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Yachtzee
03-04-2007, 02:48 PM
Has anyone ever had their favorite cereal discontinued?

Kellogg's has done it to me twice now. First, they got rid of Nut 'n' Honey Crunch (which was different from their current Toasted Honey Crunch), and now they've replaced their Cran-Vanilla Crunch, which I found to be the greatest cereal ever invented, in favor of Caramel Nut Crunch. Why do they do this to me?

RANDY IN INDY
03-04-2007, 03:29 PM
Team Flakes. I think I only liked them because they printed baseball cards on the back of the box in the early 70's. I'm a Wheaties fan. Wheaties with sliced banana's. Love 'em.

pedro
03-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Quisp

Highlifeman21
03-04-2007, 03:38 PM
Not discontinued, but ridiculously hard to find are Frankenberry and Boo-berry.

MWM
03-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Not discontinued, but ridiculously hard to find are Frankenberry and Boo-berry.


Very few places carry it across the whole country. You can order Boo Berry off Amazon.com, but only in cases of 6.

redsfanfalcon
03-04-2007, 04:21 PM
Quisp

I just bought some Quisp last year at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. I was shocked to see it myself. Not sure if they STILL make it, but they did as of last year.

TeamCasey
03-04-2007, 04:28 PM
You can still find Quisp now and then.

Off topic: I can't believe how small some of the cereal boxes are getting.

We weren't allowed to have sugar cereals when I was a kid. My grandmother used to get Freakies for me when I visited.

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Johnny Footstool
03-04-2007, 05:11 PM
Homer's Cinnamon Donut Cereal.

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I bought two boxes, one to eat and one to save. The cereal was actually very, very tasty.

MrCinatit
03-04-2007, 06:48 PM
I've been kicking around the name in my brain for months, and cannot recall it.
I remember getting it in the late '70s, early '80s - it was a bran flake cereal almost literally drowned in maple syrup - I want to say the name was Maple Syrup Crunch, but I am not sure if that is right. I do remember it coming in a dark brownish box.

hebroncougar
03-04-2007, 07:16 PM
Happened to a favorite snack of mine...........Doo Dads. Can't find em anywhere.

westofyou
03-04-2007, 07:17 PM
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MWM
03-04-2007, 08:03 PM
woy, you can still get Cookie Crips, you know. Also, Frosty O's is just Frosted Cheerios which are still out there.

Betterread
03-04-2007, 08:48 PM
Not discontinued, but ridiculously hard to find are Frankenberry and Boo-berry.
Target and Super-Walmarts carry them (my guess is that with General Mills HQ and Target HQ in Minneapolis they made some mephistophelan deal). My vote is for Whole Foods house brand made the best whole grain flakes - until they changed the product and the ingredients in 2006 - and they were under $2.00. I have yet to find a suitable replacement.

westofyou
03-04-2007, 08:55 PM
woy, you can still get Cookie Crips, you know. Also, Frosty O's is just Frosted Cheerios which are still out there.

Hey, if Chumley ain't on it it's not "Frosty - O's.... as for Cookie Crisps, the fact that I can still get them is still wrong n many levels.

Redsland
03-04-2007, 09:01 PM
Clusters are no longer available at my Kroger.

Clusters are delicious. :(

MWM
03-04-2007, 09:03 PM
Clusters are no longer available at my Kroger.

Clusters are delicious. :(

Are you talking about these?

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Redsland
03-04-2007, 09:04 PM
Yeah.

MWM
03-04-2007, 09:04 PM
And there's no deal between Mills and Target. Quite the contrary.

Falls City Beer
03-04-2007, 09:04 PM
. as for Cookie Crisps, the fact that I can still get them is still wrong n many levels.

I never want to live in a world where I can't put my cookies in a bowl, cover them with milk, and eat them for breakfast.

Falls City Beer
03-04-2007, 09:18 PM
I lost a baby tooth while eating Kaboom.

Betterread
03-04-2007, 09:21 PM
And there's no deal between Mills and Target. Quite the contrary.

Can you be more specific? G.M. and Target have many connections: the number of employees, executives, and board members that have worked at both companies is too numerous to mention.

Unassisted
03-04-2007, 09:43 PM
My favorite cereal is also Wilford Brimley's favorite cereal, and I can't find it in stores anymore. :cry:

http://www.hometownfavorites.com/images/items/Large/hfce118.jpg

The site I borrowed this image from would be happy to sell me a box for $6, but I refuse to pay that much for a box of cereal. :thumbdown

MWM
03-04-2007, 10:12 PM
Can you be more specific? G.M. and Target have many connections: the number of employees, executives, and board members that have worked at both companies is too numerous to mention.

Cereal is too big of a business for Target to play favorites because they're in the same city when Kellogg's is the bigger overall player in the category. Kellogg's as a company has enough leverage to make sure that doesn't happen. And there are laws against the very type of thing your'e suggesting. And most Target shareholders do not reside in Minneapolis and I doubt they care much that Mills HQ is in the same city. They gain nothing by giving special treatment to one of the two biggest players in the cereal category. I don't know why they would do it. There's nothing to gain by it and a lot to lose given the illegality of it all. And Kellogg's has plenty of influence at places like Target even though they are geographically located in a different city. Go in any Target and see who has more shelf space. It ain't General Mills.

