SOURCE: PepsiCo

October 22, 2015 18:55 ET

Cap'n Crunch Transforms Beach Into Ultimate Obstacle Course for Adventurous Fans

"Crunch Bowl" Lets Fans Battle for a Trip to Puerto Vallarta

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - This week, Cap'n Crunch transformed a Chicago beach into an epic cereal-themed obstacle course complete with pirate fights, shark riding and a treasure-chest dig. While only the Cap'n's crew can sail the S.S. Guppy, Cap'n Crunch wanted to give Crunch fans a taste of his thrilling world beyond breakfast and a chance to embark on their own quest.

The Crunch Bowl invited 10 lucky cereal fans to feed their adventurous spirit while competing for a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and a year's supply of Cap'n Crunch. The spectacle was witnessed by a crowd of local Chicagoans.

"I've never seen such a hunger to win! These adventure-seekers were willing to go to great lengths to prove their passion for Cap'n Crunch," said Adam Pally, the host and official referee of The Crunch Bowl.

"The Crunch Bowl contestants were brilliant and cunning! My first mate Sea Dog may be in trouble if any of them are looking for a full time job," said Cap'n Horatio Magellan Crunch.

Adam Pally and Cap'n Crunch himself playfully test-drove some of the obstacles before competitors took on the challenge.

Contestants in The Crunch Bowl traversed a series of six challenging obstacles, including a giant waterslide descent into a giant milk-inspired pool, scaling a rock wall to retrieve an oversized spoon, and using the spoon to uncover buried treasure chests filled with cereal.

To check out all The Crunch Bowl action and learn more about Cap'n Crunch's other adventurous antics, follow The Cap'n on Twitter and Instagram via @RealCapnCrunch and #TheCrunchBowl or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/capncrunch.

About Cap'n Crunch

Cap'n Crunch has been a mainstay in the cereal aisle since it was first introduced in 1963. Owned by the Quaker Oats Company, a unit of PepsiCo, Inc., the ready-to-eat cereal brand features eight varieties including Original, Crunch Berries, Peanut Butter Crunch, OOPS! All Berries, Sprinkled Donut Crunch, Chocolatey Crunch, Cinnamon Roll Crunch and Caramel Popcorn Crunch. For more information, please visit www.capncrunch.com, Facebook.com/capncrunch or @realcapncrunch.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose -- our vision to deliver financial performance over the long term by integrating sustainability into its business strategy, leaving a positive imprint on society and the environment. We do this in part by offering a wide range of products; increasing the number of our nutritious foods and beverages; reducing our environmental impacts; and supporting our employees and the communities where we do business; all of which will help position the company for long-term sustainable growth. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

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