Grubbits readers are well aware that throughout the years that fan-favorite foods have crossed over to other food aisles. The Flintstones’ Pebbles cereal is no stranger to food merging. Now you will be screaming for Pebbles ice-cream in both Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles flavors. It is funny that many kids today grew up on Flintstones’ vitamins and Pebbles cereal but never saw an episode of The Flintstones. Their only contact with the characters is at the supermarket level.
Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles are brands of breakfast cereal introduced nationwide by Post Consumer Brands on October 20, 1971, featuring characters from the animated series The Flintstones.
Fans of Fruity and Cocoa PEBBLES cereal who also savor the milk at the bottom of their bowls are going to love these new Fruity and Cocoa PEBBLES light ice creams,” said Amy Brothers, PEBBLES cereal brand manager at Post Consumer Brands. “As a brand that has inspired kids and kids-at-heart for 50 years, we thought it would be fun to churn fans’ favorite flavors into a frozen treat that will take the PEBBLES cereal eating experience to a new level.
Fun Fact: In May 2010, a controversial commercial of Cocoa Pebbles led to a lawsuit by WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan. In the spring of 2010, a commercial where Barney and Fred face off against a wrestler named Hulk Boulder aired on TV. The commercial ended with Hulk Boulder getting smashed to pieces by Bamm-Bamm after losing the wrestling match. Hulk Hogan sued Post, saying they stole his image to promote Pebbles and that his image had been damaged by the commercials. He used the name Hulk Boulder early in his career until his name was changed to sound more Irish. The suit was settled in September 2010 with the condition of not airing the commercial again.