PEBBLES is celebrating their 50th birthday in a big way this year by re-imagining their iconic Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereals in ice cream form — and they’re made with actual cereal milk!
This new Fruity PEBBLESlight ice cream starts with a fruity cereal milk light ice cream base that’s blessed with rice cereal bits coated in fruity flavors and a fruity swirl. The Cocoa PEBBLESlight ice cream version is made with both chocolate and cereal milk light ice creams swirled with chocolatey rice cereal pieces.
These new ice creams claim to have half the fat and one-third fewer calories than regular ice cream, to which I’m tempted to call cap. But according to the labels, both contain 150 calories per two-third cup serving and are available in a 48-ounce container.
Okay, I’m all in.
PEBBLES new light ice creams are sold for a suggested retail price of $5.99. Fruity PEBBLESlight ice cream is also available in a 14-ounce container for $2.99.
Post Cereal just announced the release of their new Cinnamon Pebbles cereal. Similar to Fruity Pebbles, the new rice cereal flakes will feature a features a cinnamon sweet taste that boasts a “flavor overload.”
According to Post, you can use the new Pebbles to improve upon recipes like churros and doughnuts. Personally, we’re down to just crush a bowl with some milk. When it comes to breakfast cereal, sometimes the simpler you go the better.
The cereal variant is expected to ship this month and arrive on grocery store shelves sometime in January.
Until I grew into a freakishly long body and started chasing girls—or awkwardly stumbling after them, to be exact—I could’ve lived off of Flintstones Push-Up Pops (and Golden Grahams for morning nutrition, naturally). That’s all I really remember eating as a kid in the summertime.
And, damn, did I eat.
Some kids handle snacks like drunk birds, where they do things like color-code and set aside Skittles “for later.” I was in the other category of youngins, the ones who eat and live in the moment.
So as a child without any regard whatsoever for “manners” or “sitting still,” I was a constant threat to…well, everything—my parents’ carpet, my grandparents’ couch, pets’ whiskery faces, you name it. It was probably safer to hand me a bomb than dessert. If I had an ice cream cone in my hand, there was only a 5% chance most of it wasn’t going on the ground or the rest of my face.
Imagine my shock and awe when Flintstone Push-Ups hit the scene.
It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if a long-hidden conspiracy arose about push-ups being designed by parent-hired scientists back in the day. Not only were they fun for kids, push-ups were a straight up genius invention.
With its cardboard cylinder, you couldn’t make a mess. There was hardly a risk of spillage, and you didn’t wind up with a sticky face or hand since you were, by way of an elevator-like stick, only methodically exposed to reasonable portions at a time. The pressure was off! With push-ups, I instantly went from deplorable house guest to borderline tolerable.
The delicious sherbet prison concept wasn’t new in the 90s, though, and Nestlé’s push-ups still exist today. But without the friends and family of dedicated employee and doting husband-father Fred Flintstone, it kind of feels like a sham.
Fred and his kin were always there for you, from start to finish, like a good waiter always checking in on you without doing finger guns. Yes, I’d say, I am still enjoying this tasteful amount of sherbert, Fred, thank you.
The whole line-up was near flawless. Fred was Yabba Dabba Doo Orange, Wilma was Limerock Lime, Barney was Raspberry Rubble, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm split Cave Kid Cherry, Dino was Granite Grape, and then Baby Puss was Bedrock Berry for some reason.
I always thought it was weird they chose the pet cat over Barney’s wife. Like, was Betty’s raw sexuality a concern for Nestlé, given that she was a stone-cold dime piece who married beneath her?
But like all good things—rainbows, the Beatles, Kirk Cameron’s likeability—they come to an end. That’s why you treasure them. Flintstone Push-Ups hit fever pitch in the mid-90s and it just wasn’t sustainable. How could it be?
Looking back, it feels like their market presence melted as quickly as they did. Yet, if you ate a push-up right, even the sloppiest eater could leave someone’s house with a clean hand and a cleaner conscience.
The childhood dream of eating ice cream for breakfast is once again getting closer as Fruity Pebbles has announced a new line of cereals: Ice Cream Pebbles.
Post’s new breakfast will take the form of the traditional Fruity Pebbles, albeit with an ice cream theme. The Rainbow Sherbet boasts vibrant colors and a fruity sherbet flavor for those who can’t handle too much synthesize dairy flavors.
The Ice Cream Pebbles Rainbow Sherbet cereal will be available nationwide this summer at participating grocery retail stores. However, they’ll only be around for a limited time.
Now imagine a Ice Cream Pebbles cone with rainbow sherbet ice cream on top.