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    Co Co Wheats

    This springs from a discussioon I had with a co worker who is my age while we were discussing breakfast foods from when we were growing up. I mentioned coco wheats and they had never heard of it. So, how many here remember coco wheats? I am trying to determine whether this is a regional thing from where I grew up. FWIW, they had grits growing up, something I never had.
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    I've heard of CoCo Puffs, but not CoCo Wheats...

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    This springs from a discussioon I had with a co worker who is my age while we were discussing breakfast foods from when we were growing up. I mentioned coco wheats and they had never heard of it. So, how many here remember coco wheats? I am trying to determine whether this is a regional thing from where I grew up. FWIW, they had grits growing up, something I never had.
    LOVE me some co co wheats! I also like Maypo (maple flavored, etc.) and similar hot cereals.

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    Hell, I even remember they had an animated commercial that featured a pipe organ singing:

    Co-coa Wheat
    the hot cereal breakfast treat
    what a great way
    to start your day
    with co-coa wheat

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    CoCo Wheats, Malt-O-Meal, and Quaker Oats Oatmeal were the hot breakfast cereal options in my childhood home in Michigan.
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    Their website: http://www.littlecrowfoods.com/products/cocowheats/

    click on the Remember the TV Spot.

    Little Crow Foods are located here in Indiana.
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    King Vitamin cereal & Quix cereal are two that I remember but aren't around anymore. Also ate Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Rice Crispies and Cap'n Crunch (which tore the roof of your mouth up).
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    No Co Co Wheats in NY, at least that I remember. Then again we weren't allowed to have sugary cereal growing up. Rice Krispies, Cheerios, or Rice Chex.
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    No recollection of eating them, but the name lingers in my memory. We ate hot Quaker oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Maypo, and perhaps Malt-o-Meal.

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    Don't remember CoCo Wheats. Amout the only hot cereals we had growing up in Florida were oatmeal, Cream of Wheat and of course (and most often) grits. Oatmeal and Cream of Wheat were typically servedalone (maybe some toast), but grits acompanied eggs and bacon.

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    I think Co Co Wheats is a midwestern thing. I never heard of them until I moved to Minnesota. We have them here in Indiana and they are tasty, yet a bit pricey at $3.50 to $4.00 a box.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Hell, I even remember they had an animated commercial that featured a pipe organ singing:

    Co-coa Wheat
    the hot cereal breakfast treat
    what a great way
    to start your day
    with co-coa wheat
    I don't recall Coco Wheats but I am positive that my dad does because I can remember him singing that jingle... a jingle which he probably remembers from listening to the radio and not an animated TV spot.

    He also likes to sing a song about Pepsi all the time:

    Pepsi-Cola hits the spot
    12 Full ounces that's a lot!
    Twice as much for a nickle too
    Pepsi-Cola's the drink for you!

    I guess Coke cost about the same but was only served in 6 ounce bottles at the time.

    My dad also likes to recite some jingle about Life Magazine but I am never really sure if he just makes that one up or if it was real...
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I don't recall Coco Wheats but I am positive that my dad does because I can remember him singing that jingle... a jingle which he probably remembers from listening to the radio and not an animated TV spot.

    He also likes to sing a song about Pepsi all the time:

    Pepsi-Cola hits the spot
    12 Full ounces that's a lot!
    Twice as much for a nickle too
    Pepsi-Cola's the drink for you!

    I guess Coke cost about the same but was only served in 6 ounce bottles at the time.

    My dad also likes to recite some jingle about Life Magazine but I am never really sure if he just makes that one up or if it was real...
    Off-topic:
    Perhaps worthy of its own thread, but aren't advertising jingles one of the most horrible testaments to how truly pathetic the human race is?

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    My dad used to make us CoCo Wheats at least once a week. A little sugar, a little milk and dig in. My brother liked to make them soupy by putting in alot of milk and he called the floating "wheats" milk dots. I LOOOVVVEDDDD them. Although, I tried them a while back and they didn't quite taste as good as I remembered. But I digress...

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    Remember? How about still enjoy them! A bit of hershey's syrup and some milk. My biggest thing is not burning my tongue because I want to eat them so fast.
    I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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    Yeah, they still sell coco wheats. I had a hankerin' for them awhile back. Ate one bowl, and now I'm good for another 20 years.

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    My kids love Coco Wheats!

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    These co co wheats sound really good. Never heard of them till here. I guess the equivalent is cocoflakes, which used to be made by Kellogg, but i haven't seen in ages other than my excursions to central america.
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    They are a hot cereal with cocoa, and are unsweetened until you add sugar. When we were little, our mom made them without the sugar and yuk! I didn't have them again until I was an adult and could decide how much sugar to add.

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    Bought Junior an actual box of "Maypo" (basically, maple flavored oatmeal for those unfamiliar) recently. The reason for doing so...when was the last time you saw Maypo on the shelf..much less ate it?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Bought Junior an actual box of "Maypo" (basically, maple flavored oatmeal for those unfamiliar) recently. The reason for doing so...when was the last time you saw Maypo on the shelf..much less ate it?
    I bought the kiddo some Co Co Wheats and she hated it, but she also doesn't like oatmeal or anything like that. Me, I love the stuff. Maypo included.

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