Cereal reviews tagged "sugar"


Alien Berry Punch Flavored Oat Cereal (Fred Meyer)

This was the weirdest cereal I’ve had in a while. The cereal consists of yellow marshmallow stars, brown oat puffs, blue alien shapes, and a bizarre Cookie Crisp-style discus. It’s a good snack as a dry cereal, but once exposed to milk, the ingredients seem to break down and deteriorate into a frothy foam-like substance that isn’t very desirable. Even still, I ate it because it seemed cool and I liked the shapes.

Berry Bunch O’Krunch (Family Gourmet)

I typically have a soft spot for off-brand cereals, but this was just a poor experience all around. I did give an extra point, however, because 15 ounces of Berry Bunch O’Krunch costs a little over half the price of a box of Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries (of the same weight). The real stuff is definitely worth the extra expense!

Cap’n Crunch’s HomeRun Crunch (Quaker)

Do you like Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries? Do you not hate sports? Here’s something.

Cap’n Crunch (Quaker)

If Guy Fieri was reviewing this cereal, he would say the following: “This cereal takes you on a sugary ride straight into crunch town.” If you are craving a highly sugary snack, go for the box of Cap’n Crunch. If you want a satisfying cereal, go elsewhere.

Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries (Quaker)

This was a great cereal-eating experience, especially compared to eating some of the lesser (much lesser), off-brand imitators out there.

Cinnamon Crunch (Cascadian Farm)

I am a few grams of sugar away from saying that I love this cereal. I really LIKE this cereal, but would like it more if they just upped the cinnamon/sugar/crunch factor just a bit. It’s still a really delicious snack and a great “healthy” alternative to Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

A bowl of Kellogg's Froot Loops.

Froot Loops (Kellogg's)

Froot Loops is such a standard that it’s barely even on my radar anymore—before now, I don’t remember the last time I even bought a box—yet I was having a hard time putting the bowl down as I was writing this review. It’s a delicious cereal that’s earned its status in breakfast history.

Fruity Whirls (Family Gourmet)

Overall, not great. Though it may seem unfair to some that this review is mostly comparisons to Froot Loops (rather than letting Fruity Whirls stand on its own merits), the fact is, these store brands are touted as seamless replacements for the big brands, and while it’s not stamped “compare-to Kellogg’s Froot Loops” on the package, that’s probably only because you can’t; there’s no comparison, Froot Loops is delicious, and Fruity Whirls is not.

Lucky Charms (General Mills)

Despite its few flaws, Lucky Charms is one of the standards of sugary breakfast cereals.

Mallow-Oats (Mom's Best Naturals)

I fucking love this cereal. I think the “Mom’s Best” & “Naturals” tags on this box combined with a lack of artificial flavors makes me feel good about eating an otherwise “unhealthy” cereal. And I love marshmallow cereal, so it works out well. It’s great as a breakfast cereal and a dry snack, so bonus points for that as well.