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
Title: Classic Wheat Hearts Box
Submitter: Pete O.
Title: Wheat Hearts Wiggle Pictures
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Wheat Hearts?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
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By Hearts Fan
There are lots of hot cereals out there... Roman Meal, Zoom, Malt-O-Meal, Germade, oatmeal, Cream o'Wheat, Cream o'Rice, etc etc, etc, but NONE of them are as good as Wheat Hearts - there was something unique and special about Wheat Hearts. They should TOTALLY bring back this cereal - dump any one of the above if you must, to do it. We want Wheat Hearts!
Comment submitted: 2/21/2015 (#18584)
By candjcatcity (Team Breakfast Member)
I have been trying to find Wheat Hearts for years now. It is the only decent hot wheat cereal we have ever used since 1929. Please bring it back. It is great fried if you have leftovers too which isn't very often. Good luck.
Comment submitted: 1/28/2015 (#18444)
By Frakas (Team Breakfast Member)
We must have the Wheat Hearts Cereal back on the market!!!
Comment submitted: 1/27/2015 (#18442)
BEST HOT CEREAL EVER! Bring it back with the original recipe.
Comment submitted: 1/25/2015 (#18425)
By Mrs. C.
Loved, love, love this cereal and really miss its yummy flavor and goodness! Please, General Mills, bring this awesome hot cereal back!
Comment submitted: 1/14/2015 (#18367)
The best hot cereal ever. My dad made it for me on the weekends, I have very special memories because of it. I made it for my children and they love it. (For years my daughter thought it was called sweet hearts.) Because of a job transfer we could no longer purchase it. My dad would go to his store and purchase 10 boxes at a time to bring to me whenever he visited. Eventually, he could no longer find it either. My daughter (now in her 20's) periodically asks me if I've found it yet. I keep looking (just in case they bring it back) but no such luck.
Comment submitted: 1/12/2015 (#18356)
By Wheat L.
By far, this is my favorite cereal of my lifetime. Greatly missed!
Comment submitted: 12/31/2014 (#18286)
By B. Boomer
Yes. I have tried many brands of 'whole wheat' hot cereals and nothing tastes like the old 'Wheat Hearts'.
Comment submitted: 12/17/2014 (#18209)
I also was raised on Wheat Hearts. I made it for my children. When it was discontinued, we all searched and searched for the cereal or a substitute. We couldn't find anything to equal it's wonderful, warm deliciousness - until now. Cream of Wheat (which I never liked) now has a Whole Grain variety that tastes just like Wheat Hearts. My family, including the grandkids, are ecstatic!!
Comment submitted: 12/9/2014 (#18173)
I am 75 years old and my son is 53. We had our Wheat Hearts just about every morning. Please bring them back as we still miss them. Why is it so hard for General Mills to do that?
Comment submitted: 11/22/2014 (#18052)
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