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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 05/21/07 1:01 PM
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Originally posted by frogger67

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Originally posted by naxet76

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.


back in the early 60s there was another version of Country Corn Flakes.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Yuej5igoKCo

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 06/17/07 4:40 AM
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HI this is My first post. I am in my late 20s and some of the cereals that I recall that have been discontinued are:
S'mores Grahams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFRXSzIx8Q
C3P0 cereal
http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0922/2.jpg
Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles Cereal
http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0854/1.jpg
The Real Ghostbusters Cereal
http://www.ghostbustershq.com/media/cereal_gb.jpg
Mr T. Cereal
http://www.strangecult.com/crap/t_stuff/t_cereal.jpg
PacMan Cereal
http://theimaginaryworld.com/disp16.jpg
Batman Cereal
#1: http://collectibleshop.tripod.com/batman-cereal-with-bank-1989.jpg
#2: http://www.jefito.com/batman_box.jpg
FrankenBerry
http://theimaginaryworld.com/tic569.jpg
BooBerry
http://theimaginaryworld.com/box708.jpg
Gremlins Cereal
http://www.dangproductions.net/images/cereal1.jpg
G.I.Joe Cereal
http://www.yojoe.com/archive/nottoys/images/cerealbox.jpg
Rainbow Brite Cereal
http://www.80stoysale.com/images/rbcerealbox.jpg
Slimer from Ghostbusters Cereal
http://tvtoymemories.com/TN_LARGE_Slimer_cereal.JPG
Cookie Crisp -The Ralston version
http://theimaginaryworld.com/pre498.jpg
Dino Pebbles
http://www.x-entertainment.com/downloads/newpicsa/dino.jpg
Yummy Mummy
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/8/86/150px-Yummy_Mummy.jpeg

A majority have movie tie-ins and were limited editions or ran a short time while they were Fads. Most came from Ralston,which is out of business. I remember each and every single cereal on here.

Also this should take any 80s kid back in time.-- Wall Walkers that came with Corn Pops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuZ3g5S33jQ

Oh and the Ghostbusters cereal glowed in the Dark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imrh0oL-aqI

Fun stuff



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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 06/17/07 6:57 AM
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I just glanced at posts, so forgive me if this has already been mentioned.

Does anyone remember Post Oat Flakes? Occasionaly as a kid my mom would let me use some of her and my father's half and half on my oat flakes ceral.IT was yum!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Tue, 06/19/07 9:08 PM
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Originally posted by alan2007

Most came from Ralston,which is out of business.


Ralston is alive and well. They make many of the store brand cereals in your supermarket.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 06/20/07 7:37 AM
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Originally posted by alan2007 Most came from Ralston,which is out of business.
Ralston is alive and well. They make many of the store brand cereals in your supermarket.
Not to mention Purina chows for pets and livestock, including rabbits, cows, horses, pigs . . .

And, of course, dogs and cats.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 06/20/07 10:16 AM
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I think Purina bought the pet food from Ralcorp and Ralcorp now is involved only in marketing private label human foods. Who knows, the cereal and dog food probably came out of the same machines

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 06/20/07 10:42 AM
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Rember Kellogg's OK's cereal with Yogi Bear on the cover. He uses to say "the oe with the bear on the cover and suitable for framing".

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 06/28/07 11:01 AM
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Pass the buck...pass the buck..pass the Buckwheats! I had a plastic Marky Maypo that would hold the side of my bowl, too...

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Fri, 07/6/07 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by felix4067

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Originally posted by BigGlenn



Frankenberry




Boo Berry and Fruit Brute, too!


Hey Guys..they still make Frankenberry and Boo Berry...I love them!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Fri, 07/6/07 11:56 AM
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HOW ABOUT SMURFBERRY CRUNCH?!?! BEST CEREAL OF THE EIGHTIES!!!


