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Kiddo Cereal Nostalgia

I was never a huge cereal wolfer as a li'l spark, but there were a few sickly sweet cereals from the 70s I loved.

Cap'n Crunch
Count Chocula
Honeycombs (even though each piece was bigger than my mouth and had the texture of an arrowhead)
Apple Jacks
Corn Pops

What were your favorites to pound down while watching Fat Albert, Scoobie Doo and the Hudson Brothers?

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  1. I wasn't allowed to have "sugar" cereal most of the time, but when I could it was alway Lucky Charms. Something about those styrofoam marshmallows and sugar glazed cereal kernels. I also remember a box of Rainbow Brite cereal my mom brought home from work (some sort of promotion). Tasted like fruit loops, and I knew I had dessert every night after dinner till the box was gone.

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    1. re: corneygirl

      I wasn't allowed either, but sometimes we would have Alphabits. I only ate them dry, no milk. And bonus, you could spell naughty words.

      I never got into eating cereal otherwise and still gag at the thought of soggy bits of grain products floating about in cold milk. Blech.

    2. When my mom allowed me to pick out a cereal, it was always either Quisp or Quake. Haven't thought about them in some time! Quisp was my all-time favorite.

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      1. re: nofunlatte

        Do you remember when we all were invited to vote for our favorite, Quisp or Quake? Quisp won, Quake was no more.

          1. re: nofunlatte

            A local farm market recently began carrying Quisp. And it is all I can do each time I'm there not to pick up a box!

      2. Cap'n Crunch, plain and peanut butter
        Honeycomb
        Sugar Corn Pops
        Sugar Smacks
        Lucky Charms
        Cocoa Puffs
        Cocoa Krispies
        Puffa Puffa Rice
        Kix counted as a sweet cereal- just put a ton of sugar on it.

        1. Being a good twenty years older than you, we had the really heavy sugared cereals in the 50s:

          Sugar Smacks-my absolute favorite
          Sugar Crisp-best in chocolate milk

          1. only ever dry... no milk...
            captain crunch
            corn pops
            raisin bran (crunch)
            apple jacks