REVIEW: Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Eating a bowl of Post Nutter Butter Cereal makes me feel bad.

Oh, there’s nothing wrong with its flavor. But its peanut-like shape makes me feel as if I’m eating the corpses of Planters’ Mr. Peanut and his extended family. It would’ve freaked me out if there were also cereal pieces shaped like top hats, canes, and monocles. But that’s not all I found weird about the cereal’s shape. Nutter Butter Cookies are flat but every single piece in the box bends at the middle.

As you can read on the box, this cereal is made with real peanut butter. Of course, that’s if you consider peanuts, dextrose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and salt as peanut butter and not peanut butter spread. But it’s not as if there’s a thin layer of peanut butter on every piece. Although that would’ve been amazing and messy.

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Instead, there’s a powdery coating on the cereal that gives it a strong, sweet peanut butter aroma and flavor. The coating also gives the cereal a cool texture. Yes, it’s still a crunchy cereal, but around it is a flavoring that melts when you bite into it. I don’t know if “melt” is the best way to describe it. But whatever it is, it gives the cereal a creaminess. A powder turning creamy is kind of a weird mindscrew.

All it took was popping one piece into my mouth to know that I would love this cereal. The bold peanut butter flavor, while not exactly like Nutter Butter cookies, makes me want to find the biggest bowl in my kitchen, dump the whole bag into it, and snack on it all day. It has a slight saltiness and doesn’t taste artificial. In fact, there were times when it reminded me of boiled peanuts. Even in milk, the peanut butter flavor stays true because the coating doesn’t wash off. The milk at the bottom of the bowl doesn’t get all peanut buttery. But I’m not too sad about that.

With its great peanut butter flavor, there are so many things I want to do with this cereal. I want to eat it with chocolate milk. I want to make milkshakes with it. Heck, I’m going to eat another bowl right now.

If you miss Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Cereal, this is more than a worthy replacement. With its strong peanut butter flavor, sweetness that’s at a level that takes me back 80s cereal, and creamy texture, I have to say it’s the best peanut butter cereal I’ve ever had.

Disclosure: I was provided a free sample by Walmart. The fact that I got it for free did not influence my review.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 150 calories, 40 calories from fat, 4.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 45 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: Received for free
Size: 19 oz. box
Purchased at: Available as a Walmart exclusive until 4/1/18
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: The best peanut butter cereal I’ve had. Bold, sweet peanut butter flavor. Peanut butter coating gives the cereal a creaminess when it melts in your mouth.
Cons: Pieces not flat like actual Nutter Butter Cookies (is it hard to make flat cereal pieces?). Shape makes me feel as if I’m eating Mr. Peanut and his family. Milk at the bottom of bowl not peanut buttery.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Post Nutter Butter Cereal”

  1. Great review! I can only hope that next Christmas I’m cool enough for Walmart to send me a sneak preview box of cereal too LOL. But in the meantime, I am definitely getting a box of these on the 26th along with some bananas of course! Can’t wait to try!

  2. I love Nutter Butter and actually have some in my desk at work (I don’t like to share them with my GF). Imma have to get a box now! BTW, missed ya Marvo!

  3. How does the powder not come off in milk?!? This sounds delicious, but is it really 150 cals in 28 grams?

  4. I am in love with Nutter Butter. I also live in Canada where I can’t buy it. It will be more than worth the hour drive to the border and the (probably) 30 min wait to get over so I can buy this on Wednesday. I can’t wait!!!

  5. I just polished off a bowl and I completely agree with Marvo. This cereal is amazing. I too, wonder how it stayed crunchy for so long and didn’t give off much of any flavor in the milk. Which I must add, made it taste and feel like you are dipping a nutter butter cookie in milk. I don’t know what new chemical we are putting in our body, but it’s worth it for this cereal.

  6. They were overly sweet and left a weird after taste. Maybe I was hoping for them to taste like the Reese cereal not enough peanut butter taste. Sorry but not a fan.

  7. Ok look this little 8 shaped piece of Heaven has left me feigning like a crack head. I can’t get enough and I have already started to dread the day the take it away from me however, and this is a big however, WTH happened with the smell? I mean I have seen multiple reviews with only about 2% having a mention (mainly in the comments) about it. I mean heck did the mildew fairy decide to break wind in some of the boxes? My wife, who loves pb crap, won’t touch it. She doesn’t even like me to eat it in the same room as her. This is something that should be fixed quickly or at least explained Post.

  8. I needed to come on here to see if the smell was mentioned. My husband was eating this when I walked into kitchen this past week. I smelled an old rag with mildew. I kept sniffing around the kitchen but didn’t see anything. Driving me crazy. Finally my hubby asked what I was doing. I told him looking for the rag smell. He said it was the cereal. I couldn’t believe it until I took a whiff of the box. Horrid. This was first time buying them but he promised not to get them again because the smell is so bad. Back to the Captain!

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