Guy Eats 25-Year-Old Box of Nintendo Cereal

I don’t know about you guys, but I grew up in a household where sugary cereals were strictly verboten*. Nutri-Grain and other raisin-laden cereals were par for the course, and Honey Nut Cheerios were about as wild as we got. Tragically, I did not even taste a Lucky Charm until I was in high school, and it was at a friend’s house–and I wasn’t even guilty about it, mom.

So this video hits me right in the nostalgic center of my alimentary canal, but only because the Nintendo Cereal System was something that I desperately wanted to eat. Alas, I never did get to power up my balanced breakfast with froot-flavored Koopa Troopas–but who needed that when you had bowl after bowl of Product 19, right?

Along with the short-lived Nerds cereal (with its special two-sided bowl), the Nintendo Cereal System was truly a white whale of my childhood. Maybe in today’s era of retro-snack revivals, somebody will bring one or both of these ridiculous food items back to a supermarket shelf near you. Until then, at least we have this video of a guy somehow not dying while eating chemically fortified puffed corn from the George Herbert Walker Bush administration.

*Except on vacations, of course, when we would have those variety packs with the little boxes that you could make origami bowls out of. I mean, my parents weren’t completely evil.

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9 Responses to Guy Eats 25-Year-Old Box of Nintendo Cereal

  1. artdorkgirl says:

    Ugh. Why is it that I can remember a commercial jingle from 30 years ago (that number hurts, btw) but I don’t know how to do math?

  2. FRQ says:

    I remember that cereal. It was fine at the time, but you didn’t miss anything. As a grown up, I have become Mr. Cool Guy and switched to this.

  3. Sota says:

    My house was the same way with only nutritious cereal. Once in a while we would get to have frosted flakes, which was a real treat, and I am certain that it only happened when my dad was shopping with us alone. Now there are times I will notice that my Dad has Lucky Charms in the cupboard…and then like a small child I still make a big stink about how we never got to have the house when I was growing up. It’s fun.

    Still though, best breakfast cereal is Golden Grahams.

  4. hotspur says:

    I was only allowed sugary cereals when we went camping and got the mini-boxes. Otherwise the house rule was: It is banned if it changes the color of the milk. As a result I developed a taste for geriatric cereals very early, and today I am genuinely sad that stores in my area don’t stock Product 19. When I was 15, that was my jam!

    • Casey says:

      Actually, snarkiness aside, I do totally love Product 19. I think it’s still out there somewhere, right?

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