Cowabunga in the grocery store!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a marketing monster as we all know. Food was no exception back during the initial run in the late 80’s and early/mid 90’s. Let’s take a look at some of the commercials.
So delicious I can still smell the overpowering scent of fake pizza flavoring radiating from the package. I really liked the ridiculous nature of the commercial even in the context of the TMNT marketing universe.
Chef Boyardee Pasta (1991)
Boy those kids never expected animated turtles to come busting through their cupboard. Mmm saucy noodles in a can.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal (1989)
Basically Chex with marshmallows but with TMNT branding. These at one time came with these incredibly cool cereal bowls!
Ninja Turtles Pudding Pies (1990)
Oh those delightful vanilla pudding pies. The treasure of lunchboxes worldwide.
Ninja Turtles Cookies
As the commercial shows you can go from boring black and white to totally rad colors with the help of TMNT cookies. Just don’t forget your tie dye.
And there was more!
That’s right this was only the tip of the iceberg as far as TMNT food stuff is concerned. Check out the gallery below for a collection of items that had no commercial (that I know of) including:
- TMNT Crackers
- Fruit Snacks
- McCain TMNT Frozen Pizza
- Royal OOZE Gelatin Desserts
- Ninja Turtle Ice Cream Bars
- Ninja Turtle Juice Boxes