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Basic 4
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Basic 4 Cereal
Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By dfrank2003 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Currently eating this now, just bought it yesterday! Trying it for the first time and I like it. Not as healthy as I hoped, though.

Comment submitted: 5/10/2020 (#25148)

By MorningThunder

Rating (out of 5):

This was the best cereal in the history human-kind, please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 4/27/2020 (#25103)

By Jan

Rating (out of 5):

BRING IT BACK or I will boycott all GM products! (but not the cars)

Comment submitted: 4/21/2020 (#25088)

By kdlfixer1

Rating (out of 5):

Don't be dumb. Bring it back. Can not believe that sales were so low to discontinue this cereal.

Comment submitted: 4/16/2020 (#25071)

By Kate

Rating (out of 5):

I'm eating a bowl right at this minute. I hope my store doesn't run out I've been eating this since I was a teen and I love it.

Comment submitted: 2/26/2020 (#24933)

By Bonita

Why is it that once I find something I like (not just cereal) it is taken from the market?! Mucho Gracias.

Comment submitted: 11/15/2019 (#24672)

By Leo

Rating (out of 5):

I went to buy Basic 4 today and none to be had anywhere. How long ago did they discontinue it? Please bring this back... this is the only cereal I've ever enjoyed.

Comment submitted: 10/12/2019 (#24598)

By Coloradowomyn

I haven't been able to find this in any store! I've been eating it for years!

Comment submitted: 10/11/2019 (#24597)

By Phronsie

Rating (out of 5):

This is my all time favorite cereal. I was not a fan of cereal until I tried Basic 4.

Comment submitted: 9/23/2019 (#24539)

By For My Guy

Rating (out of 5):

This is all my husband eats for breakfast. He has been going crazy trying to find it in a store! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

Comment submitted: 9/1/2019 (#24458)

By Sueflame

Rating (out of 5):

My breakfast most everyday, nothing else compares. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 8/23/2019 (#24438)

By MikeS

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal has defined my breakfast for years. Please bring back the most excellent cereal ever created!

Comment submitted: 8/18/2019 (#24429)

By timbo

Rating (out of 5):

I have been a fan of it for decades! Now what am I going to eat for b-fast?- Tim

Comment submitted: 8/17/2019 (#24423)

By Brent

Rating (out of 5):

Please bring back Basic4! It's the only one I like and it's healthy besides!

Comment submitted: 8/8/2019 (#24405)

By ray

Rating (out of 5):

I can''t believe they stopped making Basic 4. What the heck are they thinking?

Comment submitted: 7/20/2019 (#24349)

By Seakewer

Rating (out of 5):

The only cereal I like. Please bring it back!

Comment submitted: 7/20/2019 (#24346)

By Glady

Rating (out of 5):

Basic 4 and Cheerios are the ONLY breakfast foods we enjoy adding on top of our oatmeal for crunch. PLEASE bring it back.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2019 (#24207)

By Jan

Where is Basic Four? The only cereal that isn't icky sweet but tastes fantastic! Can't find it anymore! Get rid of the crappy new stuff and bring back Basic Four!

Comment submitted: 5/30/2019 (#24203)

By Dancer44

Why cant I find Basic 4 on my grocery store shelves anymore?

Comment submitted: 1/16/2019 (#23855)

By Beth

Rating (out of 5):

Can't believe that GM has discontinued Basic 4. It has been my favorite for years and there's nothing else on the market that compares. Any chance this decision can be reconsidered?

Comment submitted: 9/23/2018 (#23512)

By cereal guy

Rating (out of 5):

I bought Basic 4 cereal at Hy-Vee West in Norfolk, Nebraska. It was awesome!

Comment submitted: 9/10/2018 (#23456)

By Linda-6

Rating (out of 5):

My son is profoundly autistic and this is the only cereal he likes. I am more than disappointed at GM's decision to discontinue it.

Comment submitted: 8/10/2018 (#23351)


Rating (out of 5):

Basic 4 has been my cereal since it came out! It's hard to believe that General Mills has discontinued it! Bring back Basic 4 PLEASE!

Comment submitted: 8/6/2018 (#23338)

By Larry

Rating (out of 5):

Basic 4 has been my favorite for a long time! The blend of ingredients makes this cereal special. Then the problem is trying to find it! It does appear to be discontinued.

Comment submitted: 7/9/2018 (#23248)

By spider

Sorry guys, once loved this cereal, but the last 2 boxes have been very light on the almonds and raisins. Took both sacks out of the boxes, and noticed that this cereal has changed for the worse. No longer a good buy in my opinion.

Comment submitted: 2/9/2017 (#21371)

By Raven

Rating (out of 5):

Although I agree with some that this cereal is not as good as it used to be, it is still my favorite. I really miss the yogurt covered thingies. For those having trouble finding it, I buy it from WalMart all of the time.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2016 (#20913)

By Charlotte

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is not what it used to be. Less cranberries and dates, more grains and less flavor. Bland and dull. Why fix something that wasn't broken? Bring back the old recipe - it was so much better.

