From: General Mills
Introduced in 1983
Pac-Man Cereal hit the shelves in 1983, capitalizing on the huge success of the arcade game Pac-Man which had taken America by storm the since it's introduction in 1980. The cereal was a "crunchy sweetened corn cereal with marshmallow bits". The marshmallows were shaped like Pac-Man, and the game's ghost characters: Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
The cereal later introduced Ms. Pac-Man marshmallows with a "a shocking pink bow" and Super Pac-Man marshmallows which were just larger versions of existing Pac-Man marshmallows.
Animated children eating the cereal in commercials referred to themselves as "ghost chompers".
The cereal was said to taste like an extra-sugary version of Kix Cereal with marshmallows.
Known premiums: send-away offers for a "Ghost Chomper" hat or Pac-Man game watch, entry details to win a full-sized Pac-Man arcade game or a mini electronic version of the game, a cut-out Pac-Man mobile, and send-away offers for a neon camera (Canada), a Pac-Man bowl or a Pac-Man ring.
In a 1984 episode (#1529) of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, Mr. Rogers takes a trip down the cereal aisle where you can see Pac-Man cereal along with other discontinued favorites like Donkey Kong Cereal and Buc-Wheats.
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Title: Pac-Man Building Set Box
Title: Ms. Pac-Man Marshmallows Box - Front & Back
Title: Pac-Man Pee Wee Pencil Stickers Box
Title: Super Pac-Man Marshmallows Box - Front & Back
Title: Early 80s Pac-Man Cereal Coupons
Title: Pac-Man Building Set
Title: Pac-Man Cereal With Super Marshmallows
Title: Canadian Box Of Pac Man Cereal
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Pac-Man?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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By Double K.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Bring it back WITH the Ms. Pac-Man marshmallows! Please!
Comment submitted: 2/27/2015 (#18627)
Best cereal ever!
Comment submitted: 2/17/2015 (#18552)
By nikkivalentine (Team Breakfast Member)
This was the best cereal ever created! My friends and I would be the happiest campers on earth if General Mills ever brought it back! I don't think GM realizes how many consumers absolutely love and dearly miss this cereal! They would probably instantly make hundreds, upon hundreds of millions of dollars on the relaunch alone!
Comment submitted: 2/8/2015 (#18506)
This was the BEST cereal ever. Why not bring it back for a brief time so we can enjoy it again. Go Pac-Man, Go!
Comment submitted: 8/12/2014 (#17491)
The best cereal ever made!. Please bring it back.
Comment submitted: 7/27/2014 (#17415)
The best cereal I ever tasted! Bring them back please!
Comment submitted: 5/3/2014 (#17012)
I remember this cereal when I was little. I was just going through one of my mom's cabinets and found six (yes that's correct) SIX Pac-Man coupons with no expiration date.
Comment submitted: 2/22/2014 (#16142)
By j3px1 (Team Breakfast Member)
I was 9 when this came out and I saw this commercial on ABC while during a Mighty Orbots break. I wanted this and my aunt bought it for me. Its fun appeal to me then- with its colorful marshmallows and sweet plain pieces - would have had this rated awesome, but now that I'm older and more objective here, it gets a 'Very Good' rating.
Comment submitted: 2/18/2014 (#16091)
By G. Hamilton
This cereal was awesome for the following reason - the non marshmallow bits. All other marshmallow cereals had the deliciousness of marshmallows, but lacks in the other half. This had a perfect world of marshmallow goodness and sugar coated wheat pieces. Also - once I got a box with nothing but marshmallows. I wish General Mills would recreate the cereal and put some modern cartoon on the front to make it sell.
Comment submitted: 1/21/2014 (#15795)
By K.I.D. 35
Man, it was the best cereal ever! Lucky Charms' taste is close but not as good. - From an old kid of 35 ;)
Comment submitted: 12/11/2013 (#15510)
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