Andrew's Cereal Reviews

Jif Peanut Butter Cereal (Kellogg's)

The flavor is good. Really, really good. Like, “I might want to knock something out of my top five cereals to make room for Jif Peanut Butter Cereal” good.

Raisin Nut Bran (General Mills)

Once again, a pleasant surprise. A “boring,” adult cereal that has a lot more going on below the surface than you’d expect.

Golden Grahams (General Mills)

It’s tasty, has a nice texture, and you can use it to make s’mores-themed cereal bar things. No complaints here!

Crispix (Kellogg's)

Tasty, unique, crispy, looks cool… this is like the transitional cereal you eat when you become an adult.

Cracklin’ Oat Bran (Kellogg's)

Looking back, this review seems underwhelming, but Cracklin’ Oat Bran tops a lot of people’s favorite cereals lists, and after eating it it’s easy to see why. Like Rice Krispies Treats Cereal and Boo Berry, it can sometimes be a bit hard to come by, but it’s still out there–so when you spot it in the wild, be sure to grab a box.

Corn Pops (Kellogg's)

What more is there to say about Corn Pops? It’s a classic!

Alpha-Bits (Post)

It’s geared at young kids, but this could just as easily be a “transitional” cereal marketed toward adults who don’t want to admit they like sugar.

SpongeBob SquarePants Cereal (General Mills)

Overall, not bad, even if on the whole the flavor was a little bland, as branded kids cereals tend to be. Perhaps it has less sugar as an attempt to convince moms and whiny activists that it’s not the worst cereal kids could be eating? Who knows.

Dora the Explorer cereal box

Dora the Explorer Cereal (General Mills)

Mild cinnamon flavor, but only compared to intense cinnamon cereals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Actually seems like a good, reasonable amount. For such a small cereal, it sits pretty heavy once you’ve finished a bowl. Not complaining.

Bowl of Chocolate Lucky Charms.

Chocolate Lucky Charms (General Mills)

Overall, a surprisingly good cereal considering it’s such an obvious idea. Chocolate Lucky Charms!

Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites (Kellogg's)

I’ve never had a bad shredded wheats experience, and Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites are no exception. A tasty addition to its family.

Bowl of Apple Cinnamon Chex.

Apple Cinnamon Chex (General Mills)

A good cereal that I’d like to eat again, but don’t see myself getting nostalgic over twenty years from now; Apple Cinnamon Chex lived up to my expectations, but didn’t necessarily exceed them.

Bowl of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut cereal.

Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut (Kellogg's)

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.

Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle box.

Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle Mixed Berry (Kellogg's)

This was an excellent cereal all around, and as long as it’s still on the market, I doubt I’ll be buying regular, strawberry, chocolate, or any other breed of Frosted Mini-Wheats for the foreseeable future.

Front of the box for Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Roasted Nut and Honey.

Crunchy Nut Roasted Nut & Honey (Kellogg's)

For all the hoopla over its release a few months back (you’d think it was The Beatles coming to America to read some of the articles!), I don’t see what the big deal really is. It wasn’t really crunchy, nor was it that nutty, but it was different, and pretty good—just not great. I’d happily eat it again, though, and will definitely seek out the “Golden Nut and Honey” (flake) variety to compare.

Kiwigen Cereal (IncaSur)

This is a good cereal. It’s not a great cereal, but it’s good, and it’s so different from any other cereal I’ve had before that I finished the bowl feeling satisfied and wanting to try it some more. I would buy it again!

Corn Flakes (Kellogg's)

Sometimes you just want a plain, simple cereal, and when that’s the case, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes will get the job done. I can’t award a perfect 10, though, because I’d be just as happy eating a box of off-brand corn flakes, and I’d have an extra dollar in my wallet, too.

Honey Graham Oh’s! (Quaker)

Hands down, no greater cereal on earth.

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.

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.