Kellogg’s Apple Raisin Crisp Cereal

There are and always have been two kinds of breakfast cereals on the market. The good kind and the bad kind, aka the sugary cereal aimed at children and the healthy cereal designed for adults. We at Retroist.com have repeatedly talked about our obsession with fondness for the sugary cereals of our past, and rightly so. That’s the kind of cereal we should be obsessed with fond for, and that’s the kind of cereal that instantly comes to mind when we think of breakfast time in those days. Search your memory banks and you just might remember a few of the adult brands that no longer exist today. One of those was Kellogg’s Apple Raisin Crisp.

Where did Kellogg’s Apple Raisin Crisp get it’s homemade taste? I have no clue. I don’t even know what the “homemade taste” was, because I never ate it. But I do remember the commercial, and the cross-stitch font on the cereal box that reminded me of the titles on Family Feud. And I have to admit that while I wouldn’t have been at all interested in this as a kid, it sounds pretty good now. Apples baked into the flakes? Hand me a spoon!

Doug

Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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3 thoughts on “Kellogg’s Apple Raisin Crisp Cereal

  1. Turns out I wasn’t the only one to think that. After I wrote this post, I read the comments on the video, and someone else said it reminded them of FF. Great minds, I guess.

  2. I enjoyed this cereal in the early to mid-eighties (’84-’85). The flakes had a texture like Product 19 (more crunchy than crispy) and the apples baked into them were lightly sweetened, cinnamon-sprayed flecks with more taste than today’s apple rings. Add to that the raisins. I never baked treats from them (they didn’t last long enough to bake in our household), but I bet they would have tasted really good.

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