Eating a bowl of cereal is one of the great simple pleasures of childhood, especially if sugar is the first ingredient. For kids, the cereal aisle is one of endless wonder and possibilities, and it was one of the few sections of the grocery store where we really had a say in what was purchased. But time marches on, and cereals come and cereals go. For various reasons (flagging sales, making room for new releases), some beloved cereals simply go the way of the dodo, gone forever, never to be enjoyed on a Sunday morning again. Here are seven of the ones we miss most.
Pop Tarts Crunch
Debuted in 1994, these crunchy little sugar nuggets took all the flavor of Pop-Tarts and condensed it into cereal form.
Launched in 1993, no cereal captured the spirit of the early ‘90s quite as much as these sweetened star-shaped corn puffs with sprinkles.
Ice Cream Cones
This 1987 cereal was made up of actual little sugar cones topped with chocolate, vanilla, and chocolate chip-flavored puffs. Now that’s a party in a box.
Rice Krispies Treats Cereal
So brilliant. So sugary. So gone before its time.
Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears
Remember Teddy Grahams? Now imagine them in super-tiny form, in a big bowl with milk. Yeah, that’s good stuff.
This partnership between Post and Nabisco just wasn’t meant to last. Guess we’ll have to just make our own by pouring milk into a bowl of Mini Oreos (or we could catch a flight to South Korea, where they're still available).
French Toast Crunch
Distilling the syrupy, cinnamony, buttery flavor of French toast into cereal form was an act of genius. Why it didn’t catch on like its friend, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, is one of life’s great mysteries.