Cereal of the Eighties, Buc-Wheats
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Kinda like dark colored Frosted Flakes, but they were glazed with sugar, instead of covered in powdered sugar. They were more wheat flavored, and quite yummy. (Early 80's)
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Kirsten - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I totally forgot about this cereal until now...I don't think I ever ate it but remember the commercials for it....memories!
Ann - November 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Buc-wheats were my favorite cereal as a kid. Nobody that I know remembers the cereal. I wish that I could find the cereal now. I don't even think that they make it anymore.
Chris - March 14, 2008 - Report this comment
My taste buds could be lying, but Kelloggs' new Frosted Flakes Gold cereal tastes A LOT like I remember Buc-Wheats tasting.
James - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
Try Kellog's SMART START Healty Heart Maple and Brown sugar. I bought some recently and even the smell reminded me of Buc Wheats. Brought back my childhood in a big way :).
Nuzzi - March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
NEW cereal!!! Kelloggs Frosted Flakes GOLD. Tastes the closest to what I remember as Buc Wheats. Not Wheat, but still good!
Becky - April 07, 2008 - Report this comment
This was my FAVORITE cereal! I loved eating this and really wished they'd bring it back. Thanks for the tips on the other cereal.
discomurf - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
DO YOUR PART TO HELP BRING THEM BACK!!! Email General Mills (Corporate.Response@genmills.com) and tell them why you demand the return of BUC-WHEATS!!!
discomurf - April 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Commercial from 1975 -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfIdnwd6Ic
ScotinMKE - May 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I hadn't thought about Buc-Wheats in a long time, and then I had a bowl of Full Circle's Multi Grain Flakes. I think the flakes are a little hardier, but the maple flavor is right on. I purchased Full Circle from my local food co-op, and may also be found at stores like Whole Foods. Also, the cereal does not have a mail-in offer on the back of the box for a Farmer's Almanac (remember that?)
kdos - June 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I was razzed by a hardcore BucWheater on another blog for this suggestion, but try Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Flakes. I think they are the closest thing out there.
discomurf - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Flakes were a pretty big letdown for me. The only thing in common was a very slight hint of the buckwheat flavor. The flakes were all off, and you could hardly taste the maple. I think the closest you can get at the moment is 'Oatmeal Crisp Maple Brown Sugar'..tastes pretty artificial though. I'm going to look into these Full Circle flakes, thanks ScotinMKE. I think the closest you can get at the moment is 'Oatmeal Crisp Maple Brown Sugar'..tastes pretty artifical though. I'm going to look into these Full Circle flakes, thanks ScotinMKE
biowam - July 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I just sprinkle artificial maple flavoring, instead of sugar, on Wheaties when I have that craving for Buc-Wheats.
Lorenzo - August 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved Buc-Wheats...the only cereal I ever saw that had biotin and pantothenic acid in its nutritional information list.
Bucwheats fan - August 21, 2008 - Report this comment
New Maple and Brown Sugar Life cereal tastes an awful lot like Buc-Wheats
Mooky - August 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I miss BucWheats too!! Quaker has a Golden Maple Squares cereal that is close to BucWheats, but not quite.
NapalmZygote - September 08, 2008 - Report this comment
BucWheats was the best friggin cereal of all time. Plus nutritionally it was pretty intense... I remember most cereals would have the typical 20 or 25% of RDA for most the vitamins / minerals, but BucWheats would clock in with some 40 and 45% RDAs. Even as a eight-year-old I was impressed and knew I was eating greatness. I really believe that spraying Wheaties on a cookie sheet with a diluted maple syrup concoction, and baking it for a short time in the oven, one could recreate the magic. In my heart I know it'd just be a huge letdown, but can I just have this one dream? Remember the first couple years your Mom would take you shopping and you'd inspect the entire cereal aisle hoping "maybe they got some more in" but no, the cereal had disappeared forever. God can be a harsh God, I guess.
