After Tony the Tiger took on Pepe the Frog, Breitbart the populist home for the alt right has declared all out war on Kellogg’s.
Once Kellogg’s pulled its advertising from that popular platform for white nationalists, deciding the site was not in alignment with its company’s values, Breitbart felt bullied and fought back. Arguing that Kellogg’s was turning its back on “family values,” they started a #DumpKellogg’s campaign.
Breitbart proudly calling itself the number one site for “pro family content, stated emphatically that Kellogg’s “serves up bigotry at your breakfast table.”
And there was no sugar-coating this – anyone continuing to enjoy a bowl of Frosted Flakes and not boycott the products were clearly against traditional family values.
Family values? Sure if racism, anti-immigration, anti antisemitism is part of your family tradition.
The Choice is Yours
The only ones serving up a heaping helping of bigotry and intolerance is Breitbart itself with its racist rhetoric and incendiary articles.
But they didn’t stop at the claim that Kellogg’s was being anti family, the company was downright un-American too.
Breitbart blustered: “Kellogg’s decision to blacklist one of the largest conservative media outlets in America is economic censorship of mainstream conservative political discourse. That is as un-American as it gets.”
Is this same all American cereal that has been keeping family breakfasts happy for eons
What is more American than freedom of choice? Kellogg’s went head to head against monotony and uniformity at the breakfast table and won.
All one need to do is look at Kellogg’s 70 years of promoting diversity and harmony at the family table with their famous Variety Pack, a clever packaging of multiple choices for everyone.
Besides which, Kellogg’s is already battle tested, when they went to ear against another group of white nationalists in WWII.
Variety Helps Victory
Kellogg’s Variety packs cleverly containing small individual boxes of their popular cereals made their first appearance en 1941. it wasn’t long before they were part of patriotic wartime meal planning.
Uncle Sam wanted everyone on the home front to be in tip-top shape for all the extra burden of war work.
For the first time he devised a nutritional guide promoting the Basic 7 food groups to maintain nutritional standards especially under the burdens of rationing and food shortages. The government encouraged vitamin and mineral enrichment of food to improve out health.
Like other food companies Kellogg’s took heed. Cereals like Rice Krispies were restored to the whole grain nutritive values of brown rice. Vitamins like niacin and iron were added to other cereals too so children could return to school the “Victory Way.”
Because Mothers were soon enlisted in the safekeeping of their family’s health, favoring any foods that saved time work and fuel, all scarce commodities in wartime.
Kellogg’s Variety pack fit the bill.
Cereals save time-work and fuel – They’re all ready to eat!No cooking or preparing is required, no messy pans skillets or stove to clean up- even the dishes are easier to wash! And you know how those things count these busy war-time days!
Save Space cuts waste- Individual size packages in handy tray carton gives you a man-sized meal in a jiffy. No half eaten packages…and you’re assured of s new package freshness every time! Variety tempts youngsters!
With food shortages and rationing, cereals offered another help to the harried housewife:
Stretches meat – make milk go farther. In addition to serving cereals as meatless meals use them to extend meat in meat loves hamburgers croquettes etc. Cereals help stretch precious milk too…you use less than a glassful per serving.
Kudos to Kellogg’s for being on the right side of history.