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General Mills Brings Back Favorite ’80s Cereals, Cartoon Classics

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Cereal maker General Mills is bringing back the taste and shapes of the cereals popular on Saturday mornings in the ’80s – Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams, Cookie Crisp and Trix. Improvements include Cocoa Puffs delivering more chocolatey taste, Cookie Crisp bringing more chocolate chip cookie taste, Trix reviving its classic six fruity shapes and Golden Grahams going back to its retro recipe – honey.

“Our fans crave a taste of nostalgia – and, while these four cereals have always remained popular, we’ve answered their requests and brought back the taste they remember from childhood,” said Jennifer Jorgensen, VP of marketing for General Mills cereal. “After all, was there anything better as a kid than waking up on Saturday morning, grabbing your favorite cereal and watching cartoons? We’re hoping fans can relive these fun moments while sharing the classic taste they loved with their own families now.”

To celebrate the permanent return of the ’80s taste of Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Trix and Golden Grahams, General Mills has teamed up with Mario Lopez – actor, television host and a kid of the ’80s himself – to host General Mills Presents: The Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In, featuring cartoon classics. Tune in from the comfort of your couch or experience it live at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. PDT.

Not in the Los Angeles area? General Mills will provide access to stream the drive-in experience right into your living room on Oct. 3. Plus, the first 100 fans who sign up for the at-home viewing experience will receive free samples of all four cereals delivered to their door.

“Cereal plus cartoons defined my Saturday mornings as a kid, so I’m thrilled to team up with General Mills for a little throwback event everyone can enjoy,” said Lopez. “I can’t wait to join fans with my family for the Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In from my own couch with a bowl – or two – of cereal in tow.”

Minneapolis-based General Mills partnered with Tribeca Drive-In – which is bringing audiences together safely across the nation through signature entertainment experiences celebrating storytelling in film, TV, music and live comedy. Together, Tribeca and General Mills created this first-of-its-kind cartoon drive-in experience.

Classic cartoons will be shown on the big screen, and the event will have a number of COVID-safe activities for families to enjoy, including a drive-thru photo opportunity and cereal snack packs so fans can snack as they watch.

All four improved cereals are now available at most major retailers nationwide.

To reserve your spot at the event or learn more about watching from home, visit tribecafilm.com/ultimatesaturdaymorning. Follow @GeneralMillsCereal on Facebook and Instagram to share photos of your Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In setup using #ultimatesaturdaymorning.

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