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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2006/12/27 17:04:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Sneetch

along with so many others, Kaboom and King Vitamin, or was it Vitaman?
yuck!


It was King Vitamin, and I still see this cereal in certain grocery stores. Kaboom was one of those "loved as a kid, hate as an adult" cereals--too sweet!
If you saw Kill Bill Vol. I, there is a great (appropriate) use of Kaboom cereal
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2006/12/28 18:43:49 (permalink)
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On the subject of brazen shilling, does anyone else remember the Post cartoon show that gave the world Sugar Bear, as well as Linus the Lion Hearted (of Crispy Critter fame), and the Postman who shilled Alpha Bits?
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That show was a casualty of the government's cracking down on kid's tv that blurred the line between shows and commercials. That show didn't just blur the line, it stomped it to pieces and buried it - too bad it was such a good show. It also featured cornflake mascot Rory Raccoon - and my favorite, his cousin Zeke the Raclown!

My favorite commercial Jay Ward did was a Cap'n Crunch ad parodying the Timex torture test ads of the time - they drained Lake Michigan and refilled it with milk, then lowered the Cap'n's ship in with the Cap'n tied to the rudder, holding his cereal. The test was a success, the cereal stayed crunchy, but the Cap'n observed "I'm gonna have to get a milk-proof watch!"
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/01/01 23:54:55 (permalink)
I am not so sure I would order that website. How do I know the stuff is fresh?! Just read this description:

"That 60's icon is back! After a well-publicized battle with Quake in 1972, Quisp proliferated while Quake was sent back to outer space. Supplies dwindled in the 70's and 80's (possibly due to disco), but gradually returned in limited production in 1987. Pour yourself a bowl and enjoy!"

Does that mean his stock was from the 1987 batch?!

I would like NERDS cereal to be remade. I loved it!
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many of the cereals mentioned can still be purchased at
www.hometownfavorites.com

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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/01/09 14:05:59 (permalink)
Crazy Cow, I never could remember the name until this thread. I loved that, and Kaboom too! Someone also mentioned C-3POs. Those were great as well. Especially for those of us who had to have everything Star Wars growing up. This really has been a trip down memory lane.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/01/12 04:11:14 (permalink)
Stax. They were whole wheat.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/22 15:37:42 (permalink)
Many of these may have already been mentioned:

Cinnamon-coated Frosted Mini Wheats

Graham Cracko's

S'mores Crunch

Yummy Mummy

Post Toasties
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/23 00:05:48 (permalink)
I loved Smurfs cereal, Donkey Kong, and Frosted Rice Krispies--which I can only find at Super Wal-Mart.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/23 14:27:23 (permalink)
I remember Booberry, Frankenberry, Kaboom, but my favorite was Freakies. I had all the magnets and even a t-shirt.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/26 09:58:36 (permalink)
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I loved Smurfs cereal, Donkey Kong, and Frosted Rice Krispies--which I can only find at Super Wal-Mart.


Wasn't Frosted Rice a knock-off of Frosted Flakes at one time, and had Tony the Tiger's son as a mascot?
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/26 14:42:53 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TheHotPepper.comName some old cereals from TV, like Donkey Kong. Trying to think of more.
How about Mr T cereal, especially that conversation that Pee Wee Hermann had with his bacon and eggs in Pee Wee's Big Adventure?

Pee Wee: "IIIIII PITY THE FOOL THAT DON'T EAT MY CEREAL!" I'm laughing myself hoarse at that memory.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/26 17:56:15 (permalink)
I don't remember frogger67. I just remember eating Frosted Rice Krispies as a kid in the 80s then in high school (91-94)for breakfast in the school cafeteria. Now I ONLY see them at wal-mart.

