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Wheat Stax
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Wheat Stax Cereal
Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Mr.Spoon

Rating (out of 5):

#1 Worst was 'Stax'. They were an unknown combination of wheat and I'm guessing epoxy. They could actually be stacked, and even after 30 min in milk they could not be crushed with a spoon. After eating a bowl of them you would find that your gums and cheeks were scratched and bleeding.

Comment submitted: 9/19/2020 (#25510)

By Breakfast-Bill

Rating (out of 5):

I've always wondered why they took such a good cereal off the market.

Comment submitted: 6/17/2020 (#25292)

By Cereal Slob

Rating (out of 5):

I remember Marty Ingels doing the commercials and stacking the cereal. So naturally we begged Dad to buy it. He did. We stacked the cereal. But I thought it was just as lame as Wheaties -- or worse.

Comment submitted: 4/27/2020 (#25102)

By PopPopCrunch (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

One of my favorite cereals when it was on the market. 'Stax are for eating, not stacking!' Wish they still made it!

Comment submitted: 2/10/2020 (#24879)

By postcoast

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal as a kid. I know I'd still love it today - add my vote for General Mills bringing it back!

Comment submitted: 12/8/2019 (#24704)

By Roktbob (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Absolutely my favorite all-time cereal... wish General Mills would bring it back... nothing in the past or present compares to it.

Comment submitted: 6/8/2019 (#24221)

By Bo

Rating (out of 5):

Like many of the commenters below, I loved it as a kid, even though it was 'made for adults.' I was one of the oddball kids that didn't care if a cereal didn't have a lot of sugar in it, so naturally, I was very bummed when it was discontinued.

Comment submitted: 4/19/2019 (#24106)

By setnaffa

Rating (out of 5):

I have forgiven them for no longer making Stax; but I won't buy anything else from General Mills.

Comment submitted: 8/1/2018 (#23321)

By dad22

Rating (out of 5):

Wish I could still get this.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2018 (#22719)

By QDogg

Rating (out of 5):

This was great stuff! Take heed General Mills and bring it back!

Comment submitted: 12/19/2017 (#22532)

By Big Dave

Rating (out of 5):

I remember eating Stax as a child; Only cereal I really liked!!

Comment submitted: 8/3/2017 (#22087)

By mercurywoodrose

Rating (out of 5):

I remember eating it at a lonely hotel my family stayed at on the east coast, in the 60s some time. I loved it. I had it other times too. Very fond memories of texture. Bring it back darn it!

Comment submitted: 5/7/2017 (#21734)

By Captainmike

Rating (out of 5):

I am 61 now and still remember this as my favorite snack to eat one at a time.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2017 (#21398)

By W.J.

Rating (out of 5):

Absolutely my favorite cereal when I was a kid. Sad day when they stopped making it.

Comment submitted: 11/30/2016 (#21082)

By Meme

Rating (out of 5):

OMG! I LOVED STAX. They gotta bring them back!

Comment submitted: 4/1/2016 (#20143)


Rating (out of 5):

For years, I've wondered why Stax disappeared from the market. It was instantly my favorite precisely because it wasn't sweet, and I think it would have a place in today's market.

Comment submitted: 3/7/2016 (#20033)

By Cheryl

Rating (out of 5):

I really liked the taste of Wheat Stax, and I was a kid at the time... so the fact that it wasn't highly sugared didn't bother me. Great texture and taste. BRING IT BACK, please!

Comment submitted: 2/20/2016 (#19983)

By T55

Rating (out of 5):

Remember this well. Loved it back in the day.

Comment submitted: 1/24/2016 (#19890)

By Rick-6

Rating (out of 5):

Great cereal but I think the commercials killed this product. What mother is going to want to buy a food that their kids want to stack? It would just make a mess. I loved the taste but it wasn't real sweet, so most kids didn't want it.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2015 (#19748)

By markbrowarsky (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

This was a great cereal. It should be re-introduced along with these other cereals: Clackers, Almond Delight and Clusters.

Comment submitted: 5/11/2015 (#18996)

By Mr Bill

Rating (out of 5):

Best adult cereal ever!

Comment submitted: 3/18/2015 (#18763)

By stax man

Rating (out of 5):

I'm 58, and a lifetime cereal junkie. This was my favorite cereal of all time. I think if reintroduced in today's sugar conscious market, it would be a huge success. Sugar cereal was big in the 60's but just the opposite is true today.

