Food of the Seventies, King Vitaman

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Cap'n Crunch ripoff. Commercials had a "king" endorsing it, and a bunch of kids all jacked up on sugary cereal.
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J - January 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Had breakfast with the King for years as a kid. Loved this cereal. Found it again several years ago and was sorely disappointed when they took most of the sugar out. Promptly dumped the King and took up with the Cap'n!
Keytta - July 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember this being one of the "allowed" cereals on the WIC program, my aunt who really shouldn't have been on WIC gave a lot of it to my family. It was pretty good cereal.
B. - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I Used To Effin Love This Cereal It Really Sux That I Cant Find It Anymo I Really Would Like To Have It Again. Idk Where To Get It From Though.
melody - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My siblings and I lived in Philadelphia with my gram (late 70s) and we used to scarf this cereal down! I mean we just loved it. I did find it on the shelf at the local Safeway grocer several years ago and it still tastes great!
Megan - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I work at a WinnDixie grocery store in FL, USA and we sell tons of it..but at $4.19 a box!
Dean - August 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Who needed milk? Just jam your fist into the box and shove a whole handful into your mouth. The name of this cereal was completely asinine, "vitamin". A better worthless junk food was never made again.
Rob Lambert - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
KING VITAMAN had a flavor sort of resembling Cap'n Crunch, Quisp and Quake, though not as sweet. The cartoon KING VITAMAN first appeared in 1969. The comical TV ads of the King, voiced by actor Joe Flynn and produced by Jay Ward, survived until 1971. A human actor (unknown to me) became the new KING VITAMAN. I recall the jingle, "King Vitaman...Have breakfast with the King." Through the 70s, to today, KING VITAMAN cereal kept appearing and disappearing.
Chomper01 - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
B., you can still buy the cereal at local Giant's supermarkets ; plus they also brought back the Quaker "Quisp" cereal. Both are good. (^_^)
Chomper01 - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
go to Giant's supermarket. They sell it.
Chomper01 - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
go to Giant's supermarket. They sell it.
Rob Lambert - November 24, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault, an animated TV commercial, with the king (Joe Flynn) and his assistant (Bill Scott) battling a much larger knight (Daws Butler). The king wins by lobbing dynamite into the knight's armor, blowing him up. This aired on the "Woody Woodpecker" cartoon show over NBC (10/3/70). Ironic, how NBC butchered the featured Walter Lantz cartoons (clipping out acts of slapstick violence), while airing a quasi-violent commercial within the show.
Rob lambert - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Sunday morning cartoon vault, animated TV commercial with King Vitaman, stumbling around in the darkness of his castle. His assistant gives him glow-in-the-dark stickers to help him see. These stickers, six different with space-travel images (a la Apollo XI), were inside cereal boxes. This aired on "George of the Jungle" over ABC (1/18/70). The final network season for George, Super Chicken and Tom Slick. In 1994, ABC aired selected "George" episodes, heavily butchered of all violence, gun references, etc., to appease the squeaky-clean Disney crowd. A full, unedited cartoon ran seven minutes. In 1994, the average was under five minutes, and stories quite disjointed.

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