REVIEW: Snoop Cereal (Fruity Hoopz, Cinnamon Toasteez, and Frosted Drizzlerz)

Are you a fan of rap music and/or the classic recipe book “From Crook to Cook”? Do you want your breakfast cereal to serve a charitable mission? Or are you just tired of seeing toucans and wacky anthropomorphic amalgamations of various food products have all the mascot fun? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, you might want to check out the three new flavors of Snoop Cereal (and if you’ve answered yes to all of them, wow, you have really specific tastes).

As the name suggests, these cereals and the colorful animal characters that tout them were indeed created by Snoop Dogg (and Master P, in a collaboration between their Broadus Foods brand and Post), and they even have lyrics on the boxes to match. But what’s more interesting is that proceeds from each purchase are donated to charities that help homeless families and fight food insecurity.

How are they, though? Well… let’s just say that if you’ve ever consumed a sugary cereal before, my findings probably won’t surprise you…

Fruity Hoopz with Marshmallows

At first glance, this “sweetened multigrain cereal” looks just like Froot Loops. On second and third and fourth glance, it does too… so, okay, you’ll probably be familiar with what you’re getting into. I thought maybe the loops looked a bit thicker than I expected, but that didn’t impact the eating experience much. You’ll smell them before you taste them, a fruity, cloying perfume that perfectly foreshadows the sugar-glazed, slightly floral burst of crunchy sweetness to come.

The most “unique” element here (if it can even be called that) would be the marbits, of which I was lucky to find about one per generous spoonful, but at the risk of sounding like a broken record, they are also not super revolutionary. Again, they seemed to me a bit larger than what other cereals like Lucky Charms provide, but they have that same eminently chompable texture, soft yet with an audible crack after you bite down and before they melt pleasantly and cotton-candy-ishly in your mouth. I prefer my cereal with milk and found that these left the milk with a delightful syrupy sweet flavor, but after intending to eat just a few dry pieces, I (perhaps predictably) had a lot of trouble stopping, so you can’t go wrong either way.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 1/3 cup) 150 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 19 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein

Cinnamon Toasteez

This may be obvious just from the box, but I couldn’t find a huge difference between this “sweetened crispy wheat and rice cereal” and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, both appearance-wise and flavor-wise. A few of the pieces I had were extra cinnamon-studded, with stripes closer to black than brown and a slightly more potent taste, but these are mostly just sweet with a vague air of cinnamon-y-ness. I think the OG Cinnamon Toast Crunch tastes a bit more of actual cinnamon and therefore is a bit better, but unless you’re particularly picky, this should definitely make a more-than-serviceable substitute.

It’s also neat that, ranging as they do from lightly wavy to practically bent in two, the pieces aren’t perfectly square, giving them extra texture and dimension, and some are studded with air bubbles that contrast the general brittleness well. Their flat shape also allows a cool crispiness when sampled straight from the box, though I found these just as appealing when they were soggy with milk. But strangely, while the cinnamon dust became very visible in the milk that collected at the bottom of my bowl, it didn’t seem to affect its flavor whatsoever, so that was a bit of a bummer.

Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup) 180 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 210 milligrams of sodium, 32 grams of carbohydrates, 14 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

Frosted Drizzlers

This “sweetened, crunchy, frosted whole grain wheat cereal” seemed the most novel to me, but that’s probably just because I don’t eat a ton of its doppelganger, Frosted Mini Wheats. (And probably also because, I’ll confess, when I purchased them, my brain only really registered the word “Frosted,” so I expected something… flakier.) Like the Hoopz, these pieces seemed unusually but not unpleasantly jumbo-sized; I couldn’t tell if they were longer than your typical pillow of shredded wheat cereal, but they certainly seemed thicker.

This is the cereal where I felt milk made the biggest difference for the better. Despite a generous dusting of sugar, the strong wheat flavor and bristly texture pretty thoroughly outweighed any hints of sweetness when eaten dry, but they tasted noticeably nicer when soaked in milk. This flavor was decent, but something about eating an easily countable number of ginormous pieces instead of the seemingly infinite number of tiny pieces that other cereals tend to offer just feels less fun. Plus, I couldn’t quite shake the feeling that I was chewing on a bunch of tiny wicker baskets. Oh, and these produced an even more flavorless milk than the Cinnamon Toasteez.

Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (21 biscuits) 210 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 5 milligrams of sodium, 50 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

These cereals are tasty, if unlikely to be anything you haven’t seen or snacked on before. You won’t miss much if you don’t try them, but hey, knowing that your sugar rush comes with a side of helping those in need is pretty sweet.

Purchased Price: $3.29
Size: 12 oz box (Fruity Hoopz and Cinnamon Toasteez), 18 oz box (Frosted Drizzlerz)
Purchased at: Target

REVIEW: Post Waffle Crisp Cereal (2022)

Post Waffle Crisp Cereal Box

I didn’t ask for the return of Post Waffle Crisp Cereal because I didn’t know it was gone.

Honestly, it’s been over a decade since I’ve had a bowl of it. When I discovered it was discontinued, I wondered why because, from what I remember, it’s a great tasting cereal. Well, I guess since I didn’t buy it, I’m part of the reason why it got axed. I took it for granted and didn’t give it the love it deserved. Although, now that I think about it, I rarely saw it on shelves. So maybe it’s not that I didn’t give it love. Instead, Waffle Crisp avoided me, so I couldn’t give it the love it deserved. Yeah, that’s it.

But now it’s back, and I got a free sample, so I can reconnect. And after enjoying it again, I wonder why I’ve been so cold to Waffle Crisp. Maybe it’s me and always being interested in the hot newness instead of the classics. Although now that I think about it, perhaps it’s Post’s fault because it seems so focused on pushing new Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles products into other grocery store aisles that it distracts me from other Post cereals. Yeah, that’s it.

Post Waffle Crisp Cereal Dry

But I’ll forgive Post because the box has filled my office with an enticing artificial maple aroma. Its flavor fills me with regret because I have denied my taste buds this delicious cereal for so long. With one sniff and taste, there’s no denying this is a waffles and syrup-flavored cereal, although there were moments when I could’ve sworn I tasted Cap’n Crunch, which is what I said about another waffles-flavored cereal. After finishing a bowl, I wanted to eat more. So I did the adult thing. I ate another bowl. Because that’s what adults can do.

Post Waffle Crisp Cereal Milk

But it’s not just the flavor that gets me; it’s how the cereal is like waffles in another way. Those holes in every piece are good at capturing and holding milk, much like the pockets on a waffle contain syrup. But even though they’re milk sponges, they maintain some crunchiness thanks to their denseness. As for the after milk, because a noticeable amount of syrup flavor ends up in it, it’s a wonderful way to end a bowl of cereal.

While I haven’t experienced Waffle Crisp as much as I should have since its debut in 1996, I’m glad it’s been given another chance, and I’ve been given another opportunity to provide it with the love it deserves.

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

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 11.5 oz box
Purchased at: Received from Post
Rating: 10 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 1/4 cup) 160 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar (15 grams of added sugar), and 2 grams of protein.

REVIEW: Post Birthday Cake Pebbles Cereal

Post Birthday Cake Pebbles Box

What is Post Birthday Cake Pebbles?

Post Consumer Brands has released Birthday Cake Pebbles, a new version of the Flintstones’ favorite breakfast cereal in honor of its 50(million?)th birthday. Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles have stood the test of time, but will these live up to the legacy?

How is it?

Post Birthday Cake Pebbles Bowl

I pour the multi-colored flakes into my stoneware bowl and add a splash of whole milk. I’ve had many birthday-flavored snacks over the years, but I’m still not any closer to knowing what birthdays actually taste like.

Some are bright and lemony, some are a buttery vanilla, and others just have confetti sprinkles thrown on them. Classic Pebbles have a vivid fruity flavor, whereas this Birthday variant is more subdued. I’m reminded of the toasted flavor of Rice Krispies, though these are much sweeter and have that ineffable essence of birthday.

Post Birthday Cake Pebbles Spoon

With that said, they’re so easy to eat! The “Bliss Point” (look it up) of this cereal was perfectly calculated by food scientists because I couldn’t stop shoveling them into my mouth. My carefully measured suggested serving-sized 39-gram bowl was gone in about 30 seconds, and my second free pour serving didn’t last much longer.

One drawback of all the Pebbles family of cereals is that they get soggy almost immediately upon contact with milk, though these didn’t last long enough for that to be a problem.

Anything else you need to know?

I was one of those weird kids who liked “grown up” cereals, so I was more likely to have Basic 4 in my bowl than Fruity Pebbles. This has only gotten worse as I’ve grown older; I mostly eat Original Fiber One these days. And I like it. At this rate, I expect I’ll be eating literal pebbles during my old age for the mineral content.


