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Country Corn Flakes

Country Corn Flakes From: General Mills
Introduced in 1962

Promoted as "double-toasted, double-crisp and good", Country Corn Flakes was a General Mills response to the wild popularity of Kellogg's Corn Flakes. It was made primarily of corn meal, rice, sugar, salt and malt syrup.

According to a 1961 magazine ad, these flakes were "better than any corn flakes you ever ate!!! The secret: Just a touch of rice makes these flakes taste better. Extra tasty, extra toasty. If you don't think so, we'll buy 'em back."

According to the book "Cerealizing America" by Scott Bruce and Bill Crawford, taste tests of the new cereal showed it was lighter, sweeter and much crisper than Kellogg's flakes.

Kellogg's countered the challenge by the seemingly-better cereal with a promotional drive to position their Corn Flakes as "corniest cornflakes" of all corn flakes.

The promotion took hold, further solidifying Kellogg's Corn Flakes as an American classic, and relegating Country Corn Flakes to the ranks of lesser-known cereals.

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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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By Mrs. R.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I'd purchase but can't find in a store in South Florida.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2014 (#15986)

By Flakey Candi

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal growing up. Where can I get some?

Comment submitted: 10/22/2013 (#15186)

By R.I. Tigers

Come to Rhode Island. There's plenty of Country Corn Flakes here. Can't get enough of them. They keep sending them to all the stores. It used to be my favorite cereal. But now I can't get the taste out of my mouth.

Comment submitted: 9/30/2013 (#14535)

By Terri

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember when I would eat this over anything from the Kellogg's brand. I hate soggy cereal! Most of all, I remember that commercial with the clucking pig. Thanks! :)

Comment submitted: 9/12/2013 (#13941)

By BillyBumtrip

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Contacted General Mills about this cereal. They blew me off. Rude.

Comment submitted: 6/28/2013 (#12581)

By Sweetcorbett

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved these cereal when I was a kid, how can I get it now?

Comment submitted: 4/16/2013 (#11677)

By valerie

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Put it back on the shelves!

Comment submitted: 3/14/2013 (#11227)

By marty

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember the malty flavor was awesome. They stay crisp in milk. Kellogg's Corn Flakes get soggy before you can get a spoon into the bowl.

Comment submitted: 3/11/2013 (#11189)

By Can Not Find It

I live in South Carolina and can not find the Country Corn Flakes in stores. We have Ingles, Publix, and Bi-Lo in our area.

Comment submitted: 3/2/2013 (#11094)

By Stacey L.

My dad really likes this cereal but can not find it anywhere in the grocery stores. We live in PA so if you can send me a message on where we would be able to find this cereal... it's the Country Corn Flakes. The only place we have been able to get it is in the hospital... lol. Thanks again! - Stacey L.

Comment submitted: 1/10/2013 (#10349)

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