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King Vitaman Cereal
Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

By pregnant cravin

Rating (out of 5):

Will Quaker ever bring King Vitamin back? Please.

Comment submitted: 9/18/2019 (#24523)

By cereal guy

Rating (out of 5):

Rest in peace King Vitaman cereal (1968-2019). The cereal world won't be the same without you.

Comment submitted: 9/13/2019 (#24500)

By PlatNuMonk (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Very close to Cap'n Crunch. It was pretty good. Now it sucks.

Comment submitted: 11/16/2018 (#23705)

By A.C.

Rating (out of 5):

I used to buy King Vitaman and have been looking for them for years. They stop selling it in Orlando, FL. I don't know why. It was a nutrition cereal. Please come back to my city.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2018 (#23419)

By SpaceBarron (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

The current version is only okay. Bland. The original recipe King Vitaman was so delicious!

Comment submitted: 8/18/2018 (#23382)

By Rosemead

Rating (out of 5):

I still this cereal them at the Food City store.

Comment submitted: 11/15/2017 (#22433)

By cerealguy5

Rating (out of 5):

I remember I bought a box of King Vitaman cereal in Plainview, Nebraska years ago.

Comment submitted: 11/14/2017 (#22431)

By Hale The King V

Rating (out of 5):

I can remember my grandfather and me buying this at the local neighborhood store. I was about 3-4 years old in the early 1970's. We had to use the 5 foot tongs to get it down from the top shelf. I was recently buying this at my local Marc's store near Cleveland, Ohio up until about 2 years ago. That store is out of my way a bit and was the reason I started shopping there. I still go there hoping to find King Vitaman, but I see I'm not alone. I voted "Awesome" in the ratings box only because there is not an "AWESOME!!!" rating.

Comment submitted: 3/14/2017 (#21489)

By JohnG

Rating (out of 5):

Had these as a kid in the 90's. I do not see them around anymore. We always added sugar to them.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2017 (#21332)

By MamaLisa52 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

One of the best cereals ever - right up there with Quisp. I like Rocky and Bullwinkle too. Kaboom failed in comparison and Quisp and King Vitaman didn't stain your clothes or the kitchen floor or furniture if you dropped a wet piece on it like Kaboom did. It could stain concrete and it did. If you dropped Kaboom on the patio or kitchen floor the stain from the food coloring was there for weeks or months if didn't wipe it up that second. Imagine what it did to your insides. Scary to think about.

Comment submitted: 1/20/2017 (#21270)

By LuvsBucs

When I was a kid, this was the ULTIMATE cereal along with Quisp. Years later it became "WIC friendly" and tasted nothing like it used to. I now equate it with a rice cake.

Comment submitted: 11/8/2016 (#21029)

By J.R.S.

Rating (out of 5):

The cereal my mother bought because she thought it wasn't bad as our usual choices (Cap'n Crunch, Quisp, etc.). It always seemed to have a weird aftertaste, but maybe it was just me projecting something because of the vitamins.

Comment submitted: 9/29/2016 (#20893)

By Power (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal better than any other cereal. I am very sad that they stopped selling it. It needs to be back on the shelf ASAP.

Comment submitted: 8/3/2016 (#20655)

By jennbunny1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I LOVED this cereal as a kid. Up until about a year or 2 ago, I always saw it on shelves EVERYWHERE! Of course until I wanted some! I found some online for $5.99 but I don't like the idea of buying food online from unknown sites. Quaker please get this back on shelves everywhere! Everything good that I loved as a kid gets taken off shelves.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2016 (#19933)

By Icecream

Rating (out of 5):

What happened to this cereal? We need it back ASAP.

