dealsquaker quisp cereal, 9-ounce boxes (pack of 6): s…

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@faughtey: After we PCS'd as a kid, my mom couldn't find it any more and I was reduced to eating Captain Crunch. I'm not hatin' on the ol' Captain, but it just wasn't as good.

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@lavikinga: Wow, I forgot all about this cereal. Do you remember Frostie O's? That was my most favorite cereal. Another cereal I liked, although I was older was Count Chocula. I get it once in awhile. For my nephews. Yes, that's right, for them.

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@lavikinga: I agree, Captain Crunch is an okay substitute, but there is nothing like the original. I just ordered some, and can't wait to taste the crunchy goodness again! Now, if only American Bandstand was on tv...

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if the child who asks for this doesn't already have a speech impediment, they soon will :-Þ
"Quaker Quisp"

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This is quazy! I tried to buy this some eight years ago and could only find it at one suspect internet store (which was not so suspect, as I got my cereal). Now it's on Amazon!

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For those wondering: No, these are not 20 year old boxes of cereal. They still make them but they are not sold in supermarkets. My dad buys these every now and then. He has a box in the kitchen now.

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Have access to a deca commissary? They're $3.50/box and right next to King Vitamin on the top shelf.

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Nice deal! Haven't seen this for years. I remember 'Quake' cereal that's been gone decades.

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How can this be a "deal"? $20 for 54 oz. of cereal is 37 cents/ounce.

In the local grocery store, I can buy name brand cereal (e.g. Special K, etc.) at $2.50 for 13 oz. or more. That's 19 cents/ounce.

If Quisk costs twice as much as typical sale prices on cereal, it certainly doesn't look like a "deal" to me.

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I love this cereal. You can buy it directly from the manufacturer, but it is kind of pricey. Apparently some grocery stores do carry it, but I've never come across one. I've paid far more per box for this cereal, so this is definitely a deal.

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@desynergy: Oh nuh uh!!! I do my "big shop" at least once a month and have never seen it. Of course, my commissary is infamous for getting folks hooked on a product and then they stop carrying it. Not to mention the variety of choices in the different commstores. My sister live in Pensacola. That commissary carries a larger amount of imported foods, especially German.
I'll make a run toward the end of next week after they restock the shelves. PayDay locusts, you know.

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@crowbite: Quit harshing our mellow, dude, and read the comments.
The deal is this cereal ISN'T available alongside your Special K in most areas of the country. Most of us who grew up on this cereal along with BooBerry, FrankenBerry and Count Chocula may not be as lucky as you are to have the cereals they enjoyed as a kid at their local grocery store.
I have tasted Special K. Yeah, there's a reason it's priced the way it is.

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@craig234 Yeah, I remember quake, waaay before the game. How about Crispy Critters? Quisp was my favorite, though. Never thought I'd see it again.

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@chithing: Crispy Critters? I still have that song burned in my head. "Its time for crispy critters! That good wholesome bunch! That low sugar cereal with lots of Ca-runch!" If there was an award for worst tasting cereal with best commercials, Crispy Critters would be the winner. I always had to put a ton of sugar on mine to make it taste decent.

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@rustybender: I swear my mom once bought the worst cereal ever and I'm still not convinced it wasn't a box of styrofoam pellets: Quaker Puffed Rice Cereal. You couldn't make it taste good even if you mixed a couple of spoonfuls of Nestle's Quik into the milk. ack

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ah, I love this stuff. Found a a bunch for a dollar a box at a Dollar General in NC a few years ago.

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@lavikinga: Oh I'm aware of the horror that is Quaker Puffed Rice. But I find it less awful because it was never really marketed towards...well anyone. Crispy Critters deserves extra hate because it tried so hard to trick innocent children into eating it.

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No one is brave enough to bring back "Kaboom!"

That stuff was awesome-- before they meddled with the recipe (and later took it off the market) the first three ingredients were all sugar-related.

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@matthewjfazio: Sounds like the "Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs" from Calvin & Hobbes...

FWIW, I live in Northern VA and I can always find Quisp in my local supermarkets. Usually cheaper than this, too.

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@cmstrick: YOU are a lucky, lucky person!

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Quisp was also my fave as a kid. Saw it last year at a local Dollar General (Indiana) but when the stock was sold out they never renewed it.

Anyone remember "Baron Von RedBerry" and "Sir Grapefellow"?

http://www.food.pop-cult.com/sir-grapefellow.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/3932772651/

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@positron57: I don't but the name reminds me of ChooChooCherry and the other Funny Face flavors. My mom must have been cheap. We never had KoolAid in the house, only Funny Face. All the cool kids had KoolAid.

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Quisp was my favorite cereal back in...hmmm...the late 60s or early 70s. I also liked Super Sugar Crisp. Some years later there was one called Freakies...I don't remember what it tasted like, but I still have the set of refrigerator magnets in a box somewhere. I also have the jingle running through my brain right now. "We are the Freakies, we are the Freakies, and this is our Freakies tree. We never miss a meal (oh no), for we love our cer-eee-eal." There's more, but I'll spare you. It's hard to believe that I haven't heard that in like 30 years and it's still stuck in my brain.

Part of me wants to order $20 of Quisp for nostalgia's sake, but my tastes have changed over the years and I'm afraid I wouldn't like it anymore. Also, I seem to recall that eating Quisp resulted in a lot of shredded mouth-flesh. It was good enough that it was worth the pain when I was a kid, but I think I should probably pass at this point.

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@cleverett: You have to build up the mouth callouses by eating it every day!

I don't think anything is as good as we remember. I loved Zots, especially the grape ones. Just wasn't the same when I found them again about 10 years ago.

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We used to have some Quisp magnets when I was a kid. I'm pretty sure Quake was the same thing, just rebranded. Actually King Vitamin and Cap'n Crunch are pretty darned similar too.

Good stuff, that sugary luscious goodness...

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@tsfisch: Yeah, Quisp and Quake were both made by Quaker Oats, and they were the same recipe in different shapes (Quisp was saucer-shaped, Quake was gear-shaped). They used to be advertised on the same commercials. In the early 70's there was a public vote that Quisp won, so Quake was discontinued.

Apparently Quaker Oats still sells bags of cereal called Sweet Crunch in some markets, and this is exactly the same thing as Quisp.

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@cleverett: I've seen/eaten that "Sweet Crunch" before. Had no idea it was the same as Quisp though. No wonder I liked it!

I'm way too old for this stuff but I still love it ;)

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@tsfisch: You're only as old as the cereal you eat!

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Mmmm, that's some good Quisp! Just as crunchy as I remembered. :)