87% of people can't name these popular cereal brands from one image! Can you?

By: Emily Hough
Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

Believe it or not, packaged cereal was one of the first "health food" fads in America. Development first began around the time of the American Civil War. By 1902, 40 brands were regularly marketed. Take this quiz to see how many of these popular cereal brands you can name from their image.

Fruity Pebbles is the first ever cereal to use a character from the media for branding and marketing. In 1970, Post was able to obtain the rights to the beloved Flintstones characters.

If variety is what you seek, Cheerios is your brand. Since its beginnings, it has introduced a various kinds, such as MultiGrain, Apple Cinnamon, Fruity. Since 1999, the #1 cereal sold is Honey Nut Cheerios.

Those "marbits" -- the inside word for those delicious marshmallows -- have taken many shapes over the years. The original shapes were pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. Other shapes that have made the cut over the years included stars, leprechaun hats, and magic mirrors.

Reese's Puffs may be one of your favorites, especially if you like the candy bar. But if you are dieting, you want to be cautious of how much of this stuff you eat. The brand holds the lowest nutrition score of child target brands, and has a 41% sugar content!

Cereal is an important part of the day, and it's important to choose the right one. Over 50% of Americans begin their day with a bowl of their favorite brand. It also makes a great snack.

Frosted Flakes are the crispier, more sugary version of the original Corn Flakes. They out sell Corn Flakes 2 to 1.

Don't get caught with your hand in the cookie . . . box. In 1981, Cookie Crisps' mascot was changed from Jarvis the Wizard to Cookie Crook and Officer Crumb.

In 2009, Honeycomb consumers were offered the opportunity to win an overnight sleepover at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Winners received a glow-in-the dark T-shirt.

Corn Flakes is one of the oldest cereals we know. It was invented in 1894 by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who thought it was a good food for his patients in the sanitarium.

Heard of Wendell the Chef? He was the mascot of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, along with two other bakers who seemed to have mysteriously and suddenly disappeared from commercials. Rumor has it this cartoon mascot ridded himself of his counterparts. But in 1999, Wendell met his own fate and was replaced by the Delicious Squares.

Fruit Loops -- as the cereal was originally called -- faced an amost immediate lawsuit when it first hit the shelves because it contained no actual fruit. Kellogg's changed the name to Froot Loops and kept the artificial flavoring. Problem solved.

Speaking of squares of deliciousness, if you are looking for a healthier route, try Shredded Wheat. One cup of these contains only 1 gram of sugar. That is, if you don't douse it in sugar yourself.

If you had the opportunity to try this cereal and liked it, you were bound to be disappointed. It was discontinued in 2007, after only nine years of production. Don't fret though, it is still being made in South Korea, so you can get it there--or you could just crush some oreos up in a bowl.

Even though Kashi contain quite literally all natural ingredients, it does contain a high sugar content. At least there are no artificial additives.

It wasn't until nearly 20 years into its life that shredded wheat cereal became bite size . If you've ever had a box of just the Shredded Wheat, you know that it is about four time larger than its mini version.

Webster Edgerly, an author and self-help guru, started a minor social movement known as Ralstonism. Ralston Purina was the name of the cereal company before it separated into two companies, Ralston and Purina. Edgerly was a partner in these companies before starting Ralstonism. This partnership gave his followers easy access to eat whole grains, which he believed were an essential part of life.

Peanut Butter is only one variety of Cap'n Crunch. cereal. And if you are looking for this one, you are likely to find it toward the bottom shelf. Cereals that target children are placed within a child's reach.

The Cap'n Crunch's distinct flavor came from a recipe handed down in Pamela Low's family. She was a flavorist at the company, and scientists at the plant extracted the flavor and created multiple varieties, including peanut butter and berry.

French Toast Crunch was discontinued in 2006; but came back by popular demand in 2014.

Kelloggs simply cannot make up its mind on what to call these delicious morsels. Originally they were called Sugar Pops, before changing to Sugar Corn Pops. They later changed the name again to Corn Pops, the Pops, then back to Corn Pops. Regardless of the name, it is still the same cereal.

