Reese's Puffs has more good news for Lil Yachty fans

First, the innovative rapper Lil Yachty made a "Ree-mix" of the popular Reese's Puffs rap (via YouTube). A generation of children had committed the original Reese's Puffs rap to memory about a decade ago. The old song was a hard-rap banger compared to the mellow flow Yachty gives the updated version. He introduced the world to his Reese's Puffs rap at a virtual concert in November.

Now for the next step in the Lil Yachty-Reese's Puffs collaboration. A statement emailed to Mashed says the recording artist's face will appear on boxes of the chocolatey, peanut-buttery cereal all across the nation. Yachty designed the art for the box himself. It shows the 23-year-old rapper digging into a big bowl of Reese's Puffs, tongue out like there's nothing he enjoys more in life than eating this cereal. The name of the cereal, "Lil Yachty's Reese's Puffs," is superimposed over a silhouette of a sailboat, Yachty's signature image. The man has a series of albums called Lil Boat, Lil Boat 2, and Lil Boat 3, so what else would you expect?

"Lil Yachty is an innovative creator who also happens to be a big fan of Reese's Puffs," said Mindy Murray, a communications manager at General Mills. "We knew our fans would be excited to see his design on the front of our cereal boxes."

"To go from being a kid with big dreams eating Reese's Puffs to now being featured on the cereal box is surreal," Lil Yachty said.

People who grew up with the original Reese's Puffs rap don't like the update

Yachty isn't the first rapper to appear on a box of Reese's Puffs. Travis Scott sold a limited-edition box of the cereal he also designed himself. Travis Scott Reese's Puffs, at $50 a box, was available online only in 2019 and sold out in 30 seconds (via ABC7 News). Lil Yachty's Reese's Puffs should be more in the normal price range for sugary breakfast cereals.

People of a certain age who grew up with the original Reese's Puffs rap aren't liking the remix. Lil Yacthy's version first appeared on TikTok in an advertisement Alan Chikin Chow posted for his 4.1 million followers. "04 kids grew up with the OG version and still remember every lyric," TikTok user @anna._.wtf commented, referring to people born in 2004. "How dare they change the Reese's Puffs rap!" @hail.leonard.24 commented. "It was undeniably a cultural phenomenon when we were kids." TikToker @atsuko_aya commented, "This makes me not want Reese's Puffs."

Not everyone on the internet was so negative. Comments on the song on YouTube were kinder. "Actually not bad," Callmeemorgan commented – although they added two emojis of cats laughing so hard they were crying, so it's hard to tell whether they were being sarcastic or not. And a comment on YouTube by Alex12 Blanning43 canceled out @atsuko_aya's comment on TikTok: "Don't know why, but this song makes me want to buy a box of Reese's Puffs."