Introduced in 1963
Corn Flakes & Strawberries cereal was Post's first foray into freeze dried fruit. As the cereal's title implied, it consisted of corn flakes and small, freeze-dried strawberry pieces that had a cork-like texture before milk was added.
The dehydration process known as freeze-drying was developed during World War II as a way to preserve blood plasma. Decades before cereals included freeze-dried fruit, Nestle used the process to create freeze-dried coffee.
Text on the back of the cereal box read, "Now! Because of a Wonderful New Discovery... Freeze-dried Strawberries come inside this Box with Crisp Corn Flakes... Just Add Milk... Refold Special Inner Foil Bag... No Special Storage."
Corn Flakes & Strawberries cereal only last a couple of years. The main complaints it received was that the strawberry pieces got mushy in milk and stuck to roof of your mouth.
The cereal sold poorly and it was estimated by Fortune Magazine that Post had lost $7 to $12 million dollars by 1967 due to their experiments with freeze-dried fruit.
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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Corn Flakes & Strawberries?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
I think this cereal would have sold better under the name Post Toasties with Strawberries. It was a good cereal.
Comment submitted: 1/23/2013 (#10519)
I loved it and got here trying to explain it to my somewhat younger wife who doesn't remember when fruit was seasonal. Space Age breakfast! Now we just make our own granola and add fresh fruit.
Comment submitted: 7/20/2012 (#8549)
By joebacon (Team Breakfast Member)
Never failed, halfway into the box, most of the strawberries were gone!
Comment submitted: 10/28/2010 (#3161)
By Lil Pinky
I was born in 1962. I remember this cereal. I loved it and cried when I could not get it anymore.
Comment submitted: 5/23/2010 (#2164)
I enjoyed this cereal. I guess Honey Bunches of Oats is the grandchild of this cereal. I would like to see it brought back with just the corn flakes and strawberries, blueberries...
Comment submitted: 3/8/2010 (#1570)