Snap, Crackle, Pop….and Pow?: The Long Lost Families of Your Favourite Advertising Mascots

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Did you know that Snap, Crackle and Pop of Rice Krispies fame have a brother named Pow? It’s true. According to Stacy Conradt at Mental_Floss, Pow found himself out of work when it was decided that three elves had a better ring than four. Talk about picking favourites.

But that’s not all. The Pillsbury Dough Boy, Tony the Tiger, Geoffrey the Giraffe, the Jolly Green Giant and more all have legitimate parents, grandparents, siblings or other extended family members that for one reason or another never had the proven marketability of their more iconic relations.

Check out all these, and more, extended families at MentalFloss.com.

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