Friday, February 12, 2010

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:

Anonymous said...

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

Hjalmar Poelzig said...

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...

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

No Qwisp or Qwake?

Anonymous said...

C3POs = worst tasting cereal ever!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

NOM
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Dallas Penn said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

pro stars?

Ranson said...

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.

Adamantyr said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Where is Kombos and the Blue Gnu???

Anonymous said...

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.

Tony Wicks said...

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

Anonymous said...

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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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Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

David Moore said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

girlnblack77 said...

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.

Anonymous said...

What about Team Flakes?

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Orange said...

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...

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Tech said...

Nice

wctube said...

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...

KayBee said...

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.

Anonymous said...

You missed Alpha-Bits!

Lucky Joestar said...

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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