REVIEW: Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders

Written by | December 22, 2011

Topics: 6 Rating, Cereal, Pebbles

Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets me as excited as a crackhead when he or she sees their dealer, so you may think the Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders got me crackhead excited. However, after eating those awful Caramel Apple Pebbles Boulders, I approached this chocolate peanut butter cereal like a crackhead approaches someone who looks like an undercover narc.

As I poured the cereal into a bowl, I tried to ease my mind about it by trying to come up with as many successful chocolate and peanut butter marriages. There’s Peanut Butter Creme Oreo cookies, Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream, and, of course, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Knowing that peanut butter and chocolate has had a long, successful relationship that Kim Kardashian can only dream of helped eased my mind.

What also helped with my trepidation was the fact that Post makes one of the best chocolate cereals on the planet — Cocoa Pebbles.

However, after eating a bowl of Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders, it turns out Post didn’t take what makes Cocoa Pebbles so great and transfer it over to the chocolate-flavored Pebbles Boulders pieces. The only appropriate thing I can say about that blown opportunity is it’s Yabba Dabba Dumb. As for the peanut butter cereal pieces, they had a peanut butter flavor that’s similar to other peanut butter cereals I’ve had in the past and a stronger flavor than the chocolate cereal pieces. Overall, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in this cereal is good enough to make me forget about the abomination that is Caramel Apple Pebbles Boulders.

Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders Closeup

While tasty, there’s something a little unpleasant about the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders — the thin coating on each piece of cereal. I first thought it was sugar…okay, okay, I first thought it was cocaine, but then when I touched it, it had a waxy and slightly greasy feel to it. I tried licking it to find out what it was…okay, okay, I first tried snorting it to see if it was cocaine and then licked it. Unfortunately, my nose and tongue could not figure out what it was. While slightly off-putting, whatever the coating is, it did a great job of preventing the cereal from getting soggy.

The Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders is a good cereal, whether you eat it dry or wet, but it doesn’t compete with the robust flavors of best chocolate/peanut butter cereal on the face of the Earth — Reese’s Puffs. And I will fling peanut butter at anyone who disagrees. I think it would’ve been better if Post combined Cocoa Pebbles with the peanut butter Pebbles Boulders. That’s a cereal I would totally get crackhead excited about.

(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup (cereal only) – 110 calories, 25 calories from fat, 3 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 80 milligrams of sodium, 90 milligrams of potassium, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 10 grams of other carbohydrates, 3 grams of protein, and a smorgasbord of vitamins and minerals.)

*made using partially hydrogenated oil

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Item: Post Limited Edition Chocolate Peanut Butter Pebbles Boulders
Price: $3.99 (on sale)
Size: 9.5 ounces
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Good. Much better than Caramel Apple Pebble Boulders. Coating helps prevent the cereal from getting soggy. Labels For Education. Fortified with vitamins and minerals. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Color from natural ingredients.
Cons: Not as good as Reese’s Puffs. Weird waxy coating. Doesn’t make me crackhead excited. Chocolate pieces not as chocolatey as I hoped. Made using partially hydrogenated oil. Not knowing who’s a real dealer and who’s a cop.






6 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Gary says:

    Reese’s… For breakfast!?!?!

    Seriously though, those Caramel Apple Boulders were the worst cereal I’ve had in a long time. Bad enough that I threw half of the box away. I’m holding out more hope for these.

    For some reason I have this strange image of the General (Mills, that is) mounting his cereal army for an invasion of Bedrock for ripping off his idea on this one.

    • Drew says:

      We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
      For he to-day that sheds his milk with me
      Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so soggy,
      This day shall frost his condition;
      And gentlemen in Michigan now-a-bed
      Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
      And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
      That fought with us upon Saint Krispie’s Day!

  2. Han says:

    You’re right, they should’ve combined the peanut butter part with the coco pebbles instead. It could be called “chocolate/peanut butter pebbles and boulders”

  3. Chuck says:

    I think they should advertise the thin coating as a feature. “Now stays crunchy in milk due to a light coating of plastic around each boulder!” Who knows, it might work.

  4. You don't say? says:

    It looks like they combined Corn Pops with Reese’s Puffs and called it a cereal. Reading the review I’d say it probably doesn’t eat that way, though =/

    I LOVE Reese’s Puffs, and find Corn pops OK.. maybe even borderline mediocre. I can’t tell you the last time I ate Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles cereal, but it’d definitely far back as early grade school.

    Anyway, based on the review I think I’ll pass on this one. Hell, without the review it may of did the same (being that it looks way too much like Corn Pops and that’s a little off-putting for me).

    Good review, you guys.

  5. Cereal killer says:

    Well as a post worker may I make a small suggestion.. Try churros they are amazing .. As for the crack effect your looking for its there all the way . !! Plus watch in June for more exciting cereals to come out!! We appreciate all the people that buy our cereal and support our company..



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