I normally don’t like super sweet sugar bomb cereals, so the slightly muted birthday cake flavor, while still being plenty sweet for kids, was perfect for my bran-eating self.

Purchased Price: $2.89
Size: 10 oz box
Purchased at: Woodman’s Market
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 150 calories, 1 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar including 15 grams of added sugars, and 2 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal Box

What is Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal?

If I told you that, wouldn’t it ruin the magic?

Ok fine, since the box spoils the mystery, these are pink Fruity Pebbles that turn your milk blue.

How is it?

Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal 2

How is it done?

That I can’t answer, for I am not a master of the mystical art of magic.

I am, however, a believer, and what happens here the second these pink pebbles hit the milk is actually pretty mind-blowing.

Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal Wet

This isn’t the first cereal to change the color of milk, but it might be the quickest. Your milk will go from white to electric blue faster than you can say, “sim sim salabim.”

If you expected a new flavor, these are literally regular Fruity Pebbles, which I was fine with.

Just off the smell alone, Fruity Pebbles cracks my top 5 cereals of all time. Add the taste and I consider them the best fruit cereal of all time.

Is there anything else you need to know?

Sometimes cereal milk gets so cloyingly sweet I drain pour it. This blue milk was delicious. Post should bottle and sell Fruity Pebbles milk.

Post Magic Fruity Pebbles Cereal Closeup

If I was still a child (I am), I would find this incredible (I do). But there’s something very unnatural about the blue color. I can’t help but think there’s something unhealthy at play with the sorcery. I can almost hear my mother saying the famous words she said any time I ate something dyed blue – “Imagine what that’s doing to your insides!”


Despite the fact Post inexplicably left “Yabba-Dabba-Cadabra” off the box, I love em. I love Fruity Pebbles. What can I say?

The bright blue milk is crazy and makes me a bit uneasy, but I guess I like having my mind freaked as part of a complete breakfast.

I look forward to the inevitable Star Wars cereal that makes your milk blue.

Purchased Price: $3.00
Size: 15 oz.
Purchased at: Stop and Shop
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 Cup) 140 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.

REVIEW: Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Post Nutter Butter Cereal

Eating a bowl of Post Nutter Butter Cereal makes me feel bad.

Oh, there’s nothing wrong with its flavor. But its peanut-like shape makes me feel as if I’m eating the corpses of Planters’ Mr. Peanut and his extended family. It would’ve freaked me out if there were also cereal pieces shaped like top hats, canes, and monocles. But that’s not all I found weird about the cereal’s shape. Nutter Butter Cookies are flat but every single piece in the box bends at the middle.

As you can read on the box, this cereal is made with real peanut butter. Of course, that’s if you consider peanuts, dextrose, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and salt as peanut butter and not peanut butter spread. But it’s not as if there’s a thin layer of peanut butter on every piece. Although that would’ve been amazing and messy.

Post Nutter Butter Cereal 2

Instead, there’s a powdery coating on the cereal that gives it a strong, sweet peanut butter aroma and flavor. The coating also gives the cereal a cool texture. Yes, it’s still a crunchy cereal, but around it is a flavoring that melts when you bite into it. I don’t know if “melt” is the best way to describe it. But whatever it is, it gives the cereal a creaminess. A powder turning creamy is kind of a weird mindscrew.

All it took was popping one piece into my mouth to know that I would love this cereal. The bold peanut butter flavor, while not exactly like Nutter Butter cookies, makes me want to find the biggest bowl in my kitchen, dump the whole bag into it, and snack on it all day. It has a slight saltiness and doesn’t taste artificial. In fact, there were times when it reminded me of boiled peanuts. Even in milk, the peanut butter flavor stays true because the coating doesn’t wash off. The milk at the bottom of the bowl doesn’t get all peanut buttery. But I’m not too sad about that.

With its great peanut butter flavor, there are so many things I want to do with this cereal. I want to eat it with chocolate milk. I want to make milkshakes with it. Heck, I’m going to eat another bowl right now.

If you miss Peanut Butter Toast Crunch Cereal, this is more than a worthy replacement. With its strong peanut butter flavor, sweetness that’s at a level that takes me back 80s cereal, and creamy texture, I have to say it’s the best peanut butter cereal I’ve ever had.

Disclosure: I was provided a free sample by Walmart. The fact that I got it for free did not influence my review.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 cup – 150 calories, 40 calories from fat, 4.5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 45 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: Received for free
Size: 19 oz. box