All Comments ForAverage Rating = 4 (out of 5) ; 74 comments
What happened to this cereal? We need it back ASAP.
Comment submitted: 6/26/2014 (#17253)
Though I had never tried it, I distinctly remember seeing this cereal in stores when I was a kid - since it was one of the few cereals with a real person for a mascot, it tends to stick in your brain. Over the years, it seemed to fade into obscurity, probably discontinued for all I knew, until I saw it again recently in a supermarket. I decided to pick up a box for curiosity's sake. It resembled and smelled like Cap'n Crunch (albeit with a different shape), but the taste was much blander and didn't hold up in milk as well as the Cap'n does. Really no reason to choose this over CC, but at least I can say I tried it.
Comment submitted: 6/16/2014 (#17194)
By Sir Bizzle Esq
It is still on the shelves in Columbia, SC.
Comment submitted: 5/23/2014 (#17089)
I love these cereal too... I found them on Amazon, but I'm not going to pay $20 a box!
Comment submitted: 4/25/2014 (#16986)
I really love this cereal! I ate it as a child but I can't find it any more either.
Comment submitted: 4/4/2014 (#16590)
My favorite cereal when I was young. Loved it then, would love to have it now. Wish we could find it in the stores here. Amazon will do.
Comment submitted: 3/26/2014 (#16486)
I absolutely love this cereal. Any idea where I can find it in Philly? I've been searching high and low. lol
Comment submitted: 3/2/2014 (#16204)
By j3px1 (Team Breakfast Member)
I first laid eyes on this box on my babysitter's refrigerator in the summer of 1983. It stayed there. It has so little life in it that whoever tries to say King Vitaman will run out of energy. This cereal reminded me too much of Cap'n Crunch... blandish. I'd eat it only if I was dying of starvation. Not a bad cereal. Just Meh. As in King Vita-Meh.
Comment submitted: 2/18/2014 (#16096)
This tasteless garbage they call a cereal. The only reason it is still made is because it is WIC approved.
Comment submitted: 2/13/2014 (#16031)
By culver 65
I bought this cereal last week at the 99 cent only store. It is very tasty. I thought the name was familiar.
Comment submitted: 2/11/2014 (#16016)
I loved this cereal when I was a kid and was very sad when I couldn't get it anymore. They should put it back in the stores so we can get it easier.
Comment submitted: 2/9/2014 (#15993)
This was my favorite cereal as a kid, but then we moved to the North and I found out they only have it in the Southern states. I need me some of this.
Comment submitted: 1/18/2014 (#15772)
By Lynxx (Team Breakfast Member)
Another of my personal favorites that I'd love to see back on shelves!!
Comment submitted: 10/6/2013 (#14648)
By Ismaelpr100x35 (Team Breakfast Member)
I wish I could get it in Puerto Rico. I ate this cereal when I was tiny, but I can not find it in supermarkets these days.
Comment submitted: 7/7/2013 (#12691)
By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)
I found this cereal again! I'm so happy! It was at a Piggly Wiggly in Edisto Beach, South Carolina. I bought five boxes of it to take home. The store says they get it all the time, Maybe it's a test market? Yay!
Comment submitted: 4/7/2013 (#11548)
I purchase this cereal online from Amazon or from Hometown Favorites. I live in NYC.
Comment submitted: 4/2/2013 (#11489)
I was wondering as to where to find this cereal again in either Tucson AZ or Pittsburgh, PA or anywhere in between? Last time I found it was in a Big Lots store.
Comment submitted: 3/29/2013 (#11428)
The voice of the first King Vitaman was Joe Flynn of McHALE'S NAVY fame.
Comment submitted: 3/28/2013 (#11421)
I was one of the first kids to have Breakfast with the King! It was a coloring contest of his float. I road in the float with him in the 70's. George Mann was a great King Vitaman. I still have his picture and letter from Quaker Oats company. Thanks for a wonderful memory !
Comment submitted: 3/22/2013 (#11351)
This was the worst cereal ever! I can't believe people actually liked this stuff!
Comment submitted: 2/16/2013 (#10846)
By DrJackstraw (Team Breakfast Member)
Hadn't had this since I was a kid, until I saw it on a shelf at Big Lots around a year ago. Tastes a like a less flavorful Cap'n Crunch and gets soggy much quicker.
Comment submitted: 2/8/2013 (#10672)
By K. Vitaman 4
This cereal was delicious. Why did I give a 4 spoons rating, instead of 5? Because it was, to my taste, Cap'n Crunch in a different shape, just like Quisp and Quake. Also, the stuff came out when I was just old enough to dislike the name and find the slogan, "Have breakfast with the King", rather lame. I'll save the highest rating for the original.
Comment submitted: 2/5/2013 (#10642)
By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)
Scratch my previous comment... I went back to Food Lion yesterday and... They didn't have it... Wow. Now I'm sad...
