Do you buy it… either the cereal or the explanation?

When Barry & Biden went to Battle Creek, Michigan recently, a box of frosted flakes appeared with their pictures on it, and Tony the Tiger proclaiming “There’re Great!!”.

I was not amused. I let them know that.

Below is their excuse response, do you buy it, or are they just flakes?…

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Mr. Peake,

Thank you for contacting us about the Kellogg Frosted Flakes® package you saw featuring a picture of Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

The candidates made a campaign stop in Battle Creek over Labor Day weekend. The Michigan State Democratic Party requested that a cereal box with their image be presented to them. If asked, we would do the same for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Kellogg Company does not endorse political candidates.

Through the years when dignitaries and celebrities have visited Battle Creek, special packages have been made as a memento of their visit to “The Cereal City.” In fact, these packages are so popular that they are offered to the general public at The Kellogg’s Store at

We are sorry that this package was upsetting to you. We hope you will continue to enjoy and purchase our products.


Alex Grijalva
Consumer Affairs Department

Kellogg North America
Battle Creek, MI 49016-1986

You can see the offending flake-box at the crosspost on Maryland Chesapeake Blog.

Hmm… they say they do this for other “dignitaries and celebrities”.

So that explains it! How very elite of them!

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