Giant Ceramic Cocoa Puffs Cereal Bowl With Handle and Matching Plate Perfect Cool Bowl is large with a handle it holds approximately 1 quart – Do not know if it was ever used as I am not the original owner – it is in mint condition and really super piece for someone that is cuckoo for cocoa Puffs – General mills 2003
Cocoa Puffs is a brand of chocolate-flavored puffed grain breakfast cereal, manufactured by General Mills. Introduced in 1958, the cereal consists of small orbs of corn, oats, and rice flavored with cocoa. Essentially, Cocoa Puffs are Kix cereal with chocolate flavoring; similarly, Trix has been, for most of its existence, fruit-flavored Kix.
Cocoa Puffs are sold in Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and Europe under the Nesquik brand, via a partnership between Nestlé and General Mills.
The mascot of Cocoa Puffs is Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, introduced in 1962. In television commercials, Sonny attempts to concentrate on a normal task but ends up coming across some reference to Cocoa Puffs themselves (usually described by the adjectives “munchy, crunchy, chocolatey”) and bursts with enthusiasm, exclaiming his catchphrase “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” Sonny was voiced by Chuck McCann from 1962 to 1978, and has been voiced by Larry Kenney since 1978.
Sonny’s name comes from the original format of the commercials, in which he was paired with his grandfather (also voiced by McCann). Rather than proper names, they always referred to each other as “Gramps” and “Sonny.” When the grandfather was dropped from the ads, “Sonny” remained as the character’s name. In 2010, Gramps returned to the Cocoa Puffs ads, with McCann reprising his role as Gramps and Kenney continuing to voice Sonny.
Sonny was designed by Gene Cleaves; animation pioneer “Grim” Natwick, of Fleischers’ Betty Boop history, also contributed to the early images of Sonny and Gramps, according to then-contemporaries who collaborated with Natwick during his 100-year career. Sonny was originally depicted as wearing a pink-and-white striped shirt, then in 1995 was redesigned, this time wearing 1990s “extreme” clothes and being given a more Disney-esque appearance. In 2004, he was redesigned in a more simplistic fashion, this time without clothing.