Canadian Law & Cocoa Pebbles Treats

Last week I received a nice surprise from family members who had returned from an American vacation. Gluten Free food! It's always fun to see whats new and different across the border.

The Glutino wafer's were great as always (we have them here too).
Corn Chex is just AWESOME! 
I have yet to make the Betty Crocker cookie mix but noticed on the side of the box that it is manufactured IN Canada! Good news is this line will be sold here soon.
As for the Cocoa Pebbles Treats....YUM! What a great snack! This brings me to the rest of today's post-

I was so impressed with the Cocoa Pebbles Treats (it's a nice change to eat a snack that I don't have to make from scratch) that I sent an e-mail to Post asking if Canada will sell them soon.  Below is the response which really threw me for a loop.

June 08, 2011 
Dear Sandra Lajoie,
Thank you for your inquiry for Post Fruity Pebbles.

Due to character licensing and copyright issues, the Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cannot be sold in Canada at this time. It is also due to Canadian law popular cartoon characters on the television cannot sell products such as cereal. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you for using Post.

Michael Carpenter
Consumer Response Representative


A law that bans cartoon characters on food cartons? I have yet to confirm this but either way it's a shame. Why should we be punished because other people cannot limit / monitor their child's food consumption properly? I know a lot of the cereal out there IS pretty junky but banning it based on a cartoon character is silly. Why not encourage these companies to make their products healthier? 


After seeing the Gluten Free, Post Cocoa Pebbles in a variety of Canadian stores, I decided to email them to see if we will be getting the GF Cocoa Pebbles Treats any time soon.

Below is the response I received.

April 09, 2013 

Dear Sandra Lajoie,
Thank you for contacting Post Foods regarding Post Cocoa Pebbles Treat Bars. Unfortunately, this product has been discontinued.The Cocoa Pebble Treat Bars have been recently discontinued and you will only see those for a limited time now. The Cocoa Pebbles Cereal is available in Canada at this time and currently that is the only Pebbles or Gluten Free product that we have available to be purchased there.

We appreciate your loyalty and patronage and invite you to try another one of our many products. Thank you again for contacting Post Foods.Kerri Jordan
Consumer Response Representative


  1. Aw Pebbles and Trix.. It's a shame :( What about Lucky Charms? They are still sold in Canada and it's a crazy leprechaun selling it's product.. They should just change the box and ad in Canada so we aren't left out lol

  2. I agree with you completely :)

    It does not make sense that a character from a tv show is banned on packaging, yet a character created specifically for marketing purposes is alright. It's a strange world we live in...

  3. I asked a friend to pick me some Pebbles and she went to the US last week. Then, I went shopping at the Loblaws superstore and guess what I Saw. Cocoa Pebbles.. :) So I'm guessing Canada is now selling it! :) (Now all I need to find is Strawberry shortcake cereal)

  4. Happy to hear that you found the Cocoa Pebbles cereal at Loblaws! Costco has started carrying it as well. Hopefully this means that standards have changed and we will soon be seeing the Cocoa Pebbles treats on our store shelves as well. :)

    I had no idea that there was a Strawberry Shortcake cereal....sounds very intriguing.

  5. OMG I love Pebbles cereals... I remember we had the large Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cereals back when I was a kid (early 90's) and then they were discontinued... if Cocoa Pebbles is the only brand available in Canada, I will take it!

  6. Costco in Oshawa,ON today had a pallet of Jumbo Fruity Pebbles 8.79 ea thought let everyone know to check out local costco might get lucky.


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