Food of the Seventies, Moonstones Cereal

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This was a funky fruit-flavored cereal with day-glo colored puffs (Moonstones... taste like fruit of the moon!"). This came about around the same time as "Grins N Smiles N Giggles N Laughs", and as a matter of fact it also had similar character magnets as "prizes". There were three Moonstones characters I recall (Major Moonstone, Merry Moon and Tuney Moon) and also two "villains" (Crum Bum and Big Bum). I can remember it as clear as day, but I'd be surprised if it was marketed longer than 5 or 6 months.
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Diverite - December 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't remember the flavor, but still have the Bigbum magnet on my fridge.
Loriloo - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
i can remember my brother and i eating this cereal...we got a big kick out of it because it was so PAINFUL...the cereal was very crunchy and would poke and grate the roof of your was one of our favorite cereals to eat...and Mom still has a couple of the magnets....
Lisa - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember one of the TV spots for this cereal. The baddies had kidnapped the token female character (Merry?), and were holding her for ransom (for the recipe for the cereal, of course!) in a hot air balloon. The lead good guy comes to get her in his spaceship, and she pulls the plug on the hot air balloon, which flies away, dragging the bad guys. I can remember this, but I can't remember my sister's cell phone number. Sad.
kim - December 12, 2011 - Report this comment
totally the best cereal EVER!!!! I have a CrumbBum magnet still :)
Brandt - January 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember eating it a couple of times when I was in grade school (I'm now 48). I really liked it but doubt that its nutritional value added up to very much. That said, it was a fun cereal like Trix or Lucky Charms. One thing I really DO miss is Product 19. Loved that stuff and it was good for you too.
Sharry - January 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved this cereal! My best friend's mom used to buy it when she knew I was coming to spend the night. And the one time my mom let me order something off the cereal box, (the t-shirt), it never came. I've hated mail-in offers from cereal ever since.
Chris - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite cereals as a kid ! I really love the artwork and characters ! I really wish they had made little toys of the Moonbeams and Moonbums like they did with the Freakiest characters.
Keith - August 14, 2016 - Report this comment
My magnets still on my dad's fridge 40 years later (new fridge but he moved them each time. I wish I could paste the pic.
Cheri - September 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I just found my Merrymooon magnet! I remembered it came out of a cereal box as a kid but no one until now could tell me what it was. I'd post a pic if I could!
JoeK - August 09, 2017 - Report this comment
I got the Moonstones T Shirts off the box of cereal. Loved them I wore them for years until they wear thread bear rags.

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