QUICK REVIEW: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Vanilla Latte Cereal

Kellogg s Frosted Mini Wheats Vanilla Latte Cereal

What is it?

It’s your basic bowl of shredded wheat cereal with a vanilla latte-flavored icing.

In essence, this is Kelloggs’s way of saying, “You’re welcome” to everyone out there that wants to double up on their morning cup o’ joe by eating and drinking it at the same time.

How is it?

Put simply, you’re going to want a cup of coffee on the side, because this iteration of Frosted Mini Wheats leaves all of its flavor in the box. Even though this cereal smells like the inside of a Starbucks, I couldn’t pick up on even the slightest hint of coffee or vanilla when I ate a bowl of it.

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Oddly enough, even though this flavor supposedly has as much sugar as Original Frosted Mini Wheats, it seemed way less sweet in my opinion. It basically tasted like a bowl of regular Shredded Wheat with a sparse sprinkling of sugar on top, which is really just a bowl of mushy sadness once it gets mixed with milk.

Is there anything else I need to know?

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Since the Vanilla Latte version of Mini Wheats don’t actually have coffee listed in their ingredients, I decided to try and make them taste more like sweet caffeine by replacing the milk in my cereal bowl with a Vanilla Starbucks Frappuccino drink. Even then, the Mini Wheats just seemed to cancel out all of the coffee flavor from the Frappuccino, and, in the end, I just had a bowl tasteless wheat gruel suspended in milky coffee.

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You know, I think that it’s the rough blandness of the shredded wheat in the cereal squares themselves that’s not allowing the icing to convey any kind of defined taste. Especially given how good the icing component smells, I feel that this flavor would do so much better in a medium where the texture isn’t distracting me so much, like in a puffed or flaked cereal.


Despite the delicious-sounding premise, I’d pass on these in favor of Maple Brown Sugar Frosted Mini Wheats with a real vanilla latte on the side.

Purchased Price: $3.69
Size: 20.4 oz. box
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 3 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (21 biscuits) 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, 45 grams total carbohydrates, 6 grams of dietary fiber, 11 grams of total sugars, and 5 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Vanilla Latte Cereal”

  1. I think they taste great. I’m not sure if it’s fair rating the cereal as a whole based on using coffee instead of milk, but I do admire your creativity lol.

    1. I did try them in milk first, and I didn’t get coffee flavor from them. I figured that the coffee drink might have been able to infuse coffee flavor into them, but I was sorely disappointed. 🙁

  2. should had used real coffee grounded up very fine. Maybe they did not want caffeine added to cereal. Aiming for kids. Decaf coffee powder.

  3. I’ll agree, the vanilla was nonexistent. I definitely picked up the coffee flavor though. In fact, I think the reduced sweetness is caused by the bitterness of the latte flavor (which I suspect is hidden under “natural flavor.”

  4. Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats i find are best consumed as a dry snack like chips or crackers, especially the flavored ones, the milk just washes all the flavor away and like you said, left with gruel.

  5. I think this cereal is pretty good, it’s a lot better than eating junky cereals like Chocolate Frosted Flakes or Lucky Charms.

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