Top 10 Kids Breakfast Cereals We Secretly Still LOVE!!!

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Kids’ cereals are sometimes called sugar cereals,
because unlike healthy choices such as oatmeal and shredded wheat, these kids’ cereals are
full of sugar. These cereals are probably better for you than Pop Tarts and at least
you’re getting important nutrients from the milk. Companies such as General Mills and
Kellogg’s market their products to kids with colorful boxes and fun characters, but let’s
be honest, a lot of “grown-ups” keep buying this cereal for themselves. So let’s see
if we can find the prize inside the top 10 kids’ cereals we still love. Theyre Flllllllakes – Frosted flakes Tony the Tiger is one of the great product
mascots – would it matter what he was selling? I guess there’s something trustworthy about
a apex predator wearing a handkerchief. Tony beat out mascot hopefuls Katy the Kangaroo,
Elmo the Elephant and Newt the Gnu in 1951 to become the face of a new breakfast cereal
from Kellogg’s. Frosted Flakes, also known as Frosties, went on to become one of the
company’s most popular products. Tony’s flakes were second in sales in 2017 only losing out
to Honey Nut Cheerios. Honey Nut Cheerios is a tasty cereal that could have made this
list and it even has a cool bee mascot. But getting back to Frosted Flakes: they’re just
Corn Flakes with a dusting of sugar, but the injection of sweet is exactly what that boring
cereal needed to appeal to kids. Corn Flakes are for adults, but Frosted Flakes are squarely
aimed at kids. Several variations of the popular flakes have been released over the years such
as Birthday Confetti Frosted Flakes, Frosted Flakes Gold (sweetened with honey) and Chocolate
Frosted Flakes. Kellogg’s introduced Frosted Bran Flakes in 1991 describing them as “lightly
frosted bran.”  No one should confuse Frosted Flakes with health food, but its still GR-R-REAT! If you’re new to our channel, it would also
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squad! The Nose Knows – Froot Loops Toucan Sam can always smell out a bowl of
Froot Loops. He’s known for crying out “Follow my nose! it always knows!” This kids’ cereal
made mostly from whole grain corn flour is known for its colorful rings that suggest
the bright tropical birds and flowers of a distant jungle where Sam might live. The colors
of the Blue Toucan’s beak, yellow, red and orange are the three original colors of Froot
Loops. Although The fruit flavored breakfast cereal has been around since 1963 the additional
colors – green, blue and purple loops were not added until the 1990’s. Contrary to popular
belief, the cereal has a generic fruity taste; there are no individual fruit flavors corresponding
to the different colors. Kellogg’s has produced several variations on the Froot Loop theme
including a larger “Snack Ums” version and a snack bar that contains Froot Loops. Froot
Loops was discontinued in the United Kingdom because of a lack of demand, but in 2017 a
limited edition was released that contained unicorn shapes. Froot Loops cereal has been
a favorite in popular culture with references on several television programs including All
in the Family, The Middle and Two and a Half Men. The sweet, crunchy loops in rainbow colors
are a kids’ cereal we still love. Snap! Crackle! And Pop! Rice Krispies Kellogg’s began selling the toasted rice kids’
cereal under the brand name Rice Krispies in 1928. However, the three elf-like mascots
did not appear together on boxes of Rice Krispies until a decade later. The mascots’ names:
Snap, Crackle and Pop are a nod to the sounds Rice Krispies make when you add milk to them.
These kinds of words are known as onomatopoeias: the words suggest or imitate the sounds they
describe. These characters were Kellogg’s first mascots and are the longest running
piece of Kellogg’s marketing efforts. This rice cereal was a popular choice, but it received
new fame in 1939 when a Kellogg’s employee named Mildred Day came up with a recipe for
a treat made from Rice Krispies, marshmallows and margarine. These tasty new snacks were
dubbed Rice Krispy Treats and they have been a hit with kids and adults ever since. Although
for decades these treats were made from scratch at home, Kellogg’s eventually started producing
Rice Krispie Treats of their own in a variety of flavors. The tasty treats have arguably
become more popular than the cereal we love. A quick online search will reveal dozens of
Rice Krispie Treat recipes including a number of holiday themed versions. And let’s not
