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Maypo From: Independent / Undefined
Introduced in 1951

At the height of its popularity, Maypo Oat Cereal was produced by Heublein Inc., a company which also sold A-1 Steak Sauce, Grey-Poupon Mustard and distilled liquors. In the mid-1950's, Heublein acquired a small Vermont company called Maltex and, along with it, a maple-syrup-flavored hot cereal they called Maypo (originally Maypl Oats).

The cereal's famous mascot, Marky Maypo, was created in 1956 by an artist named John Hubley who based the character on his four-year-old son Mark. The first television commercial featuring Marky Maypo was wildly successful and the character's catchphrase, "I want my Maypo" became an instant part America's pop culture lexicon.

The Maypo product line has changed hands several times over the year. It is currently produced by Homestat Farm, Ltd.

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Marky Maypo
Marky Maypo
Always dressed as a little cowboy, Marky Maypo was a finicky kid who hated oatmeal until his cartoon father persuaded him to try Maypo.

It's widely suspected that Marky Maypo's signature line "I want my Maypo" was the inspiration for MTV's signature slogan "I want my MTV!"

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Maypo?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Carol6774 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I've enjoyed Maypo since I was a kid, but I am unable to find it in the stores in Marysville, WA. Any help?!

Comment submitted: 4/21/2014 (#16964)

By Somerset

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Somerset county NJ out of Maypo... called company and got no returned phone calls... yikes! Is this the end of Maypo!? This sucks!

Comment submitted: 1/23/2014 (#15809)

By yumyuppy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I'm in Raleigh NC and just got off the phone with the manufacturing company of Maypo. I was told it would take several months to even get it added to our local grocery stores inventory list. I've been visiting my home state of NY where I stock up enough to bring back to last the winter. I have to have My Maypo!

Comment submitted: 10/24/2013 (#15196)

By James Bones

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Where can we buy it? It's not on any shelves in any stores. - James Bones in Atlanta, GA

Comment submitted: 9/14/2013 (#14003)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Go_shopping123 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I have not been able to find Maypo in several months in the Jackson, Michigan area. My daughter went up to Torch Lake this weekend and found it in an IGA store and bought 3 boxes. Please bring this back to Jackson, Michigan. I WANT MY MAYPO! I have been eating this since I was a kid!!

Comment submitted: 7/14/2013 (#12789)

By jandd

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please bring Maypo - the good nutritional warm cereal - back to Michigan. We miss Maypo in Michigan!

Comment submitted: 3/21/2013 (#11333)

By Ray Rivera

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please get Maypo Maple Oatmeal back on the supermarket shelves in the Raleigh NC area. There are a lot of folks here from New England that want it.

Comment submitted: 2/24/2013 (#10999)

By Katrina

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I LOVE MAYPO... I want to find it so I can let my kids and Husband try it too and then they will be hooked.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2012 (#10122)

By missmaypo

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I have not been able to find Maypo at any of the stores in my area for several years now. I miss it and there is no other oatmeal cereal that I like. What has happened to Maypo? I want my Maypo!

Comment submitted: 12/1/2012 (#10070)

By AA6

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Excellent cereal and you just gotta love those old Maypo ads! The best!

Comment submitted: 5/9/2012 (#7598)

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