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Moonstones
From: Ralston
Introduced in 1976


A fruit-flavored cereal with pieces shaped like stars, half-moons and planets. The half-moons also looked like bananas, while the planets looked a little like oranges.

The cereal was promoted as "the delicious space-shaped cereal that's out of this world!"

The back of one cereal box told "the unbelievable story of new Moonstones," detailing how the cereal is made by an interplanetary race called the Moonbeams and how the cereal's recipe is a cause for a war of sorts on the moon:

"Before we tell you about new Moonstones cereal, you first have to know about the moon. The moon, just like every story, has two sides to it. The light side and the dark side. So let's take the light side first. On the light side side, we have our basic honest, hard-working good guys called Moonbeams. They're led by our hero, Majormoon, who's the obvious choice to be the leader because he majored in cerealogy at Moon University.

"The Moonbeams are the guys you can thank for making delicious fruit-flavored Moonstones cereal. A cereal so delicious, so crunchy - that the formula is kept absolutely secret.

"Which now brings us to the dark side of the moon. And who lives there? The bad guys. They're called Moonbums and they're led by Bigbum, the biggest bum of all.

"They're the laziest bunch of bums ever to roam the face of the moon. As a matter of fact, they're so lazy that the only thing they ever work at is trying to get their dirty hands on the secret formula. So they can have Moonstones all to themselves.

"They've tried everything Bigbum could think up. Which isn't very much. But they're still trying.

"Yes, even now as you eat your Moonstones here on Earth, the Moonbums are plotting up there on the moon."


Known premiums in Moonstones cereal included free magnets, stickers, a free moon buggy, a free Moon Zoom racing wheel and a send-away offer fro Scotch Brand Tape.


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Bigbum
Bigbum

Operating from the dark side of the moon, this character leads a group of moon men known as the Moonbums. The Moonbums are described as the laziest bunch of bums to ever roam the face of the moon and Bigbum has been called the biggest bum of all.

Bigbum's mission is to steal to formula for Moonstones cereal. He is the archenemy of Majormoon.



Majormoon
Majormoon

This character is the leader of the Moonbeams, the race of aliens responsible for making Moonstones Cereal.

He lives on the light side of the moon and, by all accounts, he's an honest and hard-working fellow. Majormoon has a degree in Cerealogy from Moon University.



Additional Images
Moonstones Watch
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Moonstones Watch

Submitter: SteveR
Uploaded: 10/12/2013

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Moonstones Magnet Box Front & Back
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Moonstones Magnet Box Front & Back

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 11/14/2010

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Moonstones Moon Zoom Box
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Moonstones Moon Zoom Box

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 11/14/2010

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Moonstones Cereal Box - Free Magnet
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Moonstones Cereal Box - Free Magnet

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 8/6/2010

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Moonstones Cereal Box
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Moonstones Cereal Box

Submitter: leprican_katie
Uploaded: 8/7/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Moonstones?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Igmommy (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved Moonstones and was heart broken when it disappeared from stores. I remember saving up enough box tops to send away for a Moonstones t-shirt. I wore that shirt until it disintegrated.

Comment submitted: 6/22/2018 (#23169)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy DutchConnie (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Oh how I loved this cereal! Would give anything to have it again. Nothing can compare! So I agree with wanting to bring this back! PLEASE!

Comment submitted: 3/7/2018 (#22790)



By BradB

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Could not remember the name this cereal! Ate so much of this one and Giggles & Smiles when staying at my dad's place as a kid!

Comment submitted: 10/21/2017 (#22362)



By Big Ozz

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Hello. I loved Moonstones. They were the best cereal ever! I have so many good memories of eating them as a kid. Bring back Moonstones!

Comment submitted: 8/2/2017 (#22083)



By Bible Man

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I have a 7 cents off Moonstones Cereal Store Coupon from 1978 in perfect condition. Anyone interested?

Comment submitted: 12/27/2016 (#21167)



By Quake/Quisp

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My present for Christmas in 1976 was a case of Moonstone cereal. I ate a whole box the first day. No other cereal had a similar fruity taste. Artificial fruits are just tastier.

Comment submitted: 6/24/2016 (#20450)



By L.C.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved Moonstones. Only problem was my parents NEVER bought it for me. The only time I had it was at my best friend's house. Never ate a cereal so good before or since. BRING BACK MOONSTONES... PLEASE!

Comment submitted: 12/5/2015 (#19724)



By MonkeyNuts

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember this crap. Saw TV commercials one Saturday morning and begged my mother to buy a box for me. Opened the box and half of the contents came crashing into the bowl in one solid brick. Gross. Never again.

Comment submitted: 11/13/2015 (#19660)



By Nik2

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Found a Moonstone Swiss-made watch. I'd like to know who was the artist was that they commissioned do the the artwork (Major Moon) and I'd also like to know what watch company was commissioned to make the watch(es)?

Comment submitted: 2/3/2015 (#18475)



By MoonChild3

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Moon Stones were my favorite all time cereal. I wish it could be brought back, for all of us who could not get enough of its wonderfulness.

Comment submitted: 11/4/2014 (#17964)



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