9 discontinued breakfast foods you definitely remember from your childhood

AuthorWho doesn’t love cereal?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Some of your fondest childhood memories probably include sitting down at the family table eating your favourite combination of cereal and milk.

Unfortunately, some of our beloved foods we grew up eating were either too sweet to last or failed to develop along with us.

Here are nine discontinued breakfast foods that you vividly remember from your youth that should make a comeback.


Trix unveiled a fruit-shaped alternative to its classic cereal in 1991, but it didn’t last.

Courtesy of The Oddessy OnlineTrix’s fruit shaped cereal wasn’t any different than their original.

Since 1955, Trix has been a cereal staple in many households, so General Mills thought it would be ingenious to unveil a fruit-shaped variety to audiences in 1991.

Trix aficionados of the 1990s likely remember this modification, as they replaced the original design for 15 years. In 2006, General Mills decided they were done with the experiment, but in 2018, the company announced that it was bringing back the beloved design.


Oatmeal Swirlers quite literally let you play with your food.

Courtesy of Dinosaur DraculaPlaying with your food was made possible with this oatmeal brand.

General Mills was onto something when they released Oatmeal Swirlers, plain oatmeal accompanied with fruit-flavored jelly you could swirl on top. Whether you wanted to engage in a game of tic-tac-toe or draw your dream home, there was enough jelly for you to go rogue. Playing with your food was encouraged and celebrated.

They first landed in stores in 1989, but a few years later Oatmeal Swirlers were discontinued.


Pepsi A.M. tried to make it cool to drink soda in the morning.

Bevnet.comThis was a brief period of time when we could drink soda first thing in the morning.

Released in 1989, Pepsi A.M. claimed to have 28% more caffeine than a regular Pepsi, so it was advertised to replace your morning coffee. It lasted only a year before production ceased.


Pop-Tarts Crunch were Pop-Tarts in cereal form.

YouTubeBefore we were all eating pop tarts for breakfast we could enjoy Pop-Tarts Crunch.

There was no toaster necessary for Pop-Tarts Crunch, as they were miniature versions of your favourite pastry in cereal form. Pop-Tarts Crunch came out in 1994 with two popular flavours: strawberry and brown sugar & cinnamon. A year later Kellogg fazed out the breakfast cereal.


Kudos Granola bars was like a candy bar for breakfast.

AmazonKudos allowed us to eat candy for breakfast.

These Mars-produced “granola bars” debuted in 1986, and were loaded with miniature M&Ms, Snickers, fudge and chocolate chips. On their official Facebook page, Mars confirmed that they discontinued the popular on-the-go breakfast snack, perhaps because it was the equivalent of eating candy for breakfast.


Kellogg’s managed to turn yogurt into a poppable pellet with Yogos Bits.

Courtesy of AmazonYogo bits were smart in theory but failed in actuality.

“Yogurty covered fruit flavored bits” were how Yogo Bits were advertised to families back in the ’90s. Amongst other things, the Michigan-based breakfast company Kellogg’s cited their unpopularity among fans for its demise.


Dannon Sprink’lins tried to prove everything is better with sprinkles.

WikimediaSprinkles for breakfast.

Dannon unveiled this sprinkles-laced yogurt in 1992, and it would change colour based on the sprinkles you received. It’s unclear when Sprink’lins retired from grocery store counters, but the sugary yogurt is likely missed by ’90s kids everywhere.


Sea Adventure Eggs instant oatmeal hatched right into kitchens in the late 1990s.

Courtesy of PinterestAn oatmeal with cookies and candy.

Quaker Instant Oatmeal was onto something when they introduced Dinosaur Eggs instant oatmeal in 1998. Upon adding water to dry oatmeal sprinkled with small eggs and cooking the entire thing in the microwave, those eggs hatched into little crunchy candy dinosaurs. The Sea Adventure Eggs was the same idea but went an extra mile by turning your oatmeal an ocean blue colour.

While the Dinosaur Eggs are still going strong in pantry cabinets, the Sea Adventure eggs have since been retired.


Waffle Crisps tasted like mini maple sugar bites.

BuzzFeedA combination of two great breakfast foods — cereal and waffles.

Post cereal brands introduced Waffle Crisps in 1996, and the hybrid between two beloved breakfast foods caught the attention of many households. They were shaped like small, rounded waffles that gave off a beige hue and a cinnamon aftertaste with the addition of milk.

According to Post’s website, Waffle Crisps are officially discontinued, but one could still track them down if a craving arises.

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