There are two types of people in this world: the ones who acknowledge cereal’s existence but choose to pursue other breakfast endeavors, and the ones who are devoted cereal fanatics. They can’t get enough of the sugary stuff and they don’t limit cereal to just breakfast.
Guess which one I am.
I LOVE CEREAL. I’ll scream it from the mountain tops and declare my love in the check-out line at the grocery store. I am obsessed. There are just so many different kinds to love and the stuff is good at any time of day. I’ve eaten it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. It’s always awesome.
Naturally, I’m always checking out the new cereals that hit the shelves. Sure, I’ve got my tried & true favorites that I can always count on (Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Rice Krispie Treats Cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats, Lucky Charms, Count Chocula, etc.). But I’m always open to adding a fresh favorite to the collection. Which brings us, my little cookies, to Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut Cereal.
I was very excited when I first saw this. I love cereal (duh) and I also love nuts. Anything that addresses both of those needs is an automatic win.
As I poured the cereal into the patiently awaiting bowl, I experienced that lovely jingling sound produced by the scattering of the crisp flakes. Immediately, I took note of their resemblance to Frosted Flakes (a solid cereal, for sure). It’s quite possible that since both cereals are made by Kellogg’s, they are, in fact, the same flakes but with different coatings.
I tried this cereal two ways: once with almond milk and once with regular milk. Both ways were fantastically delicious, although I must express my love for the almond milk. If you’ve never tried it, it’s completely delicious and the unsweetened kind has ridiculously less calories than regular milk. The nutty almond flavor of the milk perfectly complimented the nut & honey taste in the cereal. It amplified the deliciousness.
The cereal was wonderfully crisp and crunchy, even after sitting in the milk for a while. It achieved that perfect balance of absorbing the moisture of the milk while still retaining some crunch factor. My only complaint is that the nut bits were so teeny tiny that they weren’t even noticeable. I would’ve preferred bigger pieces or perhaps sliced almonds.
The honey part of the cereal was delightfully sweet. It was like Honey Bunches of Oats but with even more honey flavor. If only I could combine the sweet flakes of Crunchy Nut with the yummy oats in Honey Bunches. Then I would have the ultimate super cereal.
For now, plain ol’ Crunchy Nut will do. Sweet & crunchtastic, this cereal is cereaously awesome (get it?). I definitely recommend it to cereal lovers all over.
Overall Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars
Have you tried Crunchy Nut? What did you think?