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Dinky Donuts
From: Ralston
Introduced in 1981


This cereal was described on the box as "a sweet and crunchy wholesome cereal."

When the cereal first appeared in stores, the box showed three kids in business clothes with the text "Approved by our distinguished panel of experts."

The kids were soon replaced on boxes by a sort of man-child in a striped red jumpsuit with an attached propeller beanie who drove a vehicle (possibly a sort of spaceship) that looked like a donut. It is possible - though not confirmed by this website - that the name of this mascot was Dinky. At least that's what we would have called him.


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Dinky Donuts Cereal Theater



Now Showing: 1981 Dinky Donuts Cereal Commercial


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Dinky Donuts Wacky Packages Poster
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Dinky Donuts Wacky Packages Poster

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 11/17/2010

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Dinky Donuts Jersey Offer
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Dinky Donuts Jersey Offer

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/10/2010

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Dinky Donuts Cereal Box
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Dinky Donuts Cereal Box

Submitter: jvit29
Uploaded: 9/5/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Dinky Donuts?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Donny M.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Oh my God... this was the ultimate in cereal! Me (40) and my brother (44) to this day go around saying we wish we had a big bowl of Dinky Donuts.

Comment submitted: 2/21/2016 (#19987)



By csi orlando

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I also remember, after the success of Dinky Donuts, they came out with powdered donuts.

Comment submitted: 12/23/2010 (#3473)



By Cory

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Does anyone know where I can find a box of these to eat?

Comment submitted: 5/1/2010 (#2021)



By Cooter

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember this cereal still to this day. I have searched high and low for a cereal like it -- no such luck. This cereal was good to the last spoon full

Comment submitted: 9/5/2009 (#517)




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