The three elves have been the mascots of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies since illustrator Vernon Grant first drew them in the 1930s. In the years since, they’ve been mainstays on the box and in the radio and TV commercials for the noisy cereal. It’s hard to tell, but they do have unique personalities and job duties, as defined by their hats. Snap is the one with the chef’s toque; Pop wears the quasi-military cap and coat of a marching band musician. Crackle wears a more typical elf hat with red and white stripes.
Of the three, Snap is the mature problem-solver, Pop the mischief-prone juvenile, and Crackle the mediating middle-child. Of course, in other countries, the onomatopoetically-monikered elves have different names – in French-speaking countries, they’re Cric, Crac, and Croc. In Germany, they’re Knisper, Knasper, and Knusper. And in South Africa, they’re Knap, Knaetter, and Knak.
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