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What was your favorite cereal as a child?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    As I poured my Kashi Go Lean into a bowl the morning I noticed a kernel with a familiar shape. It looked a lot like a "Sugar Smack" (except not shiny with sugar).

    That brought me back to some of the fun and exotic cereal brands (and their mascots!) I used to consume as a young lass.

    I really did like the Sugar Smacks.

    What was your favorite cereal growing up?
    Do you still eat it today?
    Would you/do you feed it to your kids????

    1. Putz Ballard profile image60
      Putz Ballardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I grew up in a small cotton mill village and cereal wasn't a big breakfast option but back i the day it was Kellogg's Cornflakes. We didn't have bananas very often or any other great fruit to make them more tasty. We also had raisin bran on occasion. When my little sister came along, it was Fruit Loops.

    2. Daniel J. Neumann profile image60
      Daniel J. Neumannposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I liked frosted cheerios... I miss them so :'(

    3. etower036 profile image59
      etower036posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I loved a couple, ( maybe a bit too much) but one sticks in my mind was King vitamin. Looked like little crowns, and they were golden color and very sweet.  I also loved Count Chocula and booberry.

      Wow, I have not thought about this for a long time, thanks for the question.

      1. etower036 profile image59
        etower036posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/3933083.gif

    4. Shane Belceto profile image60
      Shane Belcetoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oow yes Suger Snacks those were good huh ... my fav though and YES still eat them with my kids is Lucky Charms .. smiles

      ~Expect Miracles

    5. nocreditneeded profile image60
      nocreditneededposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Same as now. Rice Krispies. Best cereal ever.

      But I do sometimes have Frosted Flakes or Raisin Bran, for variety.

    6. The Smiling Man profile image91
      The Smiling Manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Never like cereal. Oatmeal man myself.

    7. lilmissbookworm profile image75
      lilmissbookwormposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      With out a doubt Kelloggs Cornflakes with whole milk. Let them sit for 15 mins until soggy then I used to drink the milk first and then eat my now soggy cornflakes. Very delicious. My little boy likes them too just the way I used to.

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      latishmposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i like honey cones and i will let my children eat them but i dont any more they dont taste the same than when i was a child

    9. Miss Paula profile image60
      Miss Paulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like coco wheats  and anything with sugar on it.

    10. chinesegreentea profile image61
      chinesegreenteaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like the cereal very much,when I was in my childhood.
      Now I still like to eat the rereal very much ,especially ,the oat .
      It not only can make us slimmer ,but also can mke us healthy.
      Thank you

    11. yumyumfoodrecipes profile image61
      yumyumfoodrecipesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rice crispies... smile

    12. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Cap,n Crunch still rocks ! And yes I still eat it !

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image92
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me, too!  I ate some this morning!!

    13. Thek1ngsway profile image72
      Thek1ngswayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Froot loops all the way ! And not just as a child , i am 20 and still love them . they contain a bit to much sugar though. Which is not awesome

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Froot Loops
      Still
      Forever

      Hi Girl
      kiss

  2. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    Coco Pebbles, Coco puffs, Count Chocula any of the chocolate flavored cereals. smile I still like them, but now I eat more of the strawberry special k.

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Cheerios, Rice Krispees(including coco), Honeycomb, and Captain Crunch(strawberry). smile big_smile

  4. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Hi luvpassion. Too bad they don't make that SpecialK in chocolate flavor, eh?

    Cags -- interesting selections. Two "purist" choices (Cheerios, Rice Crispies). Honeycomb -- I forgot that one! CC I bet will be on a lot of people's lists.

    Another question is brand loyalty.
    Kelloggs or Post?
    Or did it matter?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I like General Mills and Kelloggs. Not much into Post. smile

  5. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    Sugar Jets!!

    http://www.tvparty.com/vgifs12/rockyjets175.jpg

    I think it was only about 1,000,000% sugar is all.

