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Untitled[edit]

Pleasse re-add the section on Captain Crunch Mouth. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.252.58.32 (talk) 18:26, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Article Changes - December 6, 2009[edit]

I believe it is more accurate to refer to Cap'n Crunch as a product line rather than a single cereal. To this effect I have made some very large changes to article's Introduction and Variations sections. Bookswinters (talk) 21:59, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I also added a small nutrition section to the article. Bookswinters (talk) 23:51, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

I deleted the unreferenced sentence that said the cereal's nutritional value was "frequently" criticized -- as an unreferenced statement, this info could easily be conjecture. 842U (talk) 15:48, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

I referenced each cereal variety using their corresponding mrbreakfast.com articles. I hope it is seen as a valid source.Bookswinters (talk) 23:07, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, this article for some reason, invites vandalism. Information like the variations could otherwise sound fictional if it's not well referenced. 842U (talk) 23:15, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Hello Macbreak Weekly![edit]

Just a quick note: this article was mentioned by Merlin Mann in Episode 100 of Macbreak weekly. http://twit.tv/mbw100 I just wanted to remind all of the listeners to take a look at the WP:Policies page before making any edits, and to use this discussion page! thanks! 75.83.109.229 (talk) 03:56, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

The Cap'n has a finger wound?[edit]

Is there a source for the story about the Cap'ns education and war experience? Does he really have a head wound under his hat?

Parody image?[edit]

In the Family Guy parody image, what aspect of the character is being parodied? This is never explained in the article, leaving it unclear to me (as someone who hasn't seen that episode) what purpose the image serves on this page. --anon

I think it's meant to show Cap'n Crunch's overall popularity in pop culture terms. Then again, everyone and everything get a cameo in Family Guy eventually, so maybe it's not such a big deal ;)--RicardoC 12:48, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

The Family Guy appearence has Cap'n Crunch being parodied about the effect the cereal has on one's mouth. He is speaking to a hitman who inquires why he should kill "Count Chocula" (paraphrased) "Because that bastard has been spreading lies! My cereal does NOT cut up the roof of your mouth!" = anon

It would be good for the authors (us) to mention Cap'n Crunch whistles and their effect on AT&T's network, and Cap'n Crunch Decoder Rings, resulting in a simple substitution encryption algorithm.

  • "Cap'N Crunch Mouth"? That sounds like original research to me...--InShaneee 23:22, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
    • It's been mentioned in a few places. Quentin Tarantino used the term in an interview, for example [1]. --Delirium 23:51, 6 January 2006 (UTC)
    • I second that something needs to be mentioned about the effects of Cap'N Crunch on the roof of your mouth --65.33.167.86 03:37, 27 August 2006 (UTC)


I "third" that, because it really does cut up the roof of your mouth! I laughed out loud when I saw that Family Guy episode several years ago, because I thought I was the only one who noticed that phenomenon. Captain Quirk (talk) 09:03, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Who is the current voice of Cap'N Crunch?

Original research/ fabrication??[edit]

"Effects of Milk Despite its famous tagline, Cap'n Crunch actually becomes soggy rather quickly in milk when compared to other breakfast cereals." Because I don't live in the US I don't know about this, but it seems a rather subjective thing to put in an article. The article also says that people have been cut by the cereal. Which is true? IanF 18:02, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

I just ate some, and the roof of my mouth feels a little raw, but certainly not bleeding!

"Cap'n Crunch Mouth", the resulting rawness and soreness in the roof of the mouth as a result of eating Cap'n Crunch cereal, was a much discussed ailment amongst my friends when I was young. This painful condition does indeed exist.

