Cheerio's are a brand of breakfast cereal by General Mills, introduced on May 1, 1949 origanally named CheeriOats.
The name was changed to Cheerios in 1945 because of a trade-name dispute with Quaker Oats.
The Cheerios KidEdit
Beginning in the mid-1950s and continuing through the early 1960s, "The Cheerios Kid" was a mainstay in their commercials,ranking alongside most of the characters created for rival Kellogg's cereals. At first, the Kid was a clumsy, absent-minded tinkerer much to the annoyance of his girlfriend, Sue, but was able to find his footing after eating Cheerios.
In the late 1970s, Cheerios released a series of commercials that featured an animated "stick-man" chasing a yodeling cereal box with the word "Cheerios" written on the side. The box kept zooming by the stick-man singing "Cheerio-ee-oh-ee-ohs" and "Yummy Oaty-oh-ee-oh-ee-ohs". The man would try unsuccessfully to catch the elusive box before attempting the Cheeri-yodel himself, at which point the box would land by his side..
Different types of Cheerios.Edit
Cinnamon Nut Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios
Cinnamon Nut Cheerios was the first departure from regular Cheerios in mid 1976. Second was Honey Nut Cheerios which was introduced in 1979 geared towards adults as well as children. It is sweeter than the original, with a honey and almond flavor. Cinnamon Nut Cheerios was only out briefly in 1976 and 1977 and was not successful; however, a similar product, "Cinnamon Burst Cheerios," was released in 2011.
All Varieties | Currently on MarketEdit
Honey Nut Cheerios (1979) (see above)
Apple Cinnamon Cheerios (1988)
MultiGrain Cheerios (Original in the UK) (released 1992, relaunched 2009)
Frosted Cheerios (1995)
Yogurt Burst Cheerios (2005)
Fruity Cheerios (2006) (Cheerios sweetened with fruit juice)
Oat Cluster Crunch Cheerios (2007) (sweetened Cheerios with oat clusters)
Banana Nut Cheerios (2009) (sweetened Cheerios made with banana puree)
Chocolate Cheerios (2010) (Cheerios made with cocoa)
Cinnamon Burst Cheerios (2011) (Cheerios made with cinnamon)
Dulce de Leche Cheerios (2012) (sweetened Cheerios made with caramel)
MultiGrain Peanut Butter Cheerios (2012) (Multigrain Cheerios with sorghum, not wheat, and peanut butter)
Snack based ProductsEdit
Cheerios Snack Mix – Original (2008) (Cheerios, Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, round crackers, pretzels and cracker sticks flavored with garlic and onion)
Cheerios Snack Mix – Cheese (2008) (Cheerios, Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, triangle crackers, pretzels and cracker sticks flavored with cheese)
Non General Mills derivativesEdit
Crispy Oats (manufactured by Millville, distributed by ALDI)
Purely O's (Organic Cheerios, manufactured by General Mills subsidiary Cascadian Farms) (1999)
Oat Cheerios (UK only, manufactured by Cereal Partners Worldwide, sold under Nestlé brand)
Cheerios and X's (no longer available) (1993)
Team Cheerios (formerly Team USA Cheerios, no longer available) (1996)
Millenios (Cheerios with "2"-shaped cereal pieces, no longer available) (1999–2000)
Berry Burst Cheerios (including variations of Strawberry, Strawberry Banana, Cherry Vanilla and Triple Berry, no longer available) (2003)