Kellogg’s is releasing Green Onion-flavored Chex, and the commercial is absolutely bonkers
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In 2004, the Kellogg’s Corporation in Korea decided to hold a promotional contest where people could vote for the new “President of Chex.” As The Takeout explains:
The two candidates were the delicious chocolate Chekkie, and the hideously green Chaka. Chekkie promised that if they won, they would find a way to add even more chocolate to Chocolate Chex, while Chaka promised to imbue the cereal with stinky green onions. One thing the adults at Kelloggs were sure of was that kids hate, hate, hate green onions, so Chaka would be an easy fall guy, Chekkie would emerge victorious, and Korean customers would be so excited about Chocolate Chex that theyd purchase millions of boxes. What Kelloggs forgot is that the internet is full of folks hellbent on ruining everything.
Kellogg’s tried to the rig the election in Chekkie’s favor. But it was too late; the damage was done. And like the Easter Rising of 1916, sometimes a conspiratorial defeat only leads to greater victories. Which brings us to today 16 years later when Kellogg’s Korea is finally making good on their promise to deliver Green Onion Chex to the mouths of hungry cereal eaters everywhere (or at least, in Korea for a limited time).
The Korea Herald describes the taste:
Opening the box of Chex Green Onion sent from Kellogg for review, the scent of green onion hit sharper than expected.
However, tasted on its own, the green colored cereal had little green onion taste and was just sweet and salty.