Cereal Project > Ralston > Waffelos

From: Ralston
Introduced in 1979

This cereal was described on the box as "a sweetened cereal with artificial maple syrup flavor". A blueberry version of the cereal was also available.

Known premiums: a free Maze Game, Wacky Package Stickers, a cardboard punch-out of Waffelo Bill or one of his friends and a send-away offer for a belt buckle.

Introducing Waffelos Commercial

Introducing Waffelos Commercial

As a boy and a girl examine a new box of Waffelos Cereal, the characters on the front of the box come to life. Meet Waffelo Bill and his guitar strumming horse.

Girl: Hey! What's this?

Boy: It looks like a brand new cereal.

Waffelo Bill: You bet your sweet maple syrup flavor. It's new Waffelos and I'm Waffelo Bill. Yaaa Hoo!

Waffelo Bill jumps completely off of the cereal box and lands on the table... on his butt.

Waffelo Bill: Ooops. Why I'm the best Waffelo hunter west of the... west of the... west... uh...

Horse: That's easy for him to say.

Girl: What are Waffelos anyways?

Waffelo Bill: You're looking at 'em partners. New waffle shaped cereal squares that taste like waffles with the flavor of maple syrup mixed right in.

Boy: They stay crispy in milk.

Waffelo Bill: Yep. And their chock full of all kinds of good thangs.

Girl: What kind of good things?

Waffelo Bill: 'Thangs.'

Girl: Oh thangs.

Horse: He means they're fortified with 8 vitamins plus iron.

Waffelo Bill: Yeah. New Waffelos Cereal... a nice part of a complete breakfast. Yaaa Hooo!

Horse: Waffelos... the flavor of waffles and maple syrup.

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Waffelo Bill's Horse
Waffelo Bill's Horse

Waffelo Bill's sidekick was a low-speaking, sensible horse. The horse would often chime in with a common sense description Waffelos at points in commercials where Waffelo Bill got so excited he stammered or made no sense. This horse also played a mean twang guitar.

Waffelo Bill
Waffelo Bill

This cowboy character was short in stature with a very large hat and a huge mustache. When promoting blueberry flavored Waffelos, Bill would round up blueberry critters with his lasso. A commercial for maple flavored Waffleos hinted that Bill also rounded up another critter called a Waffelo to make that cereal.

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Waffeloville Box
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Waffeloville Box

Submitter: jeffrey
Uploaded: 10/24/2010

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Wacky Packages Waffelos Cereal Box
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Wacky Packages Waffelos Cereal Box

Submitter: DeeJay
Uploaded: 7/27/2009

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Waffelos Maple Box
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Waffelos Maple Box

Submitter: jaarhday
Uploaded: 9/23/2008

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Comments About This Cereal
What do you think of Waffelos?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

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By cdell801

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Eggo Maple Ayrup cereal is really close to this.

Comment submitted: 6/16/2020 (#25286)

By Erin

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It was my absolute favorite cereal as a child! I dream about it often. Please, someone bring it back!

Comment submitted: 9/25/2019 (#24551)

By buickguy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I got my first train set from a giveaway from Waffleos. I sill have it, and the cardboard town cutouts from the back of the box!

Comment submitted: 9/25/2019 (#24546)

By P.C.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

YJ and Johnny X said it best! I'd go broke today for this maple, buttery flavored cereal! The 70's/80's... When cereal didn't taste like cardboard!

Comment submitted: 10/7/2018 (#23572)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy SpaceBarron (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

One of my top 10 of all time! Ralston made so many short-lived tasty cereals.

Comment submitted: 8/17/2018 (#23372)


Cereal Rating (out of 5):

The best cereal ever made!!!

Comment submitted: 7/14/2018 (#23270)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ookkees (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My all-time favorite cold cereal. I loved Waffelos and Wheat Hearts. If I like it, they discontinue it... (sob!).

Comment submitted: 3/10/2018 (#22801)

By ShyGuy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This is my favorite cereal of all time. I wish I could have it again.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2017 (#22513)

By WaffeloLuvr300

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Waffelos was my favorite. Smelled great, tasted great, was the best!

Comment submitted: 5/9/2017 (#21741)

By Darrell in SLC

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

Would I be crazy if I suggested that Waffelos was the same recipe as Freakies just rebranded and repackaged?

Comment submitted: 3/13/2017 (#21482)

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