Food of the Seventies, Rice Krinkles

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It was like Rice Krispies, but was sugar coated.
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Cindy - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were the BEST!!!!! They were made by Post and were similar in shape to Fruity Pebbles. Fruity Pebbles' taste also remind me a bit of Rice Krinkles, but Rice Krinkles were better (a sugary taste without the fruity taste of Fruity Pebbles). I truly miss them!!! It would be fun if Post would bring them back into production!!!!
RLH - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
The mascot was a little Chinese boy named So-Hi (probably in reference to one's blood sugar after eating a bowl of this stuff.) He would be considered politically incorrect today.
Marc - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Awesome stuff! I think they used the same "mold" as for fruity and chocolate Pebbles - like a flattened-out Rice Krispie but glazed. It'd make a great third with the Pebbles varieties. The little Chinese dude on the box was kinda cool.
Bob - November 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Yes, it was great! I just wonder why they quit making it. Don't know why they considered the little Chinese boy politically incorrect, but then again, I guess ANYTHING can be considered "politically incorrect". It was still a great cereal. Come on Post, bring back Rice Krinkles!
Marta - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
The cereal had a unique flavor to it. I loved the cereal. Frosted Rice Krispies taste nothing like Rice Krinkles did. They could make it the 3rd Pebbles cereal.
Dan - February 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I emailed Post and they said they have no plans to bring Rice Krinkles back into production. I can still savor the test -- hands down the best sugared cereal EVER made!!!
Jeff - March 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh yeah the cereal was good,used to get it quite often, always had the neatest little cars in it.It was like Rice Krispies with sugar coating, YUM!
CJ - May 02, 2009 - Report this comment
My fav cereal ever..wish they would bring them back!
Dante - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't imagine why they would discontinue such a great tasting cereal. My all-time favorite.
Cannoli - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I swear I remeber this cereal with the little asian fellow...but they were flakes of some sort...I am not dreaming...who remebers these frosted rice flakes?
vor - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles, you're right. They were the BEST along with Sugar Jets. Mmmmmmmmmm!!!
kathy - August 08, 2009 - Report this comment
How can we get Post to make this cereal again, it was my favorite ever, fruity and cocoa pebbles just arent the same but i buy them cause they are the closest to rice krinkles
Houstonian - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED Rice Krikles...it was THE BEST! It had a very unique flavor that you can't find anywhere else...wish they'd bring it back!
Stephanie - August 26, 2009 - Report this comment
When I think 60's mornings...I think Rice Krinkles..those rocked !! So-Hi..that is So funny !! I don't think I knew that was his name !! I forgot...they did have great cars inside !! BEST cereal ever !!
jeff - October 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles was the best cereal ever. I sure loved it as a kid. I still have the toys that came in the box. Sometimes I get then out and play with them. Now I'm 52........And diabetic. The '60's were GREAT!
JP - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
Best. Cereal. Ever. Nothing else tasted remotely like this. Hard to imagine with all the fans, they don't bring this back.
Dale and Suzanne - February 23, 2010 - Report this comment
Greetings, remember cereal box records on the back. It would be nice to hear the songs again. anyone have a record to send us? Thanks. schockfamily@hotmail.com
Sue - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the u-tube commercial for Post Rice Krinkles. A few years back (I'm 57 now), I asked my Mom if she remembered he Rice Krinkles (we were actually visiting the Kellogg's visitors center in Battle Creek, MI). She didn't remember then, but I sure do. The flavor was like nothing I have ever tasted since. I had relatives who worked at Post so I suspect that's how I found out about them. I wish Post would bring them back. Please, please, Post, bring back the Rice Krinkles!!
Jaci - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were awesome! My Mom bought Cheerios and Total regularly - but I learned if I grabbed Rice Krinkles and placed them in the cart - they ALWAYS made it home. YUMMY!
Maypo - March 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were the best cereal, period. But I think their last year was 1969, so they are not Food of the 70's...
Linda - April 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were my favorite cereal. Can't explain the unique taste and I can barely remember it but I remember loving them. I don't know why Post would refuse to put them out. Guess they lost the recipe.
Diane - April 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I just ate some Fruity Pebbles and asked my husband if he remembered Rice Krinkles with the little oriental man on the box, he doesn't remember but the taste brought me right back in time!
Teri - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved them too! Always wished they would bring them back. I remember them shaped like fruity pebbles but the color of Rice Krispies and the coating was a clear honey like taste. Yummmmm! Please bring them back Post!They had the best flavor!
Josiah - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
That stuff was good enough for me to look it up because nobody remembers it but you guys make me fell like kind of a loser for doing it now. You guys are insane.
Brian - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I never knew there were so many other Rice Krinkle junkies out there. I remember begging my Mom to buy them. We rarely had sugared cereals but I really loved them and would definitely buy them again. Adding honey to rice Krispies is kind of close but not exact.
