just dipped into supermarket and was shocked to see fruit loops cereal box has changed to frOOt loops. that's two more OO's than it used to have.
for reference, i'm in my 30s and was born 1984.
the box just looks so wrong.. not cuz the 'spelling' is wrong, but that's not how it USED to be spelled. what else will change next? and are the
changes just in common mispellings on 'purpose' so the underlying phenomena is conveniently dismissable?
i'm sure there's been conversations on the topic going online somewhere for years but i just got in, the frozen yogurts melting, and a quick search
for froot/fruit loops on ATS yields nothing as far as conspiracy topics.
what gives?! as much as i'd rather this simply be early onset alzheimer's (sp?), my fond childhood memories photographically tell me this is NOT how
the boxes' AND the TOUCAN SAM commercials' spelling used to look at all! which is weird cuz OO should look more consistent with the OOs already in the
other word as well as the cereal shape itself. i know product mascots evolve over time, but words can hardly express how DIFFERENT toucan sam looks.
(for instance, he used to have a more toco toucan bill shape, but a more keel-billed toucan color). his bill stripes seem inverted if anything. i
remember there was bright green on his bill but its gone now, its a totally different spectrum of colors now on his bill and no longer vibrant, even
accounting for poor vcr quality.
old commercials look like glimpses into another reality. since they're that old (80s) i expect them to look like they used to., but seem ALIEN!
did the company change the product name at some point, or what? ditto for the total mascot makeover?
are there any other cereal names that changed or seem to have changed, at all? dang, the fy's melting.. i'll watch some more yt's of the old
commercials again once unpack and then try to gauge my sanity anew! are there any remastered old commercials? cuz something looks totally wrong with
these ones, they look alien like of an imposter toucan sam, not the one i once knew!
As with most brands that have been around for awhile, the Froot Loops logo and Toucan Sam have gone through several iterations and have been
updated/modernized, but they're still more or less how they've always been. Originally, Toucan Sam had two pink stripes on his beak instead of one,
but that was changed a long time ago. The spelling has never changed.
Well I am older than you and always remember it as "Froot Loops". The box has changed of course as has Toucan Sam. It is call a marketing update which
is done all the time. We remember it the way we saw it as children and expect it to remain the same. Captain Crunch was always my favorite and yes
they changed the Captain and the box over time, to keep up with the times. I just don't remember it any other way as far as spelling but the bird has
changed and even the TV commercials changed but not any altered reality or time shift just a marketing campaign getting jazzed up
I am getting tired of saying this to critics of this subject but please, if you want to comment, try to read and understand what we are saying. We are
saying that things are not the way they used to be (for us.) He is saying that the cereal and appearance of the character (Toucan Sam) have changed
and have always been the way they currently are, but he remembers it differently. So do I and many others. Please understand what you're criticizing
before you criticize it.
This 'Mandela Effect' is affecting lots of people. I clearly remember "Fruit Loops" as well. I also remember Toucan Sam's beak very differently and
thanks for mentioning it! I'd assumed it was just a recent change and wondered why they made his beak so oversized and plain-looking. Although I do
not remember the exact colours, I do remember his beak being shaped like a toucan's beak.
It would be cool to bring back the "retro" look on the box. I might actually buy them again if they did. Either way, no matter the look on the box, I
never tasted any difference in the colors of loops. And I did seperate many by color to try to tell the difference. They all taste like very sweet
loops to me.
I like the old look better for sure. A lot of mascots seem to have the softer cartoonish look these days. Froot Loops has only changed slightly in my
I don't see a conspiracy either. I have no idea why the mainstream media and critics of the 'Mandela Effect' keep referring to this as a "conspiracy
Some people online have talked about the possibility of some kind of time travel interference, but there are many other theories floating around as
well, the most prominent of which seem to be either timeline changes (alternate realities) or that our reality has changed and not everyone remembers
the difference (which is what I'm leaning to.)
Most are just perplexed and don't know what to think.
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