REVIEW: Kellogg’s Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes

Kellogg's Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes

For years, I thought Corn Flakes were made from rejected Frosted Flakes that weren’t sweet enough. I later found out that was not the case since Corn Flakes predates Frosted Flakes by about 50 years. But when I learned that, it made me wonder if Frosted Flakes were just rejected Corn Flakes that were too awesome.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, because Corn Flakes are almost flavorless, they’re the breakfast cereal equivalent of water. The cereal has been around for over 100 years, but to be honest, I’m not sure anyone has been eating them for the past 25 years. I certainly haven’t.

Whenever I go through the cereal aisle, I swear the Corn Flakes boxes are the only ones that seem as if they haven’t been touched. It looks like a Jenga puzzle that no one wants to face for fear of knocking all the other boxes down.

Ever since I became a big boy and began shopping on my own, I’ve never seen anyone purchase a box of Corn Flakes. I wouldn’t be surprised if all the boxes currently on shelves expired sometime in the late 1990s. I would find out, but that would involve me pulling a box from the shelf, which could cause all the other boxes to fall and make everyone in the aisle yell “Jenga” at me.

But someone must be purchasing boxes of Corn Flakes, either for feeding birds or so that they’ll have something cheap to donate that will allow them to say they participated in their company’s food drive.

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Maybe I’ll eat some Corn Flakes for nostalgia’s sake, or maybe I’ll just eat Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes and say close enough. Because I can eat through a box of Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes, but I can’t do the same with regular Corn Flakes. It would be wasting Corn Flakes, since I haven’t successfully donated an opened box of cereal to a food drive.

I do think Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes is a tasty step up from regular Corn Flakes. However, it’s best eaten dry instead of with milk. Just like milk has the ability to tone down the effects of spicy food, it also can subdue the cereal’s cinnamon flavor.

Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes has a modest name. It really should be christened Thank Goodness Cinnamon Makes Corn Flakes Tolerable Corn Flakes. Not all the flakes are sprinkled with cinnamon, but there’s enough to make Corn Flakes taste less like an shipping box.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup/1.1 ounces – 120 calories, 0 calories from fat, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 210 milligrams of sodium, 45 milligrams of potassium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 20 grams of other carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and a variety of vitamins and minerals.)

Item: Kellogg’s Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes
Price: $4.99
Size: 12 ounces
Purchased at: Foodland
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: A tasty step up from regular Corn Flakes. Fat free. Contains vitamins and minerals. Corn Flakes are great for donating to food drives. Great when eaten dry. Doesn’t taste like an shipping box. Frosted Flakes. Buying stuff from
Cons: Regular Corn Flakes. Cinnamon flavor is subdued in milk. Not all the flakes are sprinkled with cinnamon. Does get soggy quickly. Causing a mess at the grocery store and then having “Jenga” yelled at you. Food banks not accepting opened boxes.

19 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes”

  1. The question is, how delicious would an shipping box taste with cinnamon? I bet they’d sell WAY more stuff if they started using cinnamon cardboard!

  2. I use to buy corn flakes when I was on weight watchers. The reason behind it was because it was a lower calorie cereal and deemed “healthier”. Anyway, I have had the cinnamon flavored one and I thought it was pretty good.

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever thought of Corn Flakes as healthier, but I’ve thought of it as a way to help soak up oil spills.

  3. Corn Flakes makes a tasty coating for chicken, deep fried ice cream, and other things. Thanks for letting us know about the cinnamon one. I’m a big fan of cinnamon, so I’ll be sure to check it out.

  4. I think most of the corn flakes being sold these days are used in cooking other things. Sometimes they’re called for in recipes that I bake in order to add more crunch to the coating. Of course, those recipes never turn out incredibly well anyway.

    1. You should replace corn flakes with potato chips. Corn Flakes = not awesome. Potato chips = awesome. Recipes that involve Corn Flakes = not awesome. Recipes that involve potato chips = awesome?

    1. After a quick Google search I discovered Canada had Cinnamon Frosted Flakes. I think someone needs to start a Facebook fan page to encourage Kellogg’s USA to release Cinnamon Frosted Flakes in the USA.

  5. i dropped a cinnamon poptart during a blizzard once and, you guessed it, cinnamon frosted snow flakes!

  6. I remember going to my grandmother’s house as a child and pouring a heaping bowl of corn flakes, digging in enthusiastically, only to realize that they weren’t the delicious frosted flakes I thought they were. That day, I resolved, once and for all, to learn how to read.

  7. My best friend loves cornflakes. She also loves shredded wheat with no frosting and bran flakes with no raisins. She is pretty much the arch nemesis of tasty breakfasts and might secretly be an elderly person in disguise.

    1. Hey, I grew up on bland breakfast cereals at home. Cheerios, Corn Flakes… Okay, I guess Raisin Bran isn’t bland, but really, sweet marshmallow-filled kiddy cereals were rare treats. (To this day, my comfort cereal is Grape-Nuts. With plenty of sugar and time to soak in the milk, of course.)

      Sounds like this Cinnamon cereal is one I will have to try…

  8. I am 19 years old and still in love with Corn Flakes, I cannot believe you would dis corn flakes, yes i have to admit that i do think corn flakes needed a step up from just being bland, but i always buy them they are awesome, and now that i learned that there is both a cinnamon and honey one, I am going to go out and look for those flavor cause i love i mean love corn flakes, I remember those days seating in front of the TV and watching my power rangers or Dexter laboratory eating my corn flakes while someone is always rushing to work, those were the days, and corn flakes usually bring them back 😀 i guess i just love the nostalgic feeling i get when eating them??? I ate them when i was young because we couldn’t afford the trix, cocoa puffs, or capt n crunch cereal n now that i can afford them i still prefered corn flakes…. sometimes

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