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Whatever happened to Team Flakes?

Michael Kleinman Jul 20, 2002 11:41 PM

Does anyone know if Nabisco still makes Team Flakes? I have not seen them in years and they were one of my favorite cereals. A four grain flake of corn, oats, rice and wheat. The closest thing I know of now is Crispx, which I like but not as much as Team Flakes. Am I alone in my longing for Team Flakes or are there other like minded souls out there in the universe?

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    Shaebones RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 21, 2002 02:55 AM

    Come to think of it, Where is Nutrigrain??

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      Scooter Pie RE: Shaebones Jul 21, 2002 12:17 PM

      Isn't Nutrigrain still around in the form of those sickeningly sweet breakfast bars?

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        Shaebones RE: Scooter Pie Jul 21, 2002 04:33 PM

        Yes, the nutrigrain granola bars are still around but not the breakfast cereal which was NOT sweet and quite yummy.

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      newsjoke RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 21, 2002 08:02 AM

      Ah, you've brought back a long-forgotten memory. I (born in '61) grew up on "Team Flakes" (and "Life," which, of course, is still around) as my mom was somehow convinced that those two sugar-laden cereals were healthier than the even MORE sugar-laden alternatives!

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        C. Fox RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 22, 2002 06:14 PM

        It's a sad, sad story...but I don't know what it is. I've been missing my Team Flakes for years. Hometown Favorites lists them on their "Boy, they were good, but..." list of discontinued products (link below). I do occasionally find other items listed there, but Team Flakes really do appear to be gone. Maybe if we all asked Nabisco to bring them back...

        Link: http://www.hometownfavorites.com/shop...

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          tccbbm RE: C. Fox Mar 27, 2009 03:51 PM

          Here's a link to "POST"; "http://www.postcereals.com/contact/"
          Rots o ruck

        2. toodie jane RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 10, 2006 05:04 PM

          Kellogg's Corn Soya cereal. Man, that was good!

          Wait a minute....why was this OP on this board NOW? it's 4 years old. Sucked me in....but there are no other more recent posts....what gives?

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            robertiverson RE: Michael Kleinman Oct 8, 2007 09:37 AM

            General Mill's Curves Cereal Whole Grain Crunch UPC 0 16000 19806 7
            made with rice and wheat is very close to the Team Flakes flavor. There are several other Curves formulas but the whole grain crunch I think will be loved by Team Flakes lovers. I miss the team flakes too. I've been buying the Curves since summer 2007.

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              dolphinr RE: robertiverson Oct 9, 2007 03:54 AM

              I completely agree that the new Curves Cereal is the closest I've ever tasted to Team flakes. Each bowl takes me back to the good ole' days!

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                fedex kelly RE: dolphinr Apr 18, 2008 10:33 PM

                I am going shopping first thing tomorrow to try and find that Curves cereal. I just signed onto this site and found the comments about TEAM FLAKES....oh my god, I have been thinking about that cereal for about 20 yrs...I hope your Oct 2007 comments about Curves arent too old, and that I can still find it on the shelves...just to see how close it tastes to Team flakes..thanks.

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              softandfoofie RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 11, 2008 04:44 AM

              I was starting to think I was crazy for missing Team Flakes!!! Looks like there's ALOT of us out there! I loved how crispy-crunchy they were and stayed that way in milk to the bottom of the bowl. I liked them too 'cause they weren't too sugary. I haven't tried any of the other suggested "similar" cereals mentioned in some of the blogs here, but I eat Smart Start frequently and find the lasting crunch similar. But nothing has really replaced it. I agree w/ the blogger who suggested we all write/e-mail our heartfelt wishes to have the original recipe put back into production.

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                Kate is always hungry RE: softandfoofie Sep 11, 2008 02:22 PM

                Ditto! I can't remember the last time I had them. Of course, I didn't know it would be my last box.

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                  curefan5 RE: Kate is always hungry Jan 16, 2009 11:29 AM

                  Perhaps if they reintroduced it.......the economy would rise!!! I know all the shelves would be empty once everyone caught on....LOVE team flakes!!!
                  To me there is NO other cereal that comes close to the taste.

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                    Kate is always hungry RE: curefan5 Jan 17, 2009 10:52 PM

                    It really is the best flake cereal. Once in a while, I'll get a box of Special K, if I have a coupon. It's just not the same. If only they'd reintroduce Team Flakes . . .

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                      xceptit RE: curefan5 Jan 22, 2009 08:51 PM

                      I'm a Team Flaker too, born in 59. They were the best plain flavour, and with a little Nestle Quick in cold milk, or hot chocolate in the winter (mom made it with Hershey's cocoa (never the right sugar cocoa comb. (thank the man for the cereals (Rice Chex, Special K, Rice Krispies (which was mince meat in a half a second in hot chocolate) and Team Flakes. They kept their crisp well in the hot chocolate.

