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OKs Cereal
Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

By JimBo

Rating (out of 5):

Better than Cherrios. Please bring it back.

Comment submitted: 3/4/2020 (#24957)

By Chompchomp

Rating (out of 5):

I really remember this cereal. My mom bought it several times. To me, the taste was similar to Cheerios but Yogi on the box was really special. I do remember when my mom said it wasn't at the store any more and I was disappointed, it probably was around 1963 when I was 4 years old.

Comment submitted: 2/19/2020 (#24911)

By bambam472001 (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I remember OK cereal and really enjoyed eating it. I also snacked on OK cereal without milk. Would really like to see this cereal come back. I miss eating this cereal and have been remembering the taste, which I always thought was better than the other brand.

Comment submitted: 2/2/2020 (#24855)

By Big Tyrone

Rating (out of 5):

They were my favorite cereal, they were much better than Cheerios.

Comment submitted: 10/20/2019 (#24621)

By Tracey1960

Rating (out of 5):

Please Kellogg's bring back OKs!?! They were my one and only cereal as a kid (born in 1960) I used to eat them as a snack too, straight from the box, dry with no milk. I have no memory of who was the 'Mascot' on the box and if this is shocking to admit, I don't really care! To this day I don't like breakfast cereals, but if OKs were released back on the market, I would be first through the door to buy them! Please, please, please Kellogg's, bring back OKs, the best cereal ever!

Comment submitted: 4/13/2019 (#24087)

By nutrition3Cs (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Pretty sure I was able to find OKs into the very early 70s when I was shopping on my own. My recollection is that they were a bit more solid than Cheerios and definitely had a distinctive flavor. My favorite cereal ever.

Comment submitted: 3/10/2019 (#24007)

By Robert

I hadn't thought of OK's for decades until I just purchased a box of Millville Chrispy Oats from Aldi. The taste was distinctly different from Cheerios as they usually taste and immediately brought OK's to mind. Thinking first of the Scottish guy before even remembering the name. What is that taste?

Comment submitted: 1/9/2019 (#23838)

By Fundy

Rating (out of 5):

Hal Baylor was 'Big Otis' in their 1959-1960 commercials.

Comment submitted: 9/14/2018 (#23471)

By Harper

Rating (out of 5):

I remember a cut-out castle on the box that may have wrapped around the sides to utilize the box bottom as a stand. This was during the Big Otis period.

Comment submitted: 9/8/2018 (#23452)

By ScaryGuy

Rating (out of 5):

I remember this as a little kid. I would never let my mom buy this cereal. Big Otis scared the heck outta me.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2017 (#21395)

By Albeback

Rating (out of 5):

My favorite. It was available in Australia until about 1970.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2016 (#21002)

By No Nickname

@5PM: I agree... I was born in 1959, and I remember OKs from the mid-sixties. It's a mistake to say the cereal was discontinued in 1962, because I've seen pictures of a box from 1967. I remember they were like Cheerios, and yet had a distinctive taste. Too bad they stopped making them.

Comment submitted: 9/10/2016 (#20808)

By Duane

Rating (out of 5):

I miss it and wish I could still buy it.

Comment submitted: 3/7/2016 (#20035)

By 5PM

Rating (out of 5):

OKs were better than Cheerios to me; they were certainly being sold later than 1962 as I wouldn't be able to remember them otherwise.

Comment submitted: 1/16/2016 (#19844)

By Phil Z.

Rating (out of 5):

My memory is that this was a pretty bad cereal. I doubt I tried it twice. This was back when Otis was the mascot. Strangely, I liked Cheerios back then though.

Comment submitted: 9/6/2015 (#19424)

By Cypress

Rating (out of 5):

I think that if OKs were reintroduced it would be successful because basically there is a whole new group of people out there who would discover it.

Comment submitted: 8/24/2015 (#19377)

By Yumarama (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I have no recollection of Otis on this cereal, although I very much recall Yogi and Boo Boo being featured. I remember they had cut-out faces on the back that you could wear as a mask. Although this cereal made an appearance in our house now and again, it never became a staple and disappeared rather quickly; from reading the info above, I now see it was due to Kellogg's inability to outseat Cheerios' market lead.

Comment submitted: 11/3/2014 (#17951)

By jdharr

Oops. My previous comment stated that O.K. Berry was then president of Kellogg's . He was actually Senior Vice President of Sales for Kellogg's. This is the link to his Obituary. Rest in peace Mr. Berry.

Comment submitted: 9/12/2014 (#17657)

By jdharr

OK cereal was named after "O"tis "K"enneth Berry, the then president of Kellogg's . O.K. Berry is what we all knew him as. I first met O.K. Berry when I was 13 years old . He was retired then and summered at his large farm in Litchfield ,Maine. And to the "Cincinnati Kid", Otis was a small man, and far from being a pro wrestler.

Comment submitted: 9/12/2014 (#17656)

By Captjay

Rating (out of 5):

Loved them as a kid! Bring them back! OKs were better than okay. They were the BEST.

Comment submitted: 9/1/2014 (#17600)

By MJ6

Rating (out of 5):

I agree with #Rodney61. I was eating them in Australia in the 70s and I have exactly the same fond memory.

Comment submitted: 8/25/2014 (#17555)

By hopefull

Rating (out of 5):

They had a much better toasted oat taste than others and I would very much like them reintroduced. Cheerios get mushy too fast and are weak in oat taste. OKs were much better. A consumer test is in order. OKs will win. I still remember the smell, taste and crunch. Let's get to it and do something about this. PLEASE!

Comment submitted: 8/24/2014 (#17547)

By G.S. Boomer

Rating (out of 5):

PLEASE consider bringing back OKs. I am not the only Boomer who loved this cereal!

Comment submitted: 12/17/2013 (#15546)

By Rodney61

Rating (out of 5):

Here in Australia, Kellogg's kept making them locally until the early 70's. Forty years on and I call them my all-time favorite.

Comment submitted: 9/6/2012 (#9057)

By Dolton Boy

Rating (out of 5):

They were okay. Can't see why they dumped a brawny Scottish Highland warrior trying to sell something because "it was good for you" to us baby-boomers for a fun-loving cartoon bear... I send in and got the skin-diver prize.

Comment submitted: 4/22/2012 (#7357)

By BooBooPicnic

I am trying to remember which cereal it was that my mom ordered for me. It had a Yogi bear type head piece that was made from paper I am sure and it fit over your head and had holes where the eyes were so that you could see out. Just going down memory lane and would like to see a picture of this if possible.

Comment submitted: 10/17/2011 (#5505)

By Cincinnati Kid (Team Breakfast Member)

I thought this cereal came out the year before - 1958. Seem to recall it in the late summer of that year. I wonder who played the part of "Big Otis" in the TV commercials? Maybe an unemployed pro wrestler? I'm unable to rate this cereal, I never tasted it.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2011 (#4973)

By jjw

Rating (out of 5):

Bring them back!

Comment submitted: 4/7/2011 (#4292)

By Ai A. Bama

I do remember Yogi Bear on the OK's box. I guess it was because that Kellogg's was the sponsor for the Yogi Bear and 2 other Hanna Barberra shows.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2011 (#3728)

By Heddy

That guy looks like you Mister Breakfast - if u had a beard and mustache and were a little bigger and were from Scotland. Never tried the cereal. Looks good. Like your site.

Comment submitted: 3/1/2010 (#1515)

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