17 Cereals That Were Too Sweet To Last Slideshow

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#17 Mr. T Cereal — Quaker

Sometimes it’s not the tastiness of a cereal that makes it fly off the shelf, but rather it’s the face on the box. Never was this truer than in the case of Quaker’s Mr. T cereal, whose sole defining characteristic was the endorsement of Mr. T’s kid-friendly, unmistakable persona. Popular in the '80s, the cereal tasted a lot like Cap’n Crunch, but the pieces were shaped like T’s. Pretty standard, but how could you not buy box after box with catchphrases like "Team up with Mr. … It’s cool," and "I pity the fool who don’t eat my cereal"?