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Golden Grahams
From: General Mills
Introduced in 1975

  • Early advertisements for Golden Grahams cereal often used the catchphrase "Have a Golden Day." In the 80's, this concept was strengthened (or dumbed-down depending on your perspective) to "It's gonna be a Golden Grahams day."

When Golden Grahams first appeared in stores, it was promoted as "A Honey Of A New Cereal!" The cereal is currently described on the box as a "honey graham ridged cereal." The flat, square cereal pieces have a subtle similarity in appearance to graham cracker squares.


The back of one early box of Golden Grahams described itself like this:

"Golden Grahams for breakfast is a delicious way to start a golden day. Crisp, crunchy little squares with the graham flour of natural golden wheat and a touch of golden honey! What a taste! A bowl of Golden Grahams with toast, milk and juice gives your family a nutritious breakfast to start a golden day."


The most popular jingle for Golden Grahams had the following lyrics:

Oh those Golden Grahams
Oh those Golden Grahams
Crispy crunchy graham cereal
Family breakfast treat

Oh those Golden Grahams
Oh those Golden Grahams
Golden honey - just a touch
With grahams golden wheat

Try those Golden Grahams
And have a golden day



In the 80's, it was somewhat popular to make sweet, square snack or dessert bars with Golden Grahams. Here's one recipe as it appeared in a 1987 ad for the cereal.


Golden Graham S'Mores
Golden Graham S'Mores

2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons margarine
1 11-ounce package of milk chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
9 cups Golden Grahams cereal (one 12-ounce box)
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat corn syrup, margarine and chocolate chips to boiling in 3-quart sauce pan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal in large bowl; toss until completely coated with chocolate. Fold in marshmallows, 1 cup at a time. Press mixture evenly in pan with buttered back of a spoon. Let stand until firm, at least one hour. Cut into 2-inch squares. Store loosely covered at room temperature no longer than two days. 24 squares.


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Honey The Honey Drop
Honey The Honey Drop

While the majority of characters in Golden Grahams commercials have been real life actors having "a golden day", a little animated drop of honey named Honey had a stint as the Golden Grahams star spokesman in the mid- and late- 80's.



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1983 Golden Grahams Box

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Golden Grahams Indoor S'Mores Box

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Golden Grahams Knight Rider

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2010 Golden Grahams Cereal Box

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Golden Grahams?

Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

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By Dezzie

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I love it. Sometimes the cereal tastes like honey cinnamon graham crackers and when I finish all my Golden Grahams, it sort of turns my milk kind of yellowish but - in other words - I love it.

Comment submitted: 12/23/2016 (#21163)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy CerealCrusher (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Delicious... but no more honey! Aldi/Millville's Honey Grahams still does, also swapping brown sugar for molasses in the private label recipe... their graham squares are a little more fragrant and a bit softer, too.

Comment submitted: 8/5/2016 (#20663)



By timtam

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Great cereal and the taste has not changed. Our taste buds have over the years. It's a great cereal and rather healthy if you eat it with 2% organic milk or almond milk tastes really good with this cereal. Some said it gets soggy quick... that's when I love it the most lol.

Comment submitted: 6/28/2016 (#20459)



By Al Jordan

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Wow, I remember a time in my life (mid-teens to be exact) when I was hooked on this stuff. The taste was so great, I thought it was the best cereal I'd ever tasted and I wouldn't eat any other brand. Eventually, though, I (nearly literally) got sick of them and stopped eating them for a while before going back to trying them again. Nowadays, I hardly see it anywhere on the shelves of any of the stores I browse or shop at. But if the previous comments about how the cereal tastes today are anything to go by, I suppose it's all for the better. Still, in it's earlier days, Golden Grahams had something going for it that seemed to please my tastes at that time.

Comment submitted: 11/26/2014 (#18075)



By bribuffalo ny

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It no longer tastes like when I was a kid.

Comment submitted: 5/20/2014 (#17077)



By comicman

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Does anyone remember in the 90s when Golden Grahams gave away mini comics. Ii think it may of been the beano or the dandy (for uk versions). I'm desperately to track one of these down!

Comment submitted: 3/28/2013 (#11420)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Cherylmotherof2 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It doesn't last in milk - gets soggy as soon as milk hits it. I bought this cereal only to eat dry but now with no honey, I wish they could make it better so it would not get soggy. That's why my kids don't like it.

Comment submitted: 9/26/2012 (#9242)



By SZA

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This cereal does not taste the same as it did when I was a kid back in the 80s. It is nothing special now, whereas back in the 80s it was definitely one of my favorites! The pieces seemed heartier and probably sweeter back then. Having said that, I will say that it made an amazing "bedside cracker" when I was in my 1st trimester of pregnancy. They always say you should eat Saltine crackers to help combat morning sickness, but the thought of munching Saltines first thing in the AM made me feel even sicker. Golden Grahams hit the spot, though! They were nice and sweet and crunchy. I always had a little Tupperware container of them by my bed for about the first 6 weeks of my pregnancy. :)

Comment submitted: 8/26/2012 (#8902)



By Ernie

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

So delicious... I can never just eat one bowl of this!

Comment submitted: 7/20/2012 (#8551)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SpaceCadet (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I freakin' love this cereal! Been one of my top favorites since I was a kid... Still eat it!

Comment submitted: 7/1/2012 (#8230)



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