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Cinnamon Crunch (Cap'n Crunch)
From: Quaker
Introduced in 1973


A coupon to promote this cereal's introduction described Cinnamon Crunch Cereal like this: "This new cereal is sweet and crunchy, of course; but what makes it special is the wake-up flavor of cinnamon. If your children like cinnamon toast for breakfast, they'll love Cinnamon Crunch. Why not try it yourself!"

The complete name of the cereal was Jean LaFoote's Cinnamon Crunch. LaFoote was a pirate character who comically terrorized the Cap'n Crunch character.

The following are screen caps of a TV ad for Jean LaFoote's Cinnamon Crunch that aired around 1973 and 1974:


Jean LaFoote's Cinnamon Crunch TV Ad


The introduction date of 1973 is based on the first time this cereal appeared in a grocery store newspaper circular.

Company Description: The Quaker Oats Company was founded in 1901 with the merger of three oat milling operations in the Mid-Western United States. Since then, the company has expanded operations to include a number of grocery sectors. In addition to hot and cold breakfast cereals, their products include... Read on and see all cereals from Quaker
This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
  • The Cap'n Crunch & Friends Cereal Family


  • Cinnamon Crunch (Cap'n Crunch) Cereal Theater



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    rare cinnamon crunch

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    Cinnamon Crunch Pirate Kit
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    Cinnamon Crunch Pirate Kit

    Submitter: jeffrey
    Uploaded: 11/2/2010

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    Cinnamon Crunch Coupon II
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    Cinnamon Crunch Coupon II

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    Uploaded: 9/10/2010

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    Cinnamon Crunch Coupon
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    Cinnamon Crunch Coupon

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    Uploaded: 9/10/2010

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    Cinnamon Crunch Cereal - Binoculars
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    Cinnamon Crunch Cereal - Binoculars

    Submitter: jeffrey
    Uploaded: 9/10/2010

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    Cinnamon Crunch Fire Truck
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    Cinnamon Crunch Fire Truck

    Submitter: jeffrey
    Uploaded: 9/9/2010

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

    Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

    View all 48 comments for this cereal.


    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy PlatNuMonk (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Bring it back! I recently asked Quaker to do limited time run.

    Comment submitted: 11/16/2018 (#23707)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SpaceBarron (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    ANOTHER of my all time top favorites! Also, the best Cap'n Crunch cereal by far!

    Comment submitted: 8/18/2018 (#23383)



    By J.J. Eats

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    This cereal should be in the BREAKFAST HALL of FAME. In its hey day, it was the the GREATEST! BRING IT BACK!

    Comment submitted: 7/17/2018 (#23283)



    By M.M.S.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Was not a fan of this cereal. Because of the cereal's process, it got soggy in milk immediately. Perhaps that is why it was discontinued. Jean LaFoote is not Cap'n Crunch.

    Comment submitted: 6/10/2018 (#23137)



    By I.T. Girl

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Best cereal ever! Please bring it back!

    Comment submitted: 5/12/2018 (#23050)



    By Shortstop88

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The BEST... I am in my 50's and literally daydream about this cereal coming back.

    Comment submitted: 8/18/2017 (#22152)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy cerealfreak (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I loved this cereal and I wish they would bring the original recipe back.

    Comment submitted: 4/14/2017 (#21626)



    By Shelly T.

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    When I was a kid, this was my favorite cereal. I was so disappointed when they discontinued it.

    Comment submitted: 1/13/2017 (#21248)



    By My Advice

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The original recipe - as in the original way of making it - needs to return. The profits will go through the roof if they just listen to the people. They couldn't lose by turning Crunch Berries back to the original recipe as well.

    Comment submitted: 12/10/2016 (#21118)



    By snoopy

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Bring Cinnamon Crunch back now!

    Comment submitted: 11/30/2016 (#21081)



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