Cereal, Nostalgic Foods From the Past
Cereals I remember enjoying as a kid
The 70's were full of sweet cereals and I had my favorites. Some like Lucky Charms are still around, only with additional marshmallow charms. I remember the exciting news when they added Blue Diamonds in 1975 (which now don't exist anymore). The original charms were pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. Now they have swirled colored charms & we happen to have a box. It looks like moons, shooting stars, rainbows, magic hats, some yellow thing- maybe a pot of gold, hearts, and horseshoes. They don't list the names on the box anymore & the shapes are hard to recognize.
Anyway I also enjoyed Honeycomb, Super Sugar Crisp (which I last bought about 5 years ago.... they make a good ant trap if you leave a box opened... just saying), and many more. Some featured on this site below are rare or cannot be bought anymore.
So let this bring back some 70's, 80's and 90's memories of some rare or obsolete cereals
This was one of my favorites as a preschooler- first grader. I loved the commercials and the cereal boxes were always interesting.
Jackie End of the New York based ad firm Wells, Rich, Greene came up with the Freakies idea. She now owns the website freakies.com.
Click Here to go to the site. Click on the "For Parents" to read things you might not know about Freakies.
The Freakies characters included:
Freakie collectables from the past include plastic cars, T-shirts, hats, wall clocks, and fridge magnets, and rubber figurines of the seven Freakies.
Freakies 1974 Commercial theme song
Freakies Commercials All in one video
Includes the discovery of the Freakies Tree and The Fruity and Cocoa Freakies. I remember thinking the Fruity Freakies were gross
Interview with Jackie End, creator of the Freakies
Quisp cereal was a fun sugary cereal that some think tasted like Captain Crunch.
Quick Time Liine
1975ish- removed from shelves
mid 80's- came back to stores briefly
mid 90's- cereal was available on the internet
2000's- sold at Dollar Store and other places for a limited run
2010- sold at Super Target
still sold online at
The Quaker Oats website
Quisp 1970's commercial
Crazy Cow Cereal
Who remembers this commercial for Crazy Cow Cereal?
Body Buddies Cereal
If a kid had a sudden burst of energy, we'd say "They must have had their Body Buddies today"
I don't remember getting the paper calculators though
Powdered was the original (1980)
Chocolate came out later (1981)
Below are the commercials.
The Donutz actually have names: Axelrod (the lead singer), Hot Rod, Ichabod, and Bruiser
Chocolate Donutz Cereal commercial
Graham Cracko's Cereal
First introduced in 1978. Check out the old commercial
This kind of reminds me of the Graham Cracko's Cereal above. In shape that is.
These were from the early 80's.
Pac Man Cereal
I had to add this just for the catchy commercial. Everybody sing. You can do it, you can do the Pac Man!
Smurf Berry Crunch Cereal
These were very tasty if I recall.
They should bring them back since the ,ovies have been a hit
The Monsters Cereal- Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Fruit Brute, Yummy Mummy
You can still buy these. But I remember loving these as a kid.
Check out the links and photos below to see how the images have changed throughout the years.
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Links to read more about your favorite Monster Cereals
- General Mills monster-themed breakfast cereals
- Boo Berry Boxes
Picture of the various Boo Berry boxes throughout the years
- Count Chocula Boxes
Picture of the various Count Chocula boxes through out the years
- Franken Berry Boxes
Pictures of the various Franken Berry boxes throughout the years