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Sun Flakes
From: Ralston
Introduced in 2000

According to the now-defunct Sun Flakes page on Ralston Foods website:

"SUN FLAKES turns a plain bowl of milk into a sweet start to your day. Sweetened with NutraSweet instead of sugar, SUN FLAKES tastes great, and each serving has fewer carbohydrates than the leading sweetened cereal. This can be important if you are counting carbohydrate exchanges.

SUN FLAKES is a multi-grain cereal with 10 essential vitamins and minerals. It tastes so good you'll want to try SUN FLAKES whether you're simply watching your sugar intake or diabetic.

Compare labels so you can make an educated decision in choosing your breakfast cereal. Take a look and compare SUN FLAKES to Kellogg's Frosted Flakes."

Company Description: Ralston was originally part of The Ralston-Purina Company which was formed in 1902. The name Ralston stems from a minor social movement in the late 19th Century called Ralstonism - created by Webster Edgerly. Followers of the movement (about 800,000) followed the motto "Regime, Activity, Light, Strength, Temperation, Oxygen and Nature" - the first letters of which spelled out "Ralston"... Read on and see all cereals from Ralston

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1985 Sun Flakes Box
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1985 Sun Flakes Box

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 11/14/2010

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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By pioneer1

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My grandfather was diabetic and he kept this cereal at his house. To this day, he cannot figure out why it disappeared so quickly. I wish we could share another bowl.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2015 (#19418)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ilikekisses (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I'm not diabetic, and wasn't watching my weight... yet, but as a tween, in the mid 80's, I LOVED Sun Flakes. They were just plain good; the fact they were also good for me was just an added bonus. Maybe a group of investors should get together, purchase the recipe from Ralston, and put them back on the market.

Comment submitted: 7/16/2015 (#19228)

By R.J. Two

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

They really need to bring it back, even as a throw back for awhile! Come on Ralston!

Comment submitted: 2/9/2015 (#18517)

By Orcish

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Always enjoyed it as a diabetic!

Comment submitted: 12/27/2014 (#18266)

By Torok67

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Comment submitted: 10/18/2014 (#17861)

By Jonathan Bro.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal, but where can I get it? Not having luck finding it.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2014 (#17581)

By Harrison

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Why on earth did thy discontinue this cereal. Perfect for anyone trying to lose weight or limit sugar. I used to buy 5 boxes at a time. As did all my friends. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 8/4/2014 (#17456)

By puzzled

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was by far the best cereal for a diabetic. I ate it everyday.

Comment submitted: 7/19/2014 (#17380)

By Healthy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This is a perfect cereal for diabetics. When my husband was first diagnosed with diabetic issues, this was working wonderful for him. If you will bring it back and market, it will work for the company. It was a favorite with my children and I also. Please bring it back or sell it to another company that will market it properly. Years I have looked for this hoping I will find some.

Comment submitted: 7/13/2014 (#17331)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy JPatton11046 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I don't think it was fair that they bring such a great cereal to the public and get us all loving it then without any warning they pulled it from the shelves. If I had known that was going to happen, I would have went every where that I could have found it to have bought all I could afford. I don't eat the white processed sugar and I drink a lot of milk and to be honest the first time I had the Sunflakes I knew I was in heaven. It put Kellogg's frosted flakes to shame. There has to be a way to purchase some now. I miss it still to this day.

Comment submitted: 5/27/2014 (#17103)

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