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The Worst Cereals That Time Forgot

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Vote up the cereals that deserved to permanently disappear from grocery store shelves

The forgotten cereals of yesterday can bring on a real nostalgia kick when we stumble upon them again. That generally only happens when we actually enjoy the cereal in the first place though. Far too many cereals vanished into the shadows of yesterday because that's where they belong. Let's face it, innovating new cereal has to be a pretty hard job. You've got corn, or rice, or wheat and not much else to use as a base. Then you can add fruit flavors, maybe some chocolate or cinnamon, just cover it with sugar, or leave it plain. That's the formula behind probably 99% of all the cereal you've ever tried in your life. In order to stand out in a crowd, sometimes you have to take a risk and have a weirdly irrelevant movie tie-in, a baffling spokescreature, or swing for the fences with a flavor mix no one really asked for. Here are just a few of the cereal missteps of a bygone era.

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  • 1
    321 VOTES

    Crunchy Loggs

    Crunchy Loggs
    Photo: Kelloggs

    If you were compiling a list of the least appetizing words in our language, "loggs" would be right near the top. 

  • 2
    327 VOTES

    OJ's

    OJ's
    Photo: Kellogg's

    Do you know why there’s no purely orange flavored cereal on the market today?  This unfortunately named cereal is why.

  • 3
    327 VOTES

    New Kids On The Block

    New Kids On The Block
    Photo: Ralston

    So which popular boy band would you most want to feel in your mouth, anyway? Don't answer that.

  • 4
    229 VOTES

    Grins And Smiles And Giggles And Laughs

    Grins And Smiles And Giggles And Laughs
    Photo: Ralston

    It was a cereal supposedly made by a surly robot and its name was a whole sentence long. The '70s were a weird time.