Kellogg's

Will Kellogg first produced cereals with his brother Dr. John Harvey Kellogg at Dr. Kellogg’s sanitarium. A rift was formed between the two, however, when Will suggested adding sugar to the recipes, and so they soon parted ways. Will formed the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1906, which would eventually become a wildly-successful dry cereal manufacturer known as the Kellogg Company.

Kellogg’s is one of the largest food companies in the world, taking in over $12.6 billion of revenue in 2009. It is best known for manufacturing a number of beloved breakfast cereals, including Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, Rice Krispies, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, and Honey Smacks.

Kellogg’s is also purportedly the first company to put free prizes in boxes of cereal.


Apple Jacks with Marshmallows

What is there to say, really? If you’ve had Apple Jacks, you know what the cereal tastes like; if you’ve had Lucky Charms, you know what the marshmallows taste like. It may not be innovative, but the combination works surprisingly well together.

Corn Flakes

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.

Corn Pops

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

Cracklin’ Oat Bran

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.

Crispix

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

Bowl of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Caramel Nut cereal.

Crunchy Nut Caramel 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.

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

Crunchy Nut Roasted Nut & Honey

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.

A bowl of Kellogg's Froot Loops.

Froot Loops

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.

Froot Loops Bloopers

Bloopers? Was there a mistake at the factory, like “Oops! All Berries”?

Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites

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.

Frosted Mini Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle box.

Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle Mixed Berry

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.

Jif Peanut Butter Cereal

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.

Mexican Corn Flakes Edición Limitada

Corn Flakes imported from Mexico. What’s the difference? Is there a difference?! Find out!