Indeed it does. (See my remarks on the Family Guy episode above.) And yet I still love the cereal. It tastes great, yet hurts to eat it. It's a painful pleasure. Kind of a philosophical yin/yang thing, I guess. Captain Quirk (talk) 09:10, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Added request for cleanup[edit]

The whole section on the Cap'n's personal history seems to be uncited and unsubstantiated, and veers off towards the absurd in the end. Could someone either verify this information or remove it? 131.215.220.112 09:39, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Currently e-mailed customer service from http://www.capncrunch.com/ they may prove the article false, or based on "fact" from some advertising company! --A Gigantic Panda 19:32, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

You're right, this article is horrible. I'll delete some stuff and improve it slightly, but it will still be bad. --Xyzzyplugh 15:19, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

I removed the cleanup tag because most off the 'personal history' text has been deleted. The article is still thin, but I suppose it is about a breakfast cereal (no matter how delicious it may be). Fearfulsymmetry 01:05, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Ren and Stimpy "Reference"[edit]

Is this really a reference to Cap'n Crunch, or just the word Cap'n? Michael Podgorski 08:47, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

The real name of Cap'n Crunch[edit]

"This is free-encyclopedia. You recently edited the page on Cap'n Crunch. You took out my comment about how his full name was Horatio Magellan Crunch, and put something at the top about how how the page does not site its sources or something. Well, I found the fact in the reliable book by Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, Braniac. I could not find the same fact anywhere else on the Internet (aside from Wikipedia, where I put it), so I couldn't cite the source. I just wanted to run it by you. Unless you object, I would love to re-enter that fact, because it is my personal favorite of all of my contributions.Free-encyclopedia 02:26, 28 November 2006 (UTC)" (Moved by -WarthogDemon 02:28, 28 November 2006 (UTC))

My primary objection was that virtually all of the material within the Cap'n Crunch article was unsourced, and failed our verifiability policies. If you'd like, I can assist you with referencing the item you're referring to. If the information was retrieved from a book, we can use the {{cite book}} template; just let me know the pertinent details including the page number(s) where this is mentioned. Thanks, Can't sleep, clown will eat me 02:37, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
1-Bookswinters 16:20, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

At some point, Crunch's first name was re-inserted, along with an official cite from the product's FAQ. I've just added his middle name, but now I'm back in the same place WarthogDemon was last year, as it comes from a print source. Hopefully it's cited appropriately.Inkslinger 06:41, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Lot of work needed here.[edit]

This article needs work. Here's a proposed change to the introduction.


Cap'n Crunch is a popular corn and oat breakfast cereal manufactured by the Quaker Oats Company. It is composed of yellow, sweetened pieces intended to look like treasure chests. The cereal is named for its naval mascot, Cap'n Crunch.

Cap'n Crunch Cereal has generated several spin off cereals since its creation in 1963, of which three are still manufactured.[1] Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries, created in 1967, features colorful round berry pieces mixed in with traditional Cap'n Crunch.Citation Needed Peanut Butter Crunch followed in 1969, and Cap'n Crunch's Oops! Choco Donuts completed the current Cap'n Crunch lineup in 2002.Citation Needed


I think we should have a separate section for the dozens of discontinued Cap'n Crunch varieties- Bookswinters 04:17, 9 January 2007 (UTC)

Also, what's the status on the Topher's Breakfast Cereal Character Guide as a reliable source? It doesn't seem like one to me. -Bookswinters 16:25, 9 January 2007 (UTC)
There should also be some mention of the "Soggies" who were always trying to thwart Captain Crunch in his commercials in the 80's.White_Bishop 18:31, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
I oppose havign that many articles; keep them together and redirect alternate titles to one article. This would allow an article to compare the different versions which would cumbersome with so many different articles. RJFJR 03:19, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

I don't get the neutrality thing re Cap'n Crunch[edit]

Why was the neutrality of this disputed? I don't see it.

Staszu13 16:11, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Neither do I, ergo, I removed that bit. Mahalo. --Ali'i 19:19, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

captain crunch "cuts the roof of your mouth"[edit]

Why is that added to this trivia? Although I do know that captain crunch does cut the top of your mouth (through personal experience), I do not beleive that this should be in the trivia section. You might as well say something like "gum rots your teeth" or "sugar makes you hyper", do you see what im saying?

