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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:50 PM

If you could bring back one discontinued cereal, what would it be?

Lately, I've had a craving for a cereal that I haven't eaten in probably 50 years:



I remember this was lightly sweetened and something I could shovel into my mouth so easily that a box would magically empty in one sitting. There's was also another cereal, more like a dessert, that was only on the market for a short while, and when it disappeared from the cereal aisle, it was a traumatic experience for a prepubescent kid:



As I got older, my father expanded his breakfast repertoire beyond Shredded Wheat and Cheerios to something sweeter; I co-opted his new choice as my own new favorite:




For me, many of my childhood memories revolve around the breakfast table and Saturday morning cartoons. I'm sure I wasn't alone. What cereals do you wish would return to the shelves?

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Reply If you could bring back one discontinued cereal, what would it be? (Original post)
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 OP
50 Shades Of Blue Sep 2020 #1
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #2
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #15
pnwest Sep 2020 #3
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #5
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #21
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #22
MoonchildCA Sep 2020 #29
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #31
Different Drummer Sep 2020 #44
Different Drummer Sep 2020 #43
pnwest Sep 2020 #45
jimfields33 Sep 2020 #4
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #6
jimfields33 Sep 2020 #7
Freddie Sep 2020 #8
sinkingfeeling Sep 2020 #11
LW1977 Sep 2020 #9
Sneederbunk Sep 2020 #10
northoftheborder Sep 2020 #12
lagomorph777 Sep 2020 #16
northoftheborder Sep 2020 #17
blaze Sep 2020 #24
northoftheborder Sep 2020 #32
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #13
cyclonefence Sep 2020 #14
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #18
cyclonefence Sep 2020 #19
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #20
cyclonefence Sep 2020 #25
blaze Sep 2020 #23
targetpractice Sep 2020 #26
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #27
targetpractice Sep 2020 #28
JuJuYoshida Sep 2020 #30
Laffy Kat Sep 2020 #33
Mr. Ected Sep 2020 #34
Laffy Kat Sep 2020 #35
elleng Sep 2020 #36
Different Drummer Sep 2020 #46
TuxedoKat Sep 2020 #47
Laffy Kat Sep 2020 #48
JanMichael Sep 2020 #37
egduj Sep 2020 #38
consider_this Sep 2020 #39
yellowdogintexas Sep 2020 #40
Dagstead Bumwood Sep 2020 #41
Different Drummer Sep 2020 #42

Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:54 PM

1. Kellogg's 40% Bran Flakes

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Response to 50 Shades Of Blue (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:58 PM

2. Yes, they were replaced by Post Bran Flakes

But don't taste anywhere near as good as the original.

Good one!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:31 PM

15. Post Raisin Bran sucks compared to Kellogg's

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:05 PM

3. Nobody I know remembers King Vitamin...

I loved this stuff!

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:13 PM

5. I remember! Captain Crunch Quisp King Vitaman

Or pretty close to it!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:52 PM

21. I liked Quisp.

But I don't think I could stomach it now.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:06 PM

22. I'm the same way with the 2nd cereal I posted above - Mr. Wonderfull's Surprise

It was like there was tiny piece of milk or white chocolate in every "pillow" of cereal. As a kid, I loved it. As an adult, it would be way, way too sweet, except as a snack maybe.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:49 PM

29. We used to get Quisp too.

I remember the commercials with the two competing cereals, Quisp and Quake. We always chose Quisp. Maybe it was the little outer space creature that won us over. I can’t even remember what they tasted like though.

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 08:58 AM

31. Quisp and Quake were identical except for shape, but yeah the little space guy was cool!

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Response to MoonchildCA (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:06 PM

44. Quaker also made a companion cereal to Quisp and Quake.

It was orange-flavored and they called it Quangaroos. Their icon for the commercials was Simon the Quangaroo.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:02 PM

43. ....

