REVIEW: Yoplait Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, and Trix Yogurts

Yoplait General Mills Cereals Yogurt Cups

I admit I am an uncreative snacker. I’m not the sort of innovator who finds new uses for familiar products. A loaf of bread does not inspire sandwiches or (gasp!) recipes; I’m likely to eat it slice after dry slice.

Okay, my snacking habits are not that dull, but I am still grateful for products that do the thinking for me. Yoplait General Mills Cereal Yogurts fall into this category, pairing low-fat flavored yogurts with crunchy cereal toppings. Varieties include Cinnamon Toast Crunch with cinnamon vanilla yogurt, Cocoa Puffs with vanilla yogurt, Lucky Charms with vanilla yogurt, and Trix with strawberry yogurt.

Each container comes with a lid that separates the cereal from its yogurt companion. The lids contain about 1/4 cup of cereal, with the total product size weighing 4.27 ounces. (For reference, a standard single serving container of Yoplait yogurt is 6 ounces.) As a light snack or meal accompaniment, they are the perfect size.

I tried all four varieties:

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Yoplait Cinnamon Toast Crunch Yogurt Cup

This variety gets extra points for the cinnamon vanilla yogurt. I couldn’t find the flavor referenced on Yoplait’s website, so I believe it is unique to this line. At first glance, it looks like plain vanilla, but it has a hint of mellow spice and tastes like Cinnamilk. The texture is smooth but a little watery — a trend that will follow with the other varieties. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch neither dilutes nor overwhelms the yogurt’s cinnamon flavor, all while maintaining its perfectly crunchy texture.

Yoplait Cinnamon Toast Crunch Yogurt Spoon

Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4.27 ounce container) 130 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 100 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Cocoa Puffs

Yoplait Cocoa Puffs Yogurt Cup

Another solid pairing, this variety is like an elevated bowl of Cocoa Puffs because the cereal’s cocoa flavor does not overshadow the mild vanilla yogurt. Both flavors are discernible when eaten together. The yogurt itself is smooth and refreshing, but loose-textured.

Yoplait Cocoa Puffs Yogurt Spoon

Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4.27 ounce container) 130 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 85 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Lucky Charms

Yoplait Lucky Charms Yogurt Cup

Although the vanilla yogurt in the Cocoa Puffs and Lucky Charms varieties have identical flavors, the serving in my Lucky Charms cup was considerably thicker and creamier. Texture-wise, it was the best of the bunch. Did someone at the yogurt factory switch the texture setting from “meh” to “mmm”? Is Lucky’s magic responsible? The mascot elf’s cereal bits and marshmallow pieces provide a sweet crunch to this product, but the overall flavor profile is a little, well, vanilla.

Yoplait Lucky Charms Yogurt Spoon

Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4.27 ounce container) 130 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 110 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Trix

Yoplait Trix Yogurt Cup

This variety is the least successful due to the strawberry yogurt, which lacks flavor and is so thin that it turns to liquid in the last bites. The little strawberry flavor I detect clashes with the Trix’s artificial fruitiness. Even the Trix Rabbit might pass on this one.

Yoplait Trix Yogurt Spoon

Rating: 4 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (4.27 ounce container) 130 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 95 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 17 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Yoplait General Mills Cereal Yogurts offer convenience and a decent flavor variety for consumers looking for a quick, tasty treat. Of course, you could easily achieve your own preferred flavor and texture combinations with a box of cereal, a tub of yogurt, and the right portable storage containers. But when your cereal goes stale and those containers warp in the dishwasher, these cereal yogurts will be here for you.

Purchased Price: $1.12 each
Purchased at: Walmart

3 thoughts to “REVIEW: Yoplait Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, and Trix Yogurts”

  1. Maybe they wanted the yogurt to be waterier, to closer resemble milk.

    Or maybe I’m just making an excuse for a less-than-ideal format. ha

  2. I must be weird, because I would far prefer strawberry yogurt in all these varieties. I haven’t tried them, but I hate vanilla yogurt. I love vanilla ice cream, but I’ve never come around to vanilla yogurt.

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