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Monday, June 26, 2017

Collectible History: 1991 Addams Family Cereal

So, did any of you actually EAT Addams Family cereal
when it came out in 1991?
In 2017, my wife helped costume our high school's Addams Family Musical. One of the gifts she received in appreciation is as weird as the Addams's themselves, a box of Addams Family cereal brought out by Ralston in the same year as the movie itself, 1991. A "free, reusable" flashlight is on the front cover and apparently it came shaped as other "things" than Thing. It is described by Ralston as the "creepy, crunchy cereal with the great taste you'll scream for." On the side panel, this cereal is described as a "Delightfully Demented Breakfast." I'm sure it is all that and more. The shapes of the cereal itself are headless doll, skull, and dismembered hand (i.e. Thing).

It is amazing what survives the years and can be found online. This plastic wrapped survivor is as weird as the family first portrayed by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938 in The New Yorker, and continued until his death in 1988. The Addams Family first came to TV in 1964. This movie portrayal arrived in 1991 starring Angelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, and all the rest. The Addams Family musical hit Broadway in 2010 and the rest is history, including this box of cereal. Delightfully demented it is.
Sorry the images are a little soft. The plastic wrap doesn't help.

If you want to relive the TV theme song, you can visit YouTube:

For more details about the cereal and this box, go see "Mr. Breakfast":
You know how you kinda absently stare at the back panel
if you have nothing better to do at breakfast. Interesting
art to eat to, don't you think?

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