Breakfast time is always a pretty exciting part of the day. I mean, at least it is when you're a kid. When you're an adult it means it's time to head out to work, but for kids it's a bit different.
When you're young, you have very few responsibilities. Sure, you have to go to school, but it's not really the biggest deal.
But even still, we were supposed to start our days off right with a health and well-balanced breakfast. What did we do instead? We ate a bunch of sugary cereal and crashed by snack time.
Did we ever realize their was the potential to eat something healthy that would keep us going all day? Probably. Did we ever do it? Of course not.
Breakfast cereals were basically an entire food group on their own. There were so many varieties and flavors to choose between, it was like a never ending adventure down the grocery aisle any time our moms said we could try a new cereal.
I know some kids weren't allowed sugary cereals, and I'm very sorry for your loss, but for the rest of us, these cereals were our everything.
1. Waffle Crisp
Yes please. Just leave the box on the table because you know you're going to need seconds...Okay thirds.
It's essentially a big ol' bowl of mini Eggos and that's really all we've ever wanted right?
How do make this a balanced breakfast? You eat it as a side to your full size Eggos. That's how it's done right?
Of course we all know that Steve Urkel was a huge success, but sometimes you might forget that he had his own cereal.
That's right, if you couldn't get enough of the goofy neighbor, you could bring his strawberry & banana flavored cereal into your home.
I guess it's better than having actual Urkel in your house...
The cereal however was top notch, and honestly, I could go for a bowl right now...
3. Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears
I think my favorite thing about the cereals of our childhood was that so many of them were just an excuse to eat a big bowl of cookies for breakfast.
Sure, you could have a handful of Teddy Grahams for breakfast, but your mom is going to yell at you. But if you pour out these "Breakfast Bears" suddenly they are just fine.
All you need to do is shrink the cookie down a little bit and then voila, perfect breakfast apparently.
4. E.T. Cereal
We all fell in love with the little extra-terrestrial when his movie came out, but with this cereal we could celebrate his love of peanut butter and chocolate treats.
Personally this one was never my favorite, but I remember my sister being really upset when they stopped selling it at out local grocery store.
5. Rainbow Brite Sweetened Cereal
I was absolutely obsessed with Rainbow Brite, just like everyone else in the world. And to help us with our obsession, they made us a special rainbow cereal.
The little pieces were all fruit flavors, but they were all shaped like little macaronis. According to the box there was a mail-in offer for a pretty awesome night shirt though, so why wouldn't you get it!
6. Croonchy Stars
Who knew, the Muppets had a cereal! It makes sense that the Swedish Chef is the one on the box I suppose, as he's the one who is always in the kitchen!
This cinnamon toasted cereal was pretty delicious back in the day. So much so that even though it only lasted a year in its initial run, it was brought back three years later for a final attempt.
Unfortunately it still failed, but at least we will always have the memories... Bork bork bork.
7. Banana Frosted Flakes
I'm sorry but I could never get on board with this one, but it was a big hit for a lot of people.
It lasted a full three years, which in the cereal industry doesn't seem all that bad, but personally to me I always associate banana flavoring with that medicine you were forced to take as a kid for strep throat.
But that is probably just me, I bet a lot of you loved this cereal, right? Someone must have...
8. Pop-Tarts Crunch
Once again, this was another case of "if you shrink it, it becomes cereal," although in this case it was a something that was already considered a breakfast food.
Pop-Tarts were obviously amazing, but how about eating dozens of them soaked in milk? Pretty appetizing right?
9. Mr. T Cereal
Mr. T was an icon in the 80s. He starred on the wonderful and successful show The A-Team as B.A., the tough guy with a fear of flying.
But that wasn't enough. He made his own cereal, of course all the pieces were in the shapes of T's, and they were little corn and oat bites that were "fortified with B-vitamins and iron" according to the box.
Obviously that was just there so we could trick our parents into buying this so we could get those super rad stickers.
10. Ice Cream Cones Cereal
I think we can all agree that ice cream for breakfast is the best option, but when you were a kid, your mom didn't let that happen.
Instead we had to trick her with this wonderful creation. Even though it only lasted for a year, it found its way into our hearts.
They did try to bring it back in 2003, but I guess the world just isn't ready to embrace the fact that ice cream is the best breakfast food.
There are just so many good cereals out there that we miss, but luckily they just keep making new ones for us!
Which of these flavors did you always go for when you were allowed to pick out your cereals?
There are a lot more discontinued snacks that we used to love, it wasn't just cereal. Whether it was Planter's Cheese Balls or Hubba Bubba Soda, there were so many good snacks that you can't get anymore.
But don't worry, there are also a lot of other snacks that you can actually still buy to this day and we know where you can find them.
Source - Cereal Graveyard