  6. CYBERSUPE profile image61
    CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago

    Ranger Joes

  7. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    I don't think I ever saw Sugar Jets.
    But that looks a lot like Rocky of Rocky & Bullwinkle -- is it?

    General Mills. Forgot about them.

    1. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Rocky and Bullwinkle were Saturday morning regulars. I saw a documentary on PBS and the writers and voices had so much fun they had trouble getting the episodes done. It was all adult humor. I still love the shows. But you can't seem to find them anywhere.

      The cereal was always advertised with the cartoon.

  8. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Ranger Joes sounds like a boy cereal.
    Not available on Long Island where I grew up.
    Where could/can I find some, CYBERSUPE?

    1. CYBERSUPE profile image61
      CYBERSUPEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      mighty  mom,
           They are long gone Mom, you see that was back in the 1930's.

  9. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    Funny that I like the Chex cerials salted in party mix, but not with milk. smile

    Teri

  10. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Oh my, I didn't mean to out you, Cybersupe!
    It's neat that you're here hubbing!!!

    I wholeheartedly agree on Chex. Chexmix ROCKS! I could eat buckets of it. Chex with milk -- bleh.

    Now LIFE cereal on the other hand.... that's sort of like Chex (square) but has SUGAR so it's sort of healthy/sort of yummy. And it has the most memorable, coolest ad in the history of cereal commercials!
    Mikey likes it!!!

  11. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    I always loved Grape-Nuts, Malt-O-Meal and Honeycombs.  I rarely have any of them now, preferring to just cook whole or cracked grains for breakfast, or eat left-overs.

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    God, it was such a loooong time ago, I forget. LOL I know I tried it, and hated it . . . Maypo. Yuck!

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      Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The only cereal I had in my childhood was plain cornflakes. We just did not have any other brands in my country at that time! I still love them, but I do not eat them. After eating cereals I always feel hungry! My kids here in Canada tried them all! I find them too suragy and not healthy in a long run. Like dry cat food. For me just regular old fashioned cooked grains for breakfast, please, and no sugar in any form!

    2. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I "made" my mother buy Maypo because of "Markie" and "I Want My Maypo".  It WAS horrible!  lol  Of course, that opened the door for her to be able to remind me about wanting stuff I saw on TV and her to not buy it after that.  smile  I went back to "Sugar Pops" after that Maypo fiasco.

  13. EatLovePray profile image60
    EatLovePrayposted 6 years ago

    Rice Krispies..and Corn Puffs.. but I hated cereal..so this were the only two..I could actually bear eating..lol..since they didn't have an food colouring... which makes it healthier!

  14. calpol25 profile image76
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    Lucky charms every one remembers the leprechaun smile

  15. Timmy(B) profile image60
    Timmy(B)posted 6 years ago

    Lucky Charms but they don't do them in England anymore.

    1. calpol25 profile image76
      calpol25posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know its so unfair I think we should launch a protest to bring back lucky charms in britain via hubpages

      http://www.americansweets.co.uk/ekmps/shops/statesidecandy/images/american-1lb-box-of-lucky-charms-cereal.-ready-to-ship-in-the-uk-now--1768-p.jpg

  16. richtwf profile image59
    richtwfposted 6 years ago

    I used to love eating Golden Nuggets many moons ago and these days since I still have a sweet tooth, I occasionally like to indulge myself in a bowl of Sugar Puffs. Still a child at heart!

  17. Timmy(B) profile image60
    Timmy(B)posted 6 years ago

    Let's do it calpol 25 anything is possible and i am so bored of cheerios now!

    1. calpol25 profile image76
      calpol25posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yey !!!!

      Get the Leprachaun off the dole and put his charms in your bowl!!!!!!
      http://www.blackcatscents.com/welcome/docs/images/Leprechaun.jpg

    2. calpol25 profile image76
      calpol25posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You no longer need to be bored of cheerios lets spread the word smile

  18. Kyle246 profile image60
    Kyle246posted 6 years ago

    Fruit Loops. Yum.