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                    foufou RE: softandfoofie Jan 23, 2009 04:28 PM

                    that's what I remember: they stayed crisp to the bottom of the cereal bowl

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                    Timscott72 RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 5, 2009 08:59 PM

                    No Michael you are not I long for them too. they were a part of my Childhood. I long for them so much I am Frustrated so No you are NOT alone


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                      Deezy RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 19, 2009 03:43 PM

                      You know I thought I was the only one that ever wondered about "Team Cereal"! I loved that cereal ! It was one of my favorite cereals, too. I don't know why they stopped making it! Your right Michael I've longed for them also and haven't seen them in years, so your not alone on this.
                      I always ask someone if they remember Team cereal ?They were the crunchiest cereal and not too sweet and even stayed crunchy in milk. I even thought of writing to the company who made them to bring them back!

                      1. Catskillgirl RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 20, 2009 06:52 AM

                        I am another one who longs for Team Flakes. I rely on Crispix these days. I jst haven't found anything else close to the texture of Team Flakes. The only other cold cereal I enjoy is plain old Corn Flakes, and the enjoyment of them palls after a couple of days straight.... Crispix doesn't lose its appeal, but I wish I had more options!

                        1. Chocolatechipkt RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 25, 2009 01:14 PM

                          I'm a fan of Team too. Interesting that so many, including myself, have turned to Crispix now.

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                            gregorj RE: Chocolatechipkt Mar 21, 2009 05:03 AM

                            my older sister moved to Dallas in '81. Team Flakes were still available but had disappeared from shelves around Pittsburgh by then. That was a good visit to Texas that time. Some months went by and I asked her to send me a box, but they were gone. Now, I mix and match cereals in the same bowl - trying to recapture that Team taste. I use Life and Rice Chex as a base, with a dash of whatever else is there... a good one is Peanut Butter Cap'nCrunch and maybe even a Rice Krispie or two.

                            Watch your iron, cereal lovers tend to get too much.

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                            RosiePosie88 RE: Michael Kleinman Mar 28, 2009 01:51 PM

                            Michael, no, you're not alone. I was born in late 1962 and my dad raised my brothers and I on Team Flakes crispy goodness. About 15 years ago, I called Nabisco and asked them why they never advertise this wonderful cereal anymore, to reintroduce it to the children of a new generation, and I was told that there were many new cereals out there and competition was ferocious. I reminded them that Corn Flakes had recently begun a new ad campaign, "Try them again for the first time," to introduce them to our children of the '90's, and the ad was amazingly successful. Why not Team? I was told it wasn't going to happen. I just went to the Kraft website (they now own the rights to Nabisco, the company which made Team Flakes) and there is no where to post a comment or request to reintroduce this wonderful cereal, only a list of frequently asked questions, none related to Team Flakes. I miss that wonderful 4-grain taste. The only flavor I've found that's remotely close is the rare 4-grain Chex cereal, which maintains the flavor of Team, but not the flaky texture. I also LOVED that the cereal stayed crispy to the bottom of the bowl, a huge treat. And their recipe for Team Flakes Chicken (on the side of the box) was our favorite, hands down. I still make it today, but I use Special K, the closest flake cereal to offer an even remotely similar flavor and texture to Team. How I wish there were a way to encourage Kraft Foods to consider reintroducing this wonderful cereal, in light of today's healthier eating goals. Such a wonderful memory.

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                              tucker08 RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 3, 2009 05:20 PM

                              OMG!!I thought I was all alone in my dreams of having a "Jethro" size bowl of TEAM flakes. I haven't been able to scracth that itch in 20 years. My wife and I were sking in Tahoe right after we got married when we went grocery shopping. I found TEAM flakes on the shelf and my new wife started to wonder why this man she had just married was getting so worked up over a "box of cereal".TEAM was never just a "box of cereal" .

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                                SusieQ32 RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 10, 2009 10:02 AM

                                You are not alone, Michael. This was not only my favorite cereal, but it was my first solid food! Very sentimental. I loved with banana. I can't find it anywhere! Maybe someone else will have a lead...

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                                  cantorjanice RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 14, 2009 07:26 PM

                                  >sniff sniff< I LOVED Team Flakes. As soon as my Mom would come home from the supermarket, I would grab the box and the milk and dig right in...great with sliced banana, too.

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                                    swftjwl RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 15, 2009 08:24 AM

                                    <Sighs> I remember Team Flakes with relish. I loved their crispy goodness. I just ate a bowl of Smart Start and the flakes in it reminded me of Team flakes. There is no taste quite like them. They were so yummy. I loved the flavor. The blends of corn, oats, rice and wheat combined to dance a flavorful jig on my tastebuds. If they made them today, I would buy them in cases. Nabisco, now Kraft Foods, discontinued them in the mid 1990s. At that time the Nabisco cereal lines (owned by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco) were sold to Kraft Foods/Post (owned by Philip Morris Tobacco). I know my husband would think I was a loon for missing a breakfast cereal, but I do. It was just that yummy.

