90s’ kids grew up in the golden age of breakfast cereals, with a plethora of sugary confections to choose from each morning. It brought us immense joy when we found a toy hidden in the box or a magical spoon that turned colors with a splash of milk, making the most important meal of the day the best time of day.

Now when you walk down the cereal aisles of the grocery store, you’ll see boxes with names like “Gluten-Free O’s” and “Peanut Butter Puffs” mixed in with classics such as Froot Loops and Apple Jacks. Cereals in the 90s just hit different.

Today’s society is all about everything in moderation, but to be honest, there’s nothing fun about eating health-conscious cereals. And also, how can you expect kids to actually enjoy breakfast time when it’s simply not as fun? And where is the snazzy box art? Cereals based on TV shows are so 1990. Bring them back!

Here are 13 forgotten ’90s cereal brands that people (or at least kids) loved!

1. Oreo O’s

3. Berry Berry Kix

berry berry kix cereal

4. Honey Comb

5. Reptar Crunch 

reptar crunch cereal

You can’t talk about cereal in the 90s without mentioning this Rugrats themed GIFT.

6. Cinnamon Mini Buns

cinnamon mini buns cereal

7. Sprinkle Spangles

8. French Toast Crunch

9. Pop Tarts Crunch

pop tarts crunch cereal

10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal (bonus if you got the bowl)

teenage mutant ninja turtles cereal

11. Capt’N’Crunch Choco Donuts

12. Wheaties Dunk-A-Balls (Michael Jordan not included)

13. Waffle Crisp

Even though you’re an adult, it’s totally acceptable to start your day with a heaping bowl of Lucky Charms—one of the 90s cereals that still exists! Bring on the mallows–they are, in fact, part of a complete breakfast.


Hannah Gettleman is a bubbly twenty-something living in Chicago. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Journalism. Don't tell her that print is dying--she's already made the switch to public relations. As a Midwest girl, winter happens approximately 80% of the year, so she knows a thing or two about a good pair of snow boots. She lives for summer weather (even though she can never tan), Boy Meets World reruns, and an unhealthy addiction to dark chocolate and online shopping. She's a die-hard Chicago sports fan, even though she's well aware the Cubs always end up in last place every year.

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