REVIEW: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites

Kellogg's Cinnamon Roll Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites

The Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites is like a sexy librarian.

The wholesome shredded wheat on the outside is like its conservative dress and tight hair bun, and the frosting is like its cute black rimmed Lisa Loeb glasses. But behind the frosting and within the shredded wheat is its sexy cinnamon ready to be unleashed so that it can rock my tongue and punish me for talking in the library, turning in books overdue, or not knowing how the Dewey Decimal System works.

Also, just like with a sexy librarian, I would totally read L. Ron Hubbard’s ten-volume Mission Earth science fiction novel series and scan through dozens of old newspapers on microfiche just so I could be with the Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites.

Opening the bag released an aroma that made me wonder who’s baking cinnamon rolls and why aren’t they offering some to me. According to the side of the box, cinnamon makes up less than two percent of the ingredients, but this cereal has a pleasant, almost potent cinnamon flavor that makes it taste like the person who complied the ingredients list has horrible math skills. Two percent? Bitch, please. Tastes more like 22 percent.

Combined with the frosting on the outside, the cereal comes close to tasting like a cinnamon roll, albeit a crunchy cinnamon roll. I have to say that the Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites is now one of my favorite ways to get 25 percent of my daily recommended intake of dietary fiber in one sitting.

Kellogg's Cinnamon Roll Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Closeup

However, it has a slight flaw that may prevent me from eating too much of it.

A serving provides 90 percent of our daily recommended intake of iron. That’s fine for people who suffer from anemia and menstruating women, but not fine for a virile man, like myself, who likes to put meat into his mouth. I’m no doctor, I just play one when I land on it in the Game of Life, but I’ve read on the internet, and maybe in an old Reader’s Digest in a dentist’s office, that too much iron can be bad for men.

If that’s really the case, a part of me wishes I bled on the monthly basis so that I can enjoy the Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites without any fear. Seriously, this cereal is as addictive as the chocolate version of Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites, and just like the Chocolate Little Bites, it’s great with or without milk. Although, with milk, it gets soggy quickly, just like all other Frosted Mini-Wheats varieties.

I thought the cereal had a high iron content because cinnamon is a good source of iron, which I also read on the internet or in a Sunday Parade Magazine. But, after scanning the Kellogg’s website, it turns out all Frosted Mini-Wheats varieties provide 90 percent of our daily value of iron, even my beloved Chocolate Little Bites. Sad panda.

Nevertheless, I think Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites crushes every other cinnamon flavored cereal I’ve ever had. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios? Pfff. Simply Cinnamon Corn Flakes? Simply no. Cinnamon Burst Cheerios? Yeah, right. Chex Cinnamon? More like cinNOTmon. Cinnamon Toast Crunch? (farting sound)

(Nutrition Facts – 47 biscuits (cereal only) – 190 calories, 10 calories from fat, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 200 milligrams of potassium, 46 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein, and a bunch of vitamins and minerals.)

Item: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Cinnamon Roll
Price: $2.99 (on sale)
Size: 15.8 ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: Damn tasty. Best cinnamon flavored cereal I’ve had. It’s great dry or wet. Pleasant and strong cinnamon flavor. Great source of dietary fiber. Low fat. Addictive. Being a doctor in the Game of Life.
Cons: High iron content might be bad for some. Gets soggy in milk quickly. Doctor’s offices with old magazines. Getting hit in the face with microfiche.

14 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Roll Little Bites”

  1. I can’t even imagine how good these would be with a liberal coating of melted butter on top.

    BTW Marvo, have you ever given anything a perfect score?

  2. This cereal is damn tasty indeed, Marvo. It really does smell and taste like a cinnamon roll. It could have been 10 out of 10 if it didn’t get soggy too quick, but overall, good review, Marvo.

  3. You could try donating blood on a regular basis, then you’ll be okay with eating a little more iron.

    1. But then I would have to answer several dozen questions about my health, any drug use, my sexual orientation, and where I’ve traveled to; then have my blood pressure and temperature taken; then have my finger pricked to see if I have enough iron in my blood, then I have to sit in a comfortable chair and have my arm swabbed with iodine for the FDA mandated 30 seconds: then I have to have a 12 gauge or higher needle inserted into my vein for 5-7 minutes to allow blood to flow from my arm into a plastic bag filled with coagulants to prevent the blood from clotting in the bag; then once the needle is removed, I get a piece of gauze placed at the point on insertion and have a co-flex bandage wrapped around my arm to help stop the bleeding; then I have to sit there for five minutes to make sure everything went okay; then I’m given a cookie and juice; and then I’m sent on my way.

  4. Great Review! I grabbed a box at the store last night while I was on an ice cream run. After consuming these addicitive little crack rocks this morning I decided to flush my cinnamon burst cheerios down the toilet I totally agree with you though this the best cinnamon flavored cereal I have ever had! ,but you know how they always market this cereal for the kids I think that may be the reason for the iron? little bastards…

  5. Yo Marvo,

    I’m really happy for you, I’m gonna let you finish….but Cinnamon Toast Crunch IS ONE OF THE BEST CEREALS OF ALL TIME!


  6. Have you tried the Cinnamon Streusel variety? Just curious, as I haven’t found a review on it here. It’s only in regular “bite-sized” portions. That was my favorite flavor previously, but Cinnamon Buns is now tied with it. I’ll have to compare the two side by side…

  7. I bought this cereal yesterdat and tried this morning. better in taste than kashi cinnamon harvest and cinnamon toast crunch. Good one !!!

  8. Meh. This was my first foray into shredded wheat cereal, and although it was tasty, I totally couldn’t stand the texture. Like little bits of thread in my mouth.

  9. I’ve been munching on these cinnamon roll mini-bites the last week or so (yum!). I recall the Cinnamon Streusel version, which, according to Wikipedia, was discontinued in February. Anyone know if the phaseout of struesel and the rollout of cinnamon roll are related? Anyone try both varieties at the same time for a taste test?

    1. I felt like the Cinnamon Streusel had a stronger cinnamon-sugar taste. Kind of like coffee cake with cinnamon sugar crumbles (as the name implies). These were also the larger biscuits, which I tend to prefer, but that is neither here nor there.

      The Cinnamon Roll has almost a caramel-y note to it, with the presence of cinnamon roll “icing” taking a bigger roll. Again, it seems more tailored to the pastry it’s named after. I can only imagine that the discontinuation of the Streusel was indeed because of the introduction of Cinnamon Bun. They probably figured (and rightly so, I reluctantly admit) that average consumers wouldn’t really make any distinction between two cinnamon flavors. It’s unfortunate, because I honestly feel like the taste difference between the two was enough to warrant two different flavors.

      On that note, Cinnamon Streusel is still on their website, and I can still find it on some store shelves…

  10. If it makes you feel any better, just because the iron is in there doesn’t mean you will absorb it 🙂

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