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Ice Cream Cones - Vanilla
From: General Mills
Introduced in 1987

"The great taste of ice cream cones, the goodness of four grains."

Ice Cream Cones cereal was available in two flavors: vanilla and chocolate chip. The cereals consisted of ice cream cone-shaped conical pieces and round Kix-esque pieces intended to resemble scoops of ice cream. If a cereal eater was so inclined, the scoop pieces actually fit comfortably on the cone pieces to create a tiny ice cream cone replica.

Both varieties of the cereal were said to taste similar to Cookie Crisp cereal. If the pieces were eaten separately, the scoop pieces were known to be intensely sweet and less flavorful than the cone pieces which actually tasted similar to to real ice cream cones.

Commercials for the cereal featured an animated soda jerk called Ice Cream Jones. Jones was customarily shown riding a bicycle with an ice cream freezer attached to the front. In the commercials, he would deliver Ice Cream Cones cereal to kids who were anxiously awaiting his arrival.

Ice Cream Cones / Ice Cream Jones Jingle

My name's Ice Cream Jones
I'm bringing the kids my Ice Cream Cones
A crunchy new cereal for breakfast
The great taste of ice cream cones

Vanilla Ice Cream Cones Cereal

The box above is from 1987.

General Mills briefly reintroduced Ice Cream Cones Cereal in 2003 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first ice cream cone. According to Tommy Hillman, an associate marketing manager for the company at the time, "Ice cream cones have such a great connection with happy, carefree times. We're excited to offer a cereal that provides a fun new way to experience ice cream cones."

The revamped cereal was describer in a May 19, 2003 press release as featuring "crunchy mini ice cream cones along with chocolatey chip ice cream scoop pieces".

Known premiums: an Ice Cream Cones mini-piano, an Ice Cream Cones digital watch, a send-away offer for an Ice Cream Cones Cereal Gumball Machine Coin Bank and a pack of 5 Superior Gumballs inside the box.

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Ice Cream Jones
Ice Cream Jones

This red-headed soda jerk represented Ice Cream Cones cereal when it was introduced in 1987. His souped-up bike featured a cereal-box shaped ice cream freezer and pair of bells that would ring when he pulled a string.

Jones was often depicted overcoming great obstacles to deliver his cereal to waiting children. He has unwittingly fended off cereal-starved grizzly bears and been air-lifted by helicopter all in the name of delivering Ice Cream Cones cereal.

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Vanilla Ice Cream Cones With Gumballs

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Ice Cream Cones Cereal - Vanilla

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Ice Cream Cones Old And New

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Comments About This Cereal
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Sarah

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I am 35. I was three and remember this cereal and the commercial when they were out. I literally have like two memories from before I was five and this is one of them. They genuinely tasted great. I have tried finding the name of this cereal several times since I was a kid, of course never thinking it was the most obvious thing it could be. Really should bring back the original cereal, even if for a short period. People will buy it.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2020 (#24868)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Warlocke (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This stuff, in its original incarnation, was delicious. When they brought it back, it just wasn't the same... and the cones weren't even cone-shaped anymore!

Comment submitted: 1/8/2019 (#23833)

By Nightman

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Bring it back now. Loved it and would like to have it again. General Mills needs to listen to their customers and bring it back. Thank you.

Comment submitted: 6/8/2017 (#21880)

By R. Creed

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please bring it back! Best cereal ever. I also really liked the commercials.

Comment submitted: 3/21/2015 (#18779)

By marvincast

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It would be awesome if they brought it back. When it was out, it was the only cereal I ate. My ex-wife even liked it. Please make cereal eaters everywhere very happy, and re-launch this cereal.

Comment submitted: 2/7/2015 (#18503)

By FranAKA08

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Bring it back! I would definitely make sure my kids eat a bowl EVERY DAY!

Comment submitted: 1/20/2015 (#18403)

By Me Too

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

They need to bring this one back!

Comment submitted: 12/8/2014 (#18130)

By JmeNeedsIt

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

They really need to RELAUNCH the 21st century Ice Cream Cones cereal! My daughter did a 'lets bring it back' project for her college class and this cereal was the #1 choice out of everything to bring back. Out of 1,000 students, 860 not knowing others choices picked this! SO LETS DO THIS PEOPLE!

Comment submitted: 11/15/2014 (#18028)

By ShellBelle

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please bring it back! One of my favorites as a child!

Comment submitted: 10/3/2014 (#17771)

By carebear56560

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I wish they still had this. Found it once about 4 years ago for a month at the local store and bought as many as I could. Then they were gone again. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!

Comment submitted: 7/28/2014 (#17425)

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