Kix was a pioneer in the cereal world. In 1937, it became the first puffed cereal. And people have been stringing it to make holiday garland ever since, or at least I did as a kid.

In 1985, Golden Crisp got rid of the word "Sugar" in its name. Growing health concerns related to sugar were bound to hurt sales of the cereal, originally called "Sugar Crisp." The box colors were also changed to match its "Golden" name.

Count Chocula created quite a controversy in 1927 when the art on the cereal box looked as if the Count was wearing a necklace of the star of David. Jewish consumers were outraged, and the company immediately released a new design with no necklace.

If it's texture and variety you seek, Honey Bunches of Oats is your cereal. It comes in many varieties with different nuts and fruits. One variety is cinnamon. But it's those delicious, slightly sweet honey clusters of oats, paired with the crunchy flakes, that give you the texture you seek without overpowering you with sugar.

In 1966, Kellogg's did something new. Instead of using an animal for a mascot, it decided to set its cereal at the the center of the solar system with Sunny, the cartoon sun who holds the two scoops of raisins.

Kellogg's came under fire in 2009 for posting in large letters the word "IMMUNITY" on boxes of Cocoa Krispies. The company claimed it helped children's immune systems. Dietitians said that simply "spraying" or adding minerals and vitamins to a cereal didn't make it healthy, especially when the cereal is 40% sugar.

This cereal is a rarity, but if you find it, you can enjoy the graham cracker flavor.

Honey Smacks is another one of those cereals that took the "sugar" out of its name, but not out of the cereal. These puffed grains of wheat contain 15 grams of sugar per 3/4 cup serving.

Perhaps one of the only cereals with a "sound" appeal, Rice Krispies are little grains of rices that are cooked, dried, and toasted. The thin wall of the rice grains contracts when a liquid is added, creating that infamous snap, crackle, and pop.

Chex gets it infamous design from the original checkerboard pattern used on the boxes. The design is still being used.

Apple O's were invented by an MIT professor. The name was later changed to Apple Jacks. They have kept their "o" shape but, during various promotional periods, have changed the shape and color up a bit.

Frankenberry was rather scary for parents when it first came out. The red dye used to color the cereal pink was not digestible, making kids' stools appear bloody. Parents began rushing their kids to the hospital in droves, and it was finally determined to be the cereal that was causing the problem. The dye used in the cereal was then changed.

Sonny the cuckoo bird was the original mascot, and to this day, remains the representative of Cocoa Puffs. He's crazy for these, and his slogan has morphed the term with its present-day connotation.

Actor Peter Lorre served as the model both for the voice and the look of the little boo mascot, even though he had been dead for ten years before the cereal was created.

Contrary to its name, Grape Nuts is not actually made from grapes. Doesn't matter though, because this cereal was considered so healthy, it was once used in military rations. I find it yummy, hot, cold, or in yogurt.

In 2017, General Mills launched a promotion where it removed Buzz the Bee from the Honey Nut Cheerios box to raise awareness of the diminishing bee population.

If you are a Chex lover, but can't decide if you want Rice Chex or Corn Chex, then try Crispix. It mixes the best of both worlds.

What better combination than cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar? Cracklin' Oat Bran gives you a graham cracker in a hollow rectangle.

What is this stuff? Mueslix is a play on the word "müesli." It refers to dry oats, fruits, seeds, and nuts mixed together, usually eaten with milk. It's like trail mix in your bowl!

Golden Grahams had a popular jingle in the 1980s to the tune of "O Dem Golden Slippers." The jingle with music was even printed on the back of its box.

About Zoo

Our goal at Zoo.com is to keep you entertained in this crazy life we all live.

We want you to look inward and explore new and interesting things about yourself. We want you to look outward and marvel at the world around you. We want you to laugh at past memories that helped shape the person you’ve become. We want to dream with you about all your future holds. Our hope is our quizzes and articles inspire you to do just that.

Life is a zoo! Embrace it on Zoo.com.

Explore More Quizzes