forget the Rice Krispies Treats cereal! Sugarsmacked – Honey Smacks People of a certain age may remember when
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks were called Sugar Smacks. However, the power that be at the food giant decided
“Honey” Smacks sounds less like junk food than “Sugar” Smacks so after about 30 years
the sugary, puffed wheat cereal underwent the change in the 1980’s. A 2008 study by
the magazine Consumer Reports found that Honey Smacks is the Kellogg’s cereal with the highest
sugar content – more than 50 percent by weight. Apple Jacks is a close second at almost 50%
by weight. This of course makes its original name Sugar Smacks, completely appropriate.
Dig’em Frog is the mascot most of us associate with Honey Smacks, but there were at least
5 previous mascots including the Hanna-Barbera cartoon horse, Quick Draw McGraw, who represented
the cereal in the 1960’s. Dig’em took over as the mascot in 1972, but was replaced in
1986 by Wally the Bear to coincide with the change to the name Honey Smacks. Kids didn’t
warm up to Wally, however, and the following year Dig’em Frog reclaimed the Honey Smacks
mantle once and for all. Kids love Dig’em and we continue to love this kids’ cereal. I Never Drink Milk – Count Chocula We’re not sure why, but Count Chocula, introduced
by General Mills in 1971, is the kids’ cereal that some of us have remained the most attached
to as adults. I suppose its not too hard to figure out: its a sugary, chocolate flavored
cereal with chocolate marshmallows and its hocked by a cartoon vampire named Count Alfred
Chocula – what’s not to like? Count Chocula is part of a line of monster cereals that
also includes Franken Berry and Boo Berry. These three cereals were the most popular
brands, but there were two additional monster cereals that are not as well known. Both Fruit
Brute and Yummy Mummy had short runs and were discontinued. However, they are revived occasionally
for short runs around Halloween. For a number of years we thought we imagined the Fruit
Brute cereal as kids until the internet confirmed its existence for us. Alfred the Vampire is
of course a take off on Bela Lugosi’s vampire from the 1931 classic movie, Dracula. Franken
Berry is reminiscent of Boris Karloff’s character from Frankenstein, also released in 1931.
The Count Chocula cereal was developed in the late 1960’s but the marketing campaign
took a little longer. The count idea emerged early, but General Mills took its time refining
the idea hoping the result would be able to compete with kids’ favorites like Tony the
Tiger and Captain Crunch. In recent years Count Chocula and the other monster cereals
have become coveted by hungry consumers around Halloween. I don’t care what time of year
it happens to be – its a kids’ cereal that everyone still loves. Magically Nutritious? Lucky Charms This toasted oat cereal with the colorful
marshmallows has been a kids’ favorite since 1964. A General Mills product developer came
up with the idea for Lucky Charms after experimenting with different combinations of cereals and
candies. One of the concoctions that inspired the product developer was a mix of Cheerios
and marshmallow Circus Peanuts. Lucky Charms is the first cereal to include marshmallows,
and it has spawned a number of kids’ cereals that include colorful marshmallow shapes.
The original marshmallow charm lineup was: pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars and
green clovers. Blue diamonds were added in 1975 and over the years a number of shapes
were added and discontinued. These were not random changes however. General Mills found
through years of market research that changing the marshmallow shapes once in a while led
to a noticeable increase in sales of the cereal. This revelation motivated the company to make
regular changes to Lucky Charms. Everything from hour glass to unicorn shapes have been
a part of the colorful Lucky Charms marshmallow mix. In keeping with the Lucky Charms theme
a Leprechaun named “Lucky” was chosen as the mascot who was fond of saying “They’re magically
delicious.” They are delicious, but even though they’re made from oats we know they’re not
all that nutritious. This hasn’t eroded their popularity one bit – Lucky Charms remains
a kids’ favorite. Not just for Kids – Trix Trix cereal hit the supermarket shelves in
1954 as a sweetened version of General Mill’s Kix cereal. This corn-based cereal originally
used sphere shapes, but in 1992 they were changed to fruit shapes. They were switched
back to their original sphere shapes in 2007. However, in 2018, General Mills felt it necessary
