Food of the Eighties, general mills breakfast squares
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these awesome and tasty breakfast treats came twin wrapped in a foil/paper pouch and boxed in 4 packages (containing 2 squares each) by general mills, i believe. description: 2 1/2 inches x 2 1/2 inches in size, about an 3/4 of an inch thick and came in 3 flavors...vanilla, spicey or cinnamon and chocolate. these bars were dry, layered cake-like, but hard and somewhat "crumby" and were frosted accordingly with the flavor of the square...my favorite was chocolate...then they came out with the variety box featuring all flavors. I never see them and haven't for years. it's my best guess that they were introduced in the mid to late 70's and vanished in the early to mid 80's.
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Becky - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I have been searching for my favorite item from the 80's--chocolage breakfast squares...Are they stil available somewhere?
kelly - May 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I too would like to see these Breakfast Squares go back into production. I can't believe in this day and age of nutriction bars that they are not available. They were the FIRST such bar, weren't they? I can even remember what they taste like. Maybe a writing campaign needs to be mounted requesting General Mills to produce them once again.
Mark - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I've written G.M. and they said they have no plans to bring them back. I still crave them. I ate them almost every morning. And although Chocolate was also my favorite the other 2 flavors were very good. Gosh they were great with a big glass of milk. One of my youngest memories is waking up in the middle of the night - at about age 3 - and moving the chair in the kitchen so I could climb onto the counter and get into the cabinet. I think production stopped somewhere around 1980. I have tried all the breakfast bars on the market and they are crap. I have no idea why they wouldn't bring these back since they were so darn good.
Mark - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Alright - I made a petition so all please follow the link and sign. You will have to copy & paste: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/breakfastsquares?e
Mark - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Also in the variety pack was Chocolate Malt. My sister and I devoured a box of them in 2 days.
Nancy - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember those , i wasnt some still so bad
john - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Butter Pecan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terry - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
I'd eat the entire variety box version they had in a single morning. Does anyone know if a recipe is floating on this? Need a facebook fan page for General Mills Breakfast Squares to resurrect them bad boyz! All other bars today sucks bad!
Katy - December 22, 2010 - Report this comment
Definitely a food from the 70's not the 80's. I so, so loved chocolate Breakfast Squares. In the mid 80's my sister and I had not had them for several years. We found an empty foil package in her closet. It still smelled like Breakfast Squares inside. We fought over taking turns smelling the package. That memory is almost as delicious as the memory of actually eating Breakfast Squares... almost.
suzanne - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved them, they were awesome ! I agree with everything you all have said-i want them back
Debbie - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
This page is so awesome. Every 2-3 years Mom and I reminisce about those delicious square treats. We searched grocery stores for months when they first vanished. I do a search every few years to see if they've come back anywhere, because I'd definitely pay a premium to have them shipped to me. Every now and then I find a chocolate that takes me back to that beautiful chocolate memory. Currently Nutrisystem has a Chocolate Chip Scone on their breakfast menu, and the chocolate chips smell and taste like our beloved missed squares. Obviously not as good, because it's not a solid chocolate square, but it takes me back every time I open the package. I too liked all of the flavors, but favored chocolate the most. I remember joking with my Mom, that they couldn't possible have any nutritional value because they tasted too good - that never stopped us.
kate - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
There is a photo of a box on flickr. You can even read the ingredients (sugar, vegetable shortening, etc. *yikes!!*) 2 squares: 380 calories! Search: General Mills Breakfast Squares and relive it all again! Caution: your cravings will only get stronger!
Donna - June 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Butter Pecan was awesome. Chocolate malt was good too. I had them every morning for breakfast in high school. Jerks stopped making them!
Rob - October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I really miss these I used to have them every Saturday morning in the 70's while I was watching Shazaam!
Carl - January 10, 2012 - Report this comment
The subject of Breakfast Squares brings back fond memories for me too. My father and I used to carry a couple of packs with us when we would go deer hunting. I prefer these little treats to any of the "breakfast/energy bars" that are on the market today. I wish they would bring them back. I enjoyed every flavor!
tim - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Man I miss those Breakfast squares, Cinnamon was my favorite, Why cant we bring back all those retro foods, I think it would be a big hit in the food industry, the food industry wants emotional buyers well then bring back the foods that we are emotionally tied too.
Jenny - August 20, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG. I have been thinking of these for years. I am glad to know there are others out there who grew up on the 'breakfast' cakes. I just caught a video saying they were 40% sugar!
Angie - August 24, 2012 - Report this comment
We should all write General Mills and flood them with letters to bring them back. Those were the best ever....
Lisa - November 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I really miss the vanilla breakfast squares. I would like to know if any one has ever found any or if any one has a way to get the product started on the market again or the receipe.
Jane - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Have searched and searched for years, couldn't remember the name so I was always thinking Carnation, but finally found. I did love these. Wish we could bring it back!
Brian - January 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Let's not forget the Maple and Butter Pecan flavors too!
Lucia - June 07, 2013 - Report this comment
I also taught they were Carnation. Loved going into Ralph or was it still Safe Way with my Dad and buying Breakfast squares it was better than going to McDonalds next store.
ronbo - June 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Yup they were AWESOME. They crumbled but were not dry. That and peanut butter Space Food Sticks were my favorites back then.
Nicole - September 13, 2013 - Report this comment
I believe some may have these confused with the Carnation BREAKFAST Squares. We have a page for this also & I have contacted Carnation referencing the web page. Keep your eye out. They may give them a trial run. Just in case there was a mix up, because it seems they were so similar in time & description. If anyone can email GM we will keep our eyes open for them as well & post any updated or replies we receive. Who knows, maybe we can get them both back. Good luck to all.
Susan - September 25, 2013 - Report this comment
There were 4 kids in our family, and in the 70's we all ate the Breakfast Squares for breakfast on Sunday mornings. Chocolate and Chocolate Malt were my personal favorites, but I liked them all. I wish they would make comeback too. I think about them often and miss them dearly.
Charlie - January 15, 2014 - Report this comment
There are two different Breakfast Squares commercials on youtube, one from the early 70s and one from 74
lostintime - March 03, 2014 - Report this comment
What has the world come to when you can't make a simple request for a favorite childhood (breakfast square) and family friend.:(

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