July 1, 2006
Breakfast of Champions
Recently while Audrey and I were looking for Pom's new iced tea at our local Farmer Jack store, I came across a row of boxes in the organic food aisle that caught my attention because of their very clearly retro design. The boxes i came across were boxes of Quisp, a cereal created by quacker oats in the 60's. The cereal's character is Quisp, an alien from another planet, who was designed by Jay Ward of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame. I was so drawn to the box because of it's nostalgic design, that I bought a box even though it was $5.50. After getting the box home, and being made fun of by Audrey for buying a box of cereal that cost so much, I did some research and found out that Quisp was made in the 60's and was discontinued in the early 70's only later to return in the 90's as an internet order only cereal. And that now they are putting Quisp into a few test stores to see how it does. Apparently one of these stores, for whatever reason is Milford's Farmer Jack. The cereal is basicly Cap'n Crunch only in saucer shape, because Quisp is an alien. The rear of the box features a comic produced by Spumco, producers of Ren and Stimpy, and whose creator John Kricfalusi supposedly lived in Milford for sometime. Anyhow you can buy the stuff online for 14.7 for 3 boxes. Is it worth the price tag? I think so. So few companies are successful in releasing such great package design these days.
Posted by kyle at July 1, 2006 12:24 AM
i'm really into the idea of special order cereals. i would pay top dollar for a fresh box of nintendo cereal or nerds cereal. both had two varieties in one package. the late 80s were quite a time to be alive
Posted by: todd at July 1, 2006 2:14 PM
yeah i remember both of those. You can order groceries off of amazon.com now, which is totally awesome.
Posted by: kyle at July 1, 2006 2:33 PM
let me just say that new POM Tea is out of this world!
Posted by: docbeezy at July 1, 2006 3:02 PM
yeah, i love the new POM tea too!! and the cup is perfect for drinking water at work.
Posted by: george at July 1, 2006 3:18 PM
I found the Pom at Farmer Jack, it's in the produce by the berries. It's like 4 bucks for the smallest serving.
Posted by: audrey at July 4, 2006 1:40 PM