New year, new you. Or in the case of Kellogg’s, Post, and General Mills, new cereal. If you’re on the anti-diet train and enjoy your 8 a.m. bowl of sugar and milk, look no further than these six new iterations of your all-time favorites. Whether it’s Frosted Flakes or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, there truly is a cereal for everyone (and that includes you, Grape Nut lovers). So grab a spoon and dig right in!
These were undoubtedly the best of the bunch, but only because it’s pretty damn difficult to mess up Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Unless you add chocolate. See below). While these cinnamon-sugar churro treats are certainly a mouthful (and then some), they’re a mouthful worth indulging in. In fact, we nearly finished the bowl that was set out in the taste-testing room.
This was certainly the most polarizing of the bunch. While many thought the banana flavor tasted like legit banana (and not that headache-inducing artificial stuff you find in Laffy Taffy), others couldn’t stomach it. “It tastes like you’re eating a banana-scented Yankee Candle,” – Kristin Cassidy, director of special projects. Tell us how you really feel. But no, seriously, tell us. Because if you start comparing things to Yankee Candles, it will make us laugh and we may feel compelled to feature your comment.
If it’s been a dream of yours to put Lucky Charms marshmallows in Trix cereal, then you’re in for a treat. This is probably not the best thing to serve your children before bed, though. They’ll be unable to fall asleep and the Tooth Fairy will be making premature visits to collect rotten molars.
We’re not entirely sure why this cereal is classified as “healthy” when sugar is its second ingredient. The taste was also unmemorable, as we found ourselves going back to remember the exact flavor profile (nothing beyond almond and honey, tbh). We’ll stick with classic or Red Berries, thank you very much.
Who knew that the addition of chocolate would be so underwhelming? They should rename these Cocoa Powder Squares to accurately reflect the blah and boring taste. That being said, the milk is absolutely superb (which is half the purpose of eating cereal). Because who doesn’t love chocolate milk? NOBODY, WE SAY.
If you’re a fan of Honey Bunches of Oats, but without the bunches of oats, this cereal’s for you. Otherwise, it’s just an all-too-sweet Frosted Flakes that seems to have fallen in a beehive or honeycomb. Buzz off—we’re not here for it.