(thanks to Brian Kane for this one….)
Once upon a time, there was a rumor on the Internet (and if it’s on da Interwebs, it MUST be true) that Quaker Foods was going to stop making Cap’n Crunch cereal. ‘Course, I haven’t thought about Cap’n Crunch since I was…oh, about 12, but it was one of the staple foods of my childhood. The iconic flavor and crunch are one of the few things I remember clearly from my childhood. One of my favorite things was the powder at the bottom of the box. Getting to that powder was, to this over-stimulated geeky teenager, not unlike discovering the Holy Grail. A bowl of powerderized Cap’n Crunch, a little milk, and a side of coffee…well, it was something close to Heaven. I may not have been anything resembling sexually experienced at that point in my life, but the taste could only really be described as orgasmic. I’ve moved on, of course, and now the thought of eating something that’s almost pure sugar sets my teeth on edge, but I was made of hardier stuff in my younger days. Now I can (and do) easily live without Cap’n Crunch, but as a child I would have sooner sold my parents into white slavery.
Today, Cap’n Crunch has moved into the Internet age with a website of his very own. Quaker, sensing an opportunity to make a few bucks, has given the Cap’n his very own Facebook page, with 35,493 as of Monday afternoon at 430pm PDT when I “liked” it. As a fan you can “interact” with Cap’n Crunch, who, silly me, I always assumed to be a fictional character.
What’s next? A Twitter account? Oops, it appears I spoke too soon…the Cap’n already has a Twitter account. Aye, Cap’n. Welcome to the 21st century….