REVIEW: Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal

Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal Box

Off the bat, I’m going to tell you that you shouldn’t try to wrap your head around the idea of apple pie toast. Because it’ll lead to you wasted way too much time thinking about it, like I did. To spread a slice on top of toast, no matter the bread size or toastiness level, defies all toast logic.

Ugh. There I go again.

I don’t want you to ponder the logistics of apple pie toast because it would take away from the fact that Limited Edition Apple Pie Toast Crunch is a divine holiday treat you should hoard so that you can eat it year-round. Or ask Santa for a bunch of boxes.

(Side note: Now that the Toast Crunch Cereals have taken the pie route, should we expect to see a pumpkin pie variety within a year or two?)

Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal Dry

Apple Pie Toast Crunch’s aroma isn’t too noticeable in the bag, but when it’s poured into a bowl, it’s as if you were near a window sill with a cooling apple pie on it. Also, if you are near a window sill, what are you doing there? Do I have to call the cops?

Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal Closeup

As for its flavor, the cereal scientists at General Mills nailed it HARD. There’s cinnamon, which a Toast Crunch cereal should have down pat, and an ever so slightly artificial but delightful sweet apple flavor that dominates the bite. Also, I swear I taste slight buttery crust notes. But from the moment I put several pieces into my pie-flavored cereal hole, I instantly thought of apple pie and how I need to find kitchen cabinet space for all the boxes I’m going to buy. Can I freeze breakfast cereal?

Also, the cereal brings back recent memories of Apple Pie Kit Kat and distant thoughts of every apple-flavored Pop-Tart I’ve ever loved.

Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal Milk

My milk of choice, vanilla soy, doesn’t improve or hurt its taste. Also, much like all other Toast Crunch cereals, it gets soggy if you dilly dally with your eating. As for the milk at the bottom of the bowl, it’s not as wonderful as the cereal itself, but has a drinkable cinnamon apple flavor.

The most unfortunate thing about Apple Pie Toast Crunch is that it’s part of a complete breakfast for only part of the year. Something this delicious shouldn’t be confined to a season.

Purchased Price: More than one should pay on eBay
Size: 12 oz box
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup without milk) 170 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 240 milligrams of sodium, 33 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 12 grams of added sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

27 thoughts to “REVIEW: Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal”

  1. Hasn’t yet hit my market, and now *I want it.* 🙂 Although I would like to see the amount of sugar lessened in the Toast Crunches.

    I did, however, score a half dozen boxes of the original a week ago in one of my local supermarkets’ flash sales, at a killer 37 cents a box. 🙂

  2. mmmmm. yes, please. i want.

    i wonder if they’d considered going “full toast” – Apple Butter Toast Crunch?
    Pumpkin Bread Toast Crunch might work instead of trying to force the pie thing. Raspberry jammy toast is my fav, they could do something with that for spring maybe.

  3. Wasn’t there already an Apple Toast Crunch? Yeah, yeah, Tiny Toast! There was blueberry, strawberry, and apple cinnamon. They actually looked like toast, and were really good, though apple was my least favorite. Then they were renamed from Tiny Toast to just being part of the __ Toast Crunch line. Then they were gone.

  4. I also really love the new Apple Cinnamon Chex. It was discontinued back in 2012, I think, and it’s back now. It’s so good!

  5. To answer your question on “Can I freeze breakfast cereal?” Yes. Yes you can. I work for a large CPG company and we freeze product routinely to save as Day 0 samples in shelf-life tests. Obviously thaw it out before consuming though; the slower the better Freezer -> Fridge -> Pantry.

  6. Thank you TIB! You show me things I’ve never heard of that look AMAZING like Apple Pie Toast Crunch???!!!!! Yum.

  7. Just tried it, and I’d give it an 8. Really good, but not quite as good as the Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch, which I give a 10, even after eating about 20 bowls this year.

    1. I actually wasn’t a fan of it. I thought it was way too sweet. I think I like Apple Cinnamon Chex better because the regular Chex pieces are mixed with the apple cinnamon pieces, so they balance each other out.

  8. This review took all of the words right out of my mouth. I actually had found the box I purchased amongst the sort of “clearance”/holiday items in my local grocery store at a reduced price even. If only I had known… I would have purchased every box there was. I usually sprinkle regular Cinnamon Toast Crunch on my butter pecan ice cream, but then there was Apple Pie Toast Crunch!!! I can’t see paying $12-$20 on ebay to get my “fix.” However, I plan to purchase a lifetime supply when made available again.

  9. Just spotted these on shelves at Cub Foods (might be in other stores too, haven’t looked).

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