cakth - September 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one who remembers and very much misses BucWheats. They were deelish. I will try a couple of the cereals mentioned here to see if they match up. FiberOne's Honey Clusters have a hint of the same flavor but not enough.
shwanny - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW!! I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only one who not only remembers Buc-Wheats, but that it was the greatest tasting cereal of all time!! I did e-mail General Mills about 10 years ago asking them if there was anywhere in the US that they were still distributing it to, & they said no, & that the line was totally discontinued, & they had no plans of returning it. I agree with Discomurf. We all need to continue to e-mail General Mills & demand they return it in its ORIGINAL formula. Don't "New & Improve" it, because manufacturers usually mess it up when they do that! Is anybody with me on this?
janet - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember buc wheats where are they now lets go retro can we
AmanitaEater - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved loved loved Buc-Wheats and missed them something fierce, but I recently found the closest substitute thus far: Fiber One Honey Clusters. Yum!
homebase - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been looking for Buc-Wheats for years. I went to WalMart and a local grocer to see if they could still get this product, they had NO idea what I was talking about. That was the best cereal hands down! I always wondered why, now as an adult, I eat Total cereal or the generic equivalent. I guess I didn't stray far off the ranch now did I? LOL BRING BACK BUC-WHEATS!
Steve - December 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats was my fave cereal of all time!! I bought my kids Frosted Flakes Gold tonight, and the consistency reminded me of Buc Wheats, as did the flavor a little, which prompted my web serach. I'll have to try some of the suggestions above.
Dave - December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats were great. Most people have no idea what I'm talking about. And a fun name to say.
Brian - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats rocked. I don't understand why companies have to discontinue something that's good and good for you, while continuing to saturate the market with garbage. Grr. Bring back my Buc Wheats!
Rebecca - January 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Count me as another Buc-Wheats fan that really misses that rich, crispy sweetness. I agree with someone else who recommended SMART START Healthy Heart Maple and Brown Sugar. My daughter got it and I tried it and was transported back to Buc-Wheat days. Not an exact match, but not bad.
Jimbo - January 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I just sat down at my PC while eating a bowl of new Kelloggs Frosted Flakes GOLD. It reminded me so much of Buc-Wheats that I had to google and found this forum. If you loved Buc-Wheats, you gotta try Kelloggs Frosted Flakes GOLD. Tastes like old times. MMMMMMMM!
J! - February 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I wonder if we could petition General Mills to bring Buc-Wheats back?!
Matt - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I grew up eating Buc Wheats. I get a craving for them usually every 12 months or so it seems. I get my Buc Wheat fix by adding real maple syrup (it has to be REAL syrup - nothing less will do, trust me!) to a bowl of Wheaties. The only thing is that the flakes are thinner than BucWheats, but the flavor is very close!
Susan - April 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Personally I just eat Wheaties with maple syrup on them...tastes just like BucWheats!
Norah - April 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I know I can't post the link here, but if you go to generalmills on the web, and click on "contact us", you can email consumer services. I agree, the only way to possibly bring it back is for each person to let them know how beloved and MISSED that cereal is, and that we'd BUY it again in a heartbeat! I think the Frosted Flakes Gold SMELL like Buc Wheats out of the box, and SORT OF taste like them if they're not in milk, but then putting the milk on them, they become far too sugary and fake-tasting... Oh, man. Now I'm jonesin' for a box o' Bucs!
Jen Brown - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My husband and I reminisce about BucWheats. I can almost taste them, even now! I did try a General Mills "Total" Maple Brown sugar (I think was the name)cereal that I thought was remarkably close in flavor and texture, and I was very excited about it, but I haven't seen that on the shelves now for about 6 months.
Lintgrabber - June 01, 2009 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats...ahhh. I'm sure they taste better now through the rose-colored cereal bowl of memory. Even so Buc Wheats is in my top three all time favorite cereals. Nowadays I can't eat as much cereal at a sitting as I used to nor can the roof of my mouth endure as much sugar cereal abuse.
