QUICK REVIEW: Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cereal

Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cereal

What is it?

A new variety of Cheerios that combines Multi Grain Cheerios, whole oats, and real cinnamon. If you’re not familiar with the multi grain cereal, it’s made with five types of whole grains — oats, corn, rice, millet, and sorghum. It’s not the first cinnamon-flavored version of the cereal. Cinnamon Burst Cheerios came out back in 2011, which was very good, and, of course, there’s Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, one of the brand’s elder statesmen.

How is it?

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It’s really good.

Although, I’m not surprised by that.

Cheerios has a good track record when it comes to cinnamon cereals, and I guess that comes down to the fact that the real stuff is used, not anything artificial. The level of flavor is just right, and it hides the fact that you’re eating some sorghum.

It’s not going to make you leave Cinnamon Toast Crunch for it, but it has enough of the sweet stuff that you might cheat on CTC once in a while. Shhhh! I won’t tell. I’ll keep in on the DL. The cinnamon doesn’t seem to wash off when in milk because the dairy at the bottom of my bowl was mostly devoid of the warm spice.

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The oats provide a nice crunch that’s more noticeable the longer the cereal pieces sit in milk. Don’t think of the oats as the limp things in oatmeal. Instead, they’re more like the oats in a Nature Valley granola bar that resist the urge to head on over to Soggyville. Hence, the cereal’s name.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Sorghum is also used to make alcoholic beverages. Um, that’s it.

Conclusion:

Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cereal is an excellent addition to the line. Before trying it, I thought the oats wouldn’t do much, but they do provide a noticeable crunch boost. Its sweet spice flavor is great, but now I’d like to taste it on Chocolate Cheerios Cereal.

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 15.2 oz. box
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup) – 200 calories, 45 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, 220 milligrams of sodium, 140 milligrams of potassium, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, 22 grams of other carbohydrates, and 3 grams of protein.

4 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cereal”

  1. I was hoping these would be more like Oh’s, but they’re some odd cross between Oh’s and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios. I’ll give it that’s it’s a sufficient crack-cereal and Target’s got 5% off in Cartwheel.

  2. Sorghum (aka milo) is actually a tasty grain that can be used in recipes like corn flour or cornmeal. Vegan Rob’s snacks sometimes use sorghum as the base, at least their sweet moringa puffs do. And Vegan Rob’s stuff is always wonderful….

    People are often aware of sorghum only as sorghum syrup but the grain itself has been becoming more widely known. I ran into it decades ago when looking for alternatives to what I had always been eating, to make it easier to rotate foods for allergy control.

    Sorghum, like corn, can also be popped. Popped sorghum is delicious. The kernels are tiny but mighty. It can be tricky to pop because it’s so small and light, so I buy it already popped.

    All the other stuff in the cinnamon Cheerios are also quite tasty, in particular millet (not just for birdseed). Millet cooks up as quickly as white rice even though it’s whole grain, and the same cooking instructions apply. Sometimes wheat-free products today will mix rice and millet or quinoa and millet, but I’ve been eating it cooked on its own for decades. Anything you can do with cooked rice, you can do with millet for a different taste.

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