Raisin Bran (Skinner's)
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Raisin Bran (Skinner's) Cereal
Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By NY 70s Kid

Rating (out of 5):

My recollection of it from the 1970s was that compared to Post, Kellogg's and supermarket brands, Skinner's was pretty tough sledding. Man, that stuff hurt to chew. And I had strong teeth. Still do, in my 50s. Wouldn't go near it again. I do remember the metal spout on the box, which was the main cool thing about it. I thought there was some connection to the behaviorist scientist BF Skinner but apparently not?

Comment submitted: 8/6/2020 (#25391)

By coloradofalls

Rating (out of 5):

I love Skinners! I didn't appreciate it until I was in college and then my precious mom would send me Skinner's in my care package. It is both a fond memory of my mom, and a much missed anytime cereal from my table. I wish it was available in Houston!

Comment submitted: 6/16/2020 (#25289)

By Ajord (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I grew up on Skinner's Raisin Bran in the early 1960s. The cardboard box was wrapped in a paper cover that had the pictures and label on it, and to pour the cereal, there was a metal spout on the side that you would pull out. I had not seen the cereal in years, and then about six years ago, Grocery Outlet in Idaho and Eastern Oregon got a huge batch that they sold at a huge discount. I bought quite a lot, and it tasted just the same as I remembered. The wheat flakes had a sort of malt taste, and of course the raisins were a bit hard rather than plump, but the cereal was fantastic and it brought back memories of people long gone. Now if only someone would make Wheat Honeys and Rice Honeys again.

Comment submitted: 4/21/2020 (#25090)

By RUFUS (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

Skinner's was my go to breakfast in the early 40 and 50s. Whether we were going to school, the hay fields, or sheep shearings. I could have just about anything I wanted, but my favorite was Skinner's Raisin Bran with sugar, fresh cream and milk, coffee milk, and a hot cathead biscuit with homemade butter and syrup. Real fond memories.

Comment submitted: 5/9/2019 (#24153)

By catlady (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

I am 51 years old and have never forgotten this cereal. I even remember the character and commercial I made up for it when I was a child, and am planning to make a video of that for my YouTube channel. That's why I looked it up! I love Skinner's Raisin Bran!

Comment submitted: 3/24/2019 (#24041)

By Me83yrs

Rating (out of 5):

I am 83 years old, Skinner's was my dad and my favorite cereal. Now it seems to be discontinued? Bummer!

Comment submitted: 11/20/2018 (#23715)

By Jake

Rating (out of 5):

Please advise as to what national stores carries Skinner's.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2017 (#21422)

By Charlie 86

I'm 86 years old and I have been eating Skinner's Raisin Bran virtually all of my life, when I could find it. I remember prizes in the box, and especially little cards, like baseball cards, which I collected for years. I can't remember what they pertained to. Who does? My grocer has just stopped carrying this item, probably because the ridiculously high price discouraged customers. But I see it's available on line.

Comment submitted: 2/1/2017 (#21334)

By JohnnyCake

Rating (out of 5):

Does anybody else remember the prizes? Skinner's had better prizes than Cracker Jack. I think I still have a little compass that came in one box (probably 50 years ago). I think that was the reason for the Boys' and Girls' versions mentioned by another commentator: The prizes were gender-specific. A joy of childhood was the treasure that came in a Skinner's box.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2017 (#21251)

By 220 VOLT

Rating (out of 5):

You can order it online from Wal-mart, Amazon and several other online stores.

Comment submitted: 10/26/2015 (#19595)

By Ole Lady

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)

By loyaltubist (Team Breakfast Member)

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

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)

By shortinab (Team Breakfast Member)

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)

By freakshowmonkey (Team Breakfast Member)

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)

By SARGOTH (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

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

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


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)

By 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

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)

By Frank

Rating (out of 5):

Rice Food Market on Westheimer at Weslayan has carried Skinner's Raisin Bran for years at just under $4.00 box... A bargain compared to Amazon price. In the last month Rice has not had Skinner's but they have assured me it is "back-ordered."

Comment submitted: 10/11/2011 (#5464)

By Charles

I have not been able to find this, the best Raisin Bran ever eaten. The last place I found it was in Branson, Missouri some 15y ears ago. I hvae looked every where in Houston & no luck finding the Raisin Bran.

Comment submitted: 9/19/2011 (#5299)

By jimmy

Rating (out of 5):

There simply is no other raisin bran that matters. Skinners is the champ... that's my opinion and it should be yours :)

Comment submitted: 4/4/2011 (#4268)

By Harold

Where can I find the cereal in the San Antonio, TX area? Sun Harvest no longer carries it. (Harold at: hebatistejr@aol.com)

Comment submitted: 2/2/2011 (#3794)

By redwine

Rating (out of 5):

The Best Raisin Bran Cereal by far!!!

Comment submitted: 1/4/2011 (#3520)

By Suzanna

Rating (out of 5):

I've been eating Skinners Raisin Bran for over 50 years. It is tops. Too bad it is so hard to find. No other raisin bran compares to it. Suzanna

Comment submitted: 9/19/2010 (#2878)

By Linda

Rating (out of 5):

Where can I find this cereal in the Dallas metroplex?

Comment submitted: 9/7/2010 (#2803)

By dmdatam

Rating (out of 5):

This is the best raisin bran by far. It's completely unlike any other brand.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#1442)

By zihuacata (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

This is the only raisin bran cereal worth eating!

Comment submitted: 1/25/2010 (#1282)

By help!!

Rating (out of 5):

My husband loves this product (Skinner Raisin Brand) but we cannot find it in any grocery store. How or where can we purchase this product? Please advise, we really want to find this product!!

Comment submitted: 12/17/2009 (#1070)

By HoneyBump

Rating (out of 5):

So, so gooooood! I am ordering from the company!

Comment submitted: 12/12/2009 (#1045)

By carolyn (Team Breakfast Member)

Rating (out of 5):

The grocery store that I go to (Kroger's) has raised the price of a box of Skinner's Raisin Brand to $5.00 a box. When the price goes back to a reasonable price then I can purchase my favorite ceral. Walmart does not carry Skinners so I am now "doing without".
76054 in Texas

Comment submitted: 9/27/2009 (#643)

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