Ro Ro - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I am amazed to find so many people who also miss Buc Wheats. My mom bought it orignally in the 70's and we really liked it and then they took it away and I remember as a young adult being in a very, very small town "mom and pop" grocery store when I found it again. It was a dream come true. After that it appeared on my regular grocery store shelf for awhile and then they took it away again. I still search the cereal aisle looking for Buc Wheats hoping that it will suddenly be there again. I have told my daughter of this delicous goodness but it is not the same as being able to share it with her. I decided to look on the internet to see if it was available anywhere on the globe. Unfortunately no, but I did find others who also miss the maple favored, thick wheat flakes as much as I and you all have given me hope that we can some how unit to bring Buc Wheats back. I am sure there are more of us out there.
Steve NJ - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats was the best cereal ever! I'd sign a million petitions to GM if it would help them bring it back!
jaime - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
its so good to know im not alone or crazy! no one i ever mentioned this cereal to remembers it! it tasted like pancakes, gosh i wish they would bring it back so bad!
L J - August 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I am also a Buc Wheats fan and have an absolute craving for it right now. The wheat-based flakes seemed to be thicker than any other cereal's and the maple flavor was divine. I also wish they'd bring it back - in these days of hyper-healthy ways, I think it'd be a splash in the market...again. Don't be quiet, let GM know we want our favorite cereal back - I'd choose Buc Wheats even over Cap'n Crunch and Raisin Bran!
Twister - August 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats ROCKED! I LOVED the maple flavor. No other cereal (back when I was a kid) had maple flavoring. Wheaties may have been healthy but they tasted like eating dried leaves; no flavor. I sure miss 'em!
TS - August 16, 2009 - Report this comment
For years I have wondered about Buc Wheats!! I can still smell and taste that yummy maple flavor. I find it hard to believe there hasnt been some sort of reto trial of this cereal. I talk about Buc wheats with my kids all the time. I tell em they were awesome but they just look at me like "yeah mom and you walk a 100 miles to school in the snow with no shoes on to right"? I'd give anything for just one more bowl! where do I sign up to petition General Mills? Count me in!
Zissy - September 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Greatest Cereal......Hands Up or Down. =) BRING IT BACK
Myfriendscallmetiny - October 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey - I'm going back in my time machine to 1983 whoever wants some Bucwheats just leave a note and I'll pick up some extra - might have to make a few trips based on the number of people on this blog though.
Dursty - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
One of my favority cereals growing up of ALL TIME. I always wondered why GM discontinued them because they were so tasty.. and I always loved the fact that they stayed crunchy in milk unlike most flaky cereals that get soggy right away. Great great cereal :(
Spanky - November 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Buc-Wheats are O-TAY!!! Miss the hell out of these. I look up and down at the cereal aisle at the true crap they have these days, and wonder where these went. I think it's likely because it's not multi-colored sugar cubes like most cereals today.
Riblet - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I have been telling people for years and years about this cereal, and how amazing the flavor was, how it stayed crunchy in milk, how totally yummy in your tummy it was... and how it got ripped away from me when I was still a kid. Cereal was never the same after wards, though I did enjoy the original version of cinnamon toast crunch. Buc Wheats is hands down the best cereal ever made. I would buy it again today if it were available.
docthunder - March 25, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm still saving my Buc-Wheats coupons hoping that they come back someday. If cereal companies can bring back Quake and Quisp, certainly they can bring something so good as Buc-Wheats!
Dar_Angel - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Buc-Wheats was the best cereal ever made. I could never figure out why it was discontinued. Please bring it back!
Mustang - April 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Buc - Wheats ROcked. I have been asking people lately if they ever heard of this cereal. Its nice to know I'm not the only one. They need to bring Buc-Wheats back.
splunge - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
tried something... a bowl of regular old bran flakes, drizzled on a teaspoonful or so of buckwheat honey i got at the local grocery store, and about the same amount of maple syrup. microwaved the whole mess for about 30 seconds to melt the liquids onto the flakes a little, and let it cool a few minutes before adding the milk. Time Machine to my grandmothers kitchen in detroit circa 1981...heavenly, almost exactly as i remember them...
