Don't Taste Like Apples?

I might have been alone in this (judging by the commercials), but I thought they kind of tasted like apples.

Seriously, you always heard them ask the question: "Why do they call them Apple Jacks if they don't taste like apples?" But that's not even the half of it, because not only are they called what they're not, they're advertised as not being what they're not. Maybe this was reverse psychology or something.

And all this attention on the word "apple," but what about "jacks?" If apples are nowhere in the equation, then the real question ought to be "what the hell is a jack, and why are we eating it?"

Because we do?


  1. I totally agree! I always wondered that, myself! To me, they taste like apple crisps! :)

  2. Do you remember when apple jacks were all orange? And then the orange and green was introduced as a limited edition thing, but it became permanent... I'll always remember that.

    1. Yeah, didn't they have an optical illusion commercial? "Stare at this Apple Jack... keep staring..." and then they take it away... "What do you see? A green one!" And with that, the green Apple Jack was born.

    2. I totally forgot about that optical illusion thing, but I do remember that! If you stared at the orange one long enough, you would get a green one.