30 Retro Breakfast Cereals Part 1

Breakfast cereals have been popular ever since Will Keith Kellogg invented Corn Flakes. Since then, cereal has taken many forms, and become popular in many countries.

When I was little, I used to get a small mixing bowl and fill it with several kinds of cereal. I would then sit on the heater vent in the living room and feast away.

I still eat cereal sometimes before bed. Is there anything more delicious than a bowl of Cinnamon Life? Don't bother answering, the answer is "no, there is not." Make sure to check out part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Here are 30 retro breakfast cereals. Recognize any of them?

More than once I've tried putting orange juice on cereal when we were out of milk. It was always a disappointment.




Brown sugar puffed rice. Essentially Sugar Smacks?


Mildly racist.


Not sure what an elephant has to do with twinkling stars. Or ice bergs for that matter.


Nintendo tules.


Crunchy ninja nets? Seems like a bit of a stretch. It's just Chex with marshmellows.


Nothing represents Quaker society quite like Mr. T.




I remember this ceral, but I don't think I ever actually had it.


Is that the Brawny paper towel guy wearing a kilt?


Creepy.




Worst name for a cereal ever? Also, is that a Purina logo I see on the upper right corner of the box. Yep, Purina, the company that makes dog food. The cereal portion of the company is called Ralston. It's not a big player anymore, like it used to be.


Grape flavored? Weird.


Mmm, peanut butter and chocolate. Kind of looks like little ET poops or something though.


Was he one of the cereal monsters, like Count Chocula?


















I remember these. I actually had that bank too.








Mmm, healthy.


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38 comments:

  1. I loved Mr. T cereal! That also got a big push in Pee Wee's Big Adventure ("I Pity The Fool Who Don't Eat My Cereal!")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffD1RlO87O4

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  2. My sister and I begged for Kaboom, and got it! In retrospect, not such a great idea. I think the food colorings were the main ingredient, and that clown...

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  3. Rice Krinkles "mildly racist"? Only a racist would think so. I remember them well, and the Frosted Rice Krispies was a weak, lame-o substitute. Krinkles rocked.

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  4. No Qwisp or Qwake?

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  5. C3POs = worst tasting cereal ever!

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  6. I think Twinkles is the name of the Elephant. And the iceberg... is merely part of this adventure "Twinkles and the Iceberg" read the bottom for a little excerpt from the adventure.

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  7. No NERDS cereal?? That's the only reason I clicked on this thing! ughhh

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  8. NOM
    http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0932/10.jpg

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  9. Hahh! That's rad.

    reblogging this!

    jessicadruck.blogspot.com

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  10. Great list. Peep this video called 'Cereal Is Dope'
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxBI6MH-KT8

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  11. the KISS one is not real. It's a graphic art piece

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  12. The King Vitaman can still be found on shelves.

    I had the E.T. cereal as a kid. As I recall, it tasted sort of like something an alien might crap out.

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  13. You also forgot "Smurfberry Crunch" I mainly remember it because I either had a nasty stomach virus that day without knowing it or the cereal actually made me sick.

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  14. Let's not forget Ice Cream Cones cereal! Brief life, but delicious.

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  15. Retro-cereals?
    Sorry, but I am older than these examples.

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  16. Ha!! I remember the paint books (Grins & Smiles & Giggles & Laughs). They were offered in other cereals as well.

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  17. Where is Kombos and the Blue Gnu???

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  18. Oh and besides Kombos.....where is Klackers? I've eaten many of the cereals here. It's amazing that I am not a diabetic now.

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  19. Yes Fruit Brute was the 4th monster cereal. Didn't do so well though.

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  20. If you're a cereal fan, check out the truly awesome "Breakfast of the Gods" three-part online comic book.

    http://www.webcomicsnation.com/poyorick/botg/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10960

    It's an epic adventure of good versus evil, packed with a days supply of essential vitamins.

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  21. Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

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  22. Twinkles the flying baby elephant was a TV cartoon character....google "Twinkles the elephant"....

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  23. One morning my little brother ate a couple bowls of kaboom and promptly "unkaboomed" it all over the rug at our daysitter's.

    My parents thought it was funny, but refused to buy it for us after that.

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  24. Good god, not only did I regularly eat King Vitamin cereal as a kid, I think that I had the toy (Royal Racing Coach) pictured on the box.

    I do remember most of these, but haven't tried many. The ones I have tried were at my friend's house. His folks bought him all sorts of crap. To this day, he's one of those people who don't eat any vegetables.

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  25. Man does this bring out memories. I used to work for The James River Corporation where we used to print, cut and ship cereal cartons to just about all of the cereal makers. Can remember making a lot of these. Hey, someone has to do it.

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  26. I've seen King Vitaman on the shelves within the last couple of years. A former roommate loved the stuff.
    Donkey Kong! I had completely forgotten about it, but can remember the distinct texture. Good stuff.

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  27. What about Team Flakes?

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  28. How about Krispy Kritters with the Jimmy Durante sounding sounding guy saying "Indubitably"?

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  29. What ever happened to the neat stuff you got from a box of cereal? same with Cracker Jack. Now all you get in CJ is a stupid sticker!

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  30. Rice Krinkles were by far and away the best cereal I ever had. The closest thing now is Fruity Pebbles, but they are not really the same...

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  31. Absolutely loved Jets....I wish I had some now!

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  32. Ralston Purina split in half, Nestle bought the Pet Food division (Purina) and Ralcorp became the cereal/foods division. Ralcorp sold off their branded cereals (like Chex and Cookie Crisp) to General Mills, but bought Post Cereals and still sells those under the Post brand. Ralcorp also manufactures Private Label and Supermarket brand cereals under their "Ralston Foods" division.

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  33. Rice Krinkles were by far and away the best cereal I ever had. The closest thing now is Fruity Pebbles, but they are not really the same...

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  34. Growing up in Canada, I was always desperate to try the Nintendo and Zelda cereal I saw advertised in comic books. I think we found Ninja Turtles cereal once and bought it. It was one of the grossest things I've ever eaten.

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  35. You missed Alpha-Bits!

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  36. On the Fruit Insulin Spikes … I mean … Islands box, the guy on the left shows you how fat you’re likely get eating that garbage.

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