July 12, 2018
I am not a huge fan of commercials, usually I use the time to accomplish a task. However, the HONEY BUNCHES OF OATS Lady, Diana Hunter, caught my attention and retained it. Any time she came on the television screen she had my full attention. At the end of each 30 second message I was smiling because that sweet, silly character was so endearing. I don’t like cereal and will probably never buy any but I loved her so much I knew what she was selling and was reminded of her each time I saw the box at the grocery store.
Recently I learned the dear woman, Diana Hunter, retired from the Honey Bunches of Oats Company after 41 years. I am sad that I will no longer see her come into my home on the television screen but wish her a happy adventure as she moves on with the next stage of her life.
She bowled us over in TV spots, but now Diana Hunter, the “Honey Bunches of Oats lady,” is retiring from the company — and its commercials — after 41 years.
The Honey Bunches of Oats cereal company’s employee-turned-commercial-star, Diana Hunter, retired from her factory job in production after a 41-year career. Hunter first appeared in a commercial for the Post cereal brand in 2015 from the floor of the Battle Creek, Michigan plant where she worked.