REVIEW: Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal

Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal Box

What is Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal?

After the Strawberry Cheerios and Banana Nut Cheerios of yesteryear, both have joined forces. There are also heart-shaped pieces, which makes me wonder if they’re trying to get a jump on Valentine’s Day. Bold move, General Mills.

How is it?

To me, Honey Nut Cheerios might be the perfect cereal. There’s a kind of spectrum that runs from bran flakes on the healthy end to Cocoa Puffs on the other, and Honey Nut Cheerios artfully balances right in the center like a world-class gymnast. The taste is just sweet enough that you feel like you’re getting a bit of a treat. Now I don’t know if Honey Nut Cheerios would really be considered healthy by nutritionists (who would probably recommend a breakfast of wild-caught salmon instead) but darnit, it FEELS healthy.

So the question here is whether or not these are as good as HNC. Short answer: no.

Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal Bowl

Strawberry Banana Cheerios have two types of pieces, pink and plain: they’re also in the shape of either hearts or traditional Cheerios “Os.” The pink are strawberry flavored, while the plain are, in theory, banana-flavored. While the pinks provided that standard artificial strawberry flavor you’ve encountered elsewhere, the plains had an aftertaste of popcorn, which is weird.

When I had the cereal in a bowl, I was able to taste a little bit of banana flavor. The pieces kept their integrity while I was eating and didn’t turn to mush, but considering how fast I can scarf down cereal, that’s a low bar to clear.

Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal Real Banana

I put a banana down next to my cereal knowing that next time, this cereal was going to get banana-fied, whether it wants to or not. This may be a crime.

Anything else you need to know?

Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal Back

From the back of the box I have learned that, sadly, a car powered by strawberry juice did not in fact drive across the state of Texas. Disappointing.

Conclusion:

Strawberry Banana Cheerios are inoffensive, but they are lacking in flavor. That’s okay though, because BYOB (Bring Your Own Banana).

Purchased Price: $4.88
Size: 14.9 oz box
Purchased at: Stop & Shop
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup) 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 150 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 11 grams total sugar, and 3 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Cheerios Cereal”

  1. So disappointing 🙁
    This was one of my favorite cereal concepts in a long time. Too bad it appears it was only good on paper.

    I still need to find these but after reading this review, I don’t have high hopes.

  2. I don’t think the hearts have anything to do with Valentine’s Day. I think Cheerios touts itself as a heart-healthy cereal, so that’s why the hearts. They’ve done that with regular and chocolate Cheerios before too. I know they don’t taste any different, but I honestly bought a box before just because they had heart shapes. Sometimes it’s fun to pretend you’re a kid again!

    1. Although I avoid the sugary varieties, I do regularly eat Cheerios and they have been using the heart shapes for about two years now. As Elizabeth said, this is to emphasize their message of being heart-healthy.

    1. Cheerios crawberry and banana heart shape some people say it doesn’t taste good .but to me it tastes better than all the others Cheerios .I had to go to a lot of different stories but I found them at Stop & Shop The taste is amazing

  3. Strawberry/banana cheerios are a POOR substitute for banana nut cheerios! Very artificial taste! Make banana nut a regular or I’m out!

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