I'm SOOO GLAD someone mentioned Smurf Cereal!!! I LOVED that stuff...the only thing that ever came even remotely close to that sugary goodness was berry berry kix...and even that was a long shot! What I wouldn't give to have another bowl of that little slice of cereal heaven!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Fri, 07/6/07 12:08 PM
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Is Alpha Bits still around? I can't find them anywhere.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Fri, 07/6/07 12:13 PM
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Oh and does anyone know if there is anything remotely close to tasting anything like the old Smore's Cereal? Damn that stuff was good. Here is another one that I don't think is discontinued but is sometimes hard to find...at least in my experience. Oh's! They are similar to Cheerios in the way they look but they are filled with tiny honey clusters in the center...I like to eat them as snacks! Thanks for this topic people..it brought back alot of memories!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 07/11/07 8:35 PM
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Originally posted by Foxyfishy14

Oh and does anyone know if there is anything remotely close to tasting anything like the old Smore's Cereal? Damn that stuff was good. Here is another one that I don't think is discontinued but is sometimes hard to find...at least in my experience. Oh's! They are similar to Cheerios in the way they look but they are filled with tiny honey clusters in the center...I like to eat them as snacks! Thanks for this topic people..it brought back alot of memories!


I do remember that Smores cereal. I'm wondering if you could just make your own. I figure you could toss in some chocolate bits and mini marshmallows with Golden Grams. I assume they still make Golden Grams.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 07/11/07 9:00 PM
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Came in like an orange color box........
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Originally posted by John In Seattle

Does anyone recall "Team Flakes" made by General Mills? They were a combination of four grains (Wheat Rice Corn and Oats) all in one flake. One of my favorites, but they are not made anymore.

Does anyone else recall them, or have memories of cereals that are no longer being made?



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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 07/11/07 10:01 PM
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any chance of kellogs making pep cereal again? i still miss it.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 07/16/07 2:51 PM
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Hey Robearjr..I guess I could do that..although I was at Walmart a few days ago and I saw something called Smores cereal but it didn't look like it had the golden grahams type "flakes" if you want to call them that..I am a bit intrigued but I don't know if I'll actually try it.

Oh and Alan2007 Check out my thread in the snacks section and feel free to post any other 80s food that you miss!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 07/19/07 9:47 AM
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Originally posted by felix4067

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Originally posted by BigGlenn



Frankenberry




Boo Berry and Fruit Brute, too!


They haven't discontinued these...Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula are in every grocery store I've been to. And always has been. I've been buying it for 30 years. The only ones they discontinued were the others, like Fruity Yummy Mummy.
Once in a while you can still find Quisp. I love it!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 07/19/07 9:52 AM
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Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereals, which were introduced in the 1980s. I liked the whole grain corn flakes. Now all you find in that line are the cereal bars.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 07/19/07 10:38 PM
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I'm trying to remember the name of a rice cereal the Kellogs made in the early 90's. I know the marketing had a Japan angle. Anyway the regular was in a red box and the one with raisins was in a purple box.


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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 07/29/07 8:08 PM
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When did Kellogg's discontinue Pep? Why?

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 07/29/07 9:21 PM
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Is Alpha Bits still around? I can't find them anywhere.


I saw some in Walmart last night.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Tue, 08/14/07 12:12 PM
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Not a childhood memory , but I really liked graham chex and they quit making it.

It's odd - I only remember Rice Krispies, probably the most nutrient-empty cereal. Snap/Crackle/Pop My mom made Cream of Wheat with lots of butter and something else, Maypo?

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 08/19/07 9:37 PM
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CINNAMON KRUNCHERS (it stayed Cinnamony and Crunchy in Milk).
French Toast Crunch.

General Mills also had a Corn Flakes.


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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 08/29/07 8:27 PM
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Does anyone know if Kellogg's has discontinued its Cinnamon Krunchers cereal? They are SOOOOOO good but suddenly I can't find them anywhere. similar to Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but better and more sugarier.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 08/29/07 8:55 PM
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I also remember Country Corn Flakes and that I liked them better than Kellogg's...they stayed crispier in milk. As I recall, that was because they had a bit of rice mixed in with the corn. A good product that didn't catch on.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 08/29/07 8:55 PM
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Post Toasties.