Oh and someone mentioned Post Toasties. Are those not made anymore?? That's ALL my grandmother had in her house!
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/27 12:33:50 (permalink)
Tony Jr. was Tony the Tiger's son.....Frosted Rice morphed into Frosted Rice Krispies sometime in the 90s.

http://www.lavasurfer.com/cereal-kelloggs.html


Not sure about Post Toasties. I mentioned it as discontinued but I've seen it at some diners in other states. Maybe it's regionalized.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/30 11:15:13 (permalink)
What a fun thread! I hadn't seen it before. Team flakes -- those were delicious; I wonder why they were discontinued? And every time I hear "Sugar Sugar" by the Archies on oldies stations I remember cutting out those vinyl records off the cereal boxes and actually playing them on my sister's little record player!

All of my life, my father ate Kellogg's cornflakes for breakfast. Every single day. Then around 1979 or 1980 Kellogg's came out with a healthy cereal called "Most." I think it was promoted as having Vitamin E in it. I bought some while I was home from college and my dad tried it. Much to the astonishment of our entire family, he switched! Alas, the cereal didn't last long, and he went back to corn flakes for decades more, until a few years ago when he switched to oatmeal.

Chris Bohjalian of the Burlington Free Press wrote a column several months ago about the epic battle between Quisp and Quake. Apparently kids could vote for who they preferred. Maybe Quisp won and that is why Quake has not re-appeared? Which reminds me of a time when we got to vote on whether the "Silly Rabbit" would be permitted to actually taste Trix cereal.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/30 13:47:29 (permalink)
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Originally posted by YankeesfanChris Bohjalian of the Burlington Free Press wrote a column several months ago about the epic battle between Quisp and Quake. Apparently kids could vote for who they preferred. Maybe Quisp won and that is why Quake has not re-appeared?
Quake had a kangaroo named Simon as a mascot for about a year, but the cereal was putrid even to this (then) kid pallet, so it didn't last. There was a campaign to save Quake that kids could vote on by mailing their votes on ballots printed on, what else, the back of cereal boxes. After Quake "won", he promised us a surprise, and this was it. One funny sequence of commercials was Quisp and Simon having a cross country race (from "Long Island to Lompoc") on scooters to prove who was better, and Quake failing to delay the start of the race because, "You forgot your MAPS!" The sequels showed each ridiculously off course, and the race ended up a tie. Quake and Simon were gone by then in my area as cereal, though.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/30 15:53:51 (permalink)
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All of my life, my father ate Kellogg's cornflakes for breakfast. Every single day. Then around 1979 or 1980 Kellogg's came out with a healthy cereal called "Most."



I remember "Most." It was sort of like Product 19.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/03/30 21:29:48 (permalink)
I recall Skinner having coupons on their cereal boxes you could exchange for all sorts of things.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/01 16:09:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by TheHotPepper.comName some old cereals from TV, like Donkey Kong. Trying to think of more.
How about Mr T cereal, especially that conversation that Pee Wee Hermann had with his bacon and eggs in Pee Wee's Big Adventure?

Pee Wee: "IIIIII PITY THE FOOL THAT DON'T EAT MY CEREAL!" I'm laughing myself hoarse at that memory.


And then he eats all of two *pieces* of the cereal for his breakfast - no wonder he weighs 98 lbs!
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/01 19:12:43 (permalink)
I remember "Team Flakes"
LOL...this thread is walking into a Antique Store...it brings you back to a time
I remember so many that have been mentioned. But I forgot about "Jets" and "Buckwheats" (as kids we use to think Buckwheats smelled like our dog)
Did anyone mention "OK's" they were like a Cheerio?
how bout..."Count Chocula"
I sure miss the cute commercials...and let me tell ya guys...the old toys are going for BUCKS on Ebay !!!" /> Sure wish Mom never threw them away.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/01 19:19:29 (permalink)
I just bought cinnamon/brown sugar mini wheats at the store recently. I don't think they were frosted, but taste great.
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Originally posted by frogger67

Many of these may have already been mentioned:

Cinnamon-coated Frosted Mini Wheats

Graham Cracko's

S'mores Crunch

Yummy Mummy

Post Toasties
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/20 14:09:36 (permalink)
Hi I am the new guy around here and was just wondering if anybody rembers a cereal called O.K cereral it had a picture of Yogi bear on the box ??
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/21 08:53:53 (permalink)
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Hi I am the new guy around here and was just wondering if anybody rembers a cereal called O.K cereral it had a picture of Yogi bear on the box ??


