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Ruskets Flakes


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Ruskets Toasted Whole Wheat Flakes were a product of Loma Linda Foods of Arlington, California and Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

According to the back of the box:

The Secret of Ruskets Flakes - Ovensweet Flavor

First of all - Ruskets Flakes are made from wheat harvested at the peak of it's sun-ripened goodness. Malt, sugar and salt are simmered in during the steam cooking and the slow toasting process protects the natural goodness... ensures the delicious and distinctive ovensweet flavor of Rusket Flakes.


Unlike most cereal that offered a single premium or send-away offer, Ruskets Flakes gave kids the chance to "take your pick of these super prizes". Depending on the number of Ruskets coupons you sent in, you could get anything from a beach ball to a jump rope to a 3-color signal flashlight.

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Submitter: John1954
Uploaded: 11/9/2010

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Title: Ruskets Treasure

Submitter: John 1954
Uploaded: 11/7/2010

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Title: Ruskets Postcard

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/27/2010

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Title: Ruskets Wartime Ad

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/27/2010

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Title: Loma Linda Ruskets Flakes

Submitter: moskey
Uploaded: 8/3/2010

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Title: Ruskets Flakes Cereal Box - Back

Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Uploaded: 10/7/2008

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Uploaded: 10/7/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Ruskets Flakes?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Great Grandma66

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember the Ruskets Bricks. For some reason for the past week or so, I have been remembering how good the cereals of the 50''s and 60''s were. No additives, preservatives, vitamin fortified, and as close to natural as possible. Ruskets Bricks was one of my favorite non-sugared cereals. Now that I have great-grandchildren, I do wish that cereal experts would bring back some of the favorites. As they were, the originals.

Comment submitted: 7/3/2014 (#17279)



By Fenwick

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I would get to eat the Ruskets compressed-brick cereal when ever I slept over at my friend's house. I LOVED Ruskets! This was back in the early 60s, around 1963 or 64. I would add raisins and, extra sugar :) when his mom wasn't looking. I don't remember the commercial probably because we didn't watch much TV. No rules against it, TV was just boring, we would rather be out riding our bikes.

Comment submitted: 6/27/2014 (#17259)



By Greg11

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember that animated commercial from a local kids cartoon show. A tiger ends it by saying "And remember kids, there's a prize in every package!"

Comment submitted: 6/19/2014 (#17210)



By L.Wlli

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I have thought about this cereal many times over the years, and so want them back! Wow... it's great to finally read some of these comments of you that also loved the little awesome breakfast biscuits. Yes, why can't they just make these again? They have brought back a lot of other favs from "the day". Hopefully maybe sometime. I distinctly remember the flavor. Nothing they have that resembles it stacks up to the original.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2014 (#16524)



By Austin C.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved Rusket Flakes. It would be great if they came back.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2013 (#15286)



By Ron11

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I sure wish they would bring Ruskets back to the U.S. Wheetabits is similar but not the same.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2013 (#14586)



By B.O.B.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I really enjoyed Ruskets - best cereal ever. Post Grape Nut Flakes is close, but just not there.

Comment submitted: 9/16/2013 (#14080)



By Lauren4

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

These were the best of the cereals. My kids and I loved them.

Comment submitted: 11/25/2012 (#10012)



By grandma241

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I read some where that Kellogg's bought them out but I could not find anything much except Ruskets were made by Loma Linda Foods. My 9 kids all loved Ruskets and so did my husband. Me Too! So why did they quit making them when everyone loved them and has such fond memories of them. My 59 year old son started this conversation with me this afternoon so I started searching on the internet for an answer. I really did not find one. Lets petition Kellogg's to make them with the exact recipe as original. No MSG & no high fructose corn syrup!

Comment submitted: 10/27/2012 (#9762)



By wazuzu

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please... somebody, somewhere... bring Rusket Flakes back. I loved them!

Comment submitted: 10/17/2012 (#9565)



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