We grew up in the golden age of breakfast cereals, with a plethora of sugary confections to choose from each morning. It brought us immense joy when we found a toy hidden in the box or a magical spoon that turned colors with a splash of milk, making the most important meal of the day the best time of day.
Now walk down the cereal aisles of the grocery store, and you’ll see boxes with names like “Gluten-Free O’s” and “Peanut Butter Puffs” mixed in with classics such as Froot Loops and Apple Jacks.
Today’s society is all about everything in moderation, but to be honest, there’s nothing fun about eating health-conscious cereals and kids actually enjoying breakfast time. And where is the snazzy box art? Cereals based on TV shows are so 1990.
If you remember Count Chocula, simply walk down to the Halloween section and find your treat of nostalgia.
We pay tribute 13 discontinued cereals we loved as kids:
1. Oreo O’s
2. Cookie Crisp
3. Berry Berry Kix
4. Honey Comb
5. Reptar Crunch
6. Cinnamon Mini Buns
7. Sprinkle Spangles
8. French Toast Crunch
9. Pop Tarts Crunch
10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal (bonus if you got the bowl)
11. Capt’N’Crunch Choco Donuts
12. Wheaties Dunk-A-Balls (Michael Jordan not included)
13. Waffle Crisp
And even though we’re twenty-somethings, it’s totally acceptable to start your day with a heaping bowl of Lucky Charms.
Bring on the mallows–they are, in fact, part of a complete breakfast.
What were your favorite cereals growing up?