Raptors superfan eats 17-year-old box of Vince Carter cereal

May 17, 2016

Back in 1999, Kellogg's released a special edition of Cocoa Frosted Flakes with NBA Rookie of the Year Vince Carter on the cover. Raptors fan Andy Pyne bought a box and kept it for nearly two decades - and finally cracked it open after Toronto advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. 

According to the CBC, Pyne made a bet three years ago that he'd eat the cereal if the Raptors ever made it to the ECF. Kyle Lowry delivered a stunning performance in Game 7 to lead Toronto to a series against the Cavaliers, and Pyne kept his word. 

He brought the box to the St. John's Morning Show and ate the cereal on air.

Via the CBC


So how long is cereal really supposed to last? Pyne's Vince box was unopened, but cereal generally has a shelf life of up to a year. This is pushing it just a bit.

(Thanks to our friends to the North at BarDown for sharing this story.)