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StoryMay 9, 2023

Blast from the Past: Iconic Post and Malt-O-Meal Cereals You Loved as a Kid

Waffle Crisps are poured into a paper bowl cutout with a paper milk glass cutout and spoon cutout

Remember those lazy weekend mornings when you’d plop in front of the TV with a heaping bowl of your favorite breakfast cereal? Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and rediscover some of the best breakfast cereals that made your childhood mornings so special.

We’re highlighting six iconic Post® and Malt-O-Meal® cereals you might remember from childhood, including PEBBLES™, Honeycomb®, Golden Crisp®, Waffle Crisp®, and a variety of Malt-O-Meal bagged cereals.

1. Fruity and Cocoa PEBBLES Cereals

Fruity and Cocoa PEBBLES cereal

Who could forget the iconic PEBBLES cereals? Inspired by The Flintstones and launched in 1971, these brightly colored and delightfully crunchy cereals were a staple in many households.

Whether you were a fan of the fruity variety, with its vibrant colors and fruity flavors, or the chocolatey goodness of Cocoa PEBBLES cereal, these cereals were sure to brighten your mornings. And let’s not forget the hilarious commercials featuring Fred, Barney, and the gang.

2. Honeycomb Cereal

Honeycombs cereal

Since 1956, Honeycomb cereal has been a go-to cereal with its unique hexagonal shape and honey-sweetened taste. The texture was perfect, with the right amount of crunch, and the mascot, Crazy Craving, was always up to some mischief. Remember the “Me Want Honeycomb” jingle? It’s likely still stuck in your head all these years later.

3. Golden Crisp Cereal

Golden Crisp cereal

First introduced in 1949, Sugar Bear and his delicious Golden Crisp cereal helped make many childhood memories. The puffed wheat cereal coated in a delightful, sweet glaze made every spoonful a scrumptious treat. The catchy “Can’t get enough of that Golden Crisp” tune still echoes in our memories, reminding us of those carefree mornings.

4. Waffle Crisp Cereal

Waffle Crisps cereal

Launched in 1996, Waffle Crisp was a breakfast game-changer, offering the irresistible taste of waffles in a bowl. These delightful waffle-shaped cereal pieces were infused with a sweet maple syrup flavor, making every bite a crispy, syrupy delight. Waffle Crisp brought the taste of a classic breakfast treat right to your cereal bowl.

5. Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys Cereal

Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Matey's cereal

Starting in 1993, this bagged cereal made you feel like you were embarking on a delicious treasure hunt every morning. Marshmallow Mateys® cereal combined the best of both worlds: crunchy oat cereal pieces and colorful marshmallow shapes. With each bite, you could imagine yourself sailing the high seas with your trusty crew of Mateys.

6. Malt-O-Meal Tootie Fruities Cereal

Tootie Fruits cereal

For those who couldn’t resist a fruity cereal, Malt-O-Meal’s Tootie® Fruities was a dream come true when it launched in 1989. These fruity, puffed corn and rice pieces came in various bright colors and fun shapes, making them the perfect canvas for your imagination. The resealable bag, an innovation introduced in 1998, kept the cereal fresh so you could enjoy it to the last fruity morsel.

These iconic Post and Malt-O-Meal childhood cereals were more than just breakfast – they were an experience. From the catchy jingles to the bright colors and imaginative shapes, these cereals were a staple of your youth, and they continue to hold a special place in the hearts of many.

So next time you’re in the cereal aisle, why not indulge in nostalgia and pick up a box (or bag) of your favorite childhood cereal? Find your favorites using our cereal search tool. You might just find yourself transported back to those simpler days of cartoons, footie pajamas, and heaping bowls of the best breakfast cereals.

Share your rediscovered joy with friends and family as you reminisce about your childhood cereal favorites and create new memories with the next generation of cereal lovers.

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