Comment submitted: 7/5/2015 (#19199)

By UsedToLoveIt

Rating (out of 5):

They took out all the goodness and added cinnamon to cover the lack of taste. So much cinnamon that I couldn't get rid of the aftertaste for hours even after brushing my teeth. Not buying it anymore. Shame, it used to be my favorite.

Comment submitted: 6/5/2014 (#17141)

By Joy

Took out all the almonds, yogurt crunch, and a lot or raisins. I agree with Sandra and Marie. Not worth buying anymore... just flakes and crisped rice and hardly any raisins. I would have rated it before they changed it.

Comment submitted: 12/9/2013 (#15492)

By Sassy

Rating (out of 5):

Miss this cereal so very much. Can't find it anywhere!

Comment submitted: 9/22/2013 (#14259)

By Kiki

Rating (out of 5):

Awesome cereal. Where is it? I have been to the stores listed and cannot find it. I used to be able to count on it at the Randolph A.F.B. commissary.

Comment submitted: 8/19/2013 (#13346)

By curious

Rating (out of 5):

I've been searching all over long island NY for Basic 4. What happened to it?

Comment submitted: 8/9/2013 (#13171)

By Elizabeth

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal. I've been eating it since I was a kid. Not only is it delicious, but it's healthy too! There's no better cereal than Basic 4!

Comment submitted: 8/9/2013 (#13166)

By Besthairgirl

I love this cereal but this morning. I poured some milk in my cereal as always. I like for it to sit a bit before eating. Well when I went to eat it, there was this long piece of something just floating. I pulled it out and it looks like a long needle - very sharp on the end and thick. I picked it out and it's a stick about a inch long. I'm so glad I saw this because it could had been a bad thing. If you want a picture, email me and I will be more than glad to take a picture and send to you (mcarlo96@bellsouth.net). My name is Jeannie. So please let me hear from you. How does something like this get into your cereal? (Jan. 12, 2013)

Comment submitted: 1/12/2013 (#10354)

By Pat W.

Why change the ingredients of a great cereal and make it less tastt? I miss the pine nuts a lot. - Pat W.

Comment submitted: 12/13/2012 (#10129)

By Odetta

Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is amazing. I wish I could still find it.

Comment submitted: 11/11/2012 (#9854)

By Sandra

Rating (out of 5):

Like Marie said here - in Mexico this was an excellent cereal but now it is just regular. Here, it is very expensive. I used to like it because of the raisins, almonds and yoghurt, but now there are only crisped rice and oats.

Comment submitted: 7/24/2012 (#8586)

By Marie

Recently changed its ingredients and went from a great cereal to regular fiber flakes. Not gonna buy anymore. Shame.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2012 (#6629)

By Better Date

Basic 4 was released in 1990. My series 2 box is dated 11-90.

Comment submitted: 1/24/2012 (#6277)

By Lexxy

Rating (out of 5):

Freakin' AWESOME cereal. Perfect mix of good stuff.

Comment submitted: 12/28/2011 (#6069)

By Danilo (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I live in Canada and can't find my delicious Basic 4 anywhere? I tried to substitute it buying Kelloggs' Mueslix... uuuuugh! Definitely, not the same quality nor taste. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Comment submitted: 11/2/2011 (#5618)

By DaiShe

Rating (out of 5):

Love it! Great taste... mmmm... and the right mix of health!

Comment submitted: 5/3/2011 (#4775)

By A. P. B.

It's good!!!!

Comment submitted: 2/11/2011 (#3890)

By Lord_Donut

Rating (out of 5):

This stuff is awesome. Looking at the box, you think it's going to be your typical bland "healthy" cereal... But you'd be SO wrong. I've loved it since it FIRST CAME OUT in 1991, when I was 11 years old!!! So that should tell you how good it is... I loved it as a *little kid*!!!

The little dried fruits and things are sweet and super tasty... And you know how when there's a variety of ingredients (like dried fruit, nuts, flakes, etc), there's always one or two things in the mix you don't like? Not Basic 4! Every single thing in the box is tasty! The flakes are lightly sweetened too, and have a really nice texture, much hardier than cornflakes. The milk at the bottom of the bowl is in my top 3 of cereal milks alongside Fruity Pebble milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk. Seriously. It can hang with the big boys. Try it at least once. You'll love it for life, I promise you.

Comment submitted: 2/4/2011 (#3816)

By Marietta Delene

Rating (out of 5):

Just bought this cereal for the first time and I'm hooked. I feel better throughout the day knowing that my morning cereal is actually good for me - rather than the sugar-coated, chocolate, marshmellow cereals I usually consume.

Comment submitted: 7/10/2010 (#2421)

By Basic Fievel

Rating (out of 5):

Now with more tonsilloliths!

Comment submitted: 11/4/2009 (#856)

By Judith

Rating (out of 5):

Great flavor, great crunch, great nutrition!

Comment submitted: 9/13/2009 (#556)

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