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Topic: General Mills

Wheaties Is Now Making Beer, for Those Who Want a Different Breakfast of Champions

HefeWheaties tallboys roll out

Wheaties is wheat cereal. Hefeweizen is wheat beer. Now, General Mills has done the inevitable and created a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen in partnership with Minneapolis craft brewery Fulton. "We were intrigued from…

Tiny Dolls Act Out Hilarious Soap Operas Over Single Pieces of French Toast Crunch

A return to the '90s

Consumers bowled over by the recent return of French Toast Crunch after a nine-year hiatus should enjoy "The Tiny & The Tasty," a strange and silly soap-opera parody that casts…

Wheaties' Latest Champion Is a Trick-Shot Bowler From the '40s

Campy spots air on ESPN's PBA telecasts

Wheaties is cementing its status as the breakfast of old people with a blustery new campaign featuring 1948 footage of bowling star Andy Varipapa, who died more than 30 years…

Lucky Charms, the World's Rainbowiest Cereal, Comes Out Big for Gay Pride Month

Are you #LuckyToBe?

Sometimes the best thing a brand can do is lean into the conversation that's already going on around it. And that's exactly what Lucky Charms, a brand that some people…

General Mills Gleefully Mocks Study on Cereals Being Marketed to Children

Mascots drawn to look down at kids? 'Absurd,' VP says

Are cereal mascots really drawn looking down, in a subtle attempt at appealing to children through eye contact? Cornell researchers say yes, which General Mills says is "absurd." In an entertainingly…

Cheerios Takes Home Dubious Honor of Most Hated Ad During the Golden Globes

Dead grandma spot gets bombed

Twitter is a tough crowd during any high-profile live TV programming, when snark levels always spike. Cheerios learned that the hard way during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday when…

Fiber One Helps Bring 'Total Eclipse' Back With a Vengeance

'Turn Around' ads hit just as diva homage goes viral

Who can argue that bombastic 1980s power ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart" isn't the single greatest piece of music in human history? That's right: no one. Its appearance in…

It's 2013, and People Are Still Getting Worked Up About Interracial Couples in Ads

Cheerios spot gets cheers and jeers

It's another one of those things that shouldn't be a story but is—an ad from a major U.S. brand featuring an interracial couple and their daughter. You'd think this new…

Lucky Charms Does Giant Bong Hit, Unleashes Auto-Tune Leprechaun

TV spot inspired by viral video

What could be better than an Auto-Tune leprechaun singing about his magically delicious cereal? Nothing! This 15-second Lucky Charms ad, which mixes current commercial footage, vintage images and goofy-great vocal…

Lucky the Leprechaun to Waldo the Wizard: The Evolution of Lucky Charms

A look back for St. Patrick's Day

Leprechauns are creepy, whether they're starring in a horror movie or plastered on the front of a cereal box. There's no telling if that's why General Mills briefly tried another…

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