Millennials Should Be Able to Match These Mascots to Their Brands. Can You?

By: Lauren Lubas
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Millennials Should Be Able to Match These Mascots to Their Brands. Can You?
Image: YouTube by haikarate4

About This Quiz

No matter how old you are, you can probably think of at least one or two brand mascots that you saw on TV when you were a kid. The Pillsbury Dough Boy. The Noid. Mr. Clean. 

If you're a Millennial, you know that brands created mascots, and those mascots joined us for Saturday Morning Cartoons, ended up in our cereal boxes, and became our Happy Meal toys. Why was having a mascot so popular in the 80's and 90's? That's simple. A mascot is an excellent marketing tool that keeps an image (and even a slogan or song) in a child's head. 

Seeing the mascot on a box or a grocery store display was an exceptional marketing ploy that attracted children from all walks of life. The marketing was done so well that even twenty or thirty years later Millennials can spot them from a mile away. If we couldn't name them off the top of our heads, we can identify them and say, "Oh yeah! That guy!" then sing that mascot's slogan. 

If you think you know brand mascots, it's time to test your skills. Here are 40 mascots every millennial will know.  Can you tell us what brand they're attached to?

Pringles His first name is Julius, his last name is the product he sells. What is his last name?
Shoe Strings
Pringles
The Pringles guy actually has a name: Julius Pringles. He's on the side of every canister, and made some interesting appearances in commercials.
Doritos
Cheetos

Advertisement

Nestle Some remember him with a Q on his chest, others remember him with an N on his chest. What product did he represent?
Nestle Quik
The Nesquik Bunny was once known as the Quik Bunny, but in 2003, the company rebranded, and so its mascot went with them.
Nesting Quails
Trix
Hidden Valley Ranch

Advertisement

Fruit Loops He liked to follow his nose. What was he trying to sell?
Captain Crunch
Lucky Charms
Boo Berry Cereal
Fruit Loops
Toucan Sam was all about following your nose. Using the intense aroma of the cereal as a springboard, the marketing team on this one hit the nail on the head with this bird.

Advertisement

Stays crunchy, even in milk Cap’n Crunch  Cap.n Crunch That "C" stands for something. Can you remember what it is?
Captain Crunch
Captain Crunch always fought off the Soggies in his commercials. It was a very successful campaign to get kids to buy a box of hard-edged cereal!
Captain Crunk
Captain Kix
Captain Chocolate

Advertisement

Monopoly Everyone thinks he has a monocle, but he never had one. What game did he represent?
Planters
Trouble
Monopoly
His real name is Rich Uncle Pennybags, and he debuted in 1936. Most people know him as Mr. Monopoly or The Monopoly Guy.
Mouse Trap

Advertisement

Take a Cheetos break Chester Cheetah  Cheetos He doesn't think it's easy being cheesy, but what was he trying to sell you?
Cheetos
Chester Cheetah was kind of a rebel. He was all about getting into trouble and having fun. Maybe because that's what Cheetos are all about?
Doritos
Kraft Mac & Cheese
Velveeta Shells & Cheese

Advertisement

Snap! Crackle! Pop!  Rice Krispies These three guys were all about making sure you got everything you needed. What did they try to sell you?
Keebler Cookies
Chips Ahoy
Rice Krispies
Snap, Crackle, and Pop were lovable characters trying to sell you breakfast cereal. It was part of a complete breakfast, after all.
Chiquita Bananas

Advertisement

M&M's They were dubbed the spokescandies of the millennium. What brand did they represent?
Snickers
Skittles
Reese's Pieces
M&M's
The M&M's spokescandies that first arrived on the scene were red and yellow. They were "blatantly exploiting the millennium."

Advertisement

Geico Gecko At the turn of the century, this little guy stole our hearts, and made us want to get lizards. What brand does this gecko represent?
Geico
The little lizard that stole our hearts with his Australian accent and informative statements debuted in 2000.
Allstate
Farmers
Integrity

Advertisement

Finger lickin’ good Colonel Sanders  KFC His signature tie and soul patch can be seen from a mile away. He's the colonel. Of what, though?
Kansas Fried Cheese
Taco Bell
Pizza Hut
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Colonel Sanders was the founder of KFC. He was meticulous and diligent in his standards. It's no wonder he was the mascot.

