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Nintendo Cereal System: Link and Mario-Themed Cereal Might Have Been Delicious

Back in 1988, a glorious thing happened in the world of transmedia promotion: Two of Nintendo’s most beloved characters were given their own cereal. It was called Nintendo Cereal System, and I can remember the television commercial vividly. The neat thing about Nintendo Cereal System was that it contained not one but two types of cereal inside. Instead of a single bag, each box had two separate air-sealed bags of sugar-filled goodness. One was Mario-themed; the other was Link-themed. As an eight-year-old kid, I thought this was the most wonderful thing to ever happen in the world of breakfast. My parents, however, didn’t agree, and the only time I was ever given a chance to try it was at a friend’s house once when I spent the night.…
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