Cerealisly “Don’t Eat Me Now!”

July 12, 2018

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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.

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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.

 

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3 thoughts on “Cerealisly “Don’t Eat Me Now!””

  1. Ha ha – I’ve never had “Honey Bunches of Oats” but I did work in a diner for five years while going to school. It was not what you would term a “greasy spoon” but there was a certain grease smell from breakfast which was served all day long, and burgers and fries. Those frying odors clung to her hair and clothing – I’d come home from work and my mom would say the smell would make her hungry. 🙂

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    1. My legs are bothering me, can’t sleep.
      I wanted to tell you that your story about your smell after work and your mom is nice.
      Also, I’ve never had Honey Bunches of Oats either, and I’m not a fan of cereal, but that commercial always makes me smile. I loved that she really worked there too!!!

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      1. I am sorry you are suffering so – this heat and humidity is very uncomfortable and it must make you feel really dragged down. Do you take any pain medications to help or are they strong and would make you feel drowsy or unable to drive? The grease from the diner stuck to you and my hair and face would smell like hamburgers with onions and bacon – sometimes if the cook sat down to eat her meal, I would cook on the grill while waiting on customers on weekend so my face and hair was right into the grill and grease area. Her story was very cute.

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