Advertisement

hawaiian punch Punchy He was pretty violent, but it was all in good PUN. What brand did Punchy represent?
Sunny Delight
Hawaiian Punch
Punchy like to ask people if they wanted a nice Hawaiian Punch before he socked them. No wonder he's not around anymore.
Golden Lunch
Alaskan Punch

Advertisement

SpaghettiOs This cartoon ring represented a brand that looked just like it. What was that brand?
Fruit by the Foot
Fruit Roll-Ups
Fruit Snacks
SpaghettiOs
Mr. O tried to help children when they were bored. Because SpaghettiOs are all about fun ... and heartburn.

Advertisement

california raisins What were these guys trying to sell you with their Motown songs?
Beggin' Strips
Pledge
Snickers
Raisins
The California Raisins were all the rage when it came to entertaining commercials. Eating the raisins, on the other hand, not so much.

Advertisement

Have it your way Burger King’s King One of the scariest mascots ever, what brand did he represent?
McDonald's
Burger King
The Burger King was incredibly frightening. However, he embraced his terrifying nature, and the commercials were pretty self-aware, so it became pretty funny.
Wendy's
Sonic

Advertisement

Kellogg's Frosted Flakes What did this guy say was "Grrrrrreat!"?
Frosted Flakes
Tony the Tiger has been the Kellog's Frosted Flakes mascot since 1951. Millennials will know him as the guy who was always in the game.
Honey Bunches of Oats
Apple Jacks
Cheerios

Advertisement

Ronald McDonald He's kind of creepy, but he's been around so long, we all know his name. What brand does he represent?
Burger King
McDonald's
Ronald McDonald and all of his friends were so popular that they ended up in Happy Meals.
Wendy's
A & W

Advertisement

Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup The product this mascot represented came in a package shaped like her. What product is it?
Little Debbie Chocolate Sauce
Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup
The Mrs. Butterworth's commercials of the 80's and 90's were a little creepy. But her syrup was heavenly.
Sallie Mae Chocolates
Aunt Jemima's Syrup

Advertisement

Ho, ho, ho Jolly Green Giant  Green Giant Ho Ho Ho! Eat your veggies! What brand did this guy represent?
Santa Saltines
Coco Pebbles
Kix
Green Giant
The Jolly Green Giant represented Green Giant vegetables. He even had a little friend named the Little Green Sprout.

Advertisement

Pillsbury His actual name is Poppin' Fresh, but you might know him as the dough boy for what product?
King's Hawaiian Rolls
Pillsbury biscuits and rolls
When you poked his belly, he giggled. He was all over Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Pizza Hut
Boo Berry Cereal

Advertisement

Red Baron Pizza He represented something great. What product did this flyer represent?
Tombstone Pizza
Planters Peanuts
Red Baron Pizza
The Red Baron seduced ladies in ads, but when your mom brought the box home from the grocery store, you knew you were going to have a great dinner!
Pledge

Advertisement

Fruit of the loom logo These guys dressed up like fruit for some hilarious commercials ... for what products?
Gushers
Fruit By the Foot
Blow Pops
Fruit of the Loom
Fruit of the Loom needed to find a way to make an impact in marketing, so they went the funny route with these guys.

Advertisement

The Burger King Kids Club Their names included Kid Vid, I/Q, Lingo, Jaws, Snaps, and Wheels. What club did they belong to?
The Mickey Mouse Club
The Ronald McDonald Club
The Burger King Kids Club
The Burger King Kids Club was all about inclusion. Little did they know their names were a bit insensitive.
The Player's Club

Advertisement

Golden Crisp Sugar Bear What can Sugar Bear never get enough of?
Cookie Crisp
Sparkle Crest
Golden Crisp
Sugar Bear could find Golden Crisp cereal anywhere at any time. Granny Good Witch couldn't keep him away.
Honey Nut Cheerios

Advertisement

Kraft Mac & Cheese Dinosaur What product was this yellow dinosaur a mascot for?
Velveeta Shells & Cheese
Hostess Twinkies
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Cheesasaurus Rex was named in a contest in 2000. Millennials will recognize him as the Kraft Mac and Cheese dino.
Chiquita Bananas

Advertisement

Trix He's silly, and rarely gets what he's looking for. What is he looking for?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Fruit By the Foot
Lucky charms
Trix
The poor Trix Rabbit. Why didn't anyone share with him? He tried everything just to get a bowl of that cereal.

