From: Ralston
Introduced in 1988

It's Dinersaurific!

A fruit-flavored dinosaur-shaped cereal with six friendly dinosaurs on the box - five in chef's hats and one poor guy - who still managed to flash a smile - whose body was hollowed-out and converted into a diner.

The jingle for the cereal, as heard in the only known TV ad, went "Nothing is finer than breakfast at the dinosaur diner (Dinersaurs!) / Tiny dinosaurs like you never saw before - Fruity Dinersaurs!"

Known Premiums: Dinosaurs Trading Cards on back of box; 3-D Glasses inside box to view 3-D image on back of box; collectible New Ghostbusters Movie Mystery Record inside the box; Sweepstakes to win a Nintendo Entertainment System; Sweepstakes to win a family trip to Walt Disney World; a chance to win a real Porsche; and a chance to "Instantly Win a Real Fossilized Dinosaur Bone!"

Dinersaurs Cereal lasted about 2 years before it was discontinued.

Dinersaurs Cereal (Ralston; 1988)

The first 7 ingredients listed on the nutrition panel were wheat flour, corn flour, oat flour, rice flour, sugar, coconut oil and salt.

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Dinersaurs Box - Trading Cards
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Dinersaurs Box - Trading Cards

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Dinersaurs Box - 3D
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Dinersaurs Box - 3D

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Comments About This Cereal
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Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By carter

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I just loved them.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2019 (#24199)

By Dave

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I know I'm five years late on this but nobody is acknowledging the presence of an actual cereal creator here. I for one would like to thank her for this delicious product and ask if she has created any other cereals or snacks or anything. Ann Wilson should be a cereal celebrity and given recognition for what she's given us. Thank you!

Comment submitted: 9/13/2018 (#23465)

By Tank

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Hello. Was wondering if there was any info on who won the 1988 contest to win a Porsche from the back of the box of this cereal?

Comment submitted: 12/28/2017 (#22552)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ayumayuma (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Fruit Islands Cereal remains my Rosebud, but I remember this cereal quite well - it had very strong flavor, and it is another top-tier, long-lost breakfast cereal from that heyday of the mid- to late-80s. Very good work. Especially by that hollowed-out dinosaur who serves as the diner itself. They should have made another cereal spin-off consisting of his viscera. It could have been called DinoChitterlings and have the consistency of 3-day-old milky Fruity Pebbles.

Comment submitted: 9/3/2016 (#20788)

By Sandy M.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Are there any cereals out there that compare or taste similar to Dinersaurs?

Comment submitted: 1/20/2014 (#15788)

By dinoboy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was one of the coolest cereals on the market. I still have a major crush on Sara-Triceratops, the girl triceratops dino waitress. Cool that you had Denver, the last Dinosaur on the box.

Comment submitted: 12/16/2013 (#15539)

By Ann Wilson

Hi! My name is Ann Wilson (Breker). I am the creator of Dinersaurs cereal. My ex-husband and I had applied for a trademark for Dinersaurs cereal and sold it to Ralston. In turn, they sold our contract to GMeals. The product only stayed on the market a year and half! My original idea was to have Trex on the front of the box and a chocolate cereal for the product! But it all turned out good!

Comment submitted: 9/10/2013 (#13897)

By BrittanyL

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I can actually almost taste this cereal when I think about it. It was my all-time fave!

Comment submitted: 6/21/2013 (#12479)

By nnebeel

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Some of my earliest childhood taste memories are of this cereal.

Comment submitted: 6/10/2013 (#12363)

By DinoNerd

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Loved this stuff. Snuck it all the time. After I was sick of Nerds cereal for a day or so of course.

Comment submitted: 6/2/2013 (#12254)

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