General Mills cereal brings back a taste of childhood in every cereal bowl

General Mills brings back retro cereal, photo provided by General Mills
General Mills brings back retro cereal, photo provided by General Mills /

General Mills cereal understands that the cereal bowl is full of childhood memories.

Growing up, Saturday mornings were often the same. A General Mills cereal, like Cocoa Puffs, was waiting on the counter with my special cereal bowl. Mom usually had a small container of milk that I could pour myself. After filling the cereal bowl just full enough and carefully pouring the milk, I would find my spot on the floor in front of the television. Saturday mornings were always cereal and cartoons.

That cereal tradition was passed onto my own kids. While they might prefer Trix to my Cocoa Puffs and their cartoon choices might still baffle me, there is something comforting about keeping that family food tradition going.

General Mills cereal is bringing back that spoonful of nostalgia. Several of its popular cereals are getting a retro makeover. Drawing inspiration from the 80s recipes that many people crave, a few cereals now taste more like those food memories that people remember.

From the classic six fruity shapes returning to Trix to honey back in Golden Grahams to even more chocolatey taste in Cocoa Puffs, each spoonful is a walk down memory lane. Each spoonful could make you feel like a kid again.

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Mario Lopez partners with General Mills, photo provided by General Mills /

To celebrate this retro vibe, General Mills has partnered with Mario Lopez to host General Mills Presents: The Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In. Held on October 3 at 10 a.m. PDT, the special event will be held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and will be live streamed. The cartoon drive-in experience will make everyone feel like a kid again.

Mario Lopez said, “Cereal plus cartoons defined my Saturday mornings as a kid, so I’m thrilled to team up with General Mills for a little throwback event everyone can enjoy. I can’t wait to join fans with my family for the Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In from my own couch with a bowl – or two – of cereal in tow.”

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If you can’t wait to join the General Mills Presents: The Ultimate Saturday Morning Drive-In why not re-create a version in your own house this weekend. Throw some blankets and pillows on the floor, make a cereal bar for the family and introduce the kids to some old-school cartoons. Whether it is Thundercats, Scooby Doo or maybe My Little Pony, that Saturday morning will start with a smile.

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What is your favorite nostalgic cereal?