Comment submitted: 6/26/2014 (#17253)

By Justin

Rating (out of 5):

Though I had never tried it, I distinctly remember seeing this cereal in stores when I was a kid - since it was one of the few cereals with a real person for a mascot, it tends to stick in your brain. Over the years, it seemed to fade into obscurity, probably discontinued for all I knew, until I saw it again recently in a supermarket. I decided to pick up a box for curiosity's sake. It resembled and smelled like Cap'n Crunch (albeit with a different shape), but the taste was much blander and didn't hold up in milk as well as the Cap'n does. Really no reason to choose this over CC, but at least I can say I tried it.

Comment submitted: 6/16/2014 (#17194)

By Sir Bizzle Esq

It is still on the shelves in Columbia, SC.

Comment submitted: 5/23/2014 (#17089)

By Chyndolz

Rating (out of 5):

I love these cereal too... I found them on Amazon, but I'm not going to pay $20 a box!

Comment submitted: 4/25/2014 (#16986)

By Iceman2

Rating (out of 5):

I really love this cereal! I ate it as a child but I can't find it any more either.

Comment submitted: 4/4/2014 (#16590)

By Lis

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal when I was young. Loved it then, would love to have it now. Wish we could find it in the stores here. Amazon will do.

Comment submitted: 3/26/2014 (#16486)

By Phenom

Rating (out of 5):

I absolutely love this cereal. Any idea where I can find it in Philly? I've been searching high and low. lol

Comment submitted: 3/2/2014 (#16204)

By j3px1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I first laid eyes on this box on my babysitter's refrigerator in the summer of 1983. It stayed there. It has so little life in it that whoever tries to say King Vitaman will run out of energy. This cereal reminded me too much of Cap'n Crunch... blandish. I'd eat it only if I was dying of starvation. Not a bad cereal. Just Meh. As in King Vita-Meh.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2014 (#16096)

By C.C.

Rating (out of 5):

This tasteless garbage they call a cereal. The only reason it is still made is because it is WIC approved.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2014 (#16031)

By culver 65

Rating (out of 5):

I bought this cereal last week at the 99 cent only store. It is very tasty. I thought the name was familiar.

Comment submitted: 2/11/2014 (#16016)

By Monkey

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal when I was a kid and was very sad when I couldn't get it anymore. They should put it back in the stores so we can get it easier.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2014 (#15993)

By LongLiveTheKing

Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite cereal as a kid, but then we moved to the North and I found out they only have it in the Southern states. I need me some of this.

Comment submitted: 1/18/2014 (#15772)

By Lynxx (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Another of my personal favorites that I'd love to see back on shelves!!

Comment submitted: 10/6/2013 (#14648)

By Ismaelpr100x35 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I wish I could get it in Puerto Rico. I ate this cereal when I was tiny, but I can not find it in supermarkets these days.

Comment submitted: 7/7/2013 (#12691)

By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)

I found this cereal again! I'm so happy! It was at a Piggly Wiggly in Edisto Beach, South Carolina. I bought five boxes of it to take home. The store says they get it all the time, Maybe it's a test market? Yay!

Comment submitted: 4/7/2013 (#11548)

By Meme

Rating (out of 5):

I purchase this cereal online from Amazon or from Hometown Favorites. I live in NYC.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2013 (#11489)

By Rexmi

Rating (out of 5):

I was wondering as to where to find this cereal again in either Tucson AZ or Pittsburgh, PA or anywhere in between? Last time I found it was in a Big Lots store.

Comment submitted: 3/29/2013 (#11428)

By Lionhearted

Rating (out of 5):

The voice of the first King Vitaman was Joe Flynn of McHALE'S NAVY fame.

Comment submitted: 3/28/2013 (#11421)

By Maria

Rating (out of 5):

I was one of the first kids to have Breakfast with the King! It was a coloring contest of his float. I road in the float with him in the 70's. George Mann was a great King Vitaman. I still have his picture and letter from Quaker Oats company. Thanks for a wonderful memory !

Comment submitted: 3/22/2013 (#11351)

By picky_eater_31

Rating (out of 5):

This was the worst cereal ever! I can't believe people actually liked this stuff!

