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A box of Corn Pops

Corn Pops is a breakfast cereal made by Kellogg's, described by the company as "crunchy sweetened popped-up corn cereal." The cereal is also known for going stale much faster than other cereals. To prevent this, it is packaged in a different type of bag than most cereals.

Originally called Sugar Pops in 1951, and later Sugar Corn Pops, the name was changed to "Corn Pops" and then, in January of 2006, the name of the cereal was changed to Pops only to be changed back to Corn Pops after a few months of poor reception. In mid 2007, Corn Pops launched its first line extension in many years called "Peanut Butter Pops".


Corn pops
Corn pops

Milled corn, sugar, corn syrup, molasses, salt, partially hydrogenated cottonseed and/or soybean oil (adds a negligible amount of fat), sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), niacinamide, reduced iron, zinc oxide, wheat starch, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), annatto color, vitamin A palmitate, BHT (preservative), folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin D.


  • Numerous ad-campaigns used John Williams' theme from Jaws.
  • "Gotta have my pops" is a long-lived slogan for Corn Pops.
  • For many years the mascot for the cereal was "Sugar Pops Pete", a furry critter dressed as a cowboy with two "six-shooters" with red and white spiral-striped barrels.
  • In the early 1980s, "Poppy" a female porcupine represented the cereal. Poppy carried around a yellow suitcase which contained a complete breakfast setting, meeting the by then industry standard "part of a complete breakfast" tagline.
  • The box currently reads "Big Yellow Taste", although "Yellow", being a color, isn't a recognized flavor.

Canadian variant

  • Canadian Corn Pops are spherical, while the American Corn Pops are flat and longer.
  • Canadian and American Corn Pops taste very different; it has been suggested that the American type is sweeter. They also have a different texture. Canadian Corn Pops are closer to Kix cereal.
  • Canadian and American Corn Pops contain no trans-fat.


  • Sugar Corn Pops Are Tops! (pre-1980s)
  • Gotta get... POPS! (1981 - 1988)
  • Gotta have my pops. (1988 - 2000)
  • It's hard to stop when it's pops. (1995 - 1999)
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