Kraft DC Super Heroes Macaroni & Cheese (1998)

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In 1998, Kraft released specially marked boxes of their popular Macaroni & Cheese which featured members of the Justice League under the sub-title DC Super Heroes.  The artwork on the boxes were done in the style of Bruce Timm who was the concept artist and producer for the Batman: The Animated Series, beginning in 1992, and Superman: The Animated Series which premiered two years prior to the release of this product.  The pasta was formed into logos of seven DC super heroes: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Robin.

It’s known that Bruce Timm had long wanted to do an ensemble cast of Justice Leaguers, but the these boxes predated the Justice League animated series by three years.  I like to think that products like these, which showed some of the members in action together, helped to make the dream a reality.

There was a third box design (not pictured) featuring members of the Batman family: Batman, Robin and Batgirl.  Interestingly, one of the boxes featured the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern who was popular at the time and part of the Justice League in the comics.  The character, however, would not be chosen as a main cast member in the eventual Justice League series.

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