I finally found some information on what I thought I remembered... but I just couldn't remember exactly what they were called. When we were kids, our mom had a tight grocery budget. This was before the generic brand episode of grocery lore, but our family had a lot of the store brands.
Kellogg's Pop Tarts were what the other more well-off families had. We had Post Toastem's. They were good, they weren't Kellogg's but they were good. There were a lot of different fruit flavored and frosting covered pastries, but the ones that were so cool that we loved - that we just had to have - were the Post Toastem Animals.
There were Munch-a-Berry Monkees, Tuti-Fruiti Owls, Peanut Butter Buffaloes, Berry Bears, Chocolate Flavored Elephants and Cinnamon Lions. My brother and I both had our favorites - mine were the chocolate flavored Elephants, his were the Peanut Butter Buffaloes, . What was really cool was how the animals were on the pastries. They were kind of "stitched" onto the front of the pastries, so we always ate around the stitching and had the shape of the animal left to eat last. You got cool stickers that glowed in the dark, too!
Here's a commercial from the '70s for them...notice how the hunter looks like Cap'n Crunch's brother... (can't figure out how to re-size this... :(
- Blast from the Past
- Hi, I'm Darryll and I live in Pullman, Washington with my wife and two kids. I'm a licensed Architect and am employed as a Project Manager at Washington State University. In addition, I have my own business doing residential designs in the greater Palouse area. I am a self-taught pianist, song-writer and singer and am involved in the music department at my local church.