The caramel flavor is very rich and pretty distinct as far as cereals go. And the corn flavor of the flakes is still present. Think of Frosted Flakes—with caramel! As with most other cereals with “nut” in the name, I’m not really tasting it, but it’s still pretty good anyway.

The cereal is pretty sweet, but at a reasonable level for an “adult” cereal. While I haven’t compared the actual sugar content, as far as flavor goes, it doesn’t even approach Cap’n Crunch levels of sweetness.

Despite how it appears in my photograph, Crunchy Nut Caramel (I’m omitting that second “Nut” from this point on) has a pretty good crunch, and stays fairly crunchy for extended periods in milk. The flakes do go limp after prolonged exposure, but it does seem to stay crunchy longer than regular corn flakes or other flake-based cereals.

Not particularly fun or anything, but it’s not intended to be. You could probably even pass it off as a healthy cereal, if it didn’t turn the milk a caramelly-brown-beige.

Nothing to write home about, but at least they had the decency to not try to plaster it with ludicrous health claims. As with the other “Crunchy Nut” cereals, the actual variety is hidden on the front of the box in a far-off corner and a tiny little font. Not sure why they do this, the word “Caramel” is a way bigger selling point to me than “Crunchy Nut.”

Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Caramel is a pretty good cereal, and definitely the best variety of the Crunchy Nut line I’ve eaten so far.


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Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut Rating

Cereal Fix Editors' Rating: 7 / 10