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December 28, 2007

Put a Little Sugar On It Honey

Filed under: Bill Bickel, breakfast, cereals, comic strips, comics, Committed, humor, Michael Fry, sugar — Cidu Bill @ 9:37 pm

I have to wonder whether Mr. Fry ever ate breakfast cereal as a child

since this

and this

have always been around.

In fact, if anything, the trend is toward playing down the sugar content:



  1. Yes, I agree. This would have been funnier about 35 years ago.

    Try to explain to kids these days that you used to eat something called “Super Sugar Crisp” – they’ll look at you like you’re nuts.

    Comment by brien — December 29, 2007 @ 8:03 am

  2. Or possibly with envy.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — December 29, 2007 @ 10:37 am

  3. Does Berkley Breathed draw this strip?

    Comment by Cedar — December 29, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

  4. I remember Sugar Smacks, Sugar Pops, Sugar Crisp, Sugar Frosted Flakes, et al., and still refer to those cereals as such!

    Comment by dwc — December 30, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  5. But for Frosted Flakes (which I loved as a kid) the “sugar” was smaller than the “Frosted Flakes” which I got as the point of the strip. Sugar was in the name of the old cereal, just not given the prominence it deserved.

    But it is true that they seem to be downplaying the sugar now.

    Comment by scott — January 2, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

  6. Scott, I always interpreted “Sugar Frosted” to be a single phrase — though in any case “Sugar Pops” always gave equal billing to the “Sugar” and the “Pops.”

    Comment by Cidu Bill — January 2, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

  7. I think the joke is that the fonts on these boxes accurately show the proportion of sugar versus flakes in the box.

    Comment by Wendy — January 7, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

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