Yes! - wasn't it pretty much just like Cheerios with 'K's added?
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/22 18:23:45 (permalink)
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Originally posted by cmarie I just bought cinnamon/brown sugar mini wheats at the store recently. I don't think they were frosted, but taste great.
Malt-O-Meal makes a pretty good knock off of mini-wheats. I bought an 11 oz box of vanilla ones for 50 cents at Woodman's in Pleasant Prarie, WI, just north of the Cheddar Curtain (IL-WI state line) on I-94, east of the actual expressway (I know I-94 runs east and west, but not in Wisconsin, until you get to Milwaukee County, about 50 miles north of the state line), and bought half a dozen more the next day. Same goes for brown sugar ones, but I don't remember cinnamon in them. They were still pretty good, though. An 11 oz box gave us three decent bowls, too, as opposed to paying 39 cents for a one oz box of whatever got opened in the warehouse.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/04/24 01:28:29 (permalink)
Not GONE, but changed forever: Special K. When I was young and thin, we always had Special K around. My mom picked out all the cereals - so we seldom ate presweetened cereals except daddy's favorite, Cap'n Crunch and that wasn't very often. All my growing up years, Special K was smallish, slighly cupped flakes that were fairly uniform in size. Several years ago they "improved" Special K and I hate the way it tastes now. I miss the old stuff. Sigh...

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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/08 18:16:28 (permalink)
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Not GONE, but changed forever: Special K. When I was young and thin, we always had Special K around. My mom picked out all the cereals - so we seldom ate presweetened cereals except daddy's favorite, Cap'n Crunch and that wasn't very often. All my growing up years, Special K was smallish, slighly cupped flakes that were fairly uniform in size. Several years ago they "improved" Special K and I hate the way it tastes now. I miss the old stuff. Sigh...

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the "old" version of Special K is still around, in Canada !!
Last year I was eating some in Toronto and it brought memories of the 70s to me.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/09 00:09:13 (permalink)
I seem to remember as a kid in the mid 80s my grandma having a brown box of corn flakes....Country Corn Flakes? I want to say it was brown kind of like a barn with a bowl of cereal in front. Sound familiar?
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/14 11:56:35 (permalink)
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I seem to remember as a kid in the mid 80s my grandma having a brown box of corn flakes....Country Corn Flakes? I want to say it was brown kind of like a barn with a bowl of cereal in front. Sound familiar?


That sounds like Quaker Corn Bran. It had a scarecrow as its spokesperson. Not sure if it's around anymore. For a bran (yuck!) cereal, corn bran actually tasted good.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/14 23:04:43 (permalink)
Team Flakes used to be one of my favorite cereals, I think the last time I ate it was in the 1980's.

About 7 or 8 years ago, I read on the Internet that it was still being sold in Canada in the 1990's but had been discontinued by the year 2000.

Aopparently Nabisco sold all their cereal products to some other company (can't remember who) and they decided to continue all the varieties except one, TEAM FLAKES!

I also can't believe that I've never found a picture of the box of TEAM flakes on the Internet. All sorts of other obscure, odd boxes, but no TEAM flakes.
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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/14 23:11:45 (permalink)
I can't recall one because all my favorite still exists until today.


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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/14 23:13:44 (permalink)
I can't recall one because all my favorite still exists until today.


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RE: Discontinued Cereals 2007/05/14 23:15:03 (permalink)
Originally posted by jargonclay00

I can't recall one because all my favorite still exists until today.


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