Comment submitted: 2/16/2013 (#10846)

By DrJackstraw (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Hadn't had this since I was a kid, until I saw it on a shelf at Big Lots around a year ago. Tastes a like a less flavorful Cap'n Crunch and gets soggy much quicker.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2013 (#10672)

By K. Vitaman 4

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal was delicious. Why did I give a 4 spoons rating, instead of 5? Because it was, to my taste, Cap'n Crunch in a different shape, just like Quisp and Quake. Also, the stuff came out when I was just old enough to dislike the name and find the slogan, "Have breakfast with the King", rather lame. I'll save the highest rating for the original.

Comment submitted: 2/5/2013 (#10642)

By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)

Scratch my previous comment... I went back to Food Lion yesterday and... They didn't have it... Wow. Now I'm sad...

Comment submitted: 2/3/2013 (#10625)

By crunchy76

Rating (out of 5):

I miss this cereal so much - best cereal I ever tasted. I just want this cereal back in my life :(

Comment submitted: 1/28/2013 (#10567)

By Alexapoda (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I live in the Southeast and I can usually find King Vitaman at a store called Food Lion. I'm 19 so I wasn't around for the cool commercials (I have watched them on YouTube though). But this is one of my favorites. It's got the general taste of Captain Crunch, (not as sweet, which is good) but I don't have to live in fear of the edges. XD

Comment submitted: 1/27/2013 (#10562)

By Givemehead69

Rating (out of 5):

Please bring King Vitaman back. It was my favorite cereal and I just miss it very much. I hate that I can't ever find it and that it is not sold anymore. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 12/25/2012 (#10230)

By Moochie

Rating (out of 5):

I grew up eating this cereal. It would be great if I could purchase it in stores and introduce this cereal to my kids. They would love it. Please bring it back.

Comment submitted: 12/18/2012 (#10152)

By lynnwarre (Team Breakfast Member)

Please contact my email lynnwarre@yahoo.com and let me know where I can purchase King Vitamin in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Comment submitted: 12/13/2012 (#10128)

By leamsi

Rating (out of 5):

I want to buy it but I cannot find it in Puerto Rico.

Comment submitted: 11/8/2012 (#9839)

By Mark J.P.

Rating (out of 5):

King Vitaman was the bomb! Now you have to order it online? Quaker needs to distribute it better. A lot of fans, like me, don't order food online.

Comment submitted: 11/2/2012 (#9796)

By JohnFour

Rating (out of 5):

Just found some of this after looking forever. Was getting snacks at a 99 Only store and happened upon a shelf of them. Lucky me! : )

Comment submitted: 10/25/2012 (#9694)

By La Terka

Rating (out of 5):

I used to love this cereal as a kid. I live in Texas and I can't find it anywhere either.

Comment submitted: 10/19/2012 (#9591)

By Natattack21

Rating (out of 5):

I miss King Vitaman! I can't find it anywhere!

Comment submitted: 10/8/2012 (#9391)

By mommy of 2 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal when I was a kid.

Comment submitted: 10/4/2012 (#9336)

By kidatheart64

I would like to buy this cereal again. I hope it comes back to New Jersey stores.

Comment submitted: 9/14/2012 (#9116)

By X. Press

I swear that I remember having King Vitaman in California. My boyfriend says I am crazy as it was never sold in California! Anyone know/recall if it was sold in California? Specifically Bay Area?

Comment submitted: 9/1/2012 (#8982)

By kingtravis (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I grew up eating this. Man, I miss it so much. Bring it back to local stores plz. You can get this cereal online from lots of places.

Comment submitted: 7/16/2012 (#8508)

By MyEmptyCanvas (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I used to eat this cereal all of the time when I was a kid. I still get it from time to time from the small local grocery stores, I have not seen it in major grocer's in years though. (myemptycanvasreviews.blogspot.com)

Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8130)

By pokey

Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite cereal growing up. I cant find it either. Where can I get it?

Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8106)

By bethsioux (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I STILL remember the STENCH of vitamins from this stuff - AWFUL! Couldn't hardly get it to your mouth from the smell. CONCENTRATE had lots of vitamins, great taste and no smell - but there's STILL King Vitamin in every grocery store around, yet they no longer make Concentrate... oh the injustice of it all. I no longer do breakfast!

Comment submitted: 5/21/2012 (#7722)

By Paramour

Rating (out of 5):

Love King Vitaman! But can't find it anywhere in the state of Texas. Where can I get it?

Comment submitted: 5/17/2012 (#7700)

By ruth

Rating (out of 5):

I was very surprised when my first child, now 10, was not born with a crown on his head since I ate SOOOO much King Vitamin while I was pregnant with him. We lived in Houston at that time and moved when he was 3 and have not been able to find it since. Last week, I was picking my youngest at pre-k and saw a box on the counter. I was told that one of the teacher's mom's brings it when she visits from Alabama. I have to get some.

Comment submitted: 5/14/2012 (#7667)

By Brooke Lo

Rating (out of 5):

King Vitaman cereal is the best cereal ever made!!! I need to find some. I'm eating Life right now, an it doesn't cut it for me. I miss King Vitaman dearly! Please come back to San Antonio, TX stores!!!

Comment submitted: 5/5/2012 (#7562)

By McFlyJr1979 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Ha! The queen mask box! I remember this stuff... it was like an English rip-off of "Mon Capiton Cruch"! LOL! And I am a guy and rocked several of those stupid cut-out masks! :)

Comment submitted: 5/2/2012 (#7526)

By Awesome S.

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is so freaking awesome! It seems like every time we got a box, it was gone within an hour. This is another one that's getting harder and harder to find.

Comment submitted: 4/23/2012 (#7369)

By Postman

Bilo carries King Vitamin.

Comment submitted: 4/19/2012 (#7317)

By dogger

Rating (out of 5):

This is my favorite cereal. I'm 21 and my grandmother got me into it. She recently passed away and I really want to get a box to have again, but I can't find it anywhere where I live. Is it still being produced?

Comment submitted: 4/14/2012 (#7185)

By Ruben

Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal and I'm 43. My 20 year old also loves this - just can't find it.

Comment submitted: 4/5/2012 (#7061)

By cherrylade (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I love them. Looking for some to buy right now.

Comment submitted: 4/2/2012 (#7035)

By KingVitahater

Rating (out of 5):

I got my grandmother to buy me a box of this when I was seven years old and it took me two freaking months to eat it because it tasted so bad. It looked like Captain Crunch but tasted awful! I still tell my kids about it to this day. #childhood trauma

Comment submitted: 3/17/2012 (#6864)

By DeSoto

I love this cereal but I can't find it anywhere in the stores in Dallas, TX, SAD.

Comment submitted: 3/14/2012 (#6837)

By rhubarb

Rating (out of 5):

Just got some online. It was 4 boxes for 20 dollars at Amazon. It's not as good as I remember - seems less sweet, but still better than a bunch of the cereals in the stores.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2012 (#6188)

By dakicker

Rating (out of 5):

I bought some online, along with boxes of Boo Berry and Quisp. Check Amazon. They have a few cereals that I thought were discontinued.

Comment submitted: 12/21/2011 (#6010)

By jay ham

Rating (out of 5):

Where can I get King Vitaman in New York City?

Comment submitted: 11/20/2011 (#5798)

By A. Dement

I saw King Vitaman at Bi-Lo. It was displayed as a new product.

Comment submitted: 10/18/2011 (#5509)

By Cerealkiller210

Rating (out of 5):

Amazing cereal! I loved having breakfast with the king when I was a kid too. :) My gramps thought I was crazy for liking this cereal over something that involved chocolate. It took me years to figure out where I could buy some. You can buy a box online from amazon.com.