  19. Surabhi Kaura profile image84
    Surabhi Kauraposted 6 years ago

    My favourite is "ALL BRAN", I still eat those cereal, quite healthy and nutricious.

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      Home Girlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i f you give me a choice cat food(dry) or "all bran", I will chose cat food. I hate bran anything.

      1. Surabhi Kaura profile image84
        Surabhi Kauraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well, I like it lol!

      2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
        BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        love it big_smile

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yuk

    3. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I've always liked All BRAN. But my favourite is Weetabix - not too much milk, and tons of sugar. It's actually quite expensive here in Germany, but I have to have it. And ALL BRAN is even more expensive, because it has to be imported.

  20. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Sugar Puffs...although they made your pee smell of sugar puffs and everyone knew you had the honey monsters sugar puffs and was laughed out of school!

    1. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is just sick enough to be hilarious, Wayne!!
      lol

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me to Wayne absolutely love them

  21. europewalker profile image81
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    Frosted Flakes! So much better than the boring oatmeal that I eat now.

  22. Polly C profile image89
    Polly Cposted 6 years ago

    The only cereal I can actually remember having as a child is Ready Brek, which makes you glow...apparently.

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well it made me retch and then my ear glowed because my mother whacked it.  Apparently, suppressed vomiting at the breakfast table was a big no-no.

  23. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
    BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago

    Crunchy Nut Cornflakes there brilliant  :DDDD

  24. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Oh no not All Bran!

    My mum used to get that and I used to dread having that for breakfast as it reminded me of eating mud as they were made into small curly sticks....in fact it put me off eating healthy for awhile..

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My Mum used to buy it for herself, and I wasn't allowed to eat it - had something to do with her never-ending diet. Anyway, I always wanted to do what I wasn't allowed to do, so that's probably why I like it.
      I hate Cornflakes. When they get soggy at the bottom of the bowl, they remind me of sliced off bellies of slugs and snails. YUK!

      1. waynet profile image47
        waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        My mum used to buy it too for her diets and stuff and she would even eat it for her supper too which was a bit mad and then she would say would you like some for supper and I would noooooooooooooooooooo!

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well, eating breakfast cerial for supper is something my mum would never have allowed.
          That's why I do it all the time now - just to spite my mum.

  25. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Hey, if a Facebook campaign can get Betty White onto Saturday Night Live I bet it could get Lucky Charms back into the UK!
    I had no idea you guys were so deprived.

    Ready Brek -- makes you glow? Um, that sounds like it could/should be something naughty (rise and shine activities for adults).

    Wayne -- Sounds like your Sugar Puffs are the same as US Sugar Smacks (name later changed to Honey Smacks).
    Same issue with the pee -- there's a whole page of Google entries about it! I don't think I remember that!!!

    All you hubbers who like healthy grains and stuff. Yeah, I do too -- NOW. But c'mon. You telling me that at eight years old, given the choice between "sweetened" ANYTHING and "bran" or "oat" something you wouldn't go for the sugar rush???!!!
    I'm impressed!

    1. calpol25 profile image76
      calpol25posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey we could try that smile

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    I always suspected that "All Bran" is a residual product of some non-food industry, like nuclear bomb factory or smth., - they just have to get rid of their sub-product. They package, put nice label and sell it as a food product to ususpected people, who try to feed their innocent children with it.

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    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    I seem to recall Cornflakes with freeze dried strawberries in them. Dint like them much. I liked Shredded Wheat with hot milk poured onto them, and sugar. That was good for cold mornings.

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm off to the English Shop tomorrow to buy some Shredded Wheat ... it really is good with hot milk. Thanks for reminding me!

      1. gringalina profile image61
        gringalinaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        oh but the frosted mini-wheats are the bomb!!! When it comes to healthy anyways!

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    mtsi1098posted 6 years ago

    Captain Crunch (peanut butter)

  29. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I loved Kix  and Rice Crispies - really don't like them now!

  30. reversecharles profile image61
    reversecharlesposted 6 years ago

    Captain Crunch.