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                                      HoldDrop RE: swftjwl Aug 12, 2009 01:12 PM

                                      hmmm. I liked them with milk, never tried them with relish.

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                                        alkapal RE: HoldDrop Aug 14, 2009 06:57 AM

                                        i laughed at that too.

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                                      flipper370 RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 27, 2009 06:56 PM

                                      I really miss Team Flakes...even when I was a kid, it was the one non-stereotypical kids cereal that I would eat.

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                                        HoldDrop RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 11, 2009 12:44 PM

                                        This whole thread has brought a tear to my eye. I don't want Nutri Grain, I don't want Curves Whole Grain Crunch... I want Team Flakes!!!
                                        My wife doesn't understand me and sometimes she makes fun of me when I talk about them (yes, I still talk about them. I can't help it).
                                        Finding a group of like-minded people has done me a world of good. It's been very therapudic. Thank you all - group hug!!

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                                          debbydu RE: HoldDrop Aug 14, 2009 07:17 AM

                                          Totally agree, my husband and I miss them to. Maybe we should send all the posts to Kraft.
                                          I used to browse the cereal sections of markets in visiting areas when traveling, thinking I might discover them. We to find comfort knowing there are others!!!

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                                          julieintown RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 14, 2009 06:23 PM

                                          I love Team Flakes! Oh I wish they would bring them back. They had a great crunch -- if you ate them fast enough.

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                                            BustedFlush RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 14, 2009 07:42 PM

                                            Wow, blast from the past. I do remember Team flakes. I liked them very much.

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                                              cadi2 RE: Michael Kleinman Dec 8, 2009 11:24 AM

                                              I LOVED Team Flakes and have looked in vain for them for years. I used to eat a big bowl with milk after school and it kept me happy and satisfied til dinner!
                                              It's great to see other lovers of this great cereal out there too, but sad to realize it's no longer around! I will try some of the other substitutes mentioned , but...

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                                                kmac1 RE: Michael Kleinman Jan 10, 2010 07:03 AM


                                                Team flakes was the only cereal I would eat as a kid and I ate them up until they stopped selling them. I miss them so much I wish they would make them again. My kids never got to try them. My husband would make fun of me when I ate them but would always pick some up when he found them in a store.

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                                                  Marlo RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 3, 2010 11:18 AM

                                                  Four Grain Team Flakes was my absolute fave growing up as well, but it's nowhere to be found. I've heard that a similar product exists that tastes much the same. Original "Total" cereal by General Mills is suposed to be the closest thing - according to my Grandmother. I'm going to seek it out one day and try it.

                                                  1. Sherri K RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 26, 2010 08:21 AM

                                                    I loved Team Flakes!! Why don't we start a letter writing campaign???? I'm in! Really they were the only tasty flake type cereal that stayed crunchy. Gosh do I miss em! Keep me posted!

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                                                      Sherri K RE: Sherri K Feb 26, 2010 08:26 AM

                                                      Here a few snaps I found. Loved these flakes!

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                                                        DivaJT RE: Sherri K Mar 2, 2010 05:19 PM

                                                        I just saw Hometown Favorites on Food Network and was hoping against hope to find Team Flakes. But alas, they are on the list of permanently discontinued items. I really miss the slightly sweet crunchiness. Absolutely a fave from my childhood. What would it take to bring them back?

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                                                          foodie39400 RE: DivaJT Jun 27, 2011 01:53 PM

                                                          Maybe if one of us sends the entire discussion to Nabisco....

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                                                          foodie39400 RE: Sherri K Jun 27, 2011 01:52 PM

                                                          WOW! Thanks!

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                                                        O hIcidhe RE: Michael Kleinman May 18, 2010 10:54 PM

                                                        Born in '57 here ...

                                                        I can't even imagine how many times I've walked down a cereal aisle lamenting the loss of Team Flakes. I was a year-round distance swimmer during my high school and college years. At times, I was swimming 10-12 miles a day. My appetite was voracious.

                                                        I generally ate a box of Team Flakes every day, a half box in the morning, a half box at night. Not only was the cereal the tastiest by far, it was also fairly entertaining. One of my brother's classmates had a collection of very large flakes that he kept in some type of container. I was too hungry to save any of them, but on occasion I was tempted. Some of those flakes were huge.

                                                        I could never get my dad to try them. He was a committed Corn Flakes guy. It was always a major disappointment to find those in the cupboard when my mom was between trips to the market.

                                                        Maybe a T-Shirt campaign is in order. Those were the days ... indeed!

