In case you missed it, we posted some peanut butter cereal reviews this week:

I was inspired because, on a recent trip to the store, I noticed that roughly 95% of the shelf space in the cereal aisle was taken up by peanut butter-themed cereals. Don’t believe me? See for yourself!

Peanut butter cereals on shelf

That’s five different peanut butter cereals on those three shelves—and none of them are knock-offs or store brand alternatives or anything!

This also reminded me of an aside I made on a recent post regarding the “ancient art of mixing cereals,” which garnered a bit of interest from some of you. So with that in mind, and in the spirit of this impromptu Peanut Butter Cereal Week, here’s a quick bit of cereal mixology for you:

Peanut butter cereal mix

Yes, that’s Cap’n Peanut Butter Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, and Jif Peanut Butter Cereal all in one bowl! And as exciting as that sounds, my review is just: “eh.”

I love peanut butter, and peanut butter cereals, but as I mentioned in the Jif Peanut Butter Cereal review, rather than combining to become the ultimate peanut butter cereal experience, the cereals in this mix just ended up clashing and working against one another. Oh well. Let that be a lesson for you fellow and would-be cereal alchemists out there!

Finally, one more peanut butter cereal item I spotted in a store recently:

Reese's Puffs Treats

Not buying them still haunts me to this day. Anyone else given them a shot? Actually, maybe you’d better not tell me. Those bars of compressed cereal pieces are never as good as it seems like they should be. But it’s hard to imagine Reese’s Puffs being wrong.

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  • Kicker Kalozdi

    Haha! You are right there are a lot of PB cereals out there. (Have you tried the PB Puffins? I used to love them and just picked up a box to see if they are still good now that I have been eating the sweeter, main-stream, PB cereals). While there are a lot of PB cereals, I think there are far more chocolate-based cereals; there are knock-off(ex: Great Value versions of popular chocolate cereals) , spin-offs(ex: Chocolate Frosted Flakes), new versions (ex: Cocoa Puffs with Stars) and tie-ins (ex: Kelloggs Rocky Mountain Chocolate Cereal). I used to avoid all of these as I never really liked chocolate, but when I decided to take a leap of faith and try my first chocolaty cereal(note the use of “chocolaty” not “chocolate” as many of these don’t have enough of the real ingredient used in the manufacturing process to earn the chocolate title), I was a bit overwhelmed. Now I freaking love Cocoa Pebbles(the current version now all use the same recipe at the old “limited Extreme Cocoa” edition from last year which has a stronger dark chocolate flavor. The “extreme” edition was so popular that they now made it the standard Cocoa Pebbles flavor). Anyway. sorry for the rant. I love the idea of mixing things into cereal, but just tend to mix non cereal things in with a base cereal (like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc). I figure if I have an awesome cereal, than I don’t want to add a second cereal that I might not like as much as “dilute” the good stuff.