  31. melpor profile image89
    melporposted 6 years ago

    Kellogg's Corn Flakes

  32. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I didn't like most cereals, couldn't stand them after they'd soaked up all the milk and were no longer crunchy.  Except, I seem to remember liking Cap'n Crunch (peanut butter).  As a teen, I remember liking Grape Nuts and Golden Grahams - because they didn't get soggy from the milk. big_smile

  33. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 6 years ago

    Fortified Oat Flakes - which they don't make anymore sad
    Captain Crunch with Crunchberries (rare treat in our house)
    Life

  34. Lucky Cats profile image80
    Lucky Catsposted 6 years ago

    I have always loved Grape Nuts.  Not sugary sweet out of the box but, you sure could load on the sugar and add lots of milk...each bite was a mouthful of chewey goodness.  Grape Nuts have always been so satisfying because they didn't "melt in your mouth..."  you had to chew for a while...and all the while, that yummy goodness filled your mouth and saturated all your taste buds.  I have to be careful because I could (then and now) eat the whole box!  YUMMY!!!

  35. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    Personally, I was all about the Captain!  Luved me the captain.

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3645/3411477229_65cc6ca7f1_m.jpg

    However, I only ate the original (not sure if they had the crunch berries back then). 

    I find it, well... repulsive now.

  36. timorous profile image91
    timorousposted 6 years ago

    Ohhh...let's see...
    Shreddies (still have them today..not the same box mind you lol)
    Cap'n Crunch
    Sugar Crisp (remember Sugar Bear?: "Can't get enough of that Sugar Crisp")
    Sugar Frosted Flakes (...Tony the Tiger: "They're Grrrreat!")
    Sugar Pops ("Are tops")
    Trix ("Silly rabbit...Trix are for kids")
    Corn Flakes
    Rice Krispies (I can still remember the jingle)
    Special K (sometimes)
    Shredded Wheat
    Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex (usually just the corn)

    These days it's either Corn Flakes, Shreddies, or my current favourite, Nature's Path - Flax Plus granola (with pumpkin seed)...I think I'll have some right now, excuse me....

  37. Rose Mari profile image82
    Rose Mariposted 6 years ago

    Anyone else remember Quisp?

  38. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    http://www.williamt.com/blog/uploaded_images/quisp-744433.jpg

    Looks vaguely familiar. Corn space ships.

    1. Rose Mari profile image82
      Rose Mariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes! Lots of sugary goodness in that box. smile

  39. sabrinaaq profile image49
    sabrinaaqposted 6 years ago

    Lucky Charms and Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

  40. IntimatEvolution profile image84
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    Boo Berry.

  41. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 6 years ago

    Lucky Charms, Trix, Captain Crunch, etc.

    All the really sugary junk ones.

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    prayersposted 6 years ago

    Cheerios and Rice Krispies!

  43. Catering101 profile image60
    Catering101posted 6 years ago

    I grew up with Cheerios and Kellogg's corn flakes.

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    Check me Out!

  44. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Mine was Rice Krispies.

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    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago

    Cocoa Puff! Chocolate Pebbles! Lucky Charms! -magically delicious.

    But my mom made us eat Smacks, Wheaties, Frosted Flakes, Apple Jacks and Fruit Loops. sad

  46. sim0n30 profile image61
    sim0n30posted 6 years ago

    coco pops i was mad for them, i could eat a whole box in one day!

  47. brimancandy profile image81
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    Fruit Loops and Trix. I still buy a box now and then. I also like Honey Nut Cheerios, and Coco Pebbles. For some reason those all seem very gay to me. Especially the fruit loops and Trix! That really makes me giggle!

    Unfortunately my dad used to make us eat unbranded shredded wheat and Quaker oats. Yuk!!

  48. MichelleArakaki profile image60
    MichelleArakakiposted 6 years ago

    i like the banana cheerios

  49. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    No doubt that Captain Crunch was the best cereal when I was a kid, right out of the box!

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 5 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4728207_f248.jpg

 
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