Post Holdings, a major player in the food industry, is expanding its beloved Pebbles brand into the frozen aisle with a unique twist – Pebbles Cereal Flavored Waffles. Available in signature flavors, Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles, these waffles offer a delightful fusion of the popular cereal’s taste in a convenient breakfast option. The waffles are crafted with fluffy buttermilk batter, providing bursts of fruity color or chocolatey flavor, reminiscent of the iconic Pebbles cereals.
The inspiration for Pebbles Waffles emerged from the creative ways consumers were incorporating the cereal into their breakfast recipes. Joe Christenson, Senior Brand Manager of Pebbles, highlights, “As our fans are always looking to experience the brand in new ways, we’re always ideating around potential new and unexpected ways to bring the Pebbles into other categories,”
While Post is renowned for its cereal offerings, Pebbles stands out as one of its most successful brands. Introduced in 1971 as the first brand centered around a TV show character, Pebbles has consistently displayed robust growth. Despite recent challenges in the cereal category, Pebbles has maintained its momentum, recording nine consecutive years of growth in 2023, according to data provided by Post.
Launching Pebbles Waffles into the frozen breakfast section not only expands the brand’s presence but also offers consumers new usage occasions. This move keeps the Post brand thriving in a meal segment where it has excelled, further solidifying its position in the $400 billion global breakfast category.
Pebbles Waffles align with Post’s strategy of expanding the brand’s reach through licensing deals, venturing beyond the traditional cereal realm. Recent years have seen the Pebbles brand enter various categories, including ice cream, creamers, protein powder, candy bars, and even makeup.
Joe Christenson emphasized the brand’s commitment to delivering new experiences to its fans and exploring unexpected avenues for the Pebbles brand. With the launch of Pebbles Waffles, Post aims to offer a unique and enjoyable breakfast option that resonates with parents and children alike, creating a standout presence in the freezer aisle. While competition is fierce, with Kellogg’s Eggo dominating the frozen waffles market, Post is banking on the enduring popularity of its Pebbles brand to make its mark in this new category.