Over the years dozens of cereals have come and gone, some of which are still much loved by many of us. Finding discontinued cereals from the 1990’s that are still edible just isn’t possible, however we can look back in fondness at some of the epic cereal released of the 1990’s that are no longer around.
As you will see from the 10 discontinued cereals below, some had an incredibly short life-span, less than a year in some cases! Others limped along for a few years before being dropped for something different, how many do you remember?
Pop Tarts Crunch Cereal 1994 -1995
They came in both Brown Sugar Cinnamon and Strawberry flavours but even that wasn’t enough to save Pop Tarts Crunch Cereal! Lasting roughly a year between 1994 and 1995, these sugar packed mini pop tarts came and went in a flash.
Urkel-O’s 1991 – ?
Urkel-O’s were based on a character from the television sitcom ‘Family Matters’, the strawberry and banana flavoured cereal consisted of yellow and red loops. First released in 1991, Urkel-O’s were fairly popular at the time, even offering a trip to Washington DC for one lucky winner, however, they were eventually discontinued, what year we aren’t entirely sure.
Sprinkle Spangles 1991 – 1995
Sprinkle Spangles were star-shaped pieces that were covered with multi-coloured sprinkles. The Sprinkle Genie (voiced by Dom DeLuise) was the brand mascot and had the catchphrase “You wish it, I dish it!”
Kellogg’s Cinnamon Mini Buns 1990 – 1993
Released in 1990, Kelloggs’s Cinnamon Mini Buns were cereal sized ‘mini buns’, they were eventually revamped and renamed ‘Mini Swirlz Cinnamon Buns’. However, as with many cereal ideas that seem genius at the time, they lasted just three years before being discontinued.
Addams Family Cereal 1991 – ?
Released in 1991 to tie-in with the Addams Family movie starring Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci, this cereal resembled skulls and other ghostly shapes. As you can see from the box they don’t actually have a name apart from ‘Addams Family’ and they don’t even state a flavour! However, those with a good memory will surely remember the taste of honeycomb and a combination of other things.
Discontinued Cereals Of The 1990’s You May Have Forgotten About!
Hidden Treasures 1993 – 1995
This short-lived cereal was introduced in 1993 alongside Sprinke Spangles. The sweetened corn squares were filled with a fruity filling (orange, grape or cherry), however some pieces had no filling at all. A robot mascot called H.T. could be found on the box, however, he didn’t hang around long, just like the cereal.
Oreo O’s 1998 – 2007
Oreo flavoured O-shaped pieces of cereal, what more could you want from your cereal? One of the most popular in this list, if you still fancy a box of these then they are still available in just one country, South Korea!
Double Dip Crunch 1989 – 1993
Double Dip Crunch tasted of honey and nuts, there was also a frosted version released around the same time. It seems that this cereal still holds great memories as their are number petitions for the return of Double Dip Crunch.
Ghostbusters Cereal 1985 – 1988
Available for three years under this name then later re-branded before being cancelled, Ghostbusters Cereal was released as a tie-in with the first movie. As the hype for the two movies faded, so did the breakfast cereal. With a new Ghostbusters in the works, who knows if the cereal may one day return!
Spider-Man Cereal 1995
This was a limited edition, sweetened rice cereal that was a tie-in for the animated TV series on Fox Kids Network. The web shaped cereal also came with four different kinds of marshmallow, each representing something popular from the Spider-Man series such as the Hobgoblin’s Pumpkin Bomb or Peter Parker’s camera.