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Body Buddies
From: General Mills
Introduced in 1983


During it's short time on earth, Body Buddies was promoted as a healthy cereal for kids. Four seemingly-healthy cartoon children were shown on the box cover and this team is presumed to be mascots known as The Body Buddies. They were shown with sporting equipment to further promote the cereal's image as a healthy breakfast option.

The cereal pieces resembled those from the much better known Kix cereal. They were ball shaped with a light tan coloring. The taste of the cereal has been described by many as similar to Kix with more sweetness.

Body Buddies came in two varieties: Natural Fruit Flavor and Brown Sugar & Honey. There have been rumors on the internet that a maple variety was also made, but these rumors appear to be unsubstantiated.

Trivia: A box of Body Buddies can be seen in the 1986 movie Manhunter in a scene where the character Will Graham (played by William Peterson) walks through a grocery store.


Known Premiums: Body Buddies Two-Sided Puzzle and One of Four Body Buddies Mini-Computers.


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Body Buddies Cereal Theater



Now Showing: 1980's Body Buddies Commercial


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Body Buddies Bulletin Board Box
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Body Buddies Bulletin Board Box

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Uploaded: 1/31/2011

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Body Buddies Nutrition Fun Book
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Body Buddies Nutrition Fun Book

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Uploaded: 1/27/2011

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Body Buddies Box: Mini-Computers
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Body Buddies Box: Mini-Computers

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Uploaded: 10/7/2010

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Body Buddies Cereal Box - New!
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Body Buddies Cereal Box - New!

Submitter: DeeJay
Uploaded: 3/26/2009

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1983 Body Buddies Puzzle Solver
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1983 Body Buddies Puzzle Solver

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Uploaded: 10/7/2008

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1981 Body Buddies
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1981 Body Buddies

Submitter: Mr Breakfast
Uploaded: 9/25/2008

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Body Buddies Commercial Still
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Body Buddies Commercial Still

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Uploaded: 3/18/2008

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Body Buddies In Manhunter
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Body Buddies In Manhunter

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Uploaded: 3/18/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Body Buddies?

Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

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By The Giki Tiki

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Comment under review by Mr Breakfast. Should appear within 24 hours.

Comment submitted: 10/2/2017 (#22296)



By Me-Three

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I only had the natural fruit flavor version. I'd eat a whole box at a time wet or dry. It was a lemony fruity sweeter version of Kix. Loved it. Think about it often.

Comment submitted: 7/16/2016 (#20571)



By Carsiesmom

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Please bring Body Buddies back! I loved it!

Comment submitted: 9/17/2015 (#19456)



By ZheromaN

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Body Buddies was the best!

Comment submitted: 2/27/2015 (#18639)



By skyranger

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

When did they run out of Body Buddies?

Comment submitted: 1/5/2015 (#18313)



By Cereallover11

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I do not ever remember trying this cereal during my childhood. However, I finally got the chance to try it while I was in college. After trying it, I have to say that the taste was really great! Therefore, I would also like for Body Buddies to come back on the market!

Comment submitted: 12/18/2014 (#18217)



By Shane Moores

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite. And it was out in the very late 70s because my grandfather bought it for me when I spent the summer on his farm in NC and he died in 1980.

Comment submitted: 7/12/2014 (#17327)



By Ali

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Best cereal EVER! Bring back Body Buddies!

Comment submitted: 2/11/2014 (#16021)



By Szake

I think your introduction date might be wrong. It says "Introduced in 1983." It was out in 1979.

Comment submitted: 7/31/2013 (#13015)



By Cris

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I never ever want to relive Body Buddies or King Vitaman days, omg, yuck!!

Comment submitted: 3/11/2013 (#11191)



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