Breakfast cereals these days just aren’t quite like the ones of yesteryear, are they? Back in the days before health regulations and nutrition facts, cereals manufactured by companies like Quaker and General Mills were delicious and full of sugar and unhealthy ingredients.
Take a look at these four breakfast cereals from the 1960s that will take you on a delicious trip back in time.
If you were a child in the 1960s, there’s no doubt that you would have tried this sickeningly sweet treat. Made with cornmeal and sugary syrup, this gave kids all kinds of energy back in the day. It’s still available in specialty shops and online to this day!
Have you ever seen a breakfast cereal with intricate shapes made to look like flowers? Buttercups were attention-grabbing for this reason, and the lightly sweet flavor that was like a better version of corn flakes was nothing to sneeze at either.
With the space race craze hitting the world in the 1960s, it’s no surprise that this Frankenstein-esque creation hit the market for two years in the middle of the decade. This cereal contained o-shaped oats as well as bits of freeze-dried ice cream, which was all the rage due to its use in the space shuttle.