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                                                          wonderwheel RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 22, 2010 02:25 PM

                                                          Thank you all for not making me feel crazy for constantly searching for Team. I admit that I feel silly looking for them every time i hit the cereal aisle. (File under "Hopeful Creature")
                                                          Closest I have found is Kashi's Strawberry Fields (ignore the strawberry part.) I don't think it has nearly the nutrition value Team had... but the flakes are similar.

                                                          1. mamachef RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 23, 2010 11:54 AM

                                                            Loved Team flakes. Miss them. Want them now. Want them back.

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                                                              tullius RE: mamachef Aug 23, 2010 06:25 PM

                                                              They were a favorite of mine too. I still look for them every time I shop in a new grocery store. I didn't know for sure they were no longer made until now. :(

                                                              I also loved Alpen (made by a U.K. company which also makes Weetabix) which I rediscovered a couple years ago at SuperTarget. Alas, they no longer carry it. A web search reveals it can be ordered from Amazon, pretty pricey though.

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                                                                mamachef RE: tullius Aug 24, 2010 06:29 AM

                                                                Love Weetabix too, and no, shredded wheat is FAR from the same thing. Tullius, doesn't Alpen also make Swiss Familia?

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                                                                  smartie RE: tullius Apr 29, 2011 12:56 PM

                                                                  Alpen is on the shelves at our Publix stores in South Fl, they have just changed the packaging so it looks different. Organic Weetabix is on the organic aisles not in the regular cereal aisles.

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                                                                Ronnie Denburg RE: Michael Kleinman Dec 29, 2010 06:43 AM

                                                                It's wonderful to know that I'm not the only crazy one wishing for a cold cereal that disappeared in my youth. Unfortunately, I only remember my love of it and my disappointment when they removed it from the shelves. It must have been one hell of a cereal b/c I can't think of any other food, in any category, that I am wistful for. However, it's depressing to know we are lamenting into the wind. Thank you all for suggesting approximates - I'll give them a try.

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                                                                  Emcar RE: Michael Kleinman Jan 23, 2011 04:59 PM

                                                                  HUGE *sigh* of relief! My sister and I, 1982 and '84, found this post while trying to , for the umpteenth time, locate a box of Team Flakes. Despite our unsuccessful attempts at fulfilling our constant cravings for that delicious, flakey cereal,....we seem to have stumbled upon a group of kindred spirits. We live in Canada and team flakes was around until we hit high school... Terry Fox was on the front of the box. If anyone, anywhere obtained a box of this cereal (or even a sample sized box)... no price is too high. However, we find that the Special K with berries cereal has a similar texture and taste, but not as durable in a bowl of milk. I would fully support a petition to Nabisco / Kraft to produce this Fantastic cereal again.

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                                                                    julieintown RE: Michael Kleinman Jan 23, 2011 05:22 PM

                                                                    Whoa, I hear you. I miss Team Flakes--the crunch and the flavor. I've tried to find them via the web but no luck. They were the best! Now I'm having a total craving. Does anyone remember grape-flavored Wheaties or Grapenuts Flakes? They would have been around in the mid 60s. Just some of the flakes were grape the others were wheat. Or am I making this up?

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                                                                      gregorj RE: julieintown Apr 29, 2011 09:40 PM

                                                                      Grape Nuts Flakes may not be popular but they are still around. I usually have a box going in my kitchen.

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                                                                      wonderwheel RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 1, 2011 01:50 PM

                                                                      Closest Flakes I've found are Kashi Strawberry Fields.... wish they did them without the fruit....

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                                                                        Taylen RE: wonderwheel May 14, 2011 02:26 PM

                                                                        & Honey. It's a new flavor, tastes so much like team and stays crunchy!! Enjoy!!I have found a cereal sooo close to Team....Special K Oats

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                                                                        DRiffeyAusTx RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 29, 2011 11:23 AM

                                                                        BRING TEAM FLAKES BACK -------- Maybe we could buy the rights and start producing as a collective group. Then we could add other no longer produced products.

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                                                                          Taylen RE: DRiffeyAusTx May 14, 2011 02:28 PM

                                                                          I have found a cereal sooo close to Team....Special K Oats & Honey. It's a new flavor, tastes so much like team and stays crunchy!! Enjoy!!I

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                                                                          foodie39400 RE: Michael Kleinman Jun 27, 2011 01:46 PM

                                                                          Michael, if you ever find out please let me know. I feel the same way: Team was my all time favorite cereal. I"m sure there are more of us out there.

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                                                                            foodie39400 RE: Michael Kleinman Jun 27, 2011 01:49 PM

                                                                            Come to think of it, maybe we should submit this discussion to Nabisco"s consumer services department.

