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Eat Dinky Donuts Cereal and Win Big Prizes!
Let me take you on a journey back to the days of Dinky Donuts Cereal – oh, how I long for its return. This cereal brought together two of my all-time favorites: donuts and breakfast cereal. Dinky Donuts, to my knowledge, stands as the sole champion of glazed donut cereal, and it left quite a void in the world of cereals when it was discontinued.
Though I admit, it's hard to imagine Dinky Donuts fitting in well in our health-conscious times. Seriously, what better way to declare a bowl of cereal "not the healthiest" than to have a slightly rotund, middle-aged gentleman sporting horizontal stripes as your cereal's mascot?
Back in 1982, they ran a giveaway commercial that left a lasting impression. It oozes that distinct "You Bet Your Life" low-budget charm. Instead of focusing on the cereal itself, the commercial tantalizes you with the promise of a treasure trove of electronica if you partake in the cereal.
You know, when I was a kid, I'd often daydream about having the ultimate clubhouse. It would nestle within an old water tower by the river, filled with the most amazing toys and gadgets of the time.
Watching this commercial transported me right back to those youthful fantasies. I could practically envision all those goodies filling up my own clubhouse. The grandeur of that big-screen TV caught my attention, especially those mesmerizing multicolored lights.
I know they were just projecting the TV image onto the screen, but those lights uncannily resembled the lighting setup at the local Polynesian restaurant in my hometown. During family dinners there, I'd be completely fixated on those lights. So, I guess, if I had won that TV, I'd probably be wearing sunglasses indoors by now.
But wait, there's one thing my dream clubhouse lacks: the corkscrew water slide that leads into a chilly water jacuzzi grotto. Now, how would you climb back up to the top of the clubhouse after the exhilarating slide, you might ask? A ladder? Not a chance. Instead, a water pipe that perpetually propels water upwards like a geyser. You just step into the stream, and whoosh, you're back on top.
What can I say? I was about 7 at the time. So, enjoy the commercial, take a step back into the past, and remember those simpler days when a cereal could spark dreams of donut-filled clubhouses and mind-bending gadgets.
Watch this Dinky Donuts Cereal Commercial
If memory serves me right, I entered this contest. As a kid, I entered most contests, especially if they were on cereal boxes. I didn’t win (big surprise).