Thursday, September 25, 2008

Then And Now # 13 - Kellogg's Corn Flakes

W. K. Kellogg invented his Toasted Corn Flakes in 1906. This first ad, shown below, is from 1910:

This next one is a small section of a 1941 ad:
And this picture of the box is from a 1952 advertisement:
This great full-page ad featuring the iconic rooster on the box is from 50 years ago. Did you know his name is Cornelius? But "You can call him Corny."I'm a big fan of clever print ads and TV commercials. Whoever came up with this design for their new Banana Corn Flakes (ad from 2004) was brilliant! I love this one:
I confess that I never tried the banana version - I'm not even sure they still make them? But they sound good to me. And this last box is the best I can do for "Now" (it's actually from 2006), they took a cute little boy from a vintage package and let him grace the front of the box again to celebrate their 100th anniversary.
Good old Kellogg's Corn Flakes. It just makes me happy when products stick around awhile!

3 comments:

Karen Jo said...

Me too. Like Krispy crackers. I think I remember that 1950's ad from when I was little. When I think of Kellogg's Corn Flakes, that's still the image I see. Love, Deb

KariVery said...

Corn Flakes with sliced strawberries and a heapin' teaspoon of sugar m m m . . . still one of my favorites!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A true classic! Sorry I missed the banana version. Twyla