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                                                                              papawdon RE: Michael Kleinman Jun 29, 2011 08:30 AM

                                                                              It's so nice to know I'm not alone when it comes to my love/obsession with Team Flakes. I have found that Crispix comes fairly close, but it's nothing like the original Team Flakes. {sigh} I do miss them terribly, even after all these years. The best cereal EVER!

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                                                                                fedex kelly RE: papawdon Jul 2, 2011 10:34 PM

                                                                                I can't believe that nobody can find team flakes or anything that tastes remotely like them. The only other cereal I recall loving and wishing I could find was Mr. Wonderful's Surprise...does anyone recall that one? They were little round balls filled with sweet creamy something...

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                                                                                Taylen RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 3, 2011 10:52 AM

                                                                                By this time we all know Team Flakes are and have been gone. Through the years I too have tried some to hope and wish were even close to Team (i.e. Crispix, NutriGrain). I want to tell you all that I have found a cereal that I truly believe is 'Team' reincarnated!! It is Special K oats & honey, which is one of their new flavors. I can't wait to hear your replies!!

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                                                                                  RosiePosie88 RE: Taylen Jul 5, 2011 04:39 AM

                                                                                  Taylen, we tried Special K Oats & Honey and, though it was very tasty, it doesn't taste like Team. Special K Oats & Honey is much sweeter than Team was, and it doesn't contain that wonderful multi-grain flavor of Rice, Wheat, Corn, and Oats, with a slightly malt-flavored coating, which is what, I think, kept the flakes so crispy to the bottom of the bowl. My husband enjoys Wheaties, and this new version of Special K reminds me of a crispier, sweeter version of that flaked cereal, but definitely not Team. How I truly miss that cereal and wish a duplicate could be found but alas, not yet. Maybe one day...but thanks for trying and alerting us all to the possibility of again enjoying that wonderful Team taste. Meanwhile, we'll just have to keep searching.

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                                                                                  KennyInLA RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 1, 2011 11:35 AM

                                                                                  Count my vote, too. I miss TEAM cereal. I think it was better than anything currently on the shelf. PLEASE bring it back.

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                                                                                    jimi9999 RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 25, 2011 08:08 PM

                                                                                    Per Wikipedia, Kraft Foods sold its cereal division (including Post cereal) to Ralcorp Holdings in November of 2007, so we should all try to contact Ralcorp and beg them to start making Team cereal again!

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                                                                                      surviver RE: jimi9999 Aug 27, 2011 09:39 AM

                                                                                      sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Team flakes fell by the wayside because of slow sales. When an item falls below a certain average per week in sales it may be deleted. It may not be fair to those who liked it but movement numbers are the bottom line,

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                                                                                        RosiePosie88 RE: surviver Aug 27, 2011 03:57 PM

                                                                                        Team was big in the 1960's, and, when I called to ask why I wasn't finding it in the stores, it was over thirty years later, in the 1990's, a generation-and-a-half later. My kids wouldn't have a clue about it, except that I bought it for breakfast, and for recipes (made a terrific coating for chicken, great topping for casseroles, etc), but there friends didn't know about it. I asked the representative from Nabisco (maker of Team at the time) and was told there were too many new cereals on the market and that kids just didn't care.
                                                                                        Reminded them of the "new" marketing campaign for Corn Flakes, "Try them again for the first time..." and was told to give it up, that it wasn't going to happen. Well Corn Flakes is still on the shelves, due to a wonderful advertising campaign, but they just didn't care enough about Team to even try. How can an item sell if people don't even know about it? Ads, coupons, and commercials all help to sell a product, not just a wish and a prayer. They, Nabisco, let it die because they didn't care. Unfortunately, those of us who remember and loved the cereal, we are the ones to suffer. They moved on to new and ridiculous sugary, colorful cereals that kids love, for which they can demand a 400% mark-up. And the best is gone.

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                                                                                      dg1972 RE: Michael Kleinman Aug 31, 2011 07:48 PM

                                                                                      From what I can tell by the images, Nabisco is the one who made Team Flakes. I was born in 72 and I've been dying for Team Flakes forever. Lately, Post's Maple Pecan Crunch reminded me of it. I also remember Post's Toasties cereal. Kinda like a very thin corn flake, but nothing beats Team.

                                                                                      There's a facebook page for it! It said Nabisco cereals became Post! Can someone please try that MPC cereal I mentioned? Post's website says it has four grain flakes....

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                                                                                        bebo1068 RE: dg1972 Mar 15, 2012 05:11 PM

                                                                                        I was/am a HUGE Team Flaker. AND I think I've found just about the closest proxy to the original recipe....My wife is from Portugal and Kellogg's produces Special K for the local market (I don't know if it's the same as the rest of Europe or not). It is virtually nothing like the Special K we know in the US. I couldn't put my finger on why I love them so much, but the more I think about it, the taste and texture are very, very close to the original Team Flakes we all are jonesing for. Now all we need to do is to rent a shipping container.....

