REVIEW: Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal

Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal

If you think Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal is some kind of epic Marvel/DC-like crossover between General Mills and Kellogg’s, hold your horseshoes, hearts, stars, clovers, blue moons, rainbows, and balloons.

With its blue box, “FROSTED FLAKES” in all caps lettering, and Lucky the Leprechaun sliding down a rainbow, it appears as if the two companies put down their spoons and bowls to come together. But that’s not the case and I imagine pigs will fly, hell will freeze over, and all cockroaches on Earth will die before that ever happens.

Instead, Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal looks as if Lucky Charms’ marshmallows have been paired with some generic version of Frosted Flakes with a name like Frosty Flakes, Frosting Flakes, Flakes with Frosting, Frosting Coated Flakes, Flakes Frosted, Frosted Corn Flakes, Corn Flakes with Frosting, Frosting Coated Corn Flakes, Corn Flakes Frosted, and I Can’t Believe It’s Corn Flakes with Frosting.

The flakes in this cereal have a different shape, are smaller, less frosted, and less sweet, making them not as good as Kellogg’s version. But the generic-looking frosted corn flakes are sweeter, crunchier, and all-around better tasting than the oat cereal pieces in regular Lucky Charms.

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Now, I’ve said on numerous occasions that Lucky Charms is a favorite. But Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes has made me question that. The new cereal is crunchier, more sweet tooth-satisfying, and it’s helped me realize the magic in Lucky Charms is the ability to make us eat mediocre lightly sweetened oat cereal we would never eat without marshmallows.

Let me put it this way, after experiencing Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes, I wouldn’t buy a box of only Lucky Charms’ oat cereal unless I desperately needed horse feed. But I would buy a box of these generic frosted flakes. They improve the classic cereal and seem to stay crunchy longer in milk than the oat pieces.

But, even though I feel this cereal is better, it’s also kind of a letdown. If there was no such thing as Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, which, again, is superior, this might’ve been gr-r-reater than gr-r-reat. But since Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes does exist because we aren’t living in Cereal Earth Dimension Y, I know this could’ve been even better.

Some of you might be saying, “Well then, there’s Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows.” That’s true, but, unfortunately, that suffers from being the opposite of this cereal. Frosted Flakes are great, but the marshmallows are mediocre. Some may say sugar is sugar, but Lucky Charms’ marbits are better for whatever reason. #magic?

Overall, if General Mills decided to do something drastic and make Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal THE regular Lucky Charms, I’d be all for it.

(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup without milk – 120 calories, 5 calories from fat, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 55 milligrams of potassium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, 15 grams of other carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.)

Purchased Price: $4.57
Size: 20.9 oz. box
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Better tasting, sweeter, and crunchier than regular Lucky Charms. Corn flakes seem to maintain their crunchiness better than the oat pieces.
Cons: Not a collaboration between Kellogg’s and General Mills. Using Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes would’ve made this epic. Makes me question how good Lucky Charms is.

9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Cereal”

  1. i already said it over at cerealously.net, but it seems the idea of frosted flakes and marbits could be improved by GM making a Corn version of they Lucky Charms. Meaning: Keep the shape of the Charms, but instead of an oat base use a corn base with a light frosting. I think this combined with the marbits could create an even better mouthfeel 😀

    CHEERS!

  2. Time to buy a box of real Frosted Flakes and throw in marmits (sp?) and diy. And totally agree that regular LC cereal pieces are no bueno; they’re only good to make marshmallow treats out of.

  3. i always wondered by Uk Frosted Flakes are called Frosties or why the US ones are not called Frosties – Frosties seems like a much more catchy and marketable name.

  4. I agree with Kevin, frosted flakes are already hyper-sweet. I usually go for no-sugar or low-sugar cereals with no “treats” — a cornflakes kinda girl. I occasionally go the other end and when I do, I like Lucky Charms — but not the cereal so much. Your review made me invest in a box, because I liked the idea of the crunchier flake, and, liked the idea it was less sweet than frosted flakes. You were right on both counts, but for me, the less sweet was perfect and all in all, this is a better product than regular Lucky Charms!

  5. The Lucky Charms website says this new cereal is made with “lightly frosted corn flakes”. I’m not sure how the review says it’s sweeter than Frosted Flakes. It’s purposefully made to be less sweet. If you’re used to eating Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, you’ll notice immediately that the taste is not the same. My toddler and I eat Frosted Flakes several times per week. The flakes in this cereal are much different than Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. They are not as sweet, they are thicker and have a consistent oval shape, which traditional Frosted Flakes does not have.

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