I suggest that the "captain crunch cuts the roof of your mouth" trivia be removed —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 67.177.11.143 (talk) 19:59, 9 April 2007 (UTC).

When I was reading the article just now, I was wondering why that wasn't put in. I think it should be added in a popular culture section...I'm pretty sure I've even seen references to it in the media (probably family guy or something similar).
I suggest the roof cutting section be added, especially under the "popular culture" section. LostCause 15:21, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Here are some references in pop culture to Cap'n Crunch Mouth:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Cap%27n+Crunch+mouth

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/32305 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.54.245.115 (talk) 13:04, 22 June 2009 (UTC).

A user-edited dictionary and a spoof news site do not make for reliable sources. -- BullWikiWinkle 01:15, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, in my humble opinion, I think they sorta do, when the issue is pop culture relevance. In other words, the very mention of the phenomenon in widely-read publications is evidence of its existence as a pop-culture meme. By the way, the phenomenon of Cap'n Crunch cutting up the roofs of people's mouths was referenced in a July 2000 episode of Family Guy. Captain Quirk (talk) 09:25, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

This phenomena is mentioned in Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptonomicon 173.30.98.210 (talk) 17:11, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Who plays Jean LaFoote?[edit]

In the latest commericals, a live actor plays the part of Jean LaFoote? Who plays that role? My intuition tells me it is Stefán Karl Stefánsson. It this verifiable?

Also, I think it would be reasonable to mention the Cap'n's previous foes: The Soggies! --Bushido Hacks 06:41, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Wasn't Jean LaFoote taken out the mythos for being insultingly "French?" Is his new incarnation more neutral? OlYeller 19:39, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Inventor of Cap'n Crunch[edit]

While visiting the wineries in California's Amador County, I came across the C.G. di Arie winery, owned and run by none other than the inventor/developer of Cap'n Crunch cereal. He's a Turkish national, Chaim Gur-Arieh, PhD. See this Google search and in particular this interview. Information like this needs to be incorporated into the article somehow. =Axlq 20:32, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Removal of trivia section[edit]

Seraphimblade removed the entire trivia section a little while ago, claiming that nothing was "usable." Usable for what? It's trivia. I found it entertaining and I think the article is not as good without it. CjPuffin  19:12, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

I was tempted to do the same thing. The trivia section is worthless. --Jtdunlop (talk) 12:02, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Movie[edit]

Anyone know when the Cap'n Crunch movie is coming out? Will it be rated PG 13 or R? 75.2.217.84 20:59, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Death?[edit]

There is a rumor that Cap'n Crunch was murdered, and that the police suspect a cereal killer.

Actually, the current panel of the webcomic "Breakfast of the Gods" DOES have the Cap'n getting killed fro behind by Jean LaFoote... so in a sense, you're correct! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.106.107.111 (talk) 05:14, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

Grape crunch berry?[edit]

The article says Cap'n Crunch retook first place in sales when it released its new flavor of grape crunch berries. ...there's no reference to a grape crucnh bery, shoudl that say strawberry crunch berry or just crunch berries? RJFJR 03:21, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

The Soggys?[edit]

I recall the Soggy's being a nemesis of Cap'n Crunch in the 80's and 90's. Does anyone have any information about this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.162.236.151 (talk) 03:49, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Speaking of the Soggies, dig this. OlYeller 19:34, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:CapnCrunch.png[edit]

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Carls Junior malts[edit]

Just went to Carl's Junior and saw that they have a limited promotion of malts made with Cap'n Crunch (similar to Oreo shakes). If anyone thinks this is appropriate for the article, I'll put it in. If I hear nothing, I won't bother.

Links:

  • [2] - Commentary
  • [3] - $1.00 off coupon
  • [4] - Carl's promotions page (will likely be outdated when promotion ends).

