A Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day

Vintage comic Lucky Charms Cereal Lucky Leprechaun
Wishing everybody a magically delicious St Patrick’s Day!

Sugar Frosted Flakes took a back seat especially on St. Patrick’s Day when General Mill’s Lucky Charms was introduced in 1964. A bowl full of magically delicious charms in the shape of pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers, was a magically delicious way to start the morning.

 

food cereal lucky-charms box

Lucky Charm’s Cereal Box

Tony the Tiger’s number one place in popularity with cereal consuming boomers was seriously challenged with the appearance of Lucky Leprechaun also known as Sir Charms and originally called L.C. Leprechaun as we see in this original ad.

vintage cartoon Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms

Vintage comic Lucky Charms and LC Leprechaun

Lucky the Leprechaun debuted in 1964 with one of the most expensive advertising roll outs to that date featuring full color ads in the Sunday comics and comic books like this vintage one that appeared in Little Lotta who I am sure mightily enjoyed those delicious multi color marshmallow pieces.

vintage cartoon Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms

vintage cartoon Lucky Leprechaun Lucky Charms

The cereal was so darn good that L.C. Leprechaun was always crying: “They’re always after Me Lucky Charms!”

© Sally Edelstein and Envisioning The American Dream, 2016.

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4 comments

  1. I do love lucky charms, but gotta be the sweetest cereal ever, not sure there is any “goodness” in it! Playing the exciting “catch the leprechaun” game is definitely a selling point! Lol

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  2. I continue to be amazed at how you retrieve so many details from our past and often share your family’s personal history as they relate to those details. Love it.

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