13 Forgotten Cereals of The ’90s

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

oreo o's cereal

2. Cookie Crisp

3. Berry Berry Kix

berry berry kix cereal

4. Honey Comb

5. Reptar Crunch 

reptar crunch cereal

6. Cinnamon Mini Buns

cinnamon mini buns cereal

7. Sprinkle Spangles

8. French Toast Crunch

9. Pop Tarts Crunch

pop tarts crunch cereal

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal (bonus if you got the bowl)

teenage mutant ninja turtles cereal

11. Capt’N’Crunch Choco Donuts

12. Wheaties Dunk-A-Balls (Michael Jordan not included)

wheaties dunk a balls cereal

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?

Hannah Gettleman

Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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