Comment submitted: 5/9/2011 (#4812)

By Postman

King Vitaman has the same ingredients but 1/2 the sugar. Quisp and Captain Crunch taste more alike but their texture is different. So there is a difference in KV taste. KV has 6g of sugar. Quisp and Captain Crunch have 12g of sugar.

Comment submitted: 3/30/2011 (#4231)

By tricky

King Vitaman, Cap'n Crunch and Quisp are all made by Quaker. All three cereals are exactly the same flavor, but with a different shape. King Vitaman is crowns, Cap'n Crunch is pillow-shaped, and Quisp is UFO-shaped disks. It's is all the same ingredients, people.

Comment submitted: 3/25/2011 (#4200)

By Anon

Rating (out of 5):

SO GOOD. This was my favourite cereal growing up. I loved searching for the items on the back of the box, even though they were always the same.

Comment submitted: 3/13/2011 (#4122)

By Postman

Has Quaker discontinued King Vitaman? I noticed that is was discontinued at Food Lion and it is a WIC item. Usually those items are never discontinued.

Comment submitted: 12/14/2010 (#3440)

By dread956

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal rocks!!! I just found out you can order this online.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2010 (#3428)

By ahnkadragon

Rating (out of 5):

Worst cereal ever! My mom always bought it despite my protests... bad aftertaste, oily! And if you didn't soak it long enough in the milk it scratched up the roof of your mouth!

Comment submitted: 11/26/2010 (#3342)

By NJ Pump

Rating (out of 5):

I love love love this cereal I live in New Jersey and I haven't had any since the mid 80's I need to buy some and just sit back and enjoy I wonder if I would still love it in my late 20's

Comment submitted: 8/30/2010 (#2761)

By El Whizzo (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Dang -- "It's also amusing to look (at) pictures of King Vitaman II with the inside knowledge that the man who played him struggled with alcohol problems"? Alcoholism is funny? That's cold. You're a cruel man, Mr. Breakfast.

Comment submitted: 8/11/2010 (#2633)

By twig

Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal! Where can I find it?

Comment submitted: 8/6/2010 (#2600)

By cufflynx

Rating (out of 5):

I loved it as a kid. I'll have to find some and see if I still do.

Comment submitted: 7/26/2010 (#2523)

By gogofan1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Have breakfast with King!!! This was my favorite cereal growing up in the 70s.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2010 (#2238)

By Vane

Rating (out of 5):

I want it back in the stores. This would be great.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2010 (#2198)

By Agent Momo

Rating (out of 5):

I love this Cereal. Sad that I haven't found a box in my state (MI) for a couple of years.

Comment submitted: 1/3/2010 (#1153)

By snickersnack (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I loved the way the crown shaped pieces would shred my mouth back when I used to pound these for breakfast in the seventies. I loved them when I was eating them, and then I would think about them everytime I was nursing the sore roof of my mouth all day, lol. After awhile I started letting them soak in the milk and eating them mushy - still loved them, and then I had the gain without the pain. Thought they quit making them, but was surprised to run into them on local shelves again a few years back. Several times over the years while they were gone, I would taste other short-lived cereals and think - 'this reminds me of King Vitaman - but not quite'... it was close to Captain Crunch in a way, but different, too.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2009 (#1042)

By ficwriterpaul (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I grew up on this stuff. My parents refused to buy the mainstream cereals. Back then I hated it but I always keep a box now.

Comment submitted: 11/21/2009 (#941)

By Chell_chell

Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal and can not find where to buy it. I have a friend who says they carry it in their store, but I can not figure out why they do not carry it in any store around where I am at in Texas! Ha.

Comment submitted: 8/23/2009 (#370)

By Jane from NJ

Rating (out of 5):

I was asked to do a commercial for King Vitaman back in 1970... my mother turned them down. Too bad... loved the cereal!

Comment submitted: 6/14/2009 (#214)

By V.C.

Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal. All hail King Vitaman!

Comment submitted: 5/14/2009 (#185)

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