Northwest - June 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Hey everyone, We bought a "new" cereal a week ago or so, and had a little this last weekend. I sort of recognized an "old" taste that I hadn't had in a long time.......I looked up this 'maple-sugar wheat flake' taste on google and got onto this page....which TOTALLY reminded me of the ol' Buc-Wheat days. You might want to give this "new" cereal a try, call Wheaties Fuel. Since this appeared as a new product, I'm not sure if this is a national or local/regional offer. Anyway, give this a try, it reminded me of the old Buc Wheat days. bon appetite
Bucwheatsfan - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow! I just had some maple frosted mini wheats & I mentioned Buc-Wheats to my wife & she had no idea what I was talkin' about so, I just had to Google it & voila I found other old time Buc Wheat lovers! Bring 'em back GM!
bucwheatsfan - July 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Apparently we just missed the boat. I just read that General Mills brought back Buc Wheats for a very limited run. They made them only during the month of April 2010! I'm gonna try and find some.
Adam - August 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I love it. Product 19 was sort of similar but nowhere near as tasty.
Lloyd S. - September 23, 2010 - Report this comment
They were my favorite cereal as a kid, and I wish I could still get them. Most maple flavored cerals these days have an artificial taste and the "maple" flavor is to overwhelming. What was great about Buc Wheats was that kind of intense nutty-wheaty flavor with just a light touch of sweet maple. Damn! I wish they would bring them back.
DEBRA VENABLE - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
BUC WHEATS HAS BEEN THE ONLY CEREAL I HAVE EVER LIKED. CAPTAIN CRUNCH HAS AN UNUSUAL TASTE LIKE BUC WHEATS. ONLY BUC WHEATS WERE MORE HEALTHY THAN CAPTAIN CRUNCH WHY DO THEY TAKE THE GOOD OUT OF LIFE.
Carlos Soto - December 20, 2010 - Report this comment
How do we start a campaign to bring Buc Wheats back? Why stay with a formula and let it just waste away when there thousands upon thousands of potential customers out there for this great product?
Ted Hazen - December 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember the cereal even though I was not a kid during this time period. I also remember that the cereal was much better when it was made with buckwheat rather than with just wheat. It was much better than that sugar crap cereal that they wanted us to eat when I was a kid. The closest thing to Buc-Wheats today is Maple Buckwheat Flakes Cereal made by Arrowhead Mills. It is generally sold in health stores or in the health food section of your grocery store. If not you can buy it by the case from Amazon. It is close to Buc-Wheats, but not as dark.
JeanneM - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I have thought A LOT about Buc Wheats and wonder why GM ever took them off the shelves. They were hearty, crunchy, with the most delicious maple flavor. I loved the big, hefty flakes! I ate this cereal in the 70s and 80s until they stopped making it. What a shame! I'll try these other suggestions if I can find them. I've not ever found another cereal that I like nearly as well.
Mary B. - February 18, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Buc Wheats!!! I have spent a lot of time in the cereal aisle wondering which one might possibly taste like my old favorite Buc Wheats. I found a new one not mentioned here. Special K Oats and Honey has a bit of the same flavor. I'm off to send an e-mail to General Mills. (Yeah, Friday night, no date, and I am reduced to this.)
Bill - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
By far the best cereal, and if you added half and half to the milk - all the days troubles would melt away. Sure wish they would pick these up again.
Chad A. - April 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved Buc-Wheats too. It had just the right amount of maple flavoring on each flake. I remembered they re-vamped it and made it more like a frosted flake -- BIG MISTAKE! General Mills, if you are reading all these comments, you should bring the original Buc-Wheats BACK!! Guess we'll see if you really listen to consumers!
krd - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
Buc-Wheats!I remember them, my favorite part of eating them was the ones that were stuck together with that maple goodness,extra crunchy.
