REVIEW: Kellogg’s Special K Blueberry Cereal (2021)

Kellogg s Special K Blueberry Cereal  2021 Box

If you’re a Special K cereal historian (there’s has to be one in the world), you’ve probably interjected while reading the title of this review with the declaration that there was a previous Special K Blueberry Cereal.

That was probably followed up with you saying how the older version had blueberry bits in the flakes with oat and blueberry clusters mixed in.

And you probably waved your spoon in the air angrily and uttered something about Special K Blueberry with Lemon Clusters. But we don’t have time for a long history lesson because I have to declare to everyone that THIS new Kellogg’s Special K Blueberry Cereal is my favorite Special K cereal ever, my special Special K cereal, okay.

The concept is simple, and it follows a lot of other current Special K varieties. It combines the brand’s not-so-special-looking crunchy wheat and rice flakes with freeze-dried fruit. I haven’t had EVERY Special K variety with fruit, but I’ve had most, and this one stands out in my mind.

Kellogg s Special K Blueberry Cereal  2021 Closeup

With real blueberries, the cereal has a natural fruity flavor. Although, it appears my box didn’t get a whole lot of them. But here’s a cool blue thing about this cereal — yeah, there could’ve been more freeze-dried berries, but even when there aren’t any on my spoon, what I put into my mouth has a noticeable berry flavor.

I imagine the Japanese train occupancy at rush hour closeness that the cereal experiences before it’s opened for consumption causes a lot of rubbing against each other, which allows a little bit of blueberry flavor to end up on every crispy flake. While Japanese trains at rush hour are unpleasant, this part of a complete breakfast isn’t.

I didn’t try the previous version of Special K Blueberry Cereal, so I can’t compare. But let’s not remember that past. Let’s think about the future, which involves me eating more of this.

DISCLOSURE: I received a free product sample from Kellogg’s. Doing so did not influence my review.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 11.6 oz box
Purchased at: Received from Kellogg’s
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup w/o milk) 150 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar (11 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Kellogg’s Special K Blueberry Cereal (2021)”

  1. Just bought a box last week but haven’t got to try it yet because I can’t taste or smell right now. Must be a cold or something. But you sure gave me something to look forward to!
    Now if I could just find Special K Banana cereal!

    1. ” I can’t taste or smell right now. Must be a cold or something. ” lol, yeah…you might want to get tested for that “or something.”

      1. I sure hope it isn’t that! This is the worst for foodies like us. We live for food and for great tasting goodies!

        1. Heck yeah! Wishing the best for you, I’ll keep believing and hoping that it is just a cold or something to do with the season changing!

    2. Loss of taste/smell are considered to be the surefire symptoms that you got it. If that’s all you’re experiencing, count yourself lucky because hospitalization and the after effects of a bad case can be pretty brutal.

      And there is something on that end of the spectrum that’s objectively worse. I lost _part_ of my sense of taste for about a week. I first noticed it when getting ready for work and I couldn’t taste the mint in my toothpaste, mouthwash, or gum (BTW, unflavored toothpaste is nasty). I had a pack of Oreo eggs, and it was like eating wax. I buy Heinz Texas BBQ sauce, and all I could taste was molasses. Every time I tried something I hadn’t had yet that week, I was worried that I’d be able to taste just enough of it that it would taste like someone screwed up the recipe (imagine eating pizza where the “sauce” was just plain tomato paste).

      In the end, I got tested twice, one week apart, with negative results both times. But I didn’t trust the results, and neither did my boss or my doctor. So, I had to quarantine for two weeks.

  2. “If you’re a Special K cereal historian (there’s has to be one in the world)” I am 50,000% sure that there is no such thing. Food historians exist, of course, but no FH dedicated to SK, it’s too gross, but this flavor does sound pretty good. I might try it.

    1. How does one dislike Special K? That’s like hating toast, or rice, or pretzels for that matter.

      This looks stupendous.

  3. I don’t really eat cereal anymore, and I can see one potential flaw in the ones with dried fruit/mix-ins in them…don’t they all just settle to the bottom of the bag? Seems like coating the flakes in a fruit powder would make for better flavour/nutrient distribution. Unless maybe those who eat these frequently have just learned to shake the bag every serving.

  4. There may have been a Special K historian before the unaffiliated Kellogg’s Cereal City Museum went bust.

    I don’t remember a blueberry version, but I like the blueberry/lemon (though I don’t see why they use a blue box for regular and yellow for family size). I tried the strawberry, and I don’t know if it was a bad batch, but the strawberry slices were sour enough to give me a full body pucker.

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