Advertisement

Cinnamon Toast Crunch What cereal did the bakers love to eat?
Cookie Crisp
Count Chocula
Animal Crackers Cereal
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
The three chefs from cinnamon toast crunch would always focus on the cereal more than their own cooking. It could be a disaster sometimes.

Advertisement

Tootsie Pop What did this mascot steal from the kid who asked him a question?
A Blow Pop
Blue Bell Ice Cream
An Astropop
A Tootsie Pop
He straight up stole that kid's Tootsie Pop. Mr. Owl was a savage. It only takes three licks though.

Advertisement

Fruit Snacks Berry Bears What brand did the Berry Bears try to sell you?
Fruit Snacks
The Berry Bears were just afraid of children as the children were of them. Their sister product was Shark Bites
Fruit by the Foot
Bubbletape
Sparkle Crest

Advertisement

Chef Boyardee Sir Chomps-A-Lot This one is a little deep. His name is Sir Chomps-A-Lot. What was he chomping?
Campbell's
Kraft Mac & Cheese
Hamburger Helper
Chef Boyardee
He didn't last too long, but the brand needed a cartoon to attract more children.

Advertisement

Hamburger Helper You might want to give him a high five, but what was he trying to sell you?
Hamburger Helper
The Hamburger Helper Helping Hand originated in the 70's, but Millennials will recognize him for the work he did in the 90's.
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell
Pillsbury Biscuits

Advertisement

Lego Zack His name was Zack, and he was a maniac for what brand?
Lego
Zack the Lego Maniac was all about building the most intricate Lego constructions. Sadly, when you bought Legos, the maniac was not included.
K'Nex
Play Dough
Nintendo

Advertisement

I’m coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs! Sonny the Cuckoo Bird  Cocoa Puffs Sonny was all about getting crazy for what product?
Alpha-Bits
Kix
Fruit Loops
Cocoa Puffs
Sonny, was all about getting crazy over chocolate. He was coo coo for Cocoa Puffs.

Advertisement

Aflac (Aflac Duck) No... he wasn't named the guy who plays batman. What brand does this duck represent?
Geico
Farmers
AFLAC
If you were injured, you may have seen this little guy roaming around, giving you financial solutions.
State Farm

Advertisement

Honey Nut Cheerios This guy was taken off of his box to promote pollinator awareness. What does he represent?
Honey Nut Cheerios
BuzzBee evolved a little over the years. However, he didn't have a name until 2000.
Apple Jacks
Honey Bunches of Oats
Nut 'n' Honey

Advertisement

Cookie Crisp He's the Cookie Crook. What was he trying to sell?
Cookie Crisp
The Cookie Crook was always called out by his pet who loved to howl "Cowooooo" kie crisp. And he always got caught.
Chips Ahoy
Oreos
Dunkaroos

Advertisement

mr. peanut His cane and monocle can be seen from a mile away. What brand does Mr. Peanut work for?
Boston Beans
Planters
Debuting in 1916, Mr. Peanut's design hasn't changed much over the last 100+ years. His formal dress is a little much for a nut, wouldn't you say?
Jiff
Skippy

Advertisement

Keebler These guys had kids looking in trees for what?
Skittles
Snickers
Keebler Cookies
The Keebler Elves have been around for quite some time. They were so popular that many generations can recognize them.
Trix

Advertisement

kool aid man It was so cool when this guy smashed through walls. What did he deliver the kids in his commercials?
Cherry Pepsi
Cherry Coke
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Kool-Aid
The Kool-Aid Man was so intense, but so awesome. When kids were bored, he'd bust in, break stuff, and give them pure liquid sugar.

Advertisement

Crest Sparkle These guys were all about jamming out while you brushed your teeth. What brand did they represent?
Crest Sparkle
The Crest Sparkles loved singing rock songs while teaching kids how to brush their teeth. They always use way too much toothpaste in the commercials.
Aim
Arm and Hammer
Colgate

Advertisement

Mr. Clean His shiny bald head mirrored the sparkle he made on floors. His name is his brand. Who is he?
Mr. Muscle
Mr. Know
Mr. Wax
Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean has been a brand name since 1958. Not much has changed in his design or style.

Advertisement

You Got:
/40
Featured