Yes, GRAPE flavored cereal! This royal treat hit store shelves around 1972. Sir Grapefellow was a pilot and starred opposite of his foe, Baron Von Redberry. Both cereals were marketed together.
As you can see from the box, Sir Grapefellow enjoyed giving us the "OK" sign to let us know that everything would be OK. With the "Sir" title and the "Tally-Ho" phrase, we can safely assume he was British.
Nothing says "cool" better than a scarf and aviator goggles! Where have you gone, Sir Grapefellow?
I do remember eating this cereal, and it was very yummy. I can still remember the grape flavored marshmallows especially.
There were a number of cereal premiums given away insides boxes of Sir Grapefellow and Baron Von Redberry cereals. Here's a list of what I've been able to find.
- at least 4 different square iron-on patches
- at least 2 different round iron-on patches
- balsa wood glider planes (mail-away)
- Grapefellow's balloon-powered "Air Car" (3 different colors)
- magic blow pipe and ball
- coloring posters with crayons (mail-away, 4 different)
- plastic planes with foam wings
- propeller planes (box back cut-out)
I cannot recall any specific TV commercials for these cereals. I've purchased a few cereal commercial videos from eBay, but haven't seen any yet. If you're aware of any available, or just want to share memories of these, please post a comment.
Here are a few premiums from Sir Grapefellow which I spotted on eBay. (I'll post some Baron Von Redberry prizes in a future blog post).