If there was ever a year we all could use a healing dose of childhood nostalgia, that year is now. One of my fondest memories of joy and comfort? Eating my favorite cereal in front of the TV while watching Saturday morning cartoons.
While my television choices may have changed, my love of cereal has not. And, apparently, I’m not the only one craving some sugary nostalgia. After requests from fans, General Mills has officially brought back the taste and shape of four cereals popular with ’80s and ’90s kids.
The cereals never went anywhere and have remained on store shelves, but Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams and Cookie Crisp are all going old school, delivering everything you remember from decades past. That means Cocoa Puffs now offers extra chocolatey flavor, Cookie Crisp is bringing in more chocolate chip cookie taste, Trix is reviving its classic six fruity shapes and Golden Grahams is taking us back to its retro recipe. That means it once again includes honey!
“Our fans crave a taste of nostalgia — and, while these four cereals have always remained popular, we’ve answered their requests and brought back the taste they remember from childhood,” Jennifer Jorgensen, vice president of marketing for General Mills cereal, said in a press release. “After all, was there anything better as a kid than waking up on Saturday morning, grabbing your favorite cereal and watching cartoons? We’re hoping fans can relive these fun moments while sharing the classic taste they loved with their own families now.”
The updates on all four cereals are permanent, so you can enjoy some delicious memories as much as you want. They are available at most major retailers nationwide now. Prices range from $3.52-$3.68 per box.
To celebrate their return, actor Mario Lopez will be hosting “General Mills Presents: The Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In,“ featuring cartoon classics. You can tune in from the comfort of your couch via a live stream on Oct. 3 at 10 a.m. PDT.
What was your favorite childhood cereal?