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                                                                                          debbydu RE: bebo1068 Mar 16, 2012 11:19 AM

                                                                                          Hey bebo1068, My daughter moved to Europe. On next visit will check that out for sure. Better yet she will be visiting soon will have her scope out for me and perhaps bring me a treat.
                                                                                          Just don't understand why they are not made anymore considering some of the junk cereals that are made!

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                                                                                            Marlo RE: debbydu Mar 16, 2012 12:03 PM

                                                                                            I've found a couple of extra links online that say Curves Whole Grain crunch is also a match? I also love the fact that this thread begain in 2002, I first posted in it in 2009, and the discussion still continues. I doubt there are many out there that are as obsessed with any cereal lol. I don't think we get the Curves stuff in Canada, but I am going to try the Special K Oats and Honey.

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                                                                                        Lisa1958 RE: Michael Kleinman Mar 19, 2012 02:37 PM

                                                                                        Go to Kraft.com, to the bottom of the page to "Contact". I left them a message asking for them to bring back my favorite cereal, Team Flakes. There really is no other cereal like it. Really does stay crunchy in milk.

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                                                                                          Marlo RE: Lisa1958 Mar 20, 2012 08:00 AM

                                                                                          Enjoying a bowl of the Special K Oats and Honey as I type this.. it's pretty good, really close, but nothing will be 100 percent match unless they bring the original back.

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                                                                                            Lisa1958 RE: Lisa1958 Mar 20, 2012 10:49 AM

                                                                                            I am told Ralston Foods (Ralcorp.com) purchased the Kraft cereal division in 2007. I have emailed them asking them to bring back Team Flakes. I also linked this site to them to let them know loyal fans are out there. Cheers. Lisa

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                                                                                              KennyInLA RE: Lisa1958 Mar 20, 2012 11:17 AM

                                                                                              Thanks, Lisa! I just did, too. Lets all go to the Ralcorp site and tell them how much we want our TEAM flakes back. The only way we're going to get our TEAM flakes back is if we stop talking to each other and start more people talking directly to the people who can make them for us. Let's get serious and post this on our Facebook pages. http://ralcorp.com/Contact%20Us/

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                                                                                                debbydu RE: KennyInLA Mar 21, 2012 04:09 PM

                                                                                                Sent my e-mail. Suggested they sell it on a web-site and to put me down for a case!! Please don't taunt me with the TEAM Flakes pictures

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                                                                                                  KennyInLA RE: debbydu Mar 22, 2012 09:06 AM

                                                                                                  Interesting idea! Maybe they think they can't market the cereal any more in major grocery stores, but if they thought there was a devoted following that would buy it over the internet, they might reconsider.... I think Walmart.com ships cereals through their website. http://ralcorp.com/Contact%20Us/ Let's rattle their cage and post this on Facebook and tell them WE WANT OUR TEAM BACK!!!!

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                                                                                                    foodie39400 RE: KennyInLA Mar 22, 2012 11:37 AM

                                                                                                    Why couldn't we also include a link to this chat? There must be other "boomer consumers" out there who aren't even aware of this chat.

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                                                                                                      jrbeal RE: foodie39400 Mar 26, 2012 04:30 PM

                                                                                                      Just select the "like" button at the top of this thread. Watch it go "viral" on Facebook! haha!

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                                                                                            bboygboy RE: Michael Kleinman May 17, 2012 12:52 PM

                                                                                            Team Flakes were my favorite cereal, but I haven't seen them in years. They were easily the best textured, tasty cereal around. Did some other company purchase the name, perhaps?

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                                                                                              JBlaine RE: bboygboy Oct 24, 2012 08:11 PM

                                                                                              Thought I was the only one that missed Team Flakes. Can't understand why they stopped making them.

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                                                                                              click RE: Michael Kleinman May 29, 2012 08:50 PM

                                                                                              Please bring back, Please bring back, Please bring our favorite Team Flakes back!!!!!

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                                                                                                stebo RE: Michael Kleinman Oct 15, 2012 08:14 AM

                                                                                                Had no idea that there were so many people sad about the loss of what I thought was the best flake cereal EVER.

                                                                                                While I have tried many of the cereals listed in this post, and I do LIKE many of them, I certainly don't love any of them like Team.

                                                                                                Although there is IMHO no replacement for Team Flakes, I have found a similar multi-grain flake cereal at WalMart called Multi Grain Flakes. The flavor is no where near as delicious, the texture is similar, and since Team Flakes will probably never return, what choices do we have?

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                                                                                                  touscents RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 12, 2013 07:50 PM

                                                                                                  Another Team flakes lover here. Cereals reminiscent of Team flakes are various brands of gluten-free flake cereals. One brand is Mesa.

