Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp

Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp

I’m a very skeptical person.

I think I’ve been very skeptical ever since one of my third grade classmates told me that putting on four pairs of Underoos would protect me from a kick to the balls. Of course, I later learned that this was not true and putting on four pairs of Underoos made me look like I was wearing a diaper.

Recently, Impulsive Buy readers Kaitlin and Joseph each emailed me to tell me about the new cereal, Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp. I was exciting about to learn about it, because Cookie Crisp is one of my favorite cereals. However, my skepticism kicked in and I couldn’t totally believe that it existed.

Kaitlin even directed to the General Mills website that had information and a picture of Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp. However, in my eyes, the website was like the famous Surgeon’s photo of the Loch Ness Monster or the grainy video footage of Bigfoot. It was something that could be easily explained.

The Loch Ness Monster photo is actually a photo of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee floating nude on his back in a lake and the Bigfoot footage is just a video someone took of Robin Willams going on a hike.

As for the Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp, I thought it was something someone created in Adobe Photoshop. I think someone with mad Photoshop skills created the box and a hacker posted it on the General Mills website.

How easy is it to create a fake box? Well, I have crappy Photoshop skills and I created a box of Marvios (see picture below)

For me to believe Kaitlin and Joseph, I needed tangible proof, and I got it while walking through the cereal aisle at the national grocery store chain I usually shop at.


When I first saw the box of Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp on the shelf, I did the things that most people do when they don’t believe what their seeing. For those of you who have seen mirages, boobs bigger than human heads, people with three nipples, or have seen how buff Carrot Top is, you know what I’m talking about.

First, I made bug eyes, which is when you open your eyelids as wide as you can. Then I rubbed my eyes to make sure my they were clean and looked again. Then I squinted at the box to make sure I was seeing it correctly.

Well it turned out that Kaitlin and Joseph were right and I was wrong. Just like I was wrong about my prediction that the members of *NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, and 98 Degrees would form a pop supergroup called White Bread, modeling it after rock supergroups Velvet Revolver and Audioslave.

I picked up a box of Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp and when I got home I tried a bowl of it. After the first spoonful, I thought that it was pretty good. It was definitely better tasting than the Peanut Butter Toast Crunch cereal the Impulsive Buy reviewed last year.

Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp had a poor authentic peanut butter flavor, but it did have a great fake peanut butter flavor. After trying it, I would have to say that it is probably the best fake peanut butter flavored cereal I’ve ever had.

The cereal stayed crunchy in milk for a decent amount of time. In my mouth, the cereal was crunchy at first, but after that it seemed like it melted in my mouth, which made me think either General Mills intended the cereal to do that or my saliva is like molten lava.

Item: Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp
Purchase Price: $4.99
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pros: Great fake peanut butter flavor. Made with whole grain. Vitamins and minerals. Stays crunchy in milk for a decent amount of time. No pop supergroup called White Bread.
Cons: Poor authentic peanut butter flavor. Hard puzzles on the back of the box. My skepticism. My crappy Photoshop skills.

28 thoughts to “Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp”

  1. I could have lived without seeing that picture of carrot top… And now i think i am going to die for seeing it.

  2. Thank God you’re back because the shakes were getting out of control. I love peanut butter, and I love cereal, but this doesn’t sound that good. I’ll stick to Peanut Butter Crunch. But I would LOVE to try Marvios! I bet it would be the best thing out there!

  3. It’s always fun to find a food you’ve been searching for. I had a similar experience with the Reese’s Cookies (although I never doubted their existence.)

  4. Those sound pretty good alright, but have you ever tried the Reese’s Puffs cereal? It’s also a GM product. They’re almost as good as eating a Reese’s PB Cup. I shit you not.

    And Multi-Grain Marvios are my favorite cereal. I love their lightly-sweetened whole-grain goodness!

  5. That picture of Carrot Top made my eyes burn. The head and body just don’t seem to go together. Did you Photoshop that, in keeping with the tone of the review?

    By the way, calling the cereal the best fake peanut butter tasting cereal is absolutely 100% on the money.

