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Winnie-The-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers
From: Nabisco
Introduced in 1972


Before he had his own cereal, Winnie The Pooh was a psudo-member of the Nabisco cereal family. In 1966, he appeared as a Nabisco Puppet - a molded container filled with Puppets Caramel-Flavored Wheat Puffs cereal.

In 1968, the famous bear was a prize in boxes of Nabisco's Rice Honeys and Wheat Honeys cereals. As part of a promotion for Disney's 1968 short film, Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day, Pooh and his animated co-stars showed up as "Breakfast Buddies" - small plastic figurines that could be attached to the end of a spoon or the edge of cereal bowl.

A couple years later, Winnie The Pooh would take down the cereals that made him a "breakfast buddy" to millions of kids.

In 1969, Rice Honeys and Wheat Honeys announced they has a new "Golden Honey-Flavored Glaze". Two years later, the original cereals had disappeared and Winnie-The-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers hit the shelves. Like the Honeys cereals, the new cereal came in both rice and wheat varieties. By most accounts, Winnie-The-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers were indistinguishable from the cereals that were so good to the bear just years before.

Meanwhile in Canada...

Winnie The Pooh was the star of another cereal... Winnie The Pooh Hunny Munch (introduced in 1966). The Quaker Oats Company had the exclusive license to use Pooh on cereals in Canada. They promoted Hunny Munch on the box as "the honey sweet cereal treat... for you to munch!"

About 30 years later...

In 2002, The Kellogg's Company got into the Winnie The Pooh business. As part of a joint venture with Walt Disney, they introduced three new cereals: Mickey's Magix (featuring Mickey Mouse), Buzz Blasts (featuring Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear) and Hunny B's (featuring our friend, Winnie The Pooh).

Hunny B's were a honey grahams cereal with pieces shaped like the letter "B", bumblebees, honey pots and Pooh himself. The cereal would later add "cookie-pieces" shaped like Pooh's friends "Eeyore" and Piglet. Hunny B's began disappearing from store shelves around 2006.


Known premiums in Nabisco's Winnie-The-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers:

Crazy Car - a small plastic car propelled by a rubber-band driven propeller

Space Orbiter - a tiny plastic replica of the moon connected to a magnifying glass

Credit Card For Kids - part of a send-away offer for a kit containing posters and activity cards


The inconsistency in the hyphenation of "Winnie-The-Pooh" stems from a decision by Disney to simplify Pooh's name to fit promotional material for their short films of the 60's. Prior to the films, Pooh's name usually appeared with hyphens.


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Winnie The Pooh

Winnie The Pooh was the creation of A. A. Milne, a successful English playwright in the 1920's. Milne's most famous character first appeared in print in 1925 as part of a Christmas story in the London Evening News.

That story then became the first chapter of Milne's book Winnie-The-Pooh one year later. The book was illustrated by E.H. Shepard who went on to create memorable illustrations for the book Wind In The Willows in 1931.



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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Winnie-The-Pooh Great Honey Crunchers?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Winky Face

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Yeah! I would love me some more of this stuff. Bring it back already!

Comment submitted: 1/18/2016 (#19856)



By remi

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

The best ever... I miss it... please bring it back.

Comment submitted: 1/17/2015 (#18381)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy allip97 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Only the best cereal ever. I was so sad when it was gone! :(

Comment submitted: 2/6/2014 (#15964)



By Cereal Addict

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was the best cereal ever made. It was far superior to Sugar/Honey/Nothing Smacks or Sugar/Golden Crisp, for example. Bring it back, Nabisco!

Comment submitted: 7/15/2012 (#8483)



By Kallah

My daughter would love this. She just started reading and LOVES Winnie The Pooh. I take it that it's discontinued, but please let me know if it's still available anywhere, please.

Comment submitted: 5/21/2012 (#7720)



By J.P.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

While the wheat variety was great, I think the rice version was out of this world. Some of my fondest breakfast cereal memories come from these two cereals.

Comment submitted: 4/22/2012 (#7363)



By ken

I believe that Great Honey Crunchers cereals were successors to wheat and rice honeys cereals and klondike pete's crunchy nuggets were successors to great honey crunchers.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2011 (#3658)



By me&bff

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My bff and I are in love with this cereal. We want to find it!! WHERE CAN WE FIND IT?? It's the best!

Comment submitted: 6/7/2010 (#2245)



By Derek

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Awww... I wanna buy this cereal!!!

Comment submitted: 4/28/2010 (#2002)



By w0wbagger

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

There was a cereal here in Canada called "Winnie-the-Pooh Golden Honeys", which may be the same cereal, repackaged. I loved that stuff.

Comment submitted: 11/19/2009 (#925)



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