And "Yummy Mummy" has an entirely different meaning these days.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 08/29/07 9:15 PM
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Originally posted by TxTee Not a childhood memory , but I really liked graham chex and they quit making it.
http://www.maltomeal.com does an acceptible knock-off.
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Originally posted by TxTee My mom made Cream of Wheat with lots of butter and something else, Maypo?
I remember a commercial with some of the NFL's biggest linemen whining, "I want my Maypo!"

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 08/29/07 9:45 PM
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Did Twinkle have a clown on the box and "glitter" on the cereal? Seriously?

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 09/16/07 2:37 AM
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I remember TEAM Flakes. (RICE WHEAT CORN OATS) That was the best cereal ever made. I miss them. Why is it that a healthy, great tasting cereal is no longer around but stuff like special K that taste like cardboard is? My mom gave me coupons for Team Flakes and I save them because I remember growing up on them and that they tasted great and didnt realize that that was a HEALTH Cereal and I loved them. REMEMBER on the back of the box how it spelled TEAM and in each letter it had a picture of Rice in the T , Wheat in the E , Corn in the A , and Oats in the M in that Orange Box?

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 8:25 AM
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"kellloggggggggggggggggs sugar corn pops...sugar pops are TOPS!"

"and Twinkles only smiled.." sigh yep the good old days,, which explains having 6 abcessed teeth pulled in first grade..

When my kids were little I taught them that they could have any cereal they wanted as long as the number was below 13 (I think) which pretty much meant Cheerios.. I used to explain there was "growing food, and garbage food, and I wanted them to eat growing food because I loved them." One day we were in the cereal aisle and my 6 year old watched in horror as a woman threw several boxes of highly sweetened cereal into her cart.. With the piercing voice of only a 6 year old, Elisabeth plaintively said.."Oh Mommy doesnt that woman love her children?? shes giving them GARBAGE cereal!!"

I wanted the floor to swallow me up..

But Here I am 25 years later giving the kids cheerios, and Life cereal.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 9:34 AM
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What number?

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 9:39 AM
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Quisp story of the year:

We have a supermarket in town that is based in NEPA - Redner's Warehouse Markets. They are a low-ball operation that is one of those that claims that it is 'employee owned'. They are actually real good, have dirt cheap prices -without the intrusion of a 'card'! A few weeks ago, they had in their flier hidden away in a corner, the following special: QUISP..at 2/$5! Naturally. I RAN down there the first chance I got. Getting there, I literally searched inever cor ner of the store - no Quisp! I was p**ssed! I literally ran home, and got right online and wrote a nasty, nasty email -one of those that is supposedly 'to the president', blah, blah...WELL - not more than an hour later I got a phone call from the local store mananger - he was VERY apologetic, and said it was a vendor problem, they would take care of it, and that I should have a couple of boxes very soon, etc, etc..

Flash forward a couple of weeks - I had sort of semi forgotten about the whole thing, when Tom the store manager called again - my Quisp was in!! I ran back down there, and stopped at the service desk, thinking they had just imported a couple of boxes for me. Instead, they girl directs me to the end of one aisle where...THEY HAD A WHOLE DAMN DISPLAY OF THE STUFF!! Cool Quaker display case and all (wis now I had brought a camera!). I immediately bought three boxes!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 9:54 AM
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Originally posted by DavidEMartin

Gawd, were Freakies awful!
But even worse was a similar cereal, Giggles Smiles and Laughs. My younger sister and I were cereal addicts, capable of devouring boxes of just about anything you could pour milk over but these intensely colored smilie faces turned us right off. It was the first time Mom had to throw out a barely-touched box of cereal.