Two large publicly traded companies who happened to be headquartered in the same city really has no relevance in how they operate. I really don't think P&G has any special privileges in Kroger.

Yachtzee
03-04-2007, 11:04 PM
I've been kicking around the name in my brain for months, and cannot recall it.
I remember getting it in the late '70s, early '80s - it was a bran flake cereal almost literally drowned in maple syrup - I want to say the name was Maple Syrup Crunch, but I am not sure if that is right. I do remember it coming in a dark brownish box.

I seem to remember this bran-flakey goodness with a nice maple syrup glaze.

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Redlegs82
03-04-2007, 11:28 PM
Pac-Man Cereal
Basically, it was a lightly frosted KIX like cereal with Pac-Man and ghost marshmellows.

Betterread
03-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Cereal is too big of a business for Target to play favorites because they're in the same city when Kellogg's is the bigger overall player in the category. Kellogg's as a company has enough leverage to make sure that doesn't happen. And there are laws against the very type of thing your'e suggesting. And most Target shareholders do not reside in Minneapolis and I doubt they care much that Mills HQ is in the same city. They gain nothing by giving special treatment to one of the two biggest players in the cereal category. I don't know why they would do it. There's nothing to gain by it and a lot to lose given the illegality of it all. And Kellogg's has plenty of influence at places like Target even though they are geographically located in a different city. Go in any Target and see who has more shelf space. It ain't General Mills.

Two large publicly traded companies who happened to be headquartered in the same city really has no relevance in how they operate. I really don't think P&G has any special privileges in Kroger.


I made no comment that any illegal or special deals were made between the companies - your rather banal imagination came up with that. I qualfied my reason for why those stores carried those products rather clearly (I said "my guess is.."). Don't put words in my mouth. Attack someone or something else.

MWM
03-04-2007, 11:42 PM
Not sure where your getting all this. My tone was not meant to be confrontational at all. I was merely analyzing the situation, not trying to put words in anyone's mouth. I certainly never attacked anyone.

MrCinatit
03-04-2007, 11:43 PM
I seem to remember this bran-flakey goodness with a nice maple syrup glaze.

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/images/bucwheats.jpg

That's it! Wow...I was not even close with the name.

GAC
03-05-2007, 03:20 AM
Quisp

I remember when they had the competition between Quisp and Quake where you got to vote. The loser (Quake) was discontinued. Then later there was King Vitamin (which is still around).

I remember Kelloggs being promoted by Hanna Barbera characters alot.

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We took a family vacation one summer up to Michigan and while there stopped in Battle Creek and did a tour of the Kelloggs plant. Quite interesting. Then afterwards they gave everyone one of those "snack packs" with all the little boxes of cereal. I remember us kids complaining because the packs had stuff like Special K, Product 19, etc. (Blah!) ...... and we wanted the good stuff, like Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks! :lol:

Others I remember....

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They're still around, but as a kid I loved "I want my" Maypo!

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GAC
03-05-2007, 03:27 AM
woy, you can still get Cookie Crips, you know. Also, Frosty O's is just Frosted Cheerios which are still out there.

I also have seen Kaboom around at various stores.

BuckWoody
03-05-2007, 09:38 AM
Quisp
Like someone else mentioned, we never had sugary cereals at our house either...but Gramma's house was another story. I can remember eating Quisp at Gramma's with two big scoops of brown sugar on it. It almost makes me lapse into a sugar coma just thinking about it now...

westofyou
03-05-2007, 09:40 AM
I remember Kelloggs being promoted by Hanna Barbera characters alot.
Post did it too.

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Linus the Lionhearted was an animated cartoon created by the Ed Graham advertising agency, originally as a series of ads for Post Cereals. The ads were so popular that a television series was created in 1964 and ran on the CBS network, and from 1966 to 1969 on ABC when it was cancelled.

In addition to Linus, a rather good-natured "King of the Beasts" voiced by Sheldon Leonard, there were other features as well, all based on a popular Post cereal. The best-known of these was Sugar Bear, who was voiced by actor Gerry Matthews. There was also a postman named Loveable Truly, a young Asian boy named So Hi, and Rory Raccoon.

The show was perhaps best noted for its abundance of well-known vocal talent. In addition to Leonard, Carl Reiner did several characters, most notably Linus' friend Billy Bird; Ruth Buzzi did an old woman who'd befriended Loveable Truly, as well as Sugar Bear's sometime nemesis, Granny Goodwitch, and veteran Bob McFadden did So Hi, Rory and Loveable Truly. Jonathan Winters also did a guest appearance, as did Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara.

The FCC made a ruling in 1969 that forbid children's show characters from appearing in advertisements on the same program and this meant that ABC were forced to cancel the program.