Circus Fun
From: General Mills
Introduced in 1986


This cereal was described on the box as a "crispy, sweetened, fruit-flavored cereal with animal shaped marshmallows". The initial cereal pieces were horses, hoops, balls, bears, elephants and lions. Orange tiger marshmallows were later added.

Another box gave this description: "A fun fruit flavored way to start the day! Breakfast is a circus... An exciting parade of colorful marshmallow circus animals, yellow lions, purple horses, blue bears, green elephants... crunch, speckled balls that almost bounce on milk... and red, crunchy hoops."

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


Circus Fun Cereal Theater



Now Showing: 1987 Circus Fun Commercial


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Circus Fun Watch Box
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Circus Fun Watch Box

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Uploaded: 11/4/2010

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Circus Fun With Starburst
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Circus Fun With Starburst

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Uploaded: 11/1/2010

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Circus Fun Cereal Box
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Circus Fun Cereal Box

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/10/2010

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Early Circus Fun Cereal Box
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Early Circus Fun Cereal Box

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Uploaded: 10/10/2010

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1986 Circus Fun Cereal Box
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1986 Circus Fun Cereal Box

Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Uploaded: 10/7/2008

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1987 Circus Fun Cereal Box
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1987 Circus Fun Cereal Box

Submitter: Heather_S
Uploaded: 8/17/2008

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Circus Fun Box
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Circus Fun Box

Submitter: leprican_katie
Uploaded: 7/17/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Circus Fun?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By pupseal

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cereal were my two favorite cereals ever. I was very upset when this went away so fast The chemists in their lab kitchen had actually made something that was not just a cheap copy of other stuff with these two. The generic clown and poor commercials helped it die quick I think.

Comment submitted: 4/19/2015 (#18920)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy spami (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I totally forgot about this one... mmm it was good.

Comment submitted: 3/9/2015 (#18702)



By tony6

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

We need to bring this back with a petition. General Mills just brought back French Toast Crunch. So it might work.

Comment submitted: 12/7/2014 (#18125)



By Intuitios

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved Circus Fun cereal as a child. I'd forgotten about it until I came across this. Good memories!

Comment submitted: 5/20/2014 (#17080)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy j3px1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved them... I first saw it in 1986 and I can still sing the commercial at the ready, unaided. Whenever your product has both kids and grown kids singing the theme by memory, you know you have a winner.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2014 (#16098)



By C.T.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Oh where, oh where, oh where, has my favorite cereal gone?

Comment submitted: 7/17/2013 (#12840)



By Lama

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

'It's circus fun right in your bowl and you're gonna wanna come flyin' for horses, hoops, balls, bears, elephants and lions!'

Comment submitted: 5/23/2013 (#12147)



By dadof3

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Greatest cereal and fun memories.

Comment submitted: 8/2/2012 (#8693)



By JoJo K.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I completely forgot about Circus Fun. Bring it Back Please!!

Comment submitted: 5/7/2011 (#4800)



By mikadoodle

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was my very favorite cereal as a kid.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2011 (#3589)



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