Cap’n Crunch has recently been ousted As not technically holding the rank of Captain but Commander as evident by the Stripes on his sleeves. And isn’t recognized as a Navy Captain by official Navy Brass.

“You are correct that Cap’n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a U.S. Navy commander,” Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman, tells Foreign Policy. “Oddly, our personnel records do not show a ‘Cap’n Crunch’ who currently serves or has served in the Navy.”

As another blog Foodbeast points out the Cap’n may be french?

It’s most likely that the Cap’n only has three stripes because he’s a French “Capitaine de frégate” and they technically only have three yellow stripes. Although, that still translates to “Commander” in English . . . and doesn’t explain why he doesn’t speak a lick of le français.

The last ray of hope in the Cap’n Crunch Controversy is that Any naval officer who commands a ship (titled commanding officer, or C.O.) is addressed by naval custom as “captain” while aboard in command, regardless of their actual rank. Officers with the rank of captain travelling aboard a vessel they do not command should be addressed by their rank and name (e.g., “Captain Smith”), but they should not be referred to as “the captain” to avoid confusion with the vessel’s captain. So its possible he’s just a stand-in for the real Captain but what has happened to the real captain then? Why hasn’t the real captain been on SS Crunch?

Capn Crunch Controversy

At Issue Three stripes equal a commander, and four mean you’re a captain, see? And the Cap’n, well he has the stripes of a commander


However it may be that Cap’n is actually just named that way according to his official FAQ Page

Cap’n Horatio Magellan Crunch was born on Crunch Island, which is located in the Sea of Milk – a magical place with talking trees, crazy creatures and a whole mountain (Mt. Crunchmore) made out of Cap’n Crunch cereal.

I don’t know how to trust a man that came from a magical place with talking trees there has a serious issue I’ll be personally watching the Cap’n every time I go down the Cereal Aisle and get my frosted flakes from a talking Tiger.


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