The correct name was Grins Smiles Giggles & Laughs -- and I still have a prize from that cereal: a little plastic walking toy, featuring one of the characters. Also, I had a suitemate in college who would pour his Ice Cream Jones (miniature ice-cream scoops and cones) cereal in my Corn Bran as a joke. I used to love Waffleo's (and the commercial with the cartoon cowboy rounding up the "li'l blueberry critters"), but my favorite, to this day, is Fruity Pebbles -- the most artificially tasting fruit flavors available on the market!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 10:13 AM
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Hey,I saw frankenberry,Count Chocula and BooBerry at the Walmart here in Schertz.I guess Post or kellogs brought them back for Halloween. I have seen Quisp,the cereal with the alien on it at the SuperTarget on Loop1604 and Blanco Road in San Antonio.
Annpeeples,you can find Wolf Brand Chili all over this part of Texas with no problem.
Wish Kool_aid would bring back their Rootbeer mix they had back in the 1970s and 80s,which they later dropped.Keebler's made back in the 1980s some flour tortilla chips which were good,but quit making.
As far as cereals go,there are still some that are being made,but might only be sold in local regions . Just saw at Walmart and H.E.B.Grocerystore a new Kellog's one called La Lecheria,which has a milkmaid on the box and I assume in spanish refers to the fact it has lots of milk in it.See alot of that in this area due to the high hispanic population.Whether one could find it in say Chicago or DeMoines is another matter.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Mon, 09/17/07 10:52 AM
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Love that Quisp cereal !!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 09/27/07 3:42 PM
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I remember Team..I was a weird kid in that I liked a lot of the 'boring' cereals as well. Remember 40% bran flakes? As a kid I called them just 'forties'. Wonder what the other 60% is? Now they are just Bran flakes. Let's see..Donutz..small, powdered donuts that were "cereal". Dunkin Donuts..had both glazed and chocolate varieties..Ice Cream Cones..my sister loved that. Corn Bran..mmmm..haven't seen that in a good 8 years. Oh heck I can go on forever with this one!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Tue, 05/28/13 12:49 PM
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    I know this message was from several years ago, but I just found this site. I wanted to respond to a couple of points, being a Triple Snack fan for over 50 years. It was first produced when I was in junior high & my sister one year younger, and we both loved it! It did come in the big regular size box, not only the snack pack size.
    That tour guide had the right years, but he was wrong about the cereal only being test-marketed in the Northeast US. I have grown up in central California where it was sold during those years. I remembered the jingle, too--sang it to my kids when they were young & told them about the cereal. I even made some for them a couple of times-a mix of Corn Pops, Honey Smacks & peanuts. Still just as good as I remembered! Hmmm. . .I should make some for the grandkids & sing them the song. The fun never stops!
jockey52
 

Bet none of you remember Triple Snack !

Only breakfast cereal I ever really enjoyed - it was a Kellog product and came in those single serving boxes, an assortment of which was on every table at my summer camp breakfast in Vermont.
It was a combination of sugar pops, sugar puffs (latter was dark and wheaty tasting unlike the pops which were light yellow and sugary - each was sold as a separate cereal back then) and peanuts !

When I visited the plant in Battle Creek late-80's and asked about this product during a pre-tour question period, my friends groaned as I disputed the guide's assertion that no such product had ever been produced. At the end of the plant portion of the tour, however, the guide made an announcement/correction: apparently the cereal was test marketed in the NE US only in 1963-64, then discontinued.

Anyway, a nice memory !



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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 05/30/13 9:30 AM
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Putting a clown on a box of cereal and calling it KABOOM must have scared a few generations of children.

Ice cream cones cereal was really cute!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 05/30/13 11:28 AM
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Kream Krunch...


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Re:Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 09/11/13 6:04 AM
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what about "Mother's Oats" and "Father's Oats" for hot cereals? both had a Victorian era parent sharing her oats with a child by handing him/her a spoonfull over his/her shoulder. one came a predominately red carton and the other was predominately blue.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 09/11/13 7:49 AM
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As a very young boy in the 1960s and early 70s, I was a Quisp-o-holic.  Once a day everyday, sometimes twice as a snack after school.  It went away for quite some time but Quaker Oats brought it back as an online product only.  'Tain't cheap though.
 
http://quakeroats.elsstore.com/view/category/209-quisp/

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 09/11/13 12:15 PM
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Loved Quisp......

