Food of the Seventies, Mr. Wonderful Surprise

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This was a kids' cereal - round chocolate-y puffs with vanilla frosting inside. YUM!! The character that hawked it was this hyper superhero-like dude. He would say, "It's Mr. wonderful.. SURPRISE!!!!!"
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molly - August 04, 2007 - Report this comment
this was the world's greatest cereal...i am 41 years old and had a dream about this great stuff the other night and awoke remembering the joys of the web, and have found several fun links to this fabulous 70's childhood memory!
Plain Ole Joe - October 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I had been collecting just Cocoa Puffs cereal Premiums since I was a Kid.... I came across the box the other day and opened it to check it out... And to my "Suprise" there were 2 cereal premiums from Mr Wonderfull's Surprise. One I remember it is a Green capsule with his face on either side ...the other is a 3D puzzle. Good Stuff...;)
amy b - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
it wasnt frosting inside-it was solid chocolate that filled about a third of the "barrel" for lack of a better word. those were the days when parents didnt worry about too much sugar.the 70's rocked!
Kelli - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I am 42 and I remember a vanilla ball with vanilla frosting inside...I was telling my kids about it but can't remember the name! Those were the days my friend. Good times.
Chuck - March 01, 2010 - Report this comment
Turn 42 in May. It has been in my dreams for many years as well. Nobody could remember it except me. Thanks to Google and all of your comments - I know that I am not crazy. I loved this cereal. I even remember the ruler that came with it.
Angela - May 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I also remember the cereal. It was chocolate inside. I would love to have the cereal again. I'm 47 now, but I'd eat it as dessert!
Chris - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
This cereal was awesome. I recall it was discontinued because the extremely high sugar content was rotting kid's teeth.
Bobby Brady - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I am sure this cereal contributed to all my cavities when I was a kid, but it sure tasted great. I would eat it as a snack (straight out of the box) while listening to my ABBA 45 records.
Pat S. Mesa, AZ - January 31, 2011 - Report this comment
I was 24 when it came out in the 70s and it was the best cereal ever! Mr. Wonderful's Surprise. Little squares like Chex cereal with filling like you'd find in an oreo. Why do they always get rid of the good cereals????
Tina F - June 29, 2011 - Report this comment
It was the absolute best and everyone thinks I'm crazy because I tell them it existed! The chocolate filled ones were my favorites. I'm 47 now. Wish we could go back even for a day and have it again. Second fave was Freakies. They didn't taste all that great but the magnets rocked! Cowmumble was the best one.
olivia - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
yes!!!! i have been racking my brain trying to remember the name of this cereal. it was my absolute fave! i loved the vanilla ones soooooooo much and was heartbroken when it disappeared from the market :( thanks for the trip down memory lane!!!p
Cereal Freak - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Best Cereal EVER!! Crispy little puffs filled with soft icing! Add the milk and it was a kid's heaven. Would love to have a few boxes of it now to share with my kids and show them how amazing cereals were in "the good old days." What a great way to spend a weekend...Mr. Wonderfull's Suprize, some great old cartoons, then a jog around the block to run off the sugar high!
Joy - March 15, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Mr. Wonderful Surprise. If I rememeber correctly, they had both chocolate and strawberry, but I begged for the chocolate. I would eat three bowls for breakfast (and I was an extremely finicky eater as a child). I don't remember the ruler, but I collected enough red, white and blue whistles to outfit a marching band. Yum. Great memories.
Cameron - April 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey guys, try the new Kellogs Krave it's almost like Mr. Wonderful's Surprise. No vanilla but chocolate and double chocolate. Not quite as creame filled but still pretty good. It took me back 40 some years.
Sandi - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I just had a bowl of Krave (Kelloggs) And it is so much like Mr. Wonderfull surprise!!! LOVE IT!!!
mackdaddy - June 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 53 years old and it was CHOCOLATE! I would eat the whole box in one sitting wish they would bring it back...
Plain ole Joe - August 03, 2012 - Report this comment has been 5 years since my last post on this thread. I purchased Kelloges Krave .... It's very very close to Mr. Wonderful's Suprise. So now that I have found a so so replacement in "Krave" ... I have come to a sobering realization that I can't eat a whole bowl of this sugar laden yummy cereal. Lol .... It's hell to get old.
Jonny Ramone - September 11, 2012 - Report this comment
What an awful product! Frosting for breakfast? C'mon! Even as a kid I had a hard time eating this - how much sugar can you consume? Didn't remember strawberry.
tigercat - April 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Mr wonderful was the best between my brother and I we would go thru 3 boxes a day I miss it . But does anyone remember Mr wonderful suprise GUM???choc, van, and strawberry
Mike - June 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I loved this cereal as a kid. I have thought about this many times over the years, but could not remember the name...thank goodness for BING and the internet. Going to try Krave.
Angel - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I really loved this cereal. I remember it as a rice puff with a kind of soft by solid chocolate inside. I would love to see it come back and have it marketed as a dessert instead of a cereal.
Sweet Tooth - March 12, 2014 - Report this comment
It's a mystery why cereal companies discontinue what are clearly CUSTOMER favorites & replace them with what they feel (or are told) we should be eating. Usually the "healthy" replacements taste like cardboard or Styrofoam & you end up adding sugar anyway! Bring back Mr. Wonderful's Surprise (Vanilla) was a family favorite--YUM!!
Kelly Hartman - July 18, 2014 - Report this comment
Don t ask me why I googled Mr Wonderful s Surprise but what an awesome SURPRISE to see SO many people reminiscing about it. I am 51. I LOVED this cereal as a kid and TEAM flakes too ! Would give anything to find them again.
KATHY - January 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I googled this because no one believed that this existed! SO GOOD! On a related note, I can still sing the jingle for King Vitamin! :-)
Mr. Wonderfulls groupie - October 17, 2018 - Report this comment
Best.cereal.ever. My 3 brothers and I are all in our 50s now, and never forgot this awesome stuff. I know, I know, bad for us but we are all still kicking and I have all my teeth, lol.

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