Comment submitted: 2/3/2013 (#10625)
I miss this cereal so much - best cereal I ever tasted. I just want this cereal back in my life :(
Comment submitted: 1/28/2013 (#10567)
By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)
I live in the Southeast and I can usually find King Vitaman at a store called Food Lion. I'm 19 so I wasn't around for the cool commercials (I have watched them on YouTube though). But this is one of my favorites. It's got the general taste of Captain Crunch, (not as sweet, which is good) but I don't have to live in fear of the edges. XD
Comment submitted: 1/27/2013 (#10562)
Please bring King Vitaman back. It was my favorite cereal and I just miss it very much. I hate that I can't ever find it and that it is not sold anymore. Please bring it back!
Comment submitted: 12/25/2012 (#10230)
I grew up eating this cereal. It would be great if I could purchase it in stores and introduce this cereal to my kids. They would love it. Please bring it back.
Comment submitted: 12/18/2012 (#10152)
By lynnwarre (Team Breakfast Member)
Please contact my email email@example.com and let me know where I can purchase King Vitamin in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Comment submitted: 12/13/2012 (#10128)
I want to buy it but I cannot find it in Puerto Rico.
Comment submitted: 11/8/2012 (#9839)
By Mark J.P.
King Vitaman was the bomb! Now you have to order it online? Quaker needs to distribute it better. A lot of fans, like me, don't order food online.
Comment submitted: 11/2/2012 (#9796)
Just found some of this after looking forever. Was getting snacks at a 99¢ Only store and happened upon a shelf of them. Lucky me! : )
Comment submitted: 10/25/2012 (#9694)
By La Terka
I used to love this cereal as a kid. I live in Texas and I can't find it anywhere either.
Comment submitted: 10/19/2012 (#9591)
I miss King Vitaman! I can't find it anywhere!
Comment submitted: 10/8/2012 (#9391)
By mommy of 2 (Team Breakfast Member)
I loved this cereal when I was a kid.
Comment submitted: 10/4/2012 (#9336)
I would like to buy this cereal again. I hope it comes back to New Jersey stores.
Comment submitted: 9/14/2012 (#9116)
By X. Press
I swear that I remember having King Vitaman in California. My boyfriend says I am crazy as it was never sold in California! Anyone know/recall if it was sold in California? Specifically Bay Area?
Comment submitted: 9/1/2012 (#8982)
By kingtravis (Team Breakfast Member)
I grew up eating this. Man, I miss it so much. Bring it back to local stores plz. You can get this cereal online from lots of places.
Comment submitted: 7/16/2012 (#8508)
By MyEmptyCanvas (Team Breakfast Member)
I used to eat this cereal all of the time when I was a kid. I still get it from time to time from the small local grocery stores, I have not seen it in major grocer's in years though. (myemptycanvasreviews.blogspot.com)
Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8130)
This was my favorite cereal growing up. I cant find it either. Where can I get it?
Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8106)
By bethsioux (Team Breakfast Member)
I STILL remember the STENCH of vitamins from this stuff - AWFUL! Couldn't hardly get it to your mouth from the smell. CONCENTRATE had lots of vitamins, great taste and no smell - but there's STILL King Vitamin in every grocery store around, yet they no longer make Concentrate... oh the injustice of it all. I no longer do breakfast!
Comment submitted: 5/21/2012 (#7722)
Love King Vitaman! But can't find it anywhere in the state of Texas. Where can I get it?
Comment submitted: 5/17/2012 (#7700)
I was very surprised when my first child, now 10, was not born with a crown on his head since I ate SOOOO much King Vitamin while I was pregnant with him. We lived in Houston at that time and moved when he was 3 and have not been able to find it since. Last week, I was picking my youngest at pre-k and saw a box on the counter. I was told that one of the teacher's mom's brings it when she visits from Alabama. I have to get some.
Comment submitted: 5/14/2012 (#7667)
By Brooke Lo
King Vitaman cereal is the best cereal ever made!!! I need to find some. I'm eating Life right now, an it doesn't cut it for me. I miss King Vitaman dearly! Please come back to San Antonio, TX stores!!!
Comment submitted: 5/5/2012 (#7562)
By McFlyJr1979 (Team Breakfast Member)
Ha! The queen mask box! I remember this stuff... it was like an English rip-off of "Mon Capiton Cruch"! LOL! And I am a guy and rocked several of those stupid cut-out masks! :)
Comment submitted: 5/2/2012 (#7526)
By Awesome S.
This cereal is so freaking awesome! It seems like every time we got a box, it was gone within an hour. This is another one that's getting harder and harder to find.
Comment submitted: 4/23/2012 (#7369)
Bilo carries King Vitamin.
Comment submitted: 4/19/2012 (#7317)
This is my favorite cereal. I'm 21 and my grandmother got me into it. She recently passed away and I really want to get a box to have again, but I can't find it anywhere where I live. Is it still being produced?
Comment submitted: 4/14/2012 (#7185)
I love this cereal and I'm 43. My 20 year old also loves this - just can't find it.
Comment submitted: 4/5/2012 (#7061)
By cherrylade (Team Breakfast Member)
I love them. Looking for some to buy right now.
