REVIEW: Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Lovers Cereal

There once was a Nutter Butter Cereal from Post.
Being so peanut butter-y nutty, it could boast.
But it disappeared from shelves like a ghost.
And for a bit, my PB cereal choices were toast.

But now there’s Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Lovers Cereal, and it’s made me forget about the Nutter Butter one, which, by the way, should’ve returned this year with the rereleased Chips Ahoy Cereal. So if Post doesn’t want my money, I’ll happily give it to General Mills with its cereal that’s as great as Post’s discontinued offering.

Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Lovers Cereal is influenced by Reese’s Peanut Butter Lovers Cups. General Mills could’ve just pulled the chocolate pieces from its regular Reese’s Puffs, brushed off the cereal dust from its hands, and offered the tan peanut butter pieces as a brand new product, but it didn’t. There seems to be a thin peanut buttery coating that gives the puffs an added oomph of nutty goodness, and oh my goodness, that makes a difference.

They have a strong peanut butter taste but without the jaw-slowing texture of the spread. And that flavor shined whether I ate it dry from my hands or in milk from my hands. I think the coating will also help the pieces stay crunchy in milk for a bit longer. I wrote “I think” because this cereal is so good that my taste buds won’t let it stay in milk for long. The dairy (or non-dairy) at the bottom of the bowl does have a slightly nutty flavor. It might’ve had a more robust flavor if the cereal was allowed to soak a little longer, but, again, my taste buds won’t allow that.

Peanut Butter Lovers Cereal should be a permanent member of the Reese’s Puffs line. But if not, it’s so tasty that I’d love to see it come back yearly in the same seasonal shapes as the original Reese’s Puffs — Bunnies, Hearts, and Bats.

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

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 11.5 oz box
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup – cereal only) 160 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 250 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 12 grams of sugar (including 12 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein.

10 thoughts to “REVIEW: Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Lovers Cereal”

  1. I bought this thinking that it would just be the PB puffs from Reese’s Puffs cereal, sans chocolate, but this is so much better! Haven’t eaten it yet, cause I need to finish my box of Fruity Pebbles first, but this’ll be next for sure! Sounds freaking awesome! And I’m still extremely f’ing pissed about Nutter Butter cereal being discontinued!

  2. I also thought this would just be the same thing with the chocolate pieces removed. Now I’m more excited to try it. Between this and the new Sonic items it appears we’re in PBJanuary.

  3. The Nutter Butter cereal was so good. I got a test/sample box before it was released back when I used to do some product testing, and I was so excited when it came out. Now I’m gonna have to get this!!

  4. it sounds a lot like PB Cap’n Crunch (which i always thought was odd for being round, instead of the nugget shape of the regular yellow cereal..). will be hitting Walmart in a couple days to get myself a box, for sure.

    related side note: i’ve recently learned about dry canning cereal in the oven, so i’m less nervous about buying large/family size boxes or bags that i have to eat my way through before they go stale. i tried it with Apple Pie Toast Crunch with perfect results. two quart-sized mason jars on the shelf for a later date, while i ate thru the rest of it this past week. hooray.

  5. I hope that this also gets a mini puffs treatment.

    Also if you have any of those cereal marshmallows or the ones you can get during St. Patrick’s Day. Add some of those to the cereal and you get a fluffernutter effect.

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