to change back again to the fruit shapes. It’s not yet clear when the company will
decide to change back to the original sphere shapes again. Trix originally had three flavors
and colors: Orangey Orange, Lemony Yellow and Raspberry Red. Other flavors and colors
were added over the years including Grapey Purple and Lime Green. Tricks, the Trix Rabbit
has been the cereal’s mascot since 1959. He could be seen as a precursor to the Energizer
Bunny because Trix exerted a lot of energy trying to get his paws on a bowl of tasty
Trix. Tricks is known for trying to trick kids into giving him a bowl of cereal, but
he always manages to fail and for his trouble he is treated to the line “Silly rabbit, Trix
are for kids.” Trix may be for kids, but it seems plenty of adults still love an occasional
bowl of this fruity breakfast cereal. One Flew Over The Cuckoo – Cocoa Puffs “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” has long been
a popular marketing slogan for this chocolate flavored rice, corn and oat cereal. Cocoa
 Puffs was introduced in 1958 by General Mills and is a variation of the popular Kix
and Trix cereals. The company unveiled Sonny the Cuckoo Bird in 1962 along with his famous
catch-phrase. Even when we were kids Sonny’s antics seemed a little over the top. Yes,
Cocoa Puffs are a tasty cereal, but he would work himself up into quite a frenzy for a
single bite. For most of his career Sonny was depicted wearing a white and pink striped
shirt, but in 2004 the character was redesigned and now he doesn’t wear any clothes. We don’t
believe General Mills has provided an explanation for getting rid of the shirt. Cocoa Puffs
are known for turning the milk in the bowl into tasty chocolate milk and not surprisingly,
this is a popular feature with a lot of kids. Chocolate is usually a safe bet when it comes
to kids and Cocoa Puffs is no exception. Milk And Cookies – Cookie Crisp You have to admire the makers of Cookie Crisp
cereal. There’s no pretending or hedging they’re called Cookie Crisp. They are little chocolate
chip cookies. Isn’t eating chocolate chip cookies for breakfast a fantasy for most kids?
This must have been what the flavorists at Ralston Purina asked themselves when they
decided to push ahead with a cookie cereal. The cereal debuted in 1977, but it was sold
to its competitor General Mills in 1997. Cookie Jarvis, a wizard, was Cookie Crisp cereal’s
first mascot. Jarvis was depicted as a wizard and he used his magic wand to transform cereal
bowls into cookie jars. Cookie Jarvis was replaced in 1985 by the Cookie Crook who went
around trying to swindle kids out of their precious bowls of cereal. A Cookie Cop was
also introduced who tried to capture Cookie Crook, but he had only limited success. Several
varieties of Cookie Crisp have been introduced over the years including Double Chocolate
Cookie Crisp, Vanilla Wafer Cookie Crisp, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles and Cookie Crisp Brownie.
Parents could not have been very happy that General Mills was pushing a chocolate chip
cookie cereal, but its one of the kids’ cereals we still love. Sailing The Sea Of Milk – Cap’n Crunch Cap’n Crunch is a sweetened corn and oat breakfast
cereal created in 1963 by the Quaker Oats Company. A flavorist named Pamela Lowe was
inspired by one of her Grandma’s recipes that featured brown sugar and butter served over
rice. Wouldn’t brown sugar and butter be good served over pretty much anything? Cap’n Crunch
is one of the more beloved kids’ cereal mascots and has quite a following with web sites devoted
to all things Crunch. According to cereal legend, Horatio Magellan Crunch was born on
Crunch Island somewhere in the Sea of Milk. He helms the Good Ship Guppy. The captain’s
charged with keeping the cereal save from the likes of the pirate Jean LaFoote.. There
have been quite a few variations of Cap’n Crunch cereal over the years including Cap’n
Crunch’s Crunch Berries, Peanut Butter Crunch and Oops! All Berries. Oops! All Berries was
introduced in 1997 and featured only the berry pieces and no crunchy pieces. This variation
was discontinued after a year, but has made limited appearances since then. In 2006 a
limited edition Cap’n Crunch was released as a tie-in to the movie Superman Returns.
The blue Superman shield shapes turned the milk blue and were just one more reason why
we still love these kids’ cereals. What favorite cereal could you never give
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  2. Chokella was by far the best cereal for me until they changed the recipe. They're still good but not nearly as chocolatey anymore.

