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Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs raises the self-awareness to another level as it is a fake band based off a fake cereal.    Appearing on several occasions in Bill Waterson’s comic masterpiece, Calvin and Hobbes, Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs represented the type of cereal we all remember wanting and still harbor resentment for only seldom getting.  Whether your poison was Cocoa Puffs or Frankenberry, Cap’n Crunch or Cookie Crisp; most every child suffered through the same arguments that Calvin and his mother went through over this chocolatey cereal that provided “100% of the daily recommended allowance of caffeine.”
The cereal is most known for the central role it played in the multi-strip arc of Calvin eating massive quantities of the cereal in order to earn the proof-of-purchases required for a propeller beanie that would then take the unbearably long “6-8 weeks” that all mail-order cereal prizes of yore would require to make their way through the postal system.  Gone the way of walkmen, Mentos commercials, and Dunkaroos, the mail-order cereal prize is no more*, but the memories of hope, anticipation, and disappointment they inspired will live on through the immortal strips of Mr. Watterson.
*I will admit that there have been the seldom promotions through the past few years, but essentially this was a popular marketing gimmick that ended sometime in the mid- to late-nineties.
Purchase this shirt here!

Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs raises the self-awareness to another level as it is a fake band based off a fake cereal.    Appearing on several occasions in Bill Waterson’s comic masterpiece, Calvin and Hobbes, Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs represented the type of cereal we all remember wanting and still harbor resentment for only seldom getting.  Whether your poison was Cocoa Puffs or Frankenberry, Cap’n Crunch or Cookie Crisp; most every child suffered through the same arguments that Calvin and his mother went through over this chocolatey cereal that provided “100% of the daily recommended allowance of caffeine.”

The cereal is most known for the central role it played in the multi-strip arc of Calvin eating massive quantities of the cereal in order to earn the proof-of-purchases required for a propeller beanie that would then take the unbearably long “6-8 weeks” that all mail-order cereal prizes of yore would require to make their way through the postal system.  Gone the way of walkmen, Mentos commercials, and Dunkaroos, the mail-order cereal prize is no more*, but the memories of hope, anticipation, and disappointment they inspired will live on through the immortal strips of Mr. Watterson.

*I will admit that there have been the seldom promotions through the past few years, but essentially this was a popular marketing gimmick that ended sometime in the mid- to late-nineties.

Purchase this shirt here!


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