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Does anyone remember the ten pack variety boxes of cereal?

Asked by john65pennington (29253points) June 21st, 2011

I think I asked this question on Answerbag, several years ago. I think its worth a second time around. The small boxes of cereal came in one long pack. You opened the small box and poured milk inside on top of the cereal. The variety was pretty good. There was Raisin Bran, Wheaties, Sugar Frosted Flakes and several others I cannot remember. Question: whatever happened to this variety pack and what was your favorite choice?

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Kardamom's avatar

Heck yeah! We used to take them camping with us, because I liked Raisin Bran and Fruit Loops and my brother liked Coco Crispies and Frosted Flakes and my Dad liked Rice Krispies and Corn Flakes. I think they still make them, but they’re usually down on the very bottom shelf at the grocery store, just because there are so many other big box cereals and now they also have bagged cereals.

We just thought it was so nifty that you just sliced open the side of the box and you could pour the milk right in the box that was lined with waxed paper. : )

Cruiser's avatar

They still have them where I live and my kids get the same thrill I did when I got to have them on vacation at the cabin.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes. When I was a kid then my grandfather and I would take multi-state trips and I always looked forward to pulling into some cafe that would have those up on a shelf to choose from. My parents didn’t allow commercial cereal so for me, it was a treat!

woodcutter's avatar

Yeah those were the days. We always just poured the cereal into a bowl though.

gondwanalon's avatar

I remember those. As a small kid I would eat 2 or 3 of those small boxes at a time. They tasted better eating them out of the box but I usually just poured them into a bowl.

sliceswiththings's avatar

@Kardamom pretty much said my answer! My brother liked corn pops and frosted flakes, I liked froot loops and cocoa crispies. We were astonished that Raisin Bran had more sugar than Froot Loops. There were many fights though when someone woke up earlier and at a cereal someone else had claimed. So fun!

Plucky's avatar

Yeah, we used to take them camping. I used to like the Raisin Bran one the most. I remember there being Raisin Bran, Bran Flakes, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and Corn Pops. I believe they still have them here ..usually around this time they start popping up (summer vacations start).

Plucky's avatar

Tee hee…I found them on Amazon (the American Amazon – I don’t think the Canadian Amazon sells food).

ucme's avatar

They’re still going strong here in England Town. I used to think it was breakfast for the dwarf community.

Bellatrix's avatar

You can still get them here. I went away for a weekend a few weeks ago, and there in the breakfast foods was one of those 10 packs. I did think about having the coco pops :D We didn’t even open the pack in the end.

Stinley's avatar

I still buy these for my kids when we go away in our caravan. In the supermarket there are nestle ones, kellogs ones and own brand Tesco ones. Can’t believe they don’t sell them in US, the land of opportunity. That’s one opportunity Kellogs are missing!

downtide's avatar

They’re still available in the UK but I never get them because the portion sizes are too small for anyone above the age of about five.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I do remember them :) Frosted Flakes

SpatzieLover's avatar

They still have them at a couple of our grocery stores. They were my fav to eat as a snack at a local diner. The diner would open the side of the box, slice the bag & pour the milk in. Childhood awesomeness!!!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

We still have those in my grocery store.

faye's avatar

Did a lot of us take them camping?! My kids lived to eat outside with these.

SpatzieLover's avatar

We did @faye. They’re good for car snacks, too.

reijinni's avatar

Seen them, never bought them. Always went to a relative’s house and ate what they got.

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