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #43)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:48 PM

45. Wow! I don't remember that one -

I just remember the jingle “King Vitaman, have breakfast with the King”. And you know what, I was today years old before I realized it was pronounced VitaMAN! Never knew that before seeing this commercial!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:11 PM

4. Puffed rice. I love the stuff and even amazon doesn't carry it anymore.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:15 PM

6. I hear you! I think Arrowhead Mills still produces it, though

Unsweetened but clean burning fuel!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:16 PM

7. I'm going too look them up. I'm desperate for some. Lol.

Thank you!!!!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:39 PM

8. Post Fortified Oat Flakes

Best cereal EVER and healthy too. Was hoping they’d bring it back during the oat bran craze a while back but no. I’ve tried the recommended “substitutes” (usually organic something-or-other) but nothing out there tastes remotely like it.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:10 PM

11. Yes, loved it.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:45 PM

9. I'd make the monster cereal year round again!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. Krumbles

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:13 PM

12. I liked shredded wheat, because it took longer to get soggy.

Is it still on the shelves? I haven't seen it in ages.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:32 PM

16. Yes in mini form with frosting.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:33 PM

17. yuk. I'd rather choose my own sugar.

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Response to blaze (Reply #24)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 11:01 AM

32. wow - Amazon to the rescue!

Maybe I will double check with HEB first! Prob. better price!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:15 PM

13. I think they're still around

But the old Quaker Mill round shredded wheat biscuits seem to be a thing of the past.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:27 PM

14. Post Toasties!

Like corn flakes but somehow with more substance. If you ever find any, buy a dozen boxes for me! I'll reimburse, pay for shipping and buy you a star membership for a year.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:35 PM

18. You got it!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:37 PM

19. You're not teasing me, are you?

I can't even find them online! Contact me via DU mail and we'll set this up. Hallelujah! You've made an old lady's day!

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:47 PM

20. No...SORRY....I meant if I ever find them, I'd buy them in an instant and look you up!

Now I feel incredibly cruel. I know how much it would mean for me to be reunited with my old favorite cereals! Shoot, I even wrote an OP about it!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:24 PM

25. Oh, it's all right

I guess. Just another heart-breaking disappointment ...

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:13 PM

23. The original Wheat Chex

Today's version are just like corn or rice chex... puffed up stuff.

The original was all little fibers, kinda like shredded wheat

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:25 PM

26. Freakies and Apple Jacks

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #26)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:32 PM

27. Wait...what?

Apple Jacks is gone?

Never a fan myself - always tore up my mouth! - but they're as American as...as...Apple Jacks.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:39 PM

28. Maybe not, but I haven't had a bowl of cereal in decades. n/t

Sorry for the false alarm, maybe.

I love cereal that tears up my mouth... Cap'n Crunch, for example.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 04:15 PM

30. bet no one will choose this

orange juice cereal, don't knock it till' you tried it.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 11:13 AM

33. Rice Krinkles.

Simple sugar-coated rice except much better than the frosted rice they have out now. It had a racist box, though.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 01:00 PM

34. Oh, yes, definitely one that would be on my list.

The new Frosted Rice tastes fake. Why do they mess with a winning formula?

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #34)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 04:23 PM

35. I know!

We are sympatico!

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 05:41 PM

36. Yes

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:18 PM

46. Ah, yes. I never ate any, but I've seen pictures of the box. N/T

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:21 PM

47. I think that is the one I'm thinking of

It had such a unique, unusual, but good flavor.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #47)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:23 PM

48. Yes. Very simple and yummy.

I think it was more about the texture, though. The frosted rice they sell now doesn't hold a candle.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 06:33 PM

37. Banana Frosted Flakes were pretty good. Gone forever.

Sure one could slice bananas and put them on the flakes but where is the fun in that?

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 07:34 PM

38. Mud & Bugs

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 11:16 PM

39. Crispy Critters

and Quisp.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 01:21 PM

40. In the cooked cereal category: Ralston

I used to call it "Red Oats"

I loved it so much. Haven't seen it in years!!!

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 01:40 PM

41. I had to google the name

even though the look of the cereal box was etched in my memory: Baron von Redberry. He was a WWI flying ace with a penchant for sugary, berry-flavored cereal. His nemesis was Sir Grapefellow. If memory serves I very much liked the Baron's cereal and was pretty 'meh' about Grapefellow. Grape flavored cereal doesn't sound the least bit appealing today.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 04:58 PM

42. I guess these were regional as they never surfaced in my area (Georgia).

I'd like for them to come back so I could try them.



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