has both Sugar Crisp ads for your enjoyment.
Rob Lambert - April 10, 2015 - Report this comment
From a Sunday morning "Linus the Lionhearted" rerun (4/6/69, ABC-TV) a Honey Comb commercial with a toy Action Space Explorer, launched by hand using a spring. It glides, then spins like a top when it lands (Honey Comb Kid on box). Also, The Blob goes criminal in two Super Sugar Crisp ads. He steals Granny Goodwitch's boat and house. Sugar Bear to the rescue! Song: Come join the Sugar Bear Generation! Lastly, for Alpha Bits, our last look at animated Lovable Truly in a commercial. He doesn't speak, but live action kids tug him airborne with a rope.
Rob Lambert - April 20, 2015 - Report this comment
From a Saturday "Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour" on CBS-TV (10/28/69), a Honey Comb commercial with the Jumping Archie toy inside, combined with the Archie toy car in Alpha Bits. Also, another Super Sugar Crisp adventure, with Sugar Bear stopping the tough-guy Blob from recruiting monsters into his gang (a Halloween tie-in). A quick Archie record (on box) promo follows.
sharyn - April 22, 2015 - Report this comment
the girl that rode the horse in the honey comb commercial was named JOZELLE
Rob Lambert - May 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Found a TV commercial for the toy car from the film, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," inside boxes of Honey Comb (Honey Comb Kid on box). There were three different color cars in all. Commercial aired on the "Fantastic Voyage" cartoon show (12/15/68) on ABC-TV.
Rob Lambert - June 02, 2015 - Report this comment
More from the Saturday morning cartoon vault: An early Honey Comb Hideout TV commercial featuring a football player (looked familiar, but his uniform indicated no NFL team), aired on the "Deputy Dawg" cartoon show (9/25/71) on NBC. The early commercials also featured a female roller derby skater, a "giant" (NOT Andre) and a man in a trench coat named Mr. Big.
Rob Lambert - June 03, 2015 - Report this comment
The football player in the mentioned Honey Comb commercial was Walt Jones. His jersey and helmet were generic. Don't recall which team he played for then.

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