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                                                                                                    Adam75 RE: Michael Kleinman May 17, 2013 01:23 PM

                                                                                                    It doesn't appear that anyone in this thread has tried the Kellogg's cereal "Product 19" which is a 4 grain cereal with malt and vitamins that for all practical purposes is a match for TEAM. It even has that famous long lasting crunch in milk. Let me know what you think.

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                                                                                                      cwdonald RE: Adam75 May 17, 2013 02:00 PM

                                                                                                      Wasn't product 19 the cereal that was fortified with vitamins and marketed that way?

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                                                                                                        Fickletick RE: Adam75 Sep 8, 2013 10:46 AM

                                                                                                        Adam, Adam, Adam. I hate to burst your bubble but Product 19 could never hold a candle to Team Flakes! It was more in the Wheatie category.... good but not the same. Team flakes were bigger, thicker and crunchier. I think it was the rice and corn in them.

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                                                                                                          playfulcoyote RE: Adam75 Feb 21, 2014 09:06 AM

                                                                                                          Sorry Adam,

                                                                                                          Product 19 isn't even close.
                                                                                                          Product 19 I believe is more of a wheat cereal whereas Team flakes had rice which kept them crispy for a long time and added sweetness. I have tried most every cereal out there and have yet to find anything that reminded me of team flakes

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                                                                                                            bebo1068 RE: Adam75 Feb 22, 2014 07:22 AM

                                                                                                            Product 19?? Really? Adam, I don't think you ever tried Team Flakes if that's the best comparison/substitute. Either that or you have forgotten the four grain taste. I'm still backing my "Special K" - European style, as the closest thing I've found to the original Team Flakes.

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                                                                                                            Fickletick RE: Michael Kleinman Jun 2, 2013 07:13 PM

                                                                                                            Team Flakes was my favorite cereal too. They were the best tasting flake ever made and they stayed crispy long enough to eat the whole bowl. I too have switched to Crispix but it pales by comparison. I have been asking what happened to Team Flakes for years. I wish I could remember when they disappeared. You are not alone, Michael.

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                                                                                                              kat1959jmt RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 30, 2013 05:41 PM

                                                                                                              I remember Team Flakes quite well. I miss all that crunch and great flavor. I was born in 59 and our family ate that every day. I agree with one of the older posts that we should start a t-shirt campaign. " Join the Team to bring Team Flakes back" . Let's show a new generation how good a cereal can be.

                                                                                                              1. Bill Hunt RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 30, 2013 09:14 PM

                                                                                                                I had to Google "Team Flakes," as I had never heard of them.

                                                                                                                When I was a youngster, we had Kellogg's Corn Flakes, All-Bran, and Corn Pops. Beyond that, it was "gourmet cereals," that had to be cooked.

                                                                                                                Guess that I missed those, plus Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, Capt. Crunch, and many, many more.

                                                                                                                I think that the "cereal explosion" hit, just as I entered puberty.


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                                                                                                                  Minifunnycar1 RE: Bill Hunt Aug 25, 2013 01:08 AM

                                                                                                                  I also miss Team Flakes.
                                                                                                                  I ate them when i was a child. I am 53 now. There is no substitute for the flavor of Team Flakes.

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                                                                                                                  SANDWIL RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 7, 2013 11:22 AM


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                                                                                                                    bebo1068 RE: SANDWIL Sep 7, 2013 08:33 PM

                                                                                                                    Hello my fellow Team Flakes Aficionados,

                                                                                                                    I've created a group on Facebook...Bring Back Team Flakes!
                                                                                                                    I'm looking to get this thing going. I hope to have a broader page in the future. Once I've figured out how to use Facebook properly, I will create a FB page for the world to see...Let's make this happen!!!!

                                                                                                                  2. Kate is always hungry RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 24, 2013 10:49 PM

                                                                                                                    I first replied to this thread in 2008. Five years later, people are still posting about our favorite flake cereal, Team Flakes. How I wish I could have a bowl for breakfast tomorrow! :(

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                                                                                                                      softandfoofie RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 29, 2013 05:49 AM

                                                                                                                      There is just no cereal out there that compares to Team Flakes! Many people have tried dozens and there are some very good ones out there...but the Team Flake recipe was definitely one of a kind. The crunch was just OUTRAGEOUS! It stayed crispy-crunchy to the bottom of the bowl. I used to eat it without milk as a snack.
                                                                                                                      I recently tried a cereal made by Kashi called "Simply Maize" and it has a similar texture--very crispy and lots of air bubbles. It's made only from corn, but I like it very much!
                                                                                                                      But, alas, of course, it's not Team Flakes. Could it be that we only miss and want Team Flakes because we can't get them anymore??