  3. Editing on point as always 🤣🤣,,, i love rice crispy treat ceral,, but cookie crisp an golden grams are my shit

  4. Frosted Flakes is my go to cereal😍😁 Also I just saw @ Wal-Mart they have sour patch kids cereal, honey bun / donut cereal from hostee's.

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  6. i KNEW i wasn't crazy! i knew i remembered two other monster mascots! i totally remember yummy mummy and fruit brute!

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  8. Sugar Pops!!! They also make even better treats than Rice Crispies! I wonder how oatmeal chocolate chip cookie cereal would work out?

    Fun video, thanks for posting!!

  9. Trix has identify crisis because of Captain crunch crunch berries and oops all berries they just don't know what to do

  10. Who says that these cereals are only for kids?!?! I am in my 50's and still enjoy frosted flakes and Captain Crunch is still my all time favorite.

  11. We all know no Trix colors taste different, but ay! It still tastes amazing when mushy, so I STILL LOVE EM!

  12. I'm not a fan of fruit-flavored cereal. I prefer the chocolate-flavored or slightly cinnamony ones ones.

  13. The best cereal ever is cookie crisp.simple but boy can it make a kid happy before and after school.chocolatey and crunchy.cocoa puffs got nothing on them not even froot loops…never tasted like fruit more like raw corn.cookie crisp is actually even better than any cookie.and thats its the best cereal ever

  14. Lololololol go to 1:57 and puase it. Also go to Popular uplaod and look at the third video in the middl lmao. Like if you saw it.

  15. French toast crunch, Frosted flakes, Fruit loops, Rice Krispies, Honey smacks,Lucky charms, cocoa puffs,Cookie crisps,and Capn crunch

    HELL YAH BEST CEREAL EVERRRRRRRRR

  16. Cereals we Like
    General Mills
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch (1984)
    Cheerios (1945)
    Honey Nut Cheerios (1979)
    Cocoa Puffs (1956)
    Trix (1954)
    Lucky Charms (1964)
    Circus Fun (1985)
    Rocky Road (1985)
    S'mores Crunch (1982)
    Count Chocula (1971)
    Golden Grahams (1975)
    Cookie Crisp (1977)
    Reese's Puffs (1994)
    Kellogg's
    Froot Loops (1963)
    Frosted Flakes (1952)
    Frosted Mini-Wheats (1978)
    Rice Krispies (1928)
    Cocoa Krispies (1958)
    Rice Krispies Treats (1993)
    Corn Flakes (1896)
    Raisin Bran (1942)
    Post
    Shredded Wheat (1890)
    Fruity Pebbles (1969)
    Cocoa Pebbles (1969)
    Honey Bunches of Oats (1989)
    Oreo O's (1997)
    Honeycomb (1965)
    Quaker
    Life (1961)
    Cap 'n Crunch (1963)
    Nestle
    Nesquik Cereal (1999)
    Koko Krunch (1967)

  17. I always hated the kids in the Trix commercials and wanted to beat them with a baseball bat! Give the rabbit some Trix you selfish brats! I would have given the rabbit some Trix. Those kids were horrible and mean! 🐰👍Kids deserved 👊 to face!

  18. im 21 yrs old and still eat cereal for breakfast 😀 my fave cereal is cinnamon toast crunch but i would eat anykind!

  19. mmmmm,i don't really like the new trix,cereal……its just the color of it….it just takes off all the life and exitement of the cereal…i just,i dont know its just….i dont know,but i defenitely like the old trix cereal,not this new one…tell me what you think.

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