REVIEW: Limited Edition Banana Caramel Cheerios Cereal

Limited Edition Banana Caramel Cheerios Cereal Box

What is it?

Banana Caramel Cheerios combines banana-flavored sweetened whole grain oat cereal and caramel-flavored sweetened whole grain oat cereal. From what I can taste, it’s not a mashup of Banana Nut Cheerios and Dulce de Leche Cheerios, if you were wondering.

How is it?

On paper, this limited edition variety looks as if it might challenge Honey Nut Cheerios for supremacy on my personal Cheerios Chart. But it doesn’t because I’m having difficulty tasting the banana and caramel. What I do taste is a nondescript sweetness that turns out to be a decent flavor.

Limited Edition Banana Caramel Cheerios Cereal Bowl

Look, I tried really hard to taste the individual flavors. That involved me separating the lighter colored banana pieces from the slightly darker caramel pieces, creating a spoonful of only one flavor, shoving that spoonful into my mouth, putting my head into my hands, closing my eyes, chewing slowly, and letting the Cheerios-saliva slurry sit on my tongue before swallowing. But even taking all those extreme steps to eat this cereal mindfully didn’t help. With both, there wasn’t anything that made me think banana or caramel.

Cheerios have never had bold flavors, but I can taste what I’m supposed to taste with previous varieties. But with these, not so much.

Anything else you need to know?

Why doesn’t General Mills mix Honey Nut Cheerios with other varieties? Recently, it seems like the company is throwing various Cheerios flavors, except regular and Honey Nut, at the wall to see which ones stick to make new varieties. Wait. That doesn’t make sense. Cheerios don’t stick to the wall like Taco Bell ingredients. However, wet Cheerios do. Okay. Recently, it seems like the company is throwing various soggy Cheerios flavors at the wall to see which ones stick to make new varieties.

Conclusion:

Limited Edition Banana Caramel Cheerios Cereal Milk

Banana Caramel Cheerios is a bit disappointing but not offensive. If a family-size box magically appeared at my doorstep, I’d eat it and give thanks to the breakfast gods. I’m not going to give up a perfectly edible box of sweetened cereal that can help lower my cholesterol.

Purchased Price: More than one should pay on eBay
Size: 10.9 oz box
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup w/o milk) 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar (11 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein.

6 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Banana Caramel Cheerios Cereal”

  1. I felt the same way about the Honey Vanilla Cheerios. They weren’t bad, but they tasted very similar to Honey Nut Cheerios to me. I wouldn’t buy them again, but I ate the rest of the box.

  2. I got them at Giant. They had a huge display of them a couple of months ago. Apparently not many other people were interested in them.

  3. Marvo you are such a legend. This is simultaneously informative and hilarious. There’s a reason you’ve been doing this so long! Now mail me a baggy of this so I can see if you’re full of it ;P

  4. I’d sure like to try these or the other cheerios varieties recently spotted and reviewed. Why the heck do you suppose I can’t find them in the land o’ General Mills? Geez. Marvo isn’t impressed but I’d still like to give them a try, I’m pretty easily impressed. I cruise the cereal aisles (along with the candy aisles and checkout lane impulse buy areas) for the goodies I see on this site. Thanks to Marvo and all reviewers and spotters and commenters, you’re inspiring!

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