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Wheat Hearts


Wheat Hearts From: General Mills
Introduced in 1960



Wheat Hearts was a hot cereal from Betty Crocker division of General Mills. It's television spokesman and spokes-dog were Sherman and Mr. Peabody, animated characters from the Jay Ward productions Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show.

The cereal was promoted with the phrase "goodness in hot wheat cereal".

One version of the box gave a detailed description of the cereal:

"Golden Spoon Breakfast... Wheat Hearts... with 20% wheat genre, a golden storehouse of Vitamin B1!

"Wheat Hearts is rich in wheat germ... tiny life-sparks of the grain laden with Wheat's own treasures: protein and Vitamin B1.

"Imagine... the wheat germ from 21 pounds of whole wheat goes into this package of Wheat Hearts!

"So, when you eat Wheat Hearts, you're getting protein and Vitamin B1. Protein is nature's "building material" and B1 helps your nervous system... actually helps boost morale!"

Known Premium: Peabody and Sherman Wiggle Picture

Company Description: Officially created in 1928, General Mills traces it's history back to the 1860's and the ownership of two flour mills. Since then, the company has become the world's 6th largest food company - marketing to over 100 countries... Read on and see all cereals from General Mills


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Title: Classic Wheat Hearts Box

Submitter: Pete O.
Uploaded: 9/9/2011

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Title: Wheat Hearts Wiggle Pictures

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Uploaded: 10/15/2010

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Comments About This Cereal
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Blaine

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Comment under review by Mr Breakfast. Should appear within 24 hours.

Comment submitted: 10/31/2014 (#17929)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Burns (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I also grew up on Wheat Hearts. I have a friend that is battling cancer and I told her I would try and find Wheat Hearts as she would be able to eat that and find satisfaction from a decent good breakfast. I cannot believe that General Mills discontinued this product. Shame on them. - Carol Burns

Comment submitted: 10/1/2014 (#17762)



By Canova 48

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Wheat hearts were the best. Please bring them back. No hot cereal equaled them... then or now.

Comment submitted: 9/11/2014 (#17646)



By heavensway

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

We loved Wheat Hearts! Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 8/3/2014 (#17452)



By Broken Hearted

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was an AMAZING cereal... and I really miss it. BUT, what is the point of just collecting comments for the past 6 years? Are they going to bring back Wheat Hearts or not? They really need to... its many fans miss it SO much and it would be discovered by so many new people!! I just think it's silly to keep collecting comments for years and years if nothing is EVER going to get General Mills to get up off their rear ends and just bring it back... WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL??

Comment submitted: 7/16/2014 (#17347)



By Duffy

I grew up on Wheat Hearts every morning. Please bring it back. Please!

Comment submitted: 7/4/2014 (#17280)



By HeartSick

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please bring back Wheat Hearts. It is the best hot cereal ever. I grew up on it and so did my children and then it just disappeared. Please bring it back for my grandchildren!

Comment submitted: 6/11/2014 (#17173)



By Hotsy T.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My favorite hot cereal that my mom use to make... Wheat hearts was #1... second was Chocolate Malt-O-Meal.

Comment submitted: 6/8/2014 (#17150)



By Mark

There's a product called Cream of the West hot cereal that is identical to this, and I do mean IDENTICAL. I grew up on Wheat Hearts and Cream of the Wests Roasted Wheat is the same thing and can be ordered directly from the company. Enjoy!

Comment submitted: 5/8/2014 (#17033)



By Cindoo

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I like all hot cereals but Wheat Hearts was the absolute favorite!! I miss it and want it back ASAP!

Comment submitted: 5/5/2014 (#17016)



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