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Pink Panther Flakes


Pink Panther Flakes From: Post
Introduced in 1973


Post Cereals co-sponsored The Pink Panther Show, a Saturday morning kid's show, in 1972. This cereal was created as tie-in for that program.

The cereal consisted of bright, bubblegum-pink, sugar-coated corn flakes.

Most people remember Pink Panther Flakes as being extraordinarily sweet-tasting. The "pink" didn't add a distinct new flavor, so the taste could be compared to ordinary Sugar Frosted Flakes with more sugar.

One interesting feature of this cereal was that it's pink coloring ran off of the flakes and into the milk almost immediately after the flakes got wet.

A 1973 television ad staring the Pink Panther featured the following jingle, sung in-part to the Pink Panther theme song by Henry Mancini:

Pink Panther Flakes are pink
As sweet as you can (inaudible) the color of pink
Pink Panther Flakes are pink
As sweet as you can (inaudible) the color of pink
Tickle me pink!

Hey Pink Panther! We love Pink Panther Flakes
So pink, so sweet and they're new
We love their one, two, three, four, five, six, seven...
Eight different vitamins
Just as much as we love you



The back of the very first box offered this description of the cereal:

"Have breakfast with the Pink Panther! Pink Panther Flakes are pre-sweetened, pink frosted corn flakes. They're fun to eat, good tasting and fortified with 8 essential vitamins. Try 'em. You'll love 'em..."


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    Title: Pink Panther Spy Kit Premium

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    Uploaded: 2/5/2011

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    Uploaded: 10/15/2010

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    Uploaded: 10/10/2010

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    Uploaded: 4/29/2008

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    Comments About This Cereal
    What do you think of Pink Panther Flakes?

    Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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    By KixRulez

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    RE: Yhe inaudible part of the jingle - It always drove me nuts as a kid because it didn't make sense, but listening it to again I hear this: "Pink Panther flakes / are pink / and sweet as you / Pink Pan / the color of pink / tickles me pink." Still doesn't make sense, but I think I got it at least!

    Comment submitted: 6/17/2014 (#17198)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Rochellesc (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Loved the show, the cereal, the theme song, but most if all, the awesome prizes inside! The one I remember most is the little zip car. Too bad we know today that most sweetened cereals are on par with candy fortified with vitamins. :(. The last quarter of the 20th century was a great time to be a kid!

    Comment submitted: 3/24/2014 (#16453)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Acoldstream (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    This was my all time favorite cereal EVER. It had such a great taste and it did not taste like today's Frosted Flakes, it was da bomb! The color did come off quickly and it was HEAVEN!

    Comment submitted: 1/2/2014 (#15623)



    By E. J. Donald

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I loved the Pink Panther Flakes and I also had the spy kit... was my favorite toy for a whole summer. I wish they still made the cereal and I wish I still had the spy kit. Thanks for the memories cereal guy!

    Comment submitted: 5/15/2013 (#12073)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Discomurf (Team Breakfast Member)

    All those craving Pink Panther Flakes give 'Good-Morenings Strawberry-and-Creme Flakes' a try! I never had the original but these are also from Post, they are pink, and they just might be the same recipe. :)

    Comment submitted: 4/18/2013 (#11737)



    By michiganbelle

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I remember I LOVED this cereal. I agree, bring it back, dagnabbit, in the original recipe:)

    Comment submitted: 2/18/2013 (#10893)



    By Poppins

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    One of my favorites as a kid. Loved it!

    Comment submitted: 10/6/2012 (#9368)



    By Kimmy

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I want to revisit revisit my childhood by enjoying Pink Panther cereal.

    Comment submitted: 3/10/2012 (#6798)



    By J. Hawke

    I serve my kids "Pink Panther Flakes" by sprinkling one teaspoon of Nestle's strawberry quick over one cup of plain cornflakes in a cereal bowl already moistened with milk - they LOVE it!

    Comment submitted: 2/9/2012 (#6470)



    By vinman1981

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Why can't they bring Pink Panther Flakes back... just for a limited time... whatever. Bring it back!

    Comment submitted: 1/30/2012 (#6320)



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