Choco, Van and Marsha, the mascots of Rocky Road cereal from the 80s!
Here’s another HSOTD to remind all of us that back in the greatest decade that ever was, the 1980s, cereal makers really knew how to make a nutritious and well-balanced bowl of pure deliciousness. Sometime in the mid-80s, General Mills decided that what the children really needed was to fill their stomachs with the cereal version of rocky road ice cream. It was delicious early on-set diabetes in a bowl! Rocky Road cereal kind of looked like oversized bunny poo, but it was delicious oversized bunny poo. It was made up of chocolate cornballs, vanilla cornballs and nutty chocolate balls filled with gooey white stuff (Side note: I think I read that same description on a Craigslist casual encounters ad once and yes, I responded.)
In the commercial for Rocky Road cereal, the cornballs and the chocolate-covered marshmallow became a cartoon band. Thirty lumps of sadness fill my heart thinking about how Rocky Road cereal was taken out before its time and because of that, Choco, Van and Marsha never released a full album.
I mean, a cartoon band featuring two balls that look like nutsacks and a yodeling marshmallow in fuckme boots? That is what 80s dreams are made of.
Pic: Dinosaur Dracula