                                                                                                                      1. mamachef RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 29, 2013 06:36 AM

                                                                                                                        David Chang's pastry chef has developed a treat called "Cereal Milk," which is essentially a powdered mix that replicates the taste of what's left in the bowl after a rockin' cerealfest. Team Flakes would have been the perfect choice for the flavor, I think: but this is very, very close IMO.

                                                                                                                        1. Kate is always hungry RE: Michael Kleinman Sep 29, 2013 09:32 AM

                                                                                                                          Hi, Teamsters!

                                                                                                                          I couldn't find Product 19 on my latest grocery trip but I found Special K Multigrain. It has three of the four grains that Team had, no oats. I decided to take one for the Team and bought a box.

                                                                                                                          It was slightly sweetened, not in the flake, but on them. Overall, it was a decent substitute for our favorite flake cereal but I'm still on the lookout for Product 19 and hoping to see a revival of our TEAM.

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                                                                                                                            Taylen RE: Kate is always hungry Sep 29, 2013 11:51 AM

                                                                                                                            Have you tried Special K Oats & Honey? It has "Crunchy wheat, Rice, Corn Flakes with oats & Honey". I think this has been the closest to Team. It definitely stays crunchy, very good flavor.

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                                                                                                                              Kate is always hungry RE: Taylen Sep 29, 2013 06:22 PM

                                                                                                                              I was looking for Special K Oats & Honey, per your recommendation, and I didn't see it so I got the Multigrain variety. I'll be looking for O & H for next time!

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                                                                                                                            playfulcoyote RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 21, 2014 09:22 AM

                                                                                                                            I have always wonder what happened to Team Flakes, I am self professed cereal connoisseur and I loved Nabisco Team Flakes and have not been able to find a comparison anywhere out there. I did however just the other day purchase some brown rice crackers from Costco that kind of reminded me of the flavor of Team Flakes.
                                                                                                                            They are from a company called "Food Should Taste Good" and they are Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers.
                                                                                                                            Made with Brown Rice, Sesame and Flax Seeds, Quinoa, Amaranth, and Tamari.
                                                                                                                            If I recall Team flakes had Flax in them and they definitely were rice based.
                                                                                                                            Give them a try but definitely bring back Team Flakes!

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                                                                                                                              Lisa1958 RE: Michael Kleinman Feb 22, 2014 10:23 AM

                                                                                                                              Nabisco sold its cereal division to Kraft which in turn sold to RalCorp (Ralston-Purina) which sold to General Mills. Wouldn't hurt to contact General Mills, or RalCorp, which still makes private label cereal.

                                                                                                                              It's been many years since I've had a delicious bowl of crunchy Team Flakes, but, my guess is rice is the main ingredient. The Team box states rice, corn, oats and wheat, but I don't know in what order. I don't remember a strong wheat taste coming through, but definitely rice. I haven't found any cereal to be its equal.

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                                                                                                                                MikeSNYC RE: Michael Kleinman Apr 28, 2014 07:19 AM


                                                                                                                                Try Smart Start Cereal...its the closest to Team Flakes
                                                                                                                                It has the sweetness that these 4 grains need.
                                                                                                                                I had the Original Antioxidants and the memories all came back with each spoonful

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                                                                                                                                  dotey RE: Michael Kleinman Jul 9, 2014 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                                  I have written to the company. Apparently they needa petition or something showing interest before they'll produce it again

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                                                                                                                                    bebo1068 RE: dotey Jul 10, 2014 07:31 PM

                                                                                                                                    Ok, this thread continues 12 years post the start of it, that's 12 years folks!! I was a red-blooded Team Flaker back in the day, and the Special K, Portuguese style is about as close to the original Team Flake as I have found. The first responder to me who wants a box, I'll bring 1 back with me from my trip there this summer and ship it over to you, no questions asked.

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                                                                                                                                      swftjwl RE: bebo1068 Jul 10, 2014 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                      That's amazing! I wish I could have that box!

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                                                                                                                                        swftjwl RE: bebo1068 Jul 10, 2014 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                                        That's amazing! I wish I could have that box!

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                                                                                                                                          Taylen RE: swftjwl Jul 12, 2014 10:41 AM

                                                                                                                                          I'm still eating the cereal I recommended a couple years back here....Special K "Oats & Honey". Same main ingredients as Team...Crunchy Wheat, Rice, Corn Flakes with Oats & Honey. It stays crunchy all the way and I even add a little more sweetness to my liking. Still miss Team, but this is, in my opinion, closest second!

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                                                                                                                                            bebo1068 RE: swftjwl Jul 14, 2014 09:58 AM

                                                                                                                                            swftjwl....It's yours!!! Just send me contact info to bebo1068@gmail.com and I'll make sure you get your "closest thing to Team Flakes" box cereal as I've been able to find.

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