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 09/11/13 7:51 PM
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Inspired by this thread, I recently wrote an article for another outlet on Freakies cereal here.  Thought y'all might enjoy it!    Chris

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 09/11/13 8:00 PM
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Quisp can still be found in stores. Tops Friendly Markets in New York State has had displays of Quisp several times a year for at least the last five years.  The last batch is winding down now.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 09/12/13 2:46 PM
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In case word hadn't gone out, not only are the General Mills monster cereals out again, but they've resurrected Fruit Brute (now respelled "Frute") and Yummy Mummy.  The Target near me was out of YM, but I'm on my second box of FB.  It's wonderful.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 09/12/13 8:35 PM
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I was disappointed with the re releases of the two and the reformulated monster cereals.
 
Big Brother needs to leave the cereal biz alone and let us enjoy our cereal they way we used to.
 
The YM didnt even change my milk color or add to the sweetness left over in the bowl.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Thu, 09/12/13 9:07 PM
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drpep
Quisp can still be found in stores. Tops Friendly Markets in New York State has had displays of Quisp several times a year for at least the last five years.  The last batch is winding down now.
But not Quake or Orange Quangaroos. Around here (SE Wisconsin), get Quisp at Woodman's.


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Re:Discontinued Cereals - Sat, 11/2/13 5:00 PM
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I remember liking Team flakes. Better, though, was the 4-cereal line of single-grain flaked cereals: wheat, corn, rye, or barley. I LOVED the barley flakes, and literally nobody else makes a similar cereal. They had a deep crackly crunch to them, not fragile.

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Re:Discontinued Cereals - Tue, 11/5/13 5:59 AM
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Quaker 100 percent natural granola used to have a version with dates and it was chewy and addictive!

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sun, 11/17/13 10:34 PM
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CCinNJ


Putting a clown on a box of cereal and calling it KABOOM must have scared a few generations of children.


One of my favorite visual gags in a movie was in "Kill Bill Volume I" where Uma Thurman visits a fellow professional assassin, now a suburban mom - who, at one point, pulls a gun out of a box of KABOOM cereal.

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 11/27/13 2:54 PM
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I may have missed earlier references in this thread, but here are some cereals I miss from when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s:
 
Raisins, Rice and Rye
Graham Crackos (graham cracker cereal)
Waffelos (waffle-tasting cereal)
Raisin squares (like mini shredded wheat with a raisin inside each one)
Here's a link to a Graham Cracko's image:
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=graham+crackos&espv=210&es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nk2WUouvAYK6yQHn8oGABA&ved=0CEcQsAQ&biw=1051&bih=854#facrc=_&imgrc=suYkcrToqA-LcM%3A%3BmE_NJ4MZF_HAgM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffarm5.staticflickr.com%252F4033%252F4549138117_45223d0bd2_o.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.flickr.com%252Fphotos%252F21909072%2540N05%252F4549138117%252F%3B1057%3B1419
 

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Wed, 11/27/13 7:43 PM
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As a child, it was a black, black, day for me when my mother trimmed an article from the paper which listed cereals which contained low levels of sugar. We did most of our shopping at a neighborhood store down the street and we were only allowed to buy cereals which were listed in that article. AAAAAAAAAArgh We could not get around that list. Mother gave us the shopping lists and money and was waiting when we got home. We didn't get enough allowance to buy cereal on our own. If we bought a cereal that wasn't on the list, we had to take it straight back to the store. I remember studying the KABOOM box. I think it maybe just barely was acceptable under the rules. Now, I study package labels, because I'm diabetic, and am horrified at the sugar count in so many cereals. I can hardly believe they are meant to be eaten in quantity daily. Maybe as a treat or a snack. I bought some cocoa puffs a couple of years ago as a snack. Just to see what they were like. Woof! I couldn't eat them. They were sweeter than some cookies I have eaten.  

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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sat, 01/18/14 4:17 AM
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Weetbix is a good according to most health reports and also other cereals that have a total content of 15% or less. Some cereals that contain as much as 20% total sugars and even you are better off without as the total sugars content is too high. www.samiscafeteria.com

 
 
 
 

 
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RE: Discontinued Cereals - Sat, 01/18/14 4:25 AM
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Plain Shredded Wheat is getting hard to find. I believe Post is the only brand of basic Shredded Wheat still around.

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