Oh, Yeaah! Let’s talk about Food Mascots!

You know them. You love them. You trusted them to advertise food with gusto. These iconic characters helped sell your favorite breakfast cereals, fast food restaurants, snacks, drinks, etc. for years and now it’s time to do a roundup of the very best! This week join Tuong La and food nerds Leslie Cserepy, Desiree Warmington, and Geoff McBride as they finally decide which 5 characters sit the highest on the Food Mascot throne.

Did we miss anything?  Are you in complete rage that we missed your favorite food mascot? Send that and new ideas for Top 5 Lists here – – > ranked@podcavern.com

Ground Rules

  • Mascots should be good at selling the food they are advertising
  • Any food or beverage count
  • It’s the Mascot we are ranking not the jingle associated. If by special circumstance the jingle is part of the mascot that will be part of consideration
  • Doesn’t matter how tasty the food is
  • Real people count as Mascots

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Pillsbury Doughboy (Pillsbury)

4. Kool-Aid Man (Kool-Aid)

3. Chester Cheetah (Cheetos)

2. Buzz the Bee (Honey Nut Cheerios)

1. Red and Yellow M&M’s (M&M’s)




Tuong’s List

  • Count Chocula (Count Chocula)
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop (Rice Krispies)
  • Jolly Green Giant (Green Giant)
  • Julius Pringle (Pringles)
  • Tucan Sam (Fruit Loops)
  • Little Caesar (Little Caesars)
  • Taco Bell Chihuahua (Taco Bell)
  • Colonel Sanders (KFC)
  • M&M’s
  • Tony the Tiger (Frosted Flakes)
  • Lucky (Lucky Charms)
  • Quicky (Nesquik)
  • Kool-Aid Man (Kool-Aid)
  • Mr.Peanut (Mr.Peanut)
  • Chester Cheetah (Cheetos)
  • Pillsbury Doughboy
  • Ronald MacDonald  (McDonald’s)

Leslie’s List

  • Chester Cheetah (Cheetos)
  • The Burger King (Burger King)
  • The Noid (Dominos)
  • Ronald MacDonald (McDonald’s)
  • Hamburglar (McDonald’s)
  • Kraft Peanut Butter Bears (Kraft Peanut Butter)
  • The Fisherman Highline Fish
  • The Lard Lad Donut Man
  • Hamburger Helper Glove (Hamburger Helper)
  • Californian Raisin (Sun-Maid California Raisins)
  • Jack and the Box
  • The Sugar Crisp Bear (Sugar Crisp Cereal)
  • Trix Rabbit (Trix Cereal)
  • Fred Flinstone (Cocoa Pebbles)
  • Captain Morgan (Captain Morgans)
  • Dos Equis Guy (Dos Equis)
  • Macho Man
  • The Vlasic Pickles Stork (Vlasic Pickles)
  • Keebler Elves (Keebler Company)


Geoff’s List

  • Lorraine Collett (Sun-Maid Raisin Girl)
  • Grimace (McDonald’s)
  • The Kool-Aid Man (Kool-Aid)
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop (Rice Crispies Cereal)
  • Santa (Coca-cola)

Dez’s List

  • Cadbury Bunny (Cadbury)
  • Buzz the Bee (Honey Nut Cheerios)
  • Root Bear (A&W)
  • Gerber Baby (Gerber Products)
  • Captain Crunch (Captain Crunch)
  • Pita Pete
  • Purple Bear (Gabriels)
  • Garlic King


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