Comment submitted: 4/2/2012 (#7035)
I got my grandmother to buy me a box of this when I was seven years old and it took me two freaking months to eat it because it tasted so bad. It looked like Captain Crunch but tasted awful! I still tell my kids about it to this day. #childhood trauma
Comment submitted: 3/17/2012 (#6864)
I love this cereal but I can't find it anywhere in the stores in Dallas, TX, SAD.
Comment submitted: 3/14/2012 (#6837)
Just got some online. It was 4 boxes for 20 dollars at Amazon. It's not as good as I remember - seems less sweet, but still better than a bunch of the cereals in the stores.
Comment submitted: 1/14/2012 (#6188)
I bought some online, along with boxes of Boo Berry and Quisp. Check Amazon. They have a few cereals that I thought were discontinued.
Comment submitted: 12/21/2011 (#6010)
By jay ham
Where can I get King Vitaman in New York City?
Comment submitted: 11/20/2011 (#5798)
By A. Dement
I saw King Vitaman at Bi-Lo. It was displayed as a new product.
Comment submitted: 10/18/2011 (#5509)
Amazing cereal! I loved having breakfast with the king when I was a kid too. :) My gramps thought I was crazy for liking this cereal over something that involved chocolate. It took me years to figure out where I could buy some. You can buy a box online from amazon.com.
Comment submitted: 5/9/2011 (#4812)
King Vitaman has the same ingredients but 1/2 the sugar. Quisp and Captain Crunch taste more alike but their texture is different. So there is a difference in KV taste. KV has 6g of sugar. Quisp and Captain Crunch have 12g of sugar.
Comment submitted: 3/30/2011 (#4231)
King Vitaman, Cap'n Crunch and Quisp are all made by Quaker. All three cereals are exactly the same flavor, but with a different shape. King Vitaman is crowns, Cap'n Crunch is pillow-shaped, and Quisp is UFO-shaped disks. It's is all the same ingredients, people.
Comment submitted: 3/25/2011 (#4200)
SO GOOD. This was my favourite cereal growing up. I loved searching for the items on the back of the box, even though they were always the same.
Comment submitted: 3/13/2011 (#4122)
Has Quaker discontinued King Vitaman? I noticed that is was discontinued at Food Lion and it is a WIC item. Usually those items are never discontinued.
Comment submitted: 12/14/2010 (#3440)
This cereal rocks!!! I just found out you can order this online.
Comment submitted: 12/12/2010 (#3428)
Worst cereal ever! My mom always bought it despite my protests... bad aftertaste, oily! And if you didn't soak it long enough in the milk it scratched up the roof of your mouth!
Comment submitted: 11/26/2010 (#3342)
By NJ Pump
I love love love this cereal I live in New Jersey and I haven't had any since the mid 80's I need to buy some and just sit back and enjoy I wonder if I would still love it in my late 20's
Comment submitted: 8/30/2010 (#2761)
By El Whizzo (Team Breakfast Member)
Dang -- "It's also amusing to look (at) pictures of King Vitaman II with the inside knowledge that the man who played him struggled with alcohol problems"? Alcoholism is funny? That's cold. You're a cruel man, Mr. Breakfast.
Comment submitted: 8/11/2010 (#2633)
I loved this cereal! Where can I find it?
Comment submitted: 8/6/2010 (#2600)
I loved it as a kid. I'll have to find some and see if I still do.
Comment submitted: 7/26/2010 (#2523)
By gogofan1 (Team Breakfast Member)
Have breakfast with King!!! This was my favorite cereal growing up in the 70s.
Comment submitted: 6/5/2010 (#2238)
I want it back in the stores. This would be great.
Comment submitted: 5/28/2010 (#2198)
By Agent Momo
I love this Cereal. Sad that I haven't found a box in my state (MI) for a couple of years.
Comment submitted: 1/3/2010 (#1153)
By snickersnack (Team Breakfast Member)
I loved the way the crown shaped pieces would shred my mouth back when I used to pound these for breakfast in the seventies. I loved them when I was eating them, and then I would think about them everytime I was nursing the sore roof of my mouth all day, lol. After awhile I started letting them soak in the milk and eating them mushy - still loved them, and then I had the gain without the pain. Thought they quit making them, but was surprised to run into them on local shelves again a few years back. Several times over the years while they were gone, I would taste other short-lived cereals and think - 'this reminds me of King Vitaman - but not quite'... it was close to Captain Crunch in a way, but different, too.
Comment submitted: 12/12/2009 (#1042)
By ficwriterpaul (Team Breakfast Member)
I grew up on this stuff. My parents refused to buy the mainstream cereals. Back then I hated it but I always keep a box now.
Comment submitted: 11/21/2009 (#941)
I love this cereal and can not find where to buy it. I have a friend who says they carry it in their store, but I can not figure out why they do not carry it in any store around where I am at in Texas! Ha.
Comment submitted: 8/23/2009 (#370)
By Jane from NJ
I was asked to do a commercial for King Vitaman back in 1970... my mother turned them down. Too bad... loved the cereal!
Comment submitted: 6/14/2009 (#214)
I love this cereal. All hail King Vitaman!
Comment submitted: 5/14/2009 (#185)