--KNHaw (talk) 21:55, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Seems a bit trivial to me if it's just a limited time promotion. If it were to be a long-term offering, it would be more noteworthy.
-- BullWikiWinkle 00:59, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
No problem, then. Saves me work. (*GRIN*)
--KNHaw (talk) 22:19, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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Norwegian viking & portuguese sailor ancestry[edit]

Am I crazy or did I once read somewhere that an early Cap'n Crunch promotion say that Captain Crunch was descended from Norwegian vikings on one side of his family and portuguese seafarers on the other? Hey, if it was something ever said by the company, the page should be at least as much about the mascot as the cereal. 67.5.157.65 (talk) 08:20, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Nutrition?[edit]

This article could use a nutrition section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.3.72.6 (talk) 18:59, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Personal Life?[edit]

Does he have a life outside of this delicious cereal? I have searched and searched for a wife and children to no avail. Could someone else help me find them? I have a sneaking feeling he also has a few illegitimate children on an island somewhere. Any ideas as to what Island? In the Caribbean somewhere?--142.206.2.14 (talk) 14:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I did perchance meet an Omelét Crunch in the Caribbean once who claimed the Cap'n was his father. Also made reference to a sister. I got a photo of him somwehere. If I can find it I'll try and post it here. The resemblance was uncanny. it was like the Cap'n, only 40 years younger. 76.200.182.54 (talk)APBill

Swirl Berry[edit]

There is no mention of Cap'n Crunch Swirl Berry. I just saw this on the Food Network show Unwrapped. Does no one know of this?! Kwyjibear (talk) 05:36, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Deep Sea Crunch[edit]

Im assuming this is an incomplete list of Cap'n Crunch varieties since the discontinued Deep Sea Crunch is not listed... Does anyone else remember this variety? I used to get it as a kid (was my favorite type of Cap'n Crunch) and now I cant find anything on it.

Current Voice[edit]

I know that Daws Butler was the original voice of Cap'N Crunch, but does anybody know who the current voice of the Cap'N is? I don't think there has ever been any mention of who the current voice is, because I think it's necessary for Wikipedia's article to have it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.234.187.137 (talk) 22:50, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Refspamming?[edit]

There are waaaaaaaaaaaay too many mrbreakfast links in this article, and it smells like linkspam to me. Manys (talk) 19:53, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

I could not agree with your more. Let's do some research: let's see who introduced these to this article and if that's all they're doing here on WP. In the meantime, I trimmed the ref so it's now just a simple ref, shared by all the interations. 842U (talk) 21:59, 25 June 2010 (UTC)
Here is the edit where the mrbreakfast.com ref's were inserted. You can see that the editor doesn't have a lot of other activity and it's not purely related to introducing mrbreakfast.com stuff. Hopefully, what I've done to the article to "trim" the ref's to mrbreakfast.com will suffice. 842U (talk) 22:03, 25 June 2010 (UTC)


Yeah, these may even be invented, no one else seems to know what soft crunch is for example, but enough people now google for it that it's an autocomplete. Probably because of this "source" Lexprod (talk) 02:57, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Heading off rumors[edit]

Someone's bound to show up here after reading one of the numerous articles going around that the cereal is being taken off the market, or not marketed to kids, or whatever. It looks like those rumors aren't true. Sχeptomaniacχαιρετε 02:21, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Home Run Crunch[edit]

The article says that Home Run Crunch is currently available, but no "as of" date. I haven't seen it lately, if it isn't around this should be removed, if it is, it should be changed to "as of (current date)" Hastor (talk) 18:49, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Crunchberries turn your poop green?[edit]

Should we include a trivia that states that the dyes in Crunchberries can turn feces green? DudeWithAFeud (talk) 08:01, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Commander vs Captain[edit]

I think it's worth mentioning, when the apparent discrepancy between the cap'n's name and rank is mentioned in the article, that when someone is a "Captain" that can either be their rank, or just mean that they command a ship. Therefore, someone ranking commander could still command a ship and thus be rightfully called a captain. Does anyone have a good book on naval nomenclature of know a good website to find a source to corroborate this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NathanielJS (talkcontribs) 08:07, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Quaker Oats' Description of Cap'n Crunch