If I was ever lost in the supermarket as a young child, my folks always knew exactly where to find me: the cereal aisle. One is never alone in the cereal aisle, it’s full of old friends…the Trix Rabbit, the Honey Smacks Frog, and, of course, everyone’s favorite cereal daddy, Cap’n Crunch. After dutifully saluting this man in uniform, though, you’re left to wonder…who is Cap’n Crunch? What branch of armed forces is he serving? Why is he so concerned with crunch-a-tizing our nation’s youth? I’m here to answer at least a few of those questions for you. Let’s crunch right in!
Who makes Cap’n Crunch?
Cap’n Crunch is a wildly successful line of corn and oat cereals that was introduced in 1963 and manufactured by the Quaker Oats Company (aka, the guy with the hat). The cartoon mascot was created by The Munsters co-creator Allen Burns, and animated by Jay Ward, the television tycoon who brought Rocky & Bullwinkle and Dudley Do-Right to Saturday morning stardom.
What flavor is Cap’n Crunch?
While it’s also available in an easier-to-describe peanut butter flavor, the sweet corn taste of Cap’n Crunch “classic” is a little tougher to pinpoint. The delectable flavor of a bowl of Cap’n Crunch has been compared to a pleasant blend of butter, vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar. But, for many, the taste of Cap’n Crunch is entirely unique unto itself.
When did Cap’n Crunch come out?
Cap’n Crunch was introduced in 1963—a year before Lucky Charms and a year after Froot Loops. Oh, and a full 35 years before “Flutie Flakes,” a short lived but very real cereal based off the 1998 quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.
What rank is Cap’n Crunch? Is Cap’n Crunch a captain?
Naval history aficionados have noted from the beginning that Cap’n Crunch only wears the bars of a Navy commander. Typically, an American Naval captain wears four bars on his sleeves, and Cap’n Crunch has been depicted over the years wearing only one bar (ensign), two bars (lieutenant), or three bars (commander). While this indicates some degree of stolen valor on the Cap’n’s part, one must admit that a cereal called C’mmander Crunch still sounds pretty tasty, too.
What is Cap’n Crunch’s full name?
Even though it’s awfully difficult to get hold of a cartoon character’s birth certificate, we have it on good authority that Cap’n Crunch’s official name is Horatio Magellan Crunch, and, furthermore, his ship is christened the S.S. Guppy. He was born on Crunch Island, a magical island off the coast of Ohio in the “Sea of Milk.” Please forward 10% of any trivia contest prize money you win with this information directly to our headquarters, thank you!
Cap’n Crunch will hopefully be sailing the seven seas of the world’s cereal selection for years to come. Despite the constant malfunctions down at their factories leading to boxes of “All Crunchberries”… Oops, indeed! Let’s pay a little more attention to our jobs, please! After all, you don’t want to be demoted to ensign again!