Food of the Seventies, Pink Panther Cereal

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Pretty much a knock-off of Fruity Pebbles, except it was pink. Didn't last long, but it was good.
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Diana Moutell - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Pink Panther cereal!!! I always begged for it in the IGA store... and mom did not want to buy it because she said there was something not right about 'pink' cereal? Yet, I ate fruity pebbles all the time and they were brightly colored? Then she would say there were too many preservatives in it. I believe I only actually argued my way to having a couple of boxes bought for me in its brief life, yet it left such an impression!! For many years after it left the shelf, I longed for at least an empty box to have. I now have a copy of one of the boxes framed in the bedroom... I even have the actual toy/premium that was pictured on the front of that box!!!
william - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Good memories. It was a good cereal. They should bring it back, if for a moment, now that there is another pink panther movie coming up.
Chuckster - July 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I didn't eat much of the cereal myself, but the toys that were in it were some of the coolest toys a 7-year-old could get his hands on!! Chuck
michiganbelle - December 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I seem to remember this cereal really more resembled special k than pebbles... I always got my father to buy it for me because it was PINK but I remember it tasted great too. I don't remember the prizes, but I was very little.
CindaLou - May 05, 2010 - Report this comment
This cereal left such an impression on my mind. I tell my kids it was the coolest cereal ever.
minchat - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these! They were basically corn flakes with a pink sugar coating. I begged my mom to buy a box, and it sat in our pantry for months. It just tasted strange to me. My brother and I both preferred Frosted Flakes.
Rob Lambert - May 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Pink Panther cereal was made by Post, which also made Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles. This cereal was only around in 1971 and 1972. It didn't taste much different than Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. The flakes were colored pink, and would make the milk pink after a short time.
Rob Lambert - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
A note about a TV commercial for Pink Panther cereal, which first aired in December of 1971, with The Inspector and Sgt. Deux Deux chasing the Panther for stealing his own cereal. Inspector gets clobbered by a fence board, Deux Deux gets the cereal, Panther escapes. Paul Frees voiced the Inspector, Mel Blanc voiced Deux Deux (the Spaniard who struggled to learn French working as a Paris cop, but was more competent than Inspector).
Joe - November 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I don't remember them like Fruity Pebbles. More like a pink version of Frosted Flakes but sweeter.
jane - December 15, 2012 - Report this comment
i remember really liking them and then no longer finding them anymore, and i always hoped it would make a come back.
Rob Lambert - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Jane: The short time Pink Panther cereal was marketed, in part, had to do with the licensing agreement between General Foods and the Mirisch Company, which produced the Pink Panther animated cartoons. Sales of the cereal were mediocre. Based upon that, GF chose not to extend the licensing agreement beyond one year, retroactive to October, 1972. Lately, and since 1977, the Panther is only used to sell Owens-Corning insulation.
Kevin - November 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I was around 10 years old when these came out. My mom, like a lot of moms, said "no" because of "all those preservatives!" Also, my folks weren't into sweetened cereal. I used to sing the jingle to my daughters, much to their delight, when they were little. "Tickles me pink!"
luigi - October 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember this cereal (and loved it) however, I used to eat a lot of cereal as a kid so maybe it was just me but, I remember eventually having a pink bowel movement (I am not making this up). I stopped eating that cereal after that and it went away immediately. Had no ill effects from it. I guess as long as you don't eat truckloads of it then it is o.k.
Rob lambert - October 09, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: Another Pink Panther cereal TV commercial. Inspector and Deux Deux chase Pink into an abandoned house. Once again, Pink slips away, Inspector trips on Pink's leg and falls down stairs, Deux Deux gets the cereal. Aired on the "Deputy Dawg" cartoon show (12/4/71, NBC). Inspector, in the theatrical cartoons, was voiced by Pat Harrington. Once again, Paul Frees did the vocals, with Mel Blanc as Deux Deux.
Rob Lambert - December 19, 2016 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: Pink, in this commercial, disrupts the efforts of the colorless, line-figure man (not Inspector) to go fishing and enjoy Pink Panther Cereal. Toy inside is RPX1 Racer (gyro-powered, like SSP). This aired on "Woody Woodpecker" over NBC (3/11/72).
Rob Lambert - October 12, 2017 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, what appears to be the first Pink Panther cereal TV spot. While Pink is eating, the picture of him on cereal box comes to life, making Pink jump from a second-story window, and other mayhem. This aired on "Woody Woodpecker" over NBC (5/2/71). This ad was OK, but the ones with Inspector and Deux Deux were funnier.

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