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5 Cancelled Breakfast Cereals That They Should Bring Back

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Delicious breakfast cereals are a staple for the American breakfast. I still remember being a child and walking through the rising towers of multiple boxes in the cereal section, looking at the brilliant colors of the packaging, and selecting cereals for the entire family (which usually consisted of whichever box had the best toy inside). That's been several years and most of the traditional standards still decorate the shelves. Most have the same flavor with different boxes and some even have new mascots. There have been several to totally disappear from the shelves throughout the years - unique cereals lost in the fold, never to see the light of day again. After reviewing several discarded cereals, I have found several that seem very interesting that I would like to see brought back, and would love to try.

1. Dino Pebbles - This early member in the Flintstones pebbles family was an earlier carnation of modern day Fruity Pebbles. While I really enjoy the taste of Fruity Pebbles, this early, cancelled cereal seems to offer a Lucky Charms style taste. I can only imagine a Flintstones version of Lucky Charms, though I was probably lucky enough to try this cereal in my childhood. The cereal also had marshmallows that changed colors when they were submerged into milk. This cereal sounds incredible, and it needs to be brought back to life for the enjoyment of everybody.


2. Alien Berry Froot Loops - This wild cereal title made me extremely curious. A simple online search didn't pull up any results concerning the history of the cereal, or when it was produced. My guess is that it was was a very limited time offer, probably in the early 2000's. Judging by the box, the Froot Loops pieces were different colors, and marshmallows were incorporated into the original Froot Loops recipe. I think it would be wonderful if they remade this, because nothing sounds better than marshmallows and Froot Loops.


3. Vanilly Crunch -Vanilly Crunch was a flavor that the Cap'n Crunch brand issued in the early 70's. The cereal consisted of what looks like rounder versions of the standard Cap'n Crunch pieces, with a vanilla flavoring to them. It's a shame that this cereal was cancelled, and it's hard to believe that the successful Cap'N Crunch company made a flavor that was unsuccessful. Along with the introduction of Vanilly Crunch, Cap'N Crunch also introduced Cinnamon Crunch and Punch Crunch in the early 1970's, however those flavors don't seem like they would be as enjoyable as Vanilly Crunch.


4. Donkey Kong Cereal - Donkey Kong Cereal was created due to the popularity of the original arcade version of Donkey Kong. The cereal consists of cereal shaped like barrels, which were a key element in the video game. The flavor of the barrels has been described as being similar to Cap'n Crunch. It's a shame that this cereal didn't last long, because Donkey Kong is such an awesome game. A cereal related to the video game would be incredible, unfortunately the popularity didn't take off and it was cancelled a few years after it was released in 1981. There were also other failed video game cereals, such as Sonic the Hedgehog cereal and Donkey Kong Junior cereal. I suppose video game cereals just haven't been able to keep popularity for a while.


5. Fruity Yummy Mummy - This was a General Mills monster themed cereal, in the same vein as the successful Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Frankenberry. It failed in the early 90's, due to the fact that it wasn't as successful as the others. The flavor had a fruit flavored basic cereal, with added vanilla flavored marshmallows. I suppose it was similar to Boo Berry or Frankenberry, yet instead of one basic fruit being the taste, it probably had a mixture of fruit in the taste, similar to Froot Loops. It's a shame that this cereal was cancelled, because the Monster Themed cereals have always been a fun part of breakfast, and Fruity Yummy Mummy seems like it would be pretty cool.


It's a shame that these old cereals didn't pass the test of shelf life. They all seem like they would be good cereals, and one has to wonder why some of them didn't make it. I suppose it's hard to tell how long an item will last when it's introduced. It makes you wonder how many of our current cereals will be replaced by something else and will eventually disappear into the void of nothingness.



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