The traditionally-boring cereal came out with a series of hilarious ads that reinvent the formerly-square product as 'Diamond Shreddies'. The re-launch included a series of commercials, packaging and a new product website.
The product website explains the history of Diamond Shreddies, â€œRecent advances in cereal technology have allowed us to take Shreddies cereal to a whole new level of geometric superiority. One taste and you'll wonder how you've been so square for so long. Welcome to the 45th degree. Welcome to Diamond Shreddies country.â€
This relaunch actually happened at the beginning of the year, but I hadn't realized (until now) that the campaign was based only in Canada.
You know it's a good campaign when you find dozens of people on YouTube create rant videos, including: 'What the f%& is up with Diamond Shreddies,' 'Diamond Shreddies?! WTF!', 'Diamond Shreddies-My Major Concern!', and 'The most stupid Excuse for Money Ever'.
Check out the focus groups:
This guy is the best:
And the ratings are pretty funny too: