Choosing the right cereal to buy when we were young was more than just choosing the brand and flavor we wanted – it was also about picking the box that potentially housed the best toys, like cars, rockets, and decoder rings. Even the box itself sometimes converted into various games.
Sadly, you mostly can’t find cereal box toys anymore. In 1988, Kellogg’s® recalled millions of flutes and toy binoculars in Corn Pops® and Rice Krispies® due to choking hazards (they could break into tiny pieces). The placement of these toys then shifted – they were put in between the box and the bag of cereal. These fun treats were still common throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but the fad died out when kids became more interested in the technological gadgets found today.
Come take a trip down memory lane and see our top picks for best toys found in cereal. Do you remember any of them?