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The Addams Family (Ralston, 1991)
Another licensed cereal from Ralston, this one was tieing into the first Addams Family movie. The cereal actually looks pretty cool with all those skulls. The cereal had a pretty cool giveaway – flashlights in the shape of Fester, Cousin It, Thing and Lurch. Not sure how this one tastes, I don’t remember ever having any but I do remember seeing it at dollar stores. That’s where all Ralston cereals go. In fact, I bet I could go to the local dollar shop today and find a box.
Cabbage Patch Kids (Ralston, 1985)
The selling point for this cereal was that it was low in sugar. Even though I would have been turning four years old that year, I seem to have memories of eating this. Not exactly sure of the taste, but it seems like it may be like Kix. There was a number of different boxes for this cereal featuring photographed Cabbage Patch Kids in action. I remember the commercial too.
Dino Pebbles (Post, late 1980s)
On the other end of the spectrum from low sugar Cabbage Patch Kids cereal, supposedly, this particular cereal had move marshmallows per box than any other cereal. Sounds like a winner to me! I know I had it at one point or another but I’ve never been a big fan of the Pebbles cereals, so I didn’t eat it much.
Pop-Tarts Crunch (Kellogg’s, 1994)
Something about this seems like it should have been made in the 1980s and not in the middle of grunge, gangsta rap and the general anger and depression that was the 1990s. Two flavors were made: Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon and Frost Strawberry. As I recall Frosted Strawberry was pretty good and similar to Hidden Treasures.
Smurf Magic Berries (Post, 1990)
Not to be confused with Smurf Berry Crunch which came out in 1988. I’m usually not a fan of mixing marshmallows with fruity cereal, but mmm… this was so good. I really miss those white stars floating in my cereal.
Body Buddies (General Mills, 1983)
The Body Buddies were apparently the kids on the cover of the box. I don’t remember this one at all. It probably didn’t last long because it was a cereal marketed to children as being healthy & good for you. Kids want SUGAR. There were two flavors: “Natural Fruit Flavor” and “Brown Sugar & Honey”. In the case of both flavors, it is said they were similar to Kix but sweeter.
Nut & Honey Crunch (Kellogg’s, 1989)
The successor to Kellogg’s Honey & Nut Corn Flakes. The cereal was okay, perhaps a bit too “grown up” for a kids’ taste buds. What I really remember Nut & Honey Crunch for is their humorous commercials where someone will confuse “Nut & Honey” for “nuttin’, honey”.
Donkey Kong Junior (Ralston, 1983)
One of the first cereals to be based on a Nintendo game. Obviously, Donkey Kong came first. Where that cereal seemed like a version of Cap’n Crunch, Donkey Kong Junior looks like a Trix knockoff. Extra points to Ralston for not just renaming the first DK cereal. I guess they aren’t so cheap after all.
Super Orange Crisp (Post, 1973)
Man, this stuff looks good! I couldn’t find a commercial anywhere or any info really, but from what I see it looks Sugar Crisp (Yeah, screw that “Golden Crisp” garbage”, I’m old school!) with orange fruit rings. I don’t know but that just sounds delicious to me!
E.T. (General Mills, 1984)
This is another one of those cereals that I vaguely remember having. E.T. was just too big for a kid not to be eating his cereal. I really like that the cereal is peanut butter & chocolate flavored. I’m surprised there wasn’t a free bag of Reese’s Pieces in the box!
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