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Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs
From: Ralston
Introduced in 1976


"The crunchy cereal that smiles back at you."

According to a description from the March 22, 1976 issue of Time Magazine, "Later this year Ralston will introduce... Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs, which (or so kids will be told) stream from the mouth of a 'computer-type monster' named Cecil when his 'funny bone' is tickled."


Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs Ad


1976 Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs Cereal Television Commercial

Cecil, the talking machine who makes Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs cereal, is in a cantankerous mood as usual. Four characters named Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs attempt a balancing act to make the machine laugh.

Cecil:
"If something makes me laugh, I make my cereal, Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs - part of a nutritious breakfast. These bozos are gonna try to get me to laugh up some Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs - the deliciously sweet crunchy corny cereal that smiles back at you."

The balancing act falls down and crashes through the floor. Cecil laughs and laughs and begins to spit boxes of cereal out his mouth.

Cecil:
"Give that disappearing act some Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs - the crunchy cereal that smiles back at you."


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Cecil
Cecil

This character was the machine that actually made Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs cereal. When he laughed, boxes of cereal would shoot out of his mouth. The reason there's a man on his nose... the characters around him (named Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs) were responsible for making the machine laugh... no easy task as Cecil was inherently a grumpy machine.



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Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs Box - Walking Figure
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Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs Box - Paint Book
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Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs Box - Paint Book

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Juggs

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I ate this cereal many times back in the 1970s. It was really, really great.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2016 (#20373)



By meyenzeye

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

A great cereal! I was crushed when they took the cereal off the market! I was 7 years old when this happened... I am now 47 years old, and if Ralston were to re-launch GSGL, I would buy it for myself and my kids to eat for breakfast! They just don't make them like they used to.

Comment submitted: 6/1/2016 (#20366)



By James Chicago

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember loving this cereal so much as a kid in the 70s that I wrote the company praising this cereal. They then sent my a coupon for a free box. As soon as I got the coupon in the mail I rushed to the store to get my free box not realizing I needed 3 cents for taxes which I didn't have. I went straight back home to get 3 cents and rushed back to the store. It's amazing what's important to you as a child.

Comment submitted: 5/19/2016 (#20326)



By Al-7

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

The seventies cereal with smiling faces. If they still produced this, I would gladly buy a box and do an adult review. But as a kid in the seventies, anything with sugar would have been rated a 5. So... with a kids memory. I do indeed rate this as a firm 5 out of 5 golden eggs.

Comment submitted: 3/28/2016 (#20124)



By ToddK

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

We could never get the Cecil magnet. Why no Cecil? Quite traumatizing for a 6 year old. Luckily, I was soon too distracted with Star Wars to care.

Comment submitted: 1/11/2016 (#19832)



By bossmoss

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I still have a bunch of the walkers, a couple of the magnets and I have the Cecil lamp, which was a rare mail-away premium. This and Freakies were my childhood favorites!

Comment submitted: 6/8/2015 (#19104)



By CornFlake

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was one of my favorites! I had the magnets and the toys, too. Not many of my friends remember it at all.

Comment submitted: 10/18/2014 (#17862)



By Sophronia

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It sort of tasted like Cap'n Crunch but it was BETTER!!!

Comment submitted: 9/27/2014 (#17736)



By Rob81

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This cereal was really good and I still have Grins, Smiles, & Laughs refrigerator magnets. I remember having a couple of the plastic incline toys too, but those are long gone. For some reason, we never got a Giggles or the Cecil magnet.

Comment submitted: 8/25/2014 (#17554)



By Stephen

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs was a favorite of mine. I've read several places about magnets that came in the cereal. I don't remember the magnets, but I do remember the little plastic toys that came with it. Place them on an incline and they would waddle down the incline.

Comment submitted: 6/14/2014 (#17188)



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