REVIEW: Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal

Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal Box

What is Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal?

I can picture it now: General Mills executives sitting around a long mahogany conference table saying, “Well, we already have a solid breakfast product with Cocoa Puffs cereal… let’s make ANOTHER breakfast product and turn it into oatmeal!” So that’s what we have here — Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal. It’s an instant oatmeal with a chocolatey flavored crunchy topping.

How is it?

I’m a big oatmeal fan – it’s my breakfast food of choice. So I was really excited to try this one, especially since I also love chocolate. The directions say you can use either water or milk (like any traditional instant oatmeal). I typically use water, so that’s what I went with. After the recommended time in the microwave, I had a warm bowl of chocolate oatmeal.

Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal Packets

But wait! Before you dig in, don’t forget to add the chocolatey flavored crunch topping. This comes in a separate pouch (the pouches in the box are two different colors and labeled appropriately, either oatmeal or topping). At first glance, you could almost mistake the packets for Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets! The topping looks like small espresso beans and didn’t melt when added.

Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal Cooked

Let’s talk flavor. This does, indeed, taste like Cocoa Puffs. A mellow, chocolate taste that’s not overly sweet. The only thing I wish is that it had an even stronger chocolate flavor. If I’m having chocolate for breakfast, I want it to be very prevalent. The topping helped with that, adding a nice crunch. I was also pleased with the amount of topping – I had enough to have some with each bite. The benefit to the mellow chocolate was that it did feel like I was having breakfast versus dessert, which is the goal.

Anything else you need to know?

Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal Dry

It’s been a while since I had instant oatmeal in packets (I usually go for old-fashioned oats), so I forgot how small of a serving one of these packets can be. If you’re someone who needs a large breakfast to fuel your day, you might want to consider supplementing with something else.


Looking forward to having this again. Next time, I’m going to add some peanut butter to make it even more fun!

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

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 8.4 oz box (6 servings)
Purchased at: Received from General Mills
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (per 1 pouch oatmeal + 1 pouch topping) 150 calories, 2.5 grams of total fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 115 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of total carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 12 grams of total sugars, and 3 grams of protein.

7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Cocoa Puffs Oatmeal”

  1. Thanks for the alert and review! Mmmm.

    At Walmart, $2.50 for 6 packets, as vs. Quaker Instant Oatmeal at $2.50 for 10 packets (which are slightly larger, at 1.51 oz. each vs. the Cocoa Puffs at 1.4 oz.). Still, it sounds good–I sometimes will make oatmeal and add in some chocolate chips (just a small amount is needed) to make chocolate oatmeal. 🙂

  2. I was hoping that this oatmeal would be good and I am really happy to hear that it did not disappoint. So far the reviews are cuckoo for CocoaMush!

  3. Watch out! The R&D team will read this and note your peanut butter comment! They will now triple their revenue!

    In seriousness though; I’m not a big oatmeal person and when these came out I was still curious as to what exactly the product was like. Thanks for the review! Seems like they have a good concept here with endless possibilities.

  4. Looking forward to trying this! And I think a Reese’s Puffs peanut butter oatmeal is likely right around the corner 🙂

  5. I’m ready to give this a try, but will save topping for a separate use. I have a childish dislike of mixed textures.

  6. I tried the cocoa puffs oatmeal and I’m sold. It was very good. Will buy again.

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