Image Odyssey: Discontinued Cereals of the 70’s and 80’s

It’s SO hard to narrow down my search results for this image odyssey. There are legions of bizarre and beloved crunchy, sugary relics to be found. Let’s start with some collages by Like Totally 80’s, where you can also find original commercials. It was all about toy, video games…and doughnuts. Lots of doughnuts. (Click images to enlarge)


What kind of cold hearted freaks could look at Gizmo and cancel this cereal? Look at those eyes! I’d eat a box that’s been sitting around since 1984 if this creature asked me to.



Who remembers Body Buddies? I had these as a kid. I think I believed they were healthy because of the deceptive name (and those awesomely strong kids on the box). Dear World, please notify me when sugary corn puffs become healthy. Thanks.

Barbie? No wonder this failed. Everybody knows she has black coffee and cigarettes for breakfast.



Poor King Vitaman didn’t reign for long.

These were before my time, but I’m sad to see any monster cereal go.

I’m not sure what prompted anyone, ever, to think that grape flavored grains and marshmallows was a good idea. This has to pass…committees and stuff.

I’m sure this got discontinued because no one wanted to bother writing the name on a grocery list. Still, the premise of a robot who shoots out sweetened morsels when tickled was gold.

It’s not cereal, folks. It’s a cereal system, which sounds undeniably sophisticated.

If someone handed me chocolate food…filled with chocolate…I’d be calling him Mr. Wonderful too.


6 Responses to “Image Odyssey: Discontinued Cereals of the 70’s and 80’s”

  1. Carrie Filetti Says:

    These are so awesome! You forgot Alpha-Bits 😉 I only remember because that is the only sugar cereal we ever got. My parents were a bit earthy so we mostly got the black & white box that said ‘corn flakes’. But I remember drooling at these cereals when shopping with mom. I loved spending the night at friends houses because they always had so many cereals to pick from, many of these!

  2. phairhead Says:

    I loved Frute Brute! They brought it back for a limited time @ Target about 3 years ago for Halloween. It was glorious

  3. Freakies! “We are the Freakies, we are the Freakies, this is our Freakie tree. We never miss a meal, ’cause we love our cereal . . .”

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