Comment submitted: 5/6/2014 (#17024)

By Duane

Rating (out of 5):

Wow! On TV today, some people were asked what their favorite cereal was. I remembered Stax as my favorite, but it took me over an hour to come up with the name! This site says "Introduced in 1966". That can't be right - it had to be before that. When I was in college 1961 - 1965 I had my family send me a couple of boxes, and I think I remember really enjoying Stax before college... Anyway, Stax is definitely my favorite cereal of all time!

Comment submitted: 3/7/2014 (#16304)

By Lois

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal in the 60's. I wish I had a bowl right now! Bring it back please.

Comment submitted: 2/20/2014 (#16118)

By BobH

Rating (out of 5):

Me and my neighborhood friends used to compete to see who could stack these the highest. Brilliant marketing.

Comment submitted: 11/22/2013 (#15374)

By Big Nick

Rating (out of 5):

I recall really enjoying this product. If it were still available, I'd purchase it today!

Comment submitted: 9/23/2013 (#14282)

By Bivouac

Rating (out of 5):

I recall a TV spot where a man (Ingles?) attempts to photograph his "stack" of STAX but the tower tips over as he snaps the photo with a period instamatic camera. STAX were yummy.

Comment submitted: 8/28/2013 (#13483)

By RedTop

Rating (out of 5):

This was he best cereal EVER! I loved it and was crushed when they took it of the market.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2013 (#13343)

By dspicher (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Will they ever bring this cereal back? I loved it!

Comment submitted: 7/5/2013 (#12664)

By Rachel

Rating (out of 5):

I miss this cereal. I would go crazy with if excitement if it ever appeared in stores again.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2013 (#12287)

By Chief3

Rating (out of 5):

Came closer to writing a rave review on this cereal than any other... ever. Soon after it hit the market I was transferred to the East Coast then waited for distribution which never came to pass. Then sadly, I never saw it again. Couldn't remember the manufacturer to complain to. THIS is my complaint! Make a vet happy bring it back!

Comment submitted: 6/4/2013 (#12274)

By 1greatguy (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal back in the 60's. It had a good wheat taste to it, better than the Wheaties taste at that time. You did have to be careful eating it sometimes because some pieces seemed to be over-baked. Altogether, this is one cereal that I wish had never gone away, I really enjoyed it!

Comment submitted: 2/20/2013 (#10926)

By chompers

Rating (out of 5):

I thought they were very good. This is another cereal that I wish would make a comeback.

Comment submitted: 1/8/2013 (#10326)

By MizA

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal, and the box backs were pretty amusing, too. I remember: "We had these in Russia, only we called them Steppes."

Comment submitted: 11/19/2012 (#9978)

By Vit-a-men

Rating (out of 5):

This stuff would cut your gums and make them bleed. That's why it went off the market. SNL made a skit about a breakfast cereal that was made of rocks and broke your teeth; this must have been the one they were spoofing!

Comment submitted: 7/21/2012 (#8556)

By consfine

Rating (out of 5):

I only tried one box and loved it. It was my favorite ceral and when I went back to get another it was gone for good. Would love to see it come back.

Comment submitted: 7/11/2012 (#8442)

By Ken XXV

I remember STAX Cereal as being VERY tasty. I also wish it would be made available again. It's certainly better than most of the cereals currently being sold.

Comment submitted: 6/11/2012 (#7986)

By Red R.

The best cereal ever. I wish they would bring it back! Btw... me and my brother would try to stack the Stax, but we only ever got 5 pieces high. They must have been glued together in the advertisements.

Comment submitted: 5/6/2012 (#7576)

By Harry L.

I agree. I still think about Stax today - nearly 50 years later. It is time for a comeback.

Comment submitted: 4/12/2012 (#7119)

By Dreck (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Yep, mom bought it and despite all the sugar stuff out there that I ate, this was my favorite, then poof... It was gone! Off the shelves.

Comment submitted: 2/15/2012 (#6522)

By fun but bad

Rating (out of 5):

I must be the only one who disagrees about Stax cereal; to me it tasted like dusty cardboard and the only reason I ate it was because the ads were so clever. People kept stacking up the cereal squares, one guy explained "Of course I'm stacking it, it's called STAX. If you were supposed to eat it, it'd be called EATS." Sadly, he had a point, it really was more fun to stack up the little squares than eat them, they were like stale graham crackers. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing it on the shelves again.

