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Corn Flakes With Instant Bananas
From: Kellogg's
Introduced in 1964


Corn Flakes With Instant Bananas was Kellogg's response to Post's Corn Flakes & Strawberries, the first cereal to include freeze-dried fruit. Post's freeze-dried debut happened 1963, almost two years before this cereal appeared.

Ads for Corn Flakes With Instant Bananas featured the voice of Jimmy Durante and a talking banana named Pronto. The tag line for the cereal was "Just add milk... presto! Real tasty banana slices."

Unfortunately, the "tasty banana slices" didn't taste particularly tasty. Worse yet, they had a tendency to turn an unappetizing brownish color in milk.

The cereal was discontinued in 1966.

Company Description: Kellogg's was originally founded as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in 1906. The company's founder Will Keith Kellogg is credited with inventing corn flakes along with his brother John Harvey Kellogg. The company was renamed the Kellogg Company in 1922... Read on and see all cereals from Kellogg's


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Uploaded: 11/16/2010

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What do you think of Corn Flakes With Instant Bananas?

Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)

By Couch Potato

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I disagree with the author. Kellogg's Corn Flakes with Instant Bananas Tasted Great, and Bananas are especially conducive to freeze-drying. Post's Corn Flakes With Strawberries were terrible! Strawberries are NOT conducive to Freeze-Drying and had the consistency of cardboard and were Sour.

Comment submitted: 3/9/2018 (#22799)



By GoodkarmaJG

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I also remember and LOVED this cereal as a 5 year old, along with the Jimmy Durante commercial. Fond memory.

Comment submitted: 11/18/2017 (#22444)



By Paul321

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal as a kid. Don't know why it was discontinued.

Comment submitted: 2/1/2015 (#18464)



By Hastings

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

One of the best cereal I've had and I only had it a handful of times, but I remember the taste. Really good.

Comment submitted: 1/18/2015 (#18390)



By MmMH

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal when I was young. Why isn't this product on the shelves today? - MMH

Comment submitted: 8/26/2013 (#13410)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Tommy Ray (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember this cereal fondly including the commercial with Jimmy D. I was 4 when it was introduced and 6 when it was discontinued. Residing in Chicago at the time, I was sad to see it taken off the market. I currently live in California and have yet to find anyone who remembers it. I liked it then and wish they would bring it back.

Comment submitted: 3/11/2013 (#11188)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy nuke615 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember this cereal (and I liked it)... I was 6 when it was discontinued. And I remember the Durante commercial for it too... but can't find any clips of it anywhere. A very good memory for me.

Comment submitted: 1/22/2013 (#10508)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy darryl1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This is another cereal I remember as a kid. It tasted good to me as I remember. I also remember the the commercial with Jimmy Durante.

Comment submitted: 7/8/2012 (#8405)



Official Member: Team BreakfastBy joebacon (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I remember when they test marketed this cereal in Chicago. I was just fascinated with it! Didn't bother me one bit that the "freeze-dried" bananas didn't reconstitute completely, I loved it!

Comment submitted: 10/28/2010 (#3160)




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