Honey Smacks vs. Golden Crisp

Which do you pick? Use any criteria you deem most important, be it ingredients, taste, box design, mascot, whatever.

Tale of the tape:

Honey Smacks:

Introduced: 1953

Manufactured by: Kellogg’s

Mascot: “Dig’em Frog”

Also known as: Sugar Smacks, Smacks

Primary ingredients: Sugar, wheat, dextrose, honey

Calories, 3/4 cup serving: 100, 5 from fat

Nutrition label can be viewed here.

Golden Crisp:

Introduced: 1949

Manufactured by: Post

Mascot: “Sugar Bear”

Also known as: Sugar Crisp, Super Sugar Crisp, Super Golden Crisp

Primary ingredients: Sugar, wheat, corn syrup, honey

Calories, 3/4 cup serving: 110, 0 from fat

Nutrition label can be viewed here.

Both are not very good cereals. It’s been a long time since I’ve had them, but I’d say the worst is the softest.

Golden Crisp has been my favorite ever since it was Sugar Crisp. The other stuff was just the cheap crap my mother bought when it was on sale.

The thing with cereal is that you’ve got the good stuff (Honey Bunches of Oats, Scooby Doo’s Cinnamon Marsh mellow Cereal, etc.), the bland stuff (bran flakes, puffed rice), and finally everything else which fall on exactly the same exact level. Both of these fall into the last category they’re just cereal to me. So I’m going with Golden Crisp, not because it’s the better cereal, but because it has the best ads.

Dig 'Ems were a knockoff of Sugar Crisp in my world. Anybody remember Super Orange Crisp? It had orange flavored rings along with the regular cereal. Nummy.

I didn’t even realise they were different cereals.

I prefer the off-brand version, because it’s cheaper. And they all make your pee smell like the cereal!

I remember hating them shredded wheat logs.

No amount of sugar stuck to any of it.

It just left sugar milk at the end.

The frosted ones became strands of mush after cutting em up with a spoon.


Somebody at the shredded wheat log plant got an idea…and made frosted mini wheats.

Now that’s a cereal. :cool:

They both smell slightly like piss to me.

Sugar on packing peanuts, both of them.