Is Quisp cereal still available? Although it was first introduced in 1965, Quisp cereal has had its ups and downs. Today, Quisp is primarily available online, but can still be found in some stores.
In addition to learning where you can buy it, here are seven facts about Quaker Quisp cereal.
1. Quaker Released Quisp Cereal in 1965
Way back in 1965, Quisp first hit grocery store shelves. Quaker Oats Company initially marketed Quisp alongside of Quake cereal.
While Quisp and Quake carry different names, their ingredients were exactly the same. The only difference was that Quisp was shaped like saucers and Quake was shaped like the letter Q.
2. Quisp Ingredients Include Flour, Sugar, Oil, & Salt
In addition to numerous added vitamins and minerals, the main ingredients in Quisp are:
- Corn flour
- Oat flour
- Brown sugar
- Coconut oil
Although Quisp doesn’t explicitly contain any wheat ingredients, gluten may still exist in the cereal from other ingredients. Additionally, if the facility also produces gluten-containing products, trace amounts of gluten may be present in the cereal.
Because Quaker doesn’t market it as gluten free, those with a sensitive gluten intolerance should probably stay away from this cereal.
3. Quisp Cereal Has as Much Sugar as a Glazed Donut
One serving of Quisp has 12 grams of sugar which is just as much sugar as a glazed Dunkin’ donut.
4. Nearly 1/2 of Quisp is Pure Sugar
As you know, every single serving of Quisp cereal contains 12 grams of sugar. While one serving of Quisp is 1 cup or 27 grams, this means that nearly half of Quisp is made up of pure sugar by weight.
5. Rocky and Bullwinkle Cartoonist Created Quisp Mascot
Quisp, the cartoon mascot of the breakfast cereal, was an alien who was the prince of imaginary Planet Q. Quisp would frequently compete against the Quake cereal mascot in TV commercials like the one below.
Jay Ward, the cartoonist for Rocky and Bullwinkle, created the Quisp and Quake mascots. In addition, Daws Butler, the voice actor for Rocky and Bullwinkle, was also the voice of Quisp.
6. Quisp Had Multiple Periods of Discontinuation
After initially being discontinued in the 1970s, allegedly due to low sales, Quisp was unsuccessfully brought back the the market in the 1980s and again in the 1990s.
7. Quisp Is the First Internet Cereal
Finally in 2001, Quisp returned, but this time, primarily online. This earned Quisp the nickname of the “First Internet Cereal”.
To this date, you can find Quisp in select grocery stores. You can either buy online, or use Quaker’s product locater to find out if Quisp is sold in a store near you. In fact, just the other day I spotted Quisp at the ShopRite in Hoboken, NJ selling for $4.99/box.
In addition, you can order Quisp Cereal on Amazon and have it delivered to your home in two days, but it will cost you. Current prices for Quisp on Amazon are just over $8 per box when you buy a three pack. And these aren’t big boxes either—just 8.5 oz. It looks like Walmart has a much better deal with 12 boxes of Quisp for around $45 which is under $4 per box.
I personally have never tried a bowl of Quisp. Have you? Let me know in the comments below.
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