Lee - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
There's cereal and then there's Rice Krinkles. I'm 64 and I still hold out hope that post will come to their senses and reintroduce the one and only true cereal. That glaze is what set them apart. No other cereal could touch it. Rice Krinkles would crush all the garbage that's out there today (except, of course Shredded wheat). I wonder what it would take to convince Post?
Joe - April 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were the best! Very unique flavor--if I remember correctly, they had a subtle vanilla flavor. Also, the 'baseball figurine' found inside was very cool--made of a hard rubber material. Do I have it right?
Diane - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm with Lee in the above comment---I'm 44 and STILL hoping and searching for Rice Krinkles! My mom used to tell me and my two sisters we could pick out our own box of cereal. This was my choice week after week after week! What was it about this cereal that has all of us die hard Rice Krinkle fans wanting and craving more, still to this day??? Come on Post cereals--bring it back!!!!!!!!
Lisa - August 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I loked this cereal too. I think it did have a honey glaze on it. I wish they would bring it back also but leave the recipe the same. They have made all the cereals taste different.
Bob B. - September 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I wonder why Post won't bring Rice Krinkles out again. Did they put something in it that is banned now? They can do without bringing out numerous flavors of Pebbles like Cupcake Pebbles-(UGH) and the newest one Boulders terrible! Bring back Rice Krinkles. All these posts should be forwarded to Post.
John P - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles were my favorite cereal. They were shaped exactly like Pebbles but were off white colored. In terms of taste they were exactly like Frosted Rice Krispies which came out in the late 70s. In he '80s Frosted Rice Krispies were discontinued as well. I heard they were brought back in recent years but not sold in my area.
Amanda - January 19, 2012 - Report this comment
Scary looking box! No way could they get away with that today!
Vicky Davis - February 20, 2012 - Report this comment
I might be crazy, but I thought they brought back a similar cereal using brown rice in the mid to late 80'sand then it disappeared again. Love, love, love rice crinkles. Best cereal ever.
Rob Lambert - March 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Though today, considered a blatant act of political incorrectness,the Chinese mascot, So-Hi, was a funny little kid in those "Linus the Lionhearted" cartoons. So-Hi first appeared on Post RICE KRINKLES boxes in 1960, four years before the "Linus" show began. He was gone from RICE KRINKLES by 1968, probably under some pressure to alleviate ethnic stereotypes. I have one early "Linus" show (airdate 10/24/64, CBS-TV) with a RICE KRINKLES ad showing a free So-Hi acrobat toy in specially marked boxes. POST RICE KRINKLES was a great alternative when sugarless Kellogg's Rice Krispies would bore me.
baysadaye - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
So-Hi, the Chinese Boy was eventually banned, and not because of the racial stereotype. Concerned parents believed that "So-HI" sounded too much like the´╗┐ effect of marijuana.
Rob Lambert - May 01, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to baysadae's comment: It's debatable, Though I have never noticed in 34 So-Hi cartoons, his behaving like he's on drugs. The only peculiarity was the overdone dialect by the guy who voiced him (possibly Ed Graham, the producer). A third possible reason for So-Hi's sudden departure: That General Foods was phasing-out the "Linus the Lionhearted" characters (except Sugar Bear) upon notice that ABC-TV was yanking the show off (Thank you, A.C.T. for ruining Saturday mornings) in mid-1969.
bert - August 08, 2013 - Report this comment
great cereal figures it left us in 69! bring it back!!!
Rob Lambert - August 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Actually, Bert, Post Rice Krinkles was sold (under that name) until 1974. The So-Hi character was replaced in 1968 by a generic (and real) boy on the box front. On occasion, Post did market the sugar-coated rice cereal under names other than Rice Krinkles.
John Kennedy - August 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I made sure mom always bought me two boxes of this every time she went to the store. They were awesome!
Jennifer - August 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Definitely THE BEST cereal ever made. I can still remember the flavor! Bring it back POST!
Rob Lambert - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Try finding this item, folks: The set of six Archie rub-on sheets (made by Hasbro) which were free inside Rice Krinkles in late 1969 and early 1970. These character rub-ons could be transferred to another surface using a Popsicle stick. Crispy Critters also had Archie skin (tattoo-like) rub-ons. Ads featuring all the toys were frequently published in Archie comic books from that time.
Ron Bear - August 23, 2013 - Report this comment
These were NOTHING like Rice Krispies as the main description suggests. I loved these as a child and would enjoy seeing them again.
Kevin - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
Darn right these were the best. Not just for mornings either-I'd jump on them after school too. From what I recall there just isn't anything as good now days-kinda like the Beatles!
Donna - February 24, 2014 - Report this comment
Rice Krinkles! Best cereal ever invented! To me it had almost a caramel taste. The best thing Post could EVER do would be to bring them back with the original formula. It's the only thing I ever requested my parents bring from the grocery store. Absolutely loved them and never forgot them.
mike - March 29, 2014 - Report this comment
my all time favorite box cereal, it had a malty taste to it that pebbles also has, in fact coco pebbles are my fave now...but yeah, it'd be great if they brought them back

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