Breakfast cereal in the '70s launched a kajillion crunchy, sugar-fueled memories (we're talking to you, Fruit Brute), but one of the absolute greatest long-lost tastes was Quisp. And the eponymous mascot was just as deliciously fun: The tiny pink alien from the Planet Q flew around via a beanie built into his head. He bragged that his flying-saucer-shaped cereal was “vitamin powered.” Which it probably was, if sugar is a vitamin.
Quisp was deported back to his home planet in the '70s, and sporadically reared his beanie-shaped head in supermarkets and online over the years. And now he's back again -- and should be much easier to find, since he's available at many SuperTargets: We stumbled on this massive display in Minnesota yesterday. The 11-year-old in me almost bought the entire rack.
And I'm happy to report that it tastes just like I remember. Did you shovel this down by the boxful as a kid? And have you added this little guy to your 21st-century pantry yet?