Etoi Ramey - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Buck Wheats were the best cereal in my opinion I absolutely loved them as a child! Best part of all, my mom use to work at General Mills, so my family and I were blessed to go to the plant. I remember a time when we would get up early and drive to her job because they would have special days when us kids were allowed to pack all the cereal boxes into a grocery bag for $2. Ahhhh those were the days! Ps...my bag was always full of Buck Wheats :):):):)
Bruce - August 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Wow, I thought I was the only one who remembered this cereal! Buc-Wheat nation unite!
Ron - February 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Pass the Buc..pass the Buc... Pass the Buc Wheats!!!
Matthew brown - March 24, 2012 - Report this comment
my father grew up with this cereal in college and at the time there was a mail in for some golf prints, i am trying to track down any information that i can on these prints, any help is appreciated. we think that it is a full set of eight prints but my dad cant remember. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1626835187
Mat - September 17, 2012 - Report this comment
We need to assemble all the blogs about Buc-Wheats and send them to General Mills. I contacted the company and they said they won't bring them back because they werent' successful enough. But perhaps if they see the amount of demand now for the product, they might consider it -- just like McD did for the McRib!
Vince Bakich - November 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow, I wish I could by a truck load of the old Buc Wheat cereal. Nothing today can even compare. I remember back in the 70s 80s how great that cereal was. What do these young "it's all about me generation know about anything that is good" Bring it back General Mills and I'll be the distributor here in Kern County...I'll then retire early!!!
J. Mayo - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I always looked forward to getting up in the morning to eat BucWheat cereal. Now I cannot find a cereal that comes close to it. I usually eat something now else instead of cereal.
Mauirita Everett - February 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I LOVE BUCWHEATS!!!!!!!!!
Ted - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I asked people at our grocery store if they had this and they said, "buck wheats....you should go to a health food store" IDIOTS
Terry - March 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I soooo miss BucWheats!!! My fav cereal of all time!!!
David Thrall - April 18, 2013 - Report this comment
aw yeah. Buckwheat's! The cereal that maintained its crispness from the first flake to the last flake, A cereal that gave you something to wake up to. I thought it was a West Coast or a East Coast thing, Nope they just quit producing it, what a darn shame, Definitely miss it.
Willard - May 07, 2013 - Report this comment
LOved this cereal Had a very good tasting flavor. Please bring it back.
BobW - May 18, 2013 - Report this comment
Buc Wheats was my favorite cereal growing up. I still have the craving but most unfortunately and God knows why, it was discontinued in the early '80's. Ever so often I peruse the cereal aisle just hoping...just hoping...sigh.
Chef Ed - July 04, 2013 - Report this comment
As a kid i was not fan of cereal then mom picked up buckwheat's and i was hooked.as a chef i do what i can to recreate that flavor but like BobW i too look down the isle every now and then. GM is missing out on a new generation who would love these. bring them back and make all of us eat breakfast again !!!!!though i ate them anytime of day with or without milk
Young at heart - September 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I used to eat Buc Wheats all the time and never tired of eating that wonderful flakes with that oso maple goodness, since no cereal has ever been close to being as good, praying one day there back and loving every minute of every bite for brkft, lnch, diner.
Ed - November 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Ha! I have found my people! I am no longer alone in my Buc-Wheat deprived world. I never stopped missing them. I never stopped thinking about them. Sound obsessive but as you people know it was the cereal for our taste-buds. Look all these years later we still crave it.
Infiniti - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Post a comment on General Mills comment page "Bring back Buc Wheats!!"
kevin - February 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I have been looking for this cereal every wear I didnt know they quit making it what a bummer I loved this cereal when I was growing up why do they always stop making something that you like.
BP - April 14, 2014 - Report this comment
Life Maple and Brown Sugar has a very similar flavor. Not the hearty crunchiness of Buc-Wheats though.
Gail - May 29, 2014 - Report this comment
Miss this cereal. "Bring it back" I loved it!

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