Cereal Project > Ralston > Fruity Freakies

Fruity Freakies
From: Ralston
Introduced in 1975

The origin of this cereal was described in a fictional (I presume) story on the back of the box. Prepare to read about a tree that grows breakfast cereal and how that cereal inspired a group of Freakie characters to sew the patches which were to become the first premium offered in Fruity Freakies Cereal:

"The Day The Freakies Lost Their Marbles, Or, What Have These Patches Got To Do With New Fruity Freakies Cereal?

"A long time ago (two weeks to be exact), Grumble came out with a startling statement. 'Fruit!', he said. 'Fruit?'. the other Freakies asked. 'Fruit!', he answered. Perplexed, BossMoss asked him to explain. 'I like fruit,' Grumble said, 'Once in a while it would be a nice thing to have around.'

"Since this seemed to be a good idea to everyone involved, BossMoss developed a seed that grew into a lovely tree bearing delicious fruit-flavored Freakies cereal. But when the Freakies tasted their new cereal, something very strange happened. First, they all jumped up in the air and sang 'Sweet Sue'. And then they all sat down and began to weave and sew. And the result of all this craziness was 20 different iron-on patches with pictures of the Freakies, and the tree, with the very favorite sayings of each Freakie.

"Now, no one knows why tasting their crunchy fruit-flavor cereal made them behave this way. And it really doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is there are two patches packed free inside this box just for you."

Company Description: Ralston was originally part of The Ralston-Purina Company which was formed in 1902. The name Ralston stems from a minor social movement in the late 19th Century called Ralstonism - created by Webster Edgerly. Followers of the movement (about 800,000) followed the motto "Regime, Activity, Light, Strength, Temperation, Oxygen and Nature" - the first letters of which spelled out "Ralston"... Read on and see all cereals from Ralston

Additional Images
Fruity Freakies Patches Box
click to enlarge

Fruity Freakies Patches Box

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 11/17/2010

Additional details

Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Fruity Freakies?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By EL81295

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

They were a complete sugar overload - and I loved every bite. And there was even a special version of the original Goody Goody figure wearing a Carmen Miranda like fruit hat contained in specially marked packages.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2020 (#25030)

By Jack Acid

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I still have the Freak Freak magnets from the boxes.

Comment submitted: 3/18/2018 (#22837)

By Guffa

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was the best cereal ever. That and Quisp. I want someone to start making this again!

Comment submitted: 7/24/2017 (#22045)

By walter

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I miss Freakies. The cereal was good and the boxes were great.

Comment submitted: 11/7/2014 (#17985)

By Paul B.

I just showed my four year old a toy I still have from Fruity Freakies. The cereal was available in 1975-1976.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2013 (#10851)

By Kathy

I loved Fruity Freakies! Can you still buy them?

Comment submitted: 12/8/2011 (#5926)

By M.J. Clarke

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I gotta see the commercial!!! Where can I find it? Please add it to your page.

Comment submitted: 10/31/2010 (#3181)

Comment On Fruity Freakies Cereal:

Enter Your Review or Comments Here:

Rate This Cereal:

egg egg egg
Rotten Pretty Bad Okay Very Good Awesome
I Prefer Not To Rate This Cereal

Security Question:
Please type the name of the cereal below.

Please type the name of this cereal in the space to the right

Please enter the name of the cereal to the left:

Connect With Mr Breakfast   MrBreakfast at FaceBook   Mr Breakfast On Twitter   Mr Breakfast On Pinterest