REVIEW: Kellogg’s Birthday Cake and Cookies ‘n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats

Kellogg s Cookies  n Creme and Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treats

Both Birthday Cake and Cookies ‘n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats look good.

Sure, the colorful sprinkles on top of the birthday cake version appears as if it was subjected to unicorn spittle as the magical beast recited “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” several times. And, sure, the cookies ‘n’ creme one appears to have been under a leaky laser printer toner cartridge. But, if you don’t have an imagination like mine, they look tasty.

With that said, if you’re expecting them to taste like birthday cake and cookies ’n’ creme, I’m going to snap, crackle, and pop your dreams because they don’t.

Kellogg s Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treats

The underside of the Birthday Cake Rice Krispies Treat is dipped in a white confection and topped with a sugary drizzle and colorful sprinkles that add a crunchy texture to the party. Having consumed a number of artificially flavored birthday cake snacks that equal the years I’ve been alive, this doesn’t have that familiar flavor. It doesn’t taste like yellow cake with frosting. It doesn’t taste like chocolate cake with frosting. It’s basically a sweeter Rice Krispies Treat with sprinkles.

Kellogg s Cookies  n Creme and  Rice Krispies Treats

Cookies ’n’ Creme also has a white confection bottom and a sugary drizzle, but comes topped with something that looks similar to chocolate cookie bits. I’m not sure they’re actual cookie crumbs because they seem to have a texture that’s more like sprinkles than cookies. The rectangle treat has a whisper of cocoa flavor, but it doesn’t scream cookies ’n’ cream like its appearance does. It tastes like a normal Rice Krispies Treat with several rogue Cocoa Krispies.

Last year, we saw Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats jump on the pumpkin pie bandwagon. While it didn’t have a strong flavor, it didn’t taste like a regular Rice Krispies Treat either. I was hoping for, at least, the same result with these, but it didn’t happen. That’s disappointing.

Even though there’s nothing on the boxes to indicate this, these are for the Valentine’s season. But the wrapper around each crispy marshmallow bar has a heart shaped white space with the words “So much to love about—“ printed on it.

Thanks for doing that, Kellogg’s! It allows me to use the wrapper to show how I feel about Birthday Cake and Cookie ’n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats.

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Disclosure: I received free samples of these from Kellogg’s, but that didn’t influence my review in any way.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 bar – Birthday Cake – 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 9 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein. Cookies ‘n’ Creme – 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 10.9 oz. box/14 bars
Purchased at: Received from Kellogg’s
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Birthday Cake)
Rating: 5 out of 10 (Cookies ‘n’ Creme)
Pros: They look tasty. Can give out on Valentine’s Day.
Cons: Doesn’t taste like birthday cake or cookies ‘n’ creme. Both taste too much like original Rice Krispies Treats.

5 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Birthday Cake and Cookies ‘n’ Creme Rice Krispies Treats”

  1. I disagree. The cookies n creme one is the best rice krispies treat I’ve ever had. The taste reminds me some of the Hershey cookies n creme candy bar. It’s delicious!!

  2. I disagree with this so much! The cookies n creme is delicious! It is defiantly the best rice krispie treat I’ve ever had. It taste like cookies and creme. What were you eating, are you sure it was cookies n creme? My son and husband both love them also.

  3. I COMPLETELY DISAGREE with this article.
    The COOKIES n’ CREME and the BIRTHDAY CAKE were BOTH delicious!!!
    I wonder if the reviewer just got free samples and sold them without ever even trying them.
    Otherwise,.. might want to see the doctor about deadened taste buds that can’t appreciate BOTH these amazing new flavors.
    EVERYONE I’ve given these to LOVES EM!!
    Everyone asks for more, and where did I get them.

  4. This is very disappointing. I was really hoping that the birthday cake ones had a strong flavor. Thanks for nothing, Kellogg’s.

  5. The CREME flavor is very much pronounced here. The cookies can be better tasted at the top layer due to the freckled pieces spread out. I don’t think this tastes too much like the base Rice Krispies dessert. It *does* have the essence of the base dessert but the accents and notes are prominently Cookies and Creme flavored. The flavor is definetly there. I can also taste the butter-like texture (yes, I know it is not real butter, but just oils) at the base frosting which is so delicious.

    If you can get this at your local supermarket, especially on sale, it is an incredible value. TRY this warmed up in the oven and then dipped into ice cold milk or on top of ice cream. That flavor with temperature-based-contrast on your tongue will really be an incredible tasting experience!

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