  6. Wow. Carrot Top with muscles? It’s amazing how informational food reviews can be. Are you sure that’s not your body with his head on it?? lol

  7. Peanut Butter Captain Crunch RULES, though, if you can stand the damage to the roof of your mouth.

    Hey, if that White Bread album ever surfaces, I’m going to organize a CD smashing party! 😉

  8. My eyes want to die.


    I’m glad he had pants on…

    DUDE! I’d buy Marvios, they look delicious!

  9. Travis – If you do die, it will prove my theory that carrots can kill.

    Mir – If it’s any consolation, I’m always lost.

    Ayesha97 – yay Martha’s freedom! yay my opportunity to get me a sugar mama!

    Pel – If I had real Photoshop skillz (note the z) I would’ve added some marshmallows, chocolate, and frickin’ toy to the box of Marvios

    Chuck – Yes, someday I will have the Hardee’s Monster Thickburger. Until then I’ll have to try that 1 lb burger at Carl’s Jr.

    Dave J. – I heart Doonesbury. I miss Bloom County. OPUS!!!

  10. “The Loch Ness Monster photo is actually a photo of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee floating nude on his back in a lake and the Bigfoot footage is just a video someone took of Robin Willams going on a hike.”

    Good lord. That explains EVERYTHING!

  11. Lloyd – Woo Hoo! Linky linky!

    Peggasus – I have yet to try them, but a lot of people have recommended them to me. Someday, I shall try them.

    Damon – Now that I think about it, maybe the picture is from the “extras” of the Tommy Lee and Pamela sex tape.

    Joseph – Nope, that’s all 100 percent Carrot Top. No Photoshop necessary.

    Lucy – If I had Carrot Top’s body, I would probably make a video of me making my chest dance, as my penis gets smaller from all the steroids I would have to use to look like that.

    nat – If Cap’n Crunch didn’t lacerate me, I would probably eat it more. Oh yeah, if that White Bread album ever comes true, I hope that the ghosts of Jim Morrison and John Lennon will appear and haunt all the members. If not those two, I’ll just send Yoko Ono.

    Brandon – Just replace Carrot Top’s head with Arnold’s and everything will be back to normal.

    Lorien – Just to let you know, Marvios are nothing like Marvo. Marvios have wholesome goodness. Marvo just has holes. Marvios are lightly sweetened. Marvo is too sugary sweet.

    KT – Don’t redheads stick together?

    Sar – Unfortunately, I can’t explain Area 51 or the success of Carrot Top.

  12. Hey, where’s my Kashi GoLean Crap – I mean Crunch?

    Also, Marky Mark has a third nipple and I have thus far restrained myself from doing the I Don’t Believe What I’m Seeing Dance. But really I think it’s just because it looks like a really big mole.


  13. I’d have been skeptical as well. Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp sounds almost like some sort of conspiracy…. like Roswell, only more edible.

  14. Caroline – Right now I’m on the Special K diet, so I think after I’m done with it, I’ll be sick of cereal for a while. 🙁

    Ken – Oh, but its a sweet, sweet conspiracy and involved a second shooter on the grassy knoll.

  15. But what about the bitty chocolate chips? Why not have peanut butter and chocolate in a bitty-bitty cookie? Maybe Reeses would be pissed.

    Cookie Crisp is my Poor Student Solution To (TM) wanting a chocolate chip cookie. You get more chocolate chip cookie eatings for less money per cookie.

  16. Webmiztris – Mmm…That would be good. I don’t know if you have a Mrs. Fields, but I think their mini cookies would make a great cereal.

    theinfamousj – Cookie Crisp is also wonderful when I’m playing Barbie…Oh wait, I mean G.I. Joe.

  17. I still contend that Cookie Crisp should have:

    A- Kept the wizard Cookie Jarvis instead of that goofy wolf character they have now. Even Cookie Crook was better than him!

    B- Continued to make Vanilla-flavored Cookie Crisp, OMG it was the best.

  18. Kirkkitsch – There was a vanilla-flavored Cookie Crisp!?! I guess it was like mini Nilla wafers in a bowl. Sweet!

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