Uncle Sam
From: Uncle Sam Cereal
Introduced in 1908

"Over Half a Century... a Regularity Favorite."

In 1979, it was described on the box as "Ready To Eat! A blend of crispy whole wheat and tasty whole flaxseed." In 2009, it was described more simply as "toasted whole-wheat flakes and flaxseed."

The cereal was originally called Uncle Sam Breakfast Food and it dates back to 1907.

1979 Uncle Sam Cereal Box

Company Description: Uncle Sam Cereal originated as The Uncle Sam Breakfast Food Company around 1910. The first Uncle Sam product was Uncle Sam Breakfast Food, a wheat flake cereal sprinkled with flaxseed, celery powder and salt. It was created by LaFayette Coltrin who conceived the cereal as a cure for constipation.

In the 1920's, The Uncle Sam Breakfast Food Company created the first cereal targeted to kids, Vanilla Sweeties... Read on and see all cereals from Uncle Sam Cereal

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Uncle Sam Cereal Box (2009)
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Uncle Sam Cereal Box (2009)

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Uploaded: 10/7/2009

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Old Uncle Sam Cereal Ad
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Old Uncle Sam Cereal Ad

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Uploaded: 9/30/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Uncle Sam?

Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

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Official Member: Team BreakfastBy freakshowmonkey (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I like this with a banana. Pretty tasty.

Comment submitted: 6/13/2014 (#17180)

By WaxhawNC

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

In case you're wondering, it no longer contains celery salt, which just sounds weird. Whole wheat kernels, whole flaxseed, salt, barley malt. No added sugar. Note that it does have added salt, but just a touch (135 mg per serving, 7% of daily recommendation). It's my favorite, both taste-wise and nutritionally; I add dried cherries and/or sliced banana, or fresh berries.

Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#8114)

By goodfood

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is great. I like to mix with Kashi 7 grains and sesame.

Comment submitted: 4/1/2012 (#7016)

By EatingHealthy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Great taste. Just add truvia - 1 packet - and fruit and skim milk. It has the highest fiber that I have found. Price is good also.

Comment submitted: 3/4/2012 (#6684)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy nannybird (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

LOVE it! I'm 60 years old and just found this cereal. Today, I mixed it half and half with my quick oatmeal - cooked it up and seasoned it with molasses and cinnamon. YUM Want to try it in my next homemade yeast bread. To be continued...

Comment submitted: 3/1/2012 (#6659)

By Z.Z. Bottoms

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Uncle Sam cereal is very good. It's simple. That's why the comments here are mixed. If you love sugar-crammed cereals, you probably will not like this one.

Comment submitted: 1/5/2012 (#6123)

By BadTasteinMouth

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Sickening. I ate it only because I hear it's good for you. But seriously, it is plain nasty tasting.

Comment submitted: 9/22/2011 (#5321)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Cincinnati Kid (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is not so much for taste but for health. My father brought my attention to it in my late teenage years and pointed out the importance of flax seeds (which it contains) for health. It used to be only at a few Kroger stores in the Cincinnati area. I've seen it around in recent years - still in Kroger stores in town.

Comment submitted: 6/3/2011 (#4977)

By Postman

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

There is a new flavor with strawberries. It is good also.

Comment submitted: 4/12/2011 (#4641)

By Tee

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Nasty stuff, I threw it out.

Comment submitted: 3/8/2011 (#4079)

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