Wednesday, September 7, 2016

From the Snack Aisle: Dizzy Grizzlies

Product: Dizzy Grizzlie Cookies
Company: Nabisco
Years: 1996-199?



Teddy Grahams were a good cookie. Bite sized, snack-able, delicious.
But they weren't one thing.

They were not.......EXTREME!!!! (Loud screeching guitar solo).

Yes, like many of the products in the mid 90's, Nabisco felt the need to take their successful snack cookie and crank it up to 11. They made the cookies larger, frosted them, and for good measures, added sprinkles.

Extreme enough for you? No? Well, the bears aren't just calmly standing around anymore like those "lame" Teddy Grahams were.....these new bears are TO THE EXTREME! (loud screeching guitar solo).
Skateboarding!
BMXing!
Rollerblading!
They're so EXTREME they grabbed you by the throat and yelled "HEY, YOU THINK YOU ARE EXTREME ENOUGH TO EAT THESE COOKIES, KID!!????!"

"ARE YOU???!!!!!"  (Even louder Guitar solos).

I was not extreme enough for these cookies back in the day. I remember seeing them on the shelf and thinking that I was more of an indoor kid...you know......eating regular Teddy Grahams while playing Super Nintendo instead of eating Dizzy Grizzlies and base jumping off the nearest cliff.

And lots of kids must have though the same, because these were only around for a few years.

Anyone else remember these cookies?


3 comments:

  1. "We at Nabisco want a bear with attitude. He's edgy, he's 'in your face'. You've heard the expression, 'let's get busy'? Well, this is a bear who gets 'biz-zay!' Consistently and thoroughly.

    "So he's proactive, huh?"

    "Oh, God, yes. We're talking about a totally outrageous paradigm."

    "Excuse me, but 'proactive' and 'paradigm'? Aren't these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I'm accusing you of anything like that. [pause] I'm fired, aren't I?"

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  2. Yes! As mentioned on Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Screaming Skull, season 10
    episode 12. I remember them competing with Coco the Kangaroo's Dunkaroos.

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  3. Mike Nelson, of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and his fellow writers remembered Dizzy Grizzlies, during a host segment for the MST3K episode, "The Screaming Skull." The 'bots wanted Dizzy Grizzlies for therapy, after seeing what happened to a few robots in a Gumby short. I didn't remember anything about these cookies. I think I'd largely lost what little sweet tooth I had, in the 1990s, so that may be why. And I'm still too poor for name-brand treats.

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