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Raisin Bran (Skinner's)
From: Skinner's
Introduced in 1926

  • Lloyd Skinner is credited as the first man to add fruit to a ready-to-eat cereal. The fruit was raisins. He trademarked his creation as Skinner Raisin Bran. He got the idea from watching his wife add raisins to wheat flakes.

From the U.S. Mills website:

"Try the great taste of America's 1st Raisin Bran - introduced in 1926. Made from toasted whole grain wheat flakes complete with the bran and germ and select California raisins."

Company Description: This brand of U.S. Mills was introduced in 1926 with Skinner's Raisin Bran, the nation's very first raisin bran cereal. We have not found any other cereals under the Skinner's brand and currently believe this is the only Skinner's cereal to be produced. Please let us know if you have information pertaining to additional Skinner's cereals.
This cereal belongs to the following Mr Breakfast Cereal Families:
  • The Bran-tastic Cereal Family


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    Uploaded: 1/12/2011

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    What do you think of Raisin Bran (Skinner's)?

    Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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    By Ole Lady

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I was born in the early 1940's and ate Skinner's Raisin Bran always. It used to be the only brand on the shelf. The more popular brands do not have the same taste to the bran flake as Skinner's. I always wondered why Skinner's doesn't advertise this product as being more nutritious, etc. because people today are willing to pay more money for something more healthy. But how will they know if it's not advertised in the store, TV, or anywhere. There was one store around that carried the Uncle Sam's w/ Skinner's written on bottom of box. Now several stores carry Uncle Sam's Flax cereal but not the Skinner's Raisin Bran. Please advertise it so there will be a demand and more stores will begin carrying it. It's the ONLY one I will eat and I really miss it! Thanks.

    Comment submitted: 6/23/2015 (#19154)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy loyaltubist (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The first time I saw this cereal (summer 1965), I was seven years old on vacation to see family in Oklahoma and Missouri and Skinner's Raisin Bran was everywhere. I remember they had a Boy version and a Girl version. Since the distant cousin I was visiting was a girl, I (a boy), had to eat the Girl version. It's a little less refined than Post, Kellogg's, or the store brand I ate back home in Southern California. I like raisin bran and this is my favorite. And it has lots of fiber! (And it looks like they are rebranding this as 'Uncle Sam's' Raisin Bran. Too bad. Don't those guys at Attune Foots/Post Holdings know how important Mr. Skinner was to raisin bran history? (Very sad.)

    Comment submitted: 3/26/2015 (#18800)



    By Skinner Lover

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I'm 68 years old. I love Skinner Raisin Bran! My Dad is 90 and I have sisters ages 57, 61, 64, and 70. We talk about this cereal quite often, and the fact that you never see it anymore... We loved it. One of my sisters actually was able to find it online and bought all of us some. NOT UNCLE SAM brand. Just Skinners Raisin Bran. Where can we get it?

    Comment submitted: 2/25/2015 (#18607)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy shortinab (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I don't eat cereal a lot but I love this cereal. But I have not seen it lately.

    Comment submitted: 12/21/2014 (#18231)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy freakshowmonkey (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I enjoy this. Especially good with a banana.

    Comment submitted: 6/13/2014 (#17181)



    By Wichita Lineman

    We are in Wichita, KS. Anyone know where to buy Skinner's here?

    Comment submitted: 6/6/2014 (#17148)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SARGOTH (Team Breakfast Member)

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    Best cereal I ever had. I wish I could find it again...

    Comment submitted: 2/21/2014 (#16129)



    By RFH

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    I used to eat Skinners Raisin bran when I was growing up and loved it. My wife found some cereal that says Uncle Sam with the Skinner brand in the lower left hand corner. Is this the real Skinner raisin bran because it doesn't taste as good as I remember it?

    Comment submitted: 9/26/2013 (#14362)



    Official Member: Team BreakfastBy shirl (Team Breakfast Member)

    I can not find this Skinners in Southern California. I grew up on it, found it in South Carolina last month. Would love to find it here. It's the greatest. - Shirley

    Comment submitted: 12/12/2012 (#10123)



    By okstexaslady

    Cereal Rating (out of 5):

    The best ever bran of raisin bran. People should try it, it they haven't yet.

    Comment submitted: 11/30/2011 (#5853)



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