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From: Kellogg's
Introduced in 1959

Kellogg's Concentrate cereal was introduced four years after their Special K cereal hit shelves. Special K was the first truly successful cereal to provide a high percentage of key nutrients. Concentrate was intended to take nutrient-enrichment one step further and capitalize on the success of Special K.

Concentrate was promoted as "the greatest concentration of nutrients ever offered in a single all-purpose food". It was nicknamed "the ready-to-serve nutrition booster".

The cereal was comprised of very, very small flakes which resembled fish food pellets. The cereal came in a small gold foil box with a pour spout on the side.

One serving of the cereal consisted of only a couple Tablespoons and it tended to expand when milk was added. In addition to acting as a breakfast on its own, Kellogg's recommended that Concentrate be sprinkled over other cereals, casseroles, salads, soups and even desserts.

Kellogg's claimed that "one ounce (of Concentrate) gives you the nutritive values indicated, in all of these fine foods:"
  • Protein - more than an egg and two strips of bacon
  • Vitamin B1 - as much as three ounces of pork
  • Vitamin B12 - as much as one ounce of meat or fish
  • Vitamin B6 - more than five carrots
  • Niacin - more than three ounces of beefsteak
  • Folacin - as much as three ounces of broccoli
  • Iron - as much as two ounces of beef liver
  • Vitamin C - about as much as a four-ounce glass of tomato juice
  • Vitamin D - as much as a quart of vitamin D milk
  • Riboflavin - more than 4 ounces of cheese
The cereal lasted into the 70's before it disappeared from grocery stores.

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Uploaded: 9/9/2008

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1959 Ad For Concentrate Cereal
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1959 Ad For Concentrate Cereal

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Uploaded: 9/9/2008

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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Rhianna (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

You'd think I'd remember a favorite dessert or candy from childhood, but no, I remember Concentrate. If there were one thing that I could have again, it would be this cereal.

I really do NOT understand why Kellogg's ever discontinued it, let alone why they've not brought it back into production; it was always SO MUCH BETTER than Special K. I really do wonder why you can find nostalgic candies, like horehound, but not nostalgic cereals, like Concentrate.

Someone should start a letter writing campaign to lobby Kellogg's to put Concentrate back on the shelves!

Comment submitted: 5/14/2015 (#19007)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy AFCimini (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Before this cereal disappeared, I was pregnant. Would eat it all up. I had no problems eating a half a box a day. I gave birth to a very healthy girl weighing 9 lbs and 22 inches long. Her Apgar score was a solid 10 out of 10. Please bring this cereal back as a trial to see how it will sell. I bet this cereal will sell to the adults from way back when and I believe it will also please the children of today.

Comment submitted: 5/7/2015 (#18982)

By LisaPizza

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember eating this cereal on ice cream. It was the best topping ever. Bring it back!

Comment submitted: 5/6/2015 (#18976)

By 59 yrs young

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My sisters and I loved Concentrate. We all wish Kellogg's would bring it back.

Comment submitted: 4/26/2015 (#18947)

By Freckleface

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It was my favorite cereal as a child. What happened?

Comment submitted: 4/19/2015 (#18918)

By KG100

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

When I get around childhood friends and we talk about food, this fantastic cereal comes up. Can't believe I found a photo of the old box... Wow. I'll pay more than extra for one!

Comment submitted: 4/19/2015 (#18916)

By dawn-2

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

HOW can we post this to FACEBOOK or TWITTER to get the votes to bring back this cereal!

Comment submitted: 4/17/2015 (#18905)

By dizzy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I need this cereal back. I loved it!

Comment submitted: 4/14/2015 (#18889)

By RJDBrown

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My sisters and I were just talking about how good it was. I don't know what happened but, seems someone goofed!

Comment submitted: 3/30/2015 (#18825)

By bob-71

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I'm 71 years old and eat cereal at least once per day and think Concentrate was the best cereal ever, by far.

Comment submitted: 3/15/2015 (#18751)

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