Comment submitted: 1/17/2012 (#6211)

By tiger33

Rating (out of 5):

I loved Wheat Stax in the 60's. I wish I knew where to get some or is it still being made? Another great cereal was Clackers. They were a graham cracker flavor.

Comment submitted: 1/10/2012 (#6160)

By shippy

Rating (out of 5):

Absolutely the best cereal ever made. I can still taste it.

Comment submitted: 1/1/2012 (#6084)

By Stax2

Rating (out of 5):

I'm 54 and remember eating Stax cereal growing up. It was my favorite cereal ever. It was crunchy, held milk, and tasted good! Then all of a sudden we couldn't find it. I'd love to see it return.

Comment submitted: 10/13/2011 (#5481)

By rad3766

Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite cereal when I was growing up. This 52 year old would like to see GM start making Stax again.

Comment submitted: 9/22/2011 (#5322)

By stax1

Rating (out of 5):

In today's world of re-inventions, cover bands, retro this & that, I think it is about time that General Mills should consider bringing back Stax Cereal. I am now 54, and, like many of you, would love to see it return to grocery store shelves!!!

Comment submitted: 9/5/2011 (#5238)

By Cereal Dave

I loved Wheat Stax when I was a kid - it was definitely a favorite of mine! I truly enjoyed the flavor! Many people, even those my age, in their 50's, don't seem to remember them. To me, they were one of the best cereals ever!

Comment submitted: 9/1/2011 (#5213)

By Eddiemick

Rating (out of 5):

I definitely remember these! Best cereal ever!

Comment submitted: 6/3/2011 (#4984)

By StaxLover!

This was my favorite cereal as a kid. I'm 50 now and still would love to eat it. Please tell General Mills to bring it back.

Comment submitted: 5/4/2011 (#4778)

By chimchim

Rating (out of 5):

I loved it! Why do they take away the good stuff?

Comment submitted: 3/27/2011 (#4212)

By Jay

Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite cereal as a young adult. Is it available anywhere today, I would love to buy it again?

Comment submitted: 3/6/2011 (#4074)

By Mike E

Rating (out of 5):

Stax is my all time favorite cereal. What ever happened to it??? BRING IT BACK!!

Comment submitted: 2/17/2011 (#3954)

By dbwindhrost

Rating (out of 5):

That was Marty Ingels in the Stax TV commercials, btw.

Comment submitted: 1/22/2011 (#3683)

By perrypopcorn

Rating (out of 5):

My all time favorite... wish they'd bring back Stax!

Comment submitted: 1/17/2011 (#3619)

By jamom

Rating (out of 5):

I say bring it back, it was one of my favorites!

Comment submitted: 11/18/2010 (#3298)

By Delouwa

Rating (out of 5):

PLEASE bring back Stax and in it's original form too... don't try to re-do it!!! PLEASE!

Comment submitted: 7/22/2010 (#2501)

By wishlist

Rating (out of 5):

Wheat Stax, Quake, and Sugar (or Frosted) Stars should be brought back into production.

Comment submitted: 6/20/2010 (#2319)

By Staxster

Rating (out of 5):

Bring back Stax!

Comment submitted: 4/13/2010 (#1895)

By Todd

Rating (out of 5):

I remember this well. It was as much fun to eat as to stack; it had a crunchy whole-wheat flavor that didn't "stack" up to Spoon-Size Shredded Wheat. I miss Wheat Stax.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2009 (#885)

By Remember When

Rating (out of 5):

I remember this cereal and every time we would come to visit my grandma in Ohio we would buy boxes to take back to Virginia. The texture and taste has not been duplicated since.

Comment submitted: 10/21/2009 (#787)

By CoffeeGlss (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I also remember this cereal from the late 60's. This was my favorite, as well.

Comment submitted: 9/4/2009 (#515)

By Connie

Rating (out of 5):

Favorite cereal of all time. Never knew why it was discontinued. My memory puts this cereal back in the late 60s, early 70's.

Comment submitted: 8/18/2009 (#338)

By Freelancer

Rating (out of 5):

I forgot all about Stax, but it all came flooding back when I saw the picture. The ads were silly but the cereal was actually very good. Would love to see old commercials... anybody have them to see?

Comment submitted: 8/4/2009 (#289)

By D.J.

Rating (out of 5):

Loved this cereal when I was a kid. Never did know what happened to it...

Comment submitted: 4/16/2009 (#128)

By Vegas215

Rating (out of 5):

The was my all time favorite cereal ruined by an utterly stupid advertising campaign.

Comment submitted: 3/8/2009 (#71)

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