17 Geeky Cereals From the 1980’s

Not everyone wants to remember everything that happened in the 1980’s – the music, the fashion and other unnatural disasters aren’t a great achievement in man kind history. But the TV shows and movies, the video games and books that added to geek culture? Masterpiece.

How much of a masterpiece? Well, when something is so good it is used to help companies sell cereals to children, it means it’s really awesome, be it video game heroes like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong (is he really a hero?), TV celebs like Mr. T from the ‘A team’ or things that go way beyond just one medium, like Batman, E.T. and the Ghostbusters.

Pac-Man Cereal

Capitalizing the game’s success, Pac-Man Cereal hit the shelves in 1983 with a bang. The cereal was a “crunchy sweetened corn cereal with marshmallow bits”. The game’s known icons, Pac-Man and the  ghost were created with colourful marshmallows .Pac-Man Cereal lasted until 1985.


Gremlins Cereals

After the movie’s great success in the box office this cereal was made. The cereal pieces were meant to resemble the film’s furry character Gizmo but in reality they looked like teddy bears and tasted like Cap’n Crunch.


Nintendo System Cereals

This cereals box contains pure awesomeness, produced by Ralston Cereals in 1988. This little box combined the 2 most popular games for the NES. The cereal box was divided in half, One side was the  Super Mario Bros and the other The Legend of Zelda, super cool! If you are looking to perches this old school cereals, the cereal has recently been selling for around $100-$129 on online auction sites, not sure you would want to eat it.


Mr. T Cereal

Mr. T had become recognizable to most Americans on The A-Team . So it only make sence he should have a cereal box no? Mr. T cereals were first introduce to the world in 1984. These crispy sweet corn and oats shaped like the “T” letter cereals actually tasted somewhat similar to Cap’N Crunch.

Mr. T

E.T cereals

These out of this world peanut butter and chocolate-flavoured crispy, sweetened 2-grain cereal were introduced to the world back in 1984. The cereal pieces came in the shapes of the capital letters “E” and “T” and tasted like Reese’s Puffs (originally Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs).



Crispy Critters Cereal

The crispy critters go back to the 60’s but since they were re-issued by Post Cereals in 1987, we included them on this list.  The new version of the cereal kept the known animals shaped of these popular morning cereals.

Crispy Critters

Ghostbusters Cereal

For 5 years these Ghostbusters cereals were market. Acutely during that time, you had 3 types of Ghostbusters cereal available: Ghost Busters, The Real Ghost Busters and Slimer! And The Real Ghostbusters. All 3 cereals appeared to have been the same taste and look just a different cereal repackaged.

Ghost Busters

Smurf-Berry Crunch Cereal

The cereals were manufactured by Post Cereal in 1983 and apparently left its mark, since we even found a Facebook group that asking to Bring Back Smurf Berry Crunch.


Batman Cereal

All you marvel fans would love to get these Batman cereal back ha? These bat shaped cereal were first introduce to the world in 1989.


C-3PO’s Cereals

What happened to the days which Kellogg manufactured awesome cereals like these StarWars C-3PO. Kellogg’s introduced this Star Wars cereals one year after the 3rd film in the cult movie series.


Cabbage Patch Kids Cereal

These low in sugar cereal saw the day of light back in 1985, the cereal pieces looked like puffy smiling faces.

Cabbage Patch

Fruity Yummy Mummy

What can be wrong with a cereal named :”Yummy Mummy”? The Yummy Mummy was introduce in 1987 to the world but unfortunately  had a short life as it was discontinued 6 years later (1993).

Yummy Mummy

G.I. Joe Action Stars Cereal

It was only a matter of time until America’s favorite solder gets a cereal. This popular line of military-themed action figures was firstly introduced to the world in 1964 and it tool 19 years( 1985) till the famous solder got his cereal box.

G.I. Joe

Cröonchy Stars Cereal

Featuring the Swedish Chef from The Muppet Show, these star-shaped cereal was released in 1988, and discontinued about a year later.


 Nerds Cereal

This 2-in-one cereal box was divided into 2 separate compartments – each containing a different flavour of Nerds Cereal. Back in 1985 they were reports that eating Nerds Cereal would produce a bright red-orange stool…no wonder it didn’t last much.


Donkey Kong Cereal

Old school gamers probably miss this monkey cereal. Cashing on one of the most known arcade-style platform video game by Nintendo,these old school cereal were firstly launched on 1982. Naturally the cereal pieces were shaped like small barrels. The Donkey Kong cereal lasted only 2 years, until 1984.

Donkey Kong

Morning Funnies

This fruit-flavored breakfast cereal produced by Ralston Cereals in 1988 was based on the assortment of newspaper comic strips featured on the box.Some of the characters that appeared in the Morning Funnies were Dennis the Menace, the Family Circus family, Popeye, Beetle Baily, Luann, Hagar the Horrible and Funky Winkerbean.The cereal only lasted about a year.

Morning Funnies

For more cereal box awesomeness, why don’t you check out the 12 best Halloween cereals ever or these awesome re-envisioned cereal box characters.