Food of the Eighties, King Vitamin
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Breakfast cereal shaped like crowns. It tased a lot like Captain Crunch.
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Shatzi - May 08, 2007 - Report this comment
We loved the original box, with the guy who looked like Leslie Nielsen from "Airplane" on the front.
John - October 02, 2007 - Report this comment
" King Vitamin..have breakfast with the king King Vitamin" Old commercial.
Lori - November 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved King Vitamin! I think it must have tasted a little like Captain Crunch, but not nearly so sweet.
Manny Calavera - January 23, 2008 - Report this comment
SHATZI YOU READ MY MIND! My exoldlady thought it was called king diamond, Im like uh no thats a satanic rocker lol....she never would listen, maybe thats why i booted her out
Kenny - January 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Was it "King Vitamin"? I always thought it was "King VitaMAN"!
pnutbutterprincess82 - July 08, 2008 - Report this comment
right next to Kabooms these two were rockin the 80's man, I remember they used to have the mask you could cut out in the back a king,queen,jester,and the joker but we couldn't wear them until we had three boxes so we all had one lol I guess that was their way of not putting a toy in the box lol, and they still sale them in all the grocery stores around here
Ben - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I was born in '87, and some of my oldest memories were of loving this cereal. I can truly say that King Vitaman is part of my life, and I feel connected back to my childhood when I eat a bowl. Sounds corny and weird, I suppose, but it's true.
Tom - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Lori hit the nail on the head!! Loved this cereal and miss it along with Buc-Wheats and Fresca (which is making a comeback).
Lon - January 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just sitting here with my 6 year old twin boys, and was telling them about my two favorite cereals as a child. I told them that they were Quisp and King Vitamin and that I wish they still made both of them.
sugarrrsmack (robbi) - July 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I actually never ate it, but I remember seeing the box in the cereal section at the supermarket. I found some pics that I'll post.
Angela - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
It is King Vitaman, not vitamin. I don't think I ever tried the cereal myself. I worked in a supermarket in the 90's and the only customers who ever bought it were women using WIC vouchers because there were a very limited number of cereals approved for WIC.
AgeOfPlastics - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought a box a couple of years ago at some off-brand market, and I kept the box! It's still made by Quaker Oats, and has a copyright of 2005 on it, but sadly a poorly-drawn animated king now populates the front. The recipe look suspiciously like Cap'n Crunch (another fine QO offering), with corn and oat flour along with brown sugar and coconut oil being the chief tast-y ingredients, followed by a bunch of vitamins. I still remember the jingle, from the early 70's: "King Vitaman, have breakfast with the king!(x2) Get a crisp corn taste, and all the vitamins you need!" Hey, and Tom remembers Buck Wheats! Who made 'em, Nabisco, or was that Team Flakes? They need to bring both of those back - tasty and somewhat healthy.
M - April 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Was this cereal always in a box? I remember a cereal I used to eat that had a king in the front but it was not a box it was a bag. I have been trying to find the cereal but I still haven't found it anywhere. Maybe I have the wrong name?
Liz - August 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought a box of Cap'n Crunch Treasures and it tastes exactly like King Vitaman... same company, same cereal.. different box. Hmmmmmmm.... good marketing, there. I actually found them at the dollar store.. the $1 box was TWO for $1. I loved King Vitaman and love this (cause it's the same.. doh!) lol!
jessica clark - December 03, 2011 - Report this comment
poor kids capn crunch, except it didnt tear the roof of your mouth up!!!
Tom - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
This cereal actually dates from the early 70's. It was one of my favorites as a child. Also Quisp, which I believe was the same cereal with a different shape and a way-cool cartoon alien spokescreature.
Ted - February 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Cheapest cereal of the era..and when on a student's budget ...I lived on this
Angelia Ann - March 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh yeah they tasted just like Captain Crunch cereal to me.
Charlie - January 25, 2014 - Report this comment
It is King Vitaman and it is still around today. Originally came out in 1970.
Michael - August 06, 2014 - Report this comment
You can buy King Vitamin at Piggly Wiggly in South Carolina. Grew up with this stuff in the 70's and now my kids have tried it.

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