Thursday, November 12, 2009

Kellogg's Factory Tour

In a time before corporate espionage, and excessive OSHA regulations (or so I'm told) there once was a popular factory tour of America's favorite breakfast cereal company...

Here's full color pamphlet to tell you all you wanted to know about the Kellogg's corporation, and the most important meal of the day...

I took the factory tour when I was a kid. I don't remember much about it, but we all had to wear paper hats since we were entering a factory were a food product was being manufactured.

Yes that is a hat.

Parts of the factory were so noisy the hostess would point to a poster explaining what was going on. After the tour was over we were each given a Kellogg's Cereal Variety Pak. For the kids, they also had a selection of "cereal toys" (you know, the cheap old fashioned plastic toy you'd find at the bottom of the cereal box) to fill your pockets with.

The factory tours ended in 1986. If anyone out there remembers taking the tour, and would like to add your 2 cents please leave a comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Took the tour in the mid-sixties, at the dawn of adolescence, and dreamed for years of the hostesses who conducted it. They were probably just local high-school or college girls, but they seemed exotic and sophisticated to me.

And the deafening noise was surely part of the experience.


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