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08/14/2013 09:26 am ET

Brand Mascots: The Best Food Characters (PHOTOS)

Brand mascots can bring an extra element of familiarity to a product, and food products seem to take this type of branding particularly seriously.

Whether it's an adorable old owl licking a Tootsie Pop, or a slightly creepy yet lovable clown, these characters rule television, web sites, and grocery stores.

Even if you were never allowed to eat Lucky Charms or you didn't like the taste of Trix yogurt, it's likely that these animated characters -- and their ridiculously catchy theme songs and taglines -- are forever fixed in your memory.

Check out our favorite iconic brand mascots in the slideshow below, and let us know in the comments if we missed one that you think is especially memorable!

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Iconic Brand Mascots
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Iconic Brand Mascots

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