What are Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops Cereal Bars?
They’re not the Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops Cereal & Milk Bars that were available years ago that I thought were still around. But if you’re not familiar with cereal bars, the concept has been the same throughout the years. Cereal pieces are coated in corn syrup (or some other sticky ingredient) that allows them to stick together. Then their bottoms are dipped in a sweet confection.
According to Kellogg’s, the amount of cereal in each bar equals a half serving of cereal (by weight).
How are they?
The Frosted Flakes one, oddly, doesn’t instantly remind me of Frosted Flakes. Although, the original Frosted Flakes Cereal & Milk Bars also apparently didn’t taste like the cereal. My first bite reminded me of a sugar cone, but I couldn’t replicate that flavor with subsequent tastes.
The combination of the frosting on the corn flakes, corn syrup, and the white confection at the bottom of every bar make these taste sugar-heavy. I imagine it’s what Xtreme Frosted Flakes would taste like. It’s hard for the corn flakes’ flavor to come through. Occasionally it does, and when that happens, the bar tastes more like Frosted Flakes. But for the most part, it’s hard to pinpoint these as Frosted Flakes bars.
Fortunately, that’s not the case with the Froot Loops version. When I opened the wrapper, I expected a toucan to land on my shoulder and say, “I followed my nose” because the aroma of eau de parfroot filled my nostrils. And, with every bite, there’s no mistaking these are made with the iconic fruity cereal.
But the bars are a bit more fragile than the Frosted Flakes one. I imagine that’s the case because they’re made with loops instead of flakes, which means less surface area to allow the corn syrup to its job. Speaking of the corn syrup coating, it might’ve also softened the cereal loops ever so slightly, which didn’t happen with the corn flakes.
Anything else you need to know?
Along with these 6-count boxes, the bars are also available in 18- and 36-count offerings.
Both bars are sweet, tasty, portable, and convenient ways to consume these iconic parts of a complete breakfast. But because it’s hard to tell the Frosted Flakes version is made with Tony’s cereal with all the sugar components, I have to say I enjoy the Froot Loops one more. That’s a bit odd for me to say since I prefer Frosted Flakes over Froot Loops when it comes to breakfast cereal.
DISCLOSURE: I received free samples of the products. (Thanks, Kellogg’s!) Doing so did not influence my review.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 6 bars
Purchased at: Received from Kellogg’s (available now at retailers nationwide)
Rating: 6 out of 10 (Frosted Flakes), 7 out of 10 (Froot Loops)
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) Frosted Flakes – 100 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 90 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein. Froot Loops – 90 calories, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 50 milligrams of sodium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.
9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Froot Loops Cereal Bars (2020)”
FROOT LOOPS BARS!!!!! FROOT LOOPS ON THE GO!!!!! OH, HELL YES!!!!! COME TO PAPA, MY FAVORITE CEREAL!!!!! Also, there really need to be more Froot Loops products.
There is something seriously wrong with you if you prefer Frosted Flakes over Froot Loops. Frosted Flakes suck. 😛
I wonder what makes them “new?” I guess just the fact that they are back on shelves? I too thought they never went away.
General Mills Golden Grahams Smores was always my guilty pleasure; I know that one never left, it always tempts me when at the dollar store check out…
I’m surprised that the sugar content isn’t higher, what with the corn syrup, etc. used to get the bar content to stick to itself.
When I first heard about these I was concerned that dousing Froot Loops in corn syrup would make them just kind of soggy and gross, but I’m glad that’s not the case.
This definitely seems like a better Froot Loops snack than the Easter bunny that came out earlier this year. On that one, the ratio of white chocolate candy to actual cereal pieces was so far off the mark that the Froot Loopiness was completely overwhelmed.
As for Frosted Flakes, I like it well enough but I don’t know that it’s interesting enough that I’d want to eat it in bar form. Given the all-out sweetness of the corn syrup, a more understated cereal like, say, Honey Nut Cheerios or even Honeycomb would make for a good bar (I know, they’re not Kellogg’s).
There is a honey nut cheerios bar out there!
Oh wow, how did I miss that? I guess I haven’t been spending enough time in that part of the aisle.
Well duh if I’d have read the first few lines about the servings size.
I love both of these cereals. They must be smaller than the regular “serving size” of each because that’s not that much sugar. I wish they came in mixed boxes, like Oreo mini bags, with both the golden and regular. I have to try them!
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