Share |

Ruskets Flakes
From: Independent / Undefined


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.

Company Description: The company classification of "Independent / Undefined" is a catch-all for several cereals in our database. This category includes 1) cereals from smaller companies with a near-national distribution; 2) cereals whose manufacturer we've been unable to determine; and 3)... Read on and see all cereals from Independent / Undefined


Additional Images
The Loma Linda Food Factory
click to enlarge

The Loma Linda Food Factory

Submitter: John1954
Uploaded: 11/9/2010

Additional details


Ruskets Treasure
click to enlarge

Ruskets Treasure

Submitter: John 1954
Uploaded: 11/7/2010

Additional details


Ruskets Postcard
click to enlarge

Ruskets Postcard

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/27/2010

Additional details


Ruskets Wartime Ad
click to enlarge

Ruskets Wartime Ad

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/27/2010

Additional details


Loma Linda Ruskets Flakes
click to enlarge

Loma Linda Ruskets Flakes

Submitter: moskey
Uploaded: 8/3/2010

Additional details


Ruskets Flakes Cereal Box - Back
click to enlarge

Ruskets Flakes Cereal Box - Back

Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Uploaded: 10/7/2008

Additional details


Ruskets Flakes Cereal Box - Front
click to enlarge

Ruskets Flakes Cereal Box - Front

Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Uploaded: 10/7/2008

Additional details





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

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

View all 36 comments for this cereal.


Official Member: Team BreakfastBy loyaltubist (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

If you notice the pictures here, not only Ruskets Flakes but so are Ruskets. They were made by the Loma Linda Food Company in Riverside, California. (Loma Linda was a town that was almost entirely Seventh Day Adventist, home of Loma Linda University, near San Bernardino which is now a city that still has a large SDA population.) The Loma Linda Food Company was more famous for such products as VegeBurger and Linketts (vegetarian hot dogs). A few decades ago the company was sold to Worthington Foods and the Riverside factory closed down. Worthington is now owned by Kellogg's so Kellogg's could reintroduce Ruskets and Ruskets Flakes. They were everything Weetabix want to be but never were.

Comment submitted: 3/26/2015 (#18810)



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)



View all 36 comments for this cereal.

Comment On Ruskets Flakes Cereal:

Enter Your Review or Comments Here:



Rate This Cereal:

egg egg egg
Rotten Pretty Bad Okay Very Good Awesome
I Prefer Not To Rate This Cereal


Security Question:
Please type the name of the cereal below.

Please type the name of this cereal in the space to the right

Please enter the name of the cereal to the left:










Connect With Mr Breakfast   MrBreakfast at FaceBook   Mr Breakfast On Twitter   Mr Breakfast On Pinterest