Introduced in 1955
The first high protein cereal fortified with seven vitamins and iron.
A 1971 TV ad described it like this:
"This is America's favorite high protein cereal... Kellogg's Special K. I also has 8 essential vitamins. Special K gives your family 33% the officially established minimum daily adult requirements of iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamins C, A & D plus vitamins B6 & B12. Special K cereal is 99% fat free and it's delicious. Look for the big red K. The whole family will like it."
Company Description: Kellogg's was originally founded as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in 1906. The company's founder Will Keith Kellogg is credited with inventing corn flakes along with his brother John Harvey Kellogg. The company was renamed the Kellogg Company in 1922... Read on and see all cereals from Kellogg's
Special K Cereal Theater
Title: Special K Canvas Bag Box
Title: 1959 Special K Cereal Advertisement
Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Title: Elke Sommer Special K Ad
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Special K?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
I wish and hope they bring back the smaller-sized flakes.
Comment submitted: 2/21/2013 (#10951)
Still a big favorite of mine. Even with all the sugar-sweetened cereal I ate during my youth, I've always looked forward to the great taste & crunch of Special K.
Comment submitted: 10/24/2012 (#9678)
The small flake Special K was really good. I wish they had both.
Comment submitted: 7/11/2012 (#8436)
By MyEmptyCanvas (Team Breakfast Member)
I love regular Special K cereal. The almost puffy-like flakes are so good... almost malt-like. I've never had the small flake ones like in that old commercial above though. (myemptycanvasreviews.blogspot.com)
Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8122)
I love the original Special K.
Comment submitted: 10/31/2011 (#5606)
I love Special K... it fills me up.
Comment submitted: 1/22/2011 (#3680)
A great cereal. Bring back the small flakes.
Comment submitted: 2/26/2010 (#1490)