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Vanilly Crunch (Cap'n Crunch)
From: Quaker
Introduced in 1971


According to one of the first boxes of Vaniilly Crunch, "Vanilly Crunch is the latest cereal from Cap'n Crunch. It has a flavor kids love so it's another good way to give them variety at the breakfast table. And like all Cap'n Crunch cereals, it's fortified. One bowl gives them a mornings worth of B vitamins and iron."

The tag line for the cereal was "The cereal that tastes like a crunchy birthday cake".

On the back of one of the early boxes, a comic explained how the cereal was invented. A Cap'n Crunch character named Seadog was making a birthday cake when batter from the cake accidentally fell into a bowl of Cap'n Crunch cereal. Cap'n Crunch liked the cereal so much, he decided to make some more for his crew (consumers).

The cereal was described in a television commercial as "Crispy, creamy-colored globes of goodness".


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This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
  • The Cap'n Crunch & Friends Cereal Family

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    Seadog
    Seadog

    Seadog appeared on the first box of Vanilly Crunch Cereal. A story on the back of the box showed how the clumsy character invented the cereal by getting cake batter in a box of Cap'n Crunch.

    Apparently, Seadog was also a Sea-Spy. He was shown on the back of another box in spy clothing hawking a send-away offer for a spy kit.



    Wilma The Winsome White Whale
    Wilma The Winsome White Whale

    In a television ad for Vanily Crunch, this feminine, friendly whale was responsible for transporting loads of cereal (in her large mouth) to Cap'n Crunch's ship.

    Wilma appeared on boxes of Vanilly Crunch along with the character Seadog.



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    Vanilly Crunch Gyro Premium
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    Vanilly Crunch Gyro Premium

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    Vanilly Crunch Gyro Fire Fighters
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    Vanilly Crunch Gyro Fire Fighters

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    Uploaded: 1/31/2011

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    Vanilly Crunch Surprise Party Box
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    Vanilly Crunch Surprise Party Box

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    Vanilly Crunch Seadog Spy Box
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    Vanilly Crunch Seadog Spy Box

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    Uploaded: 9/19/2010

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    Vanilly Crunch Seadog Spy Kit
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    Vanilly Crunch Seadog Spy Kit

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    Uploaded: 4/3/2008

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    Wilma The Whale Vanilly Crunch Box
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    Wilma The Whale Vanilly Crunch Box

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    Back Of Vanilly Crunch Cereal Box

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    Comments About This Cereal
    What do you think of Vanilly Crunch (Cap'n Crunch)?

    Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

    View all 57 comments for this cereal.


    By Anonymous G.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Absolutely agree with the comments and I'm really surprised of it's short life and that it has not been brought back in over 40 years. All about marketing I guess?

    Comment submitted: 5/9/2017 (#21740)



    By madd russian

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Awesome cereal! I miss it bad!

    Comment submitted: 4/9/2017 (#21602)



    By Goto

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    It was my favorite cereal. I would love to have a bowl before my big dirt nap. Please bring it back.

    Comment submitted: 3/19/2017 (#21519)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy JimiMack (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    My two favorite cereals, Vanilly Crunch and OJ's, both vanished never to return. I still see Caramel Popcorn Crunch on the market, which I won't even attempt to try. I see Vanilla Life, Vanilla Special K and many other products flavored with vanilla. Even a Vanilla Latte Pop-Tart. I'm guessing that Cap'n Crunch people don't think Vanilla cereal will sell.

    Comment submitted: 3/7/2017 (#21454)



    By CallMeSam

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    This is the only cereal I would buy regularly... bring it back!

    Comment submitted: 2/27/2017 (#21427)



    By Scott8

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    My favorite cereal ever! Quaker - please bring it back.

    Comment submitted: 12/27/2016 (#21169)



    By White Whale

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Please bring it back!

    Comment submitted: 12/13/2016 (#21126)



    By Piper-2

    Bring it back! Other brands are bringing back their retro products. Even if it's just a promotion for a limited time only.

    Comment submitted: 8/22/2016 (#20728)



    By stewie dark

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Interesting how Cap'n Crunch has made a multitude of cereals over the years, but has failed to bring back THE greatest one of them all - Vanilly Crunch! Also interesting how no one on the internet has come up with a petition to have Quaker bring back it's greatest product.

    Comment submitted: 6/5/2016 (#20389)



    By Captain N.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    My all time favorite! Would LOVE to see it return one day before I croak.

    Comment submitted: 5/17/2016 (#20318)



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