A Quick Look at a Quik Thermos

I have fond memories of the Quik Bunny, which is odd as I think I was only exposed to him through television commercials. But boy did that bunny like chocolate Quik, and so did I. The Quik Bunny has gone through a few changes over the years. Originally he was white with a letter Q around his neck; later, when the product’s name was changed to Nesquik, the Q was changed to an N, and at some point along the way the bunny changed from “vanilla” to “chocolate”. The brown version is the only one I remember seeing.

I have found that Thermos collecting goes hand in hand with collecting lunchboxes. I don’t have too many orphan Thermoses, but when I run across one with great artwork I can’t pass up, I scoop it up. This one was priced at $2.99, but due to a strange discount system that I still haven’t completely figured out it rang up at 75 cents. I’m not great at math, but if I did the numbers right it looks like I have some money left over for another box of powdered Nesquik!

One of my favorite things about this Thermos is all the activities it depicts the Quik Bunny enjoying! I can imagine guys sipping chocolate milk from this Thermos and looking at the artwork, dreaming about skateboarding with the Quik Bunny. I’ve been drinking chocolate milk my whole life waiting for the Quik Bunny to show up and join me on a bicycle ride!

Nestle Magic Balls

The Nestle Magic Ball was sort of America’s answer to the Kinder Surprise, but much like the magical Kinder, the Magic Ball was viewed as a choking hazard and was taken off the market. It would be retooled and re-released as the Wonder Ball. Magic Ball was much cooler because like the Kinder it had a fun toy inside while the Wonder Ball just had more candy and a sticker. They probably called it Wonder Ball because you were left wondering where the cool toys went to…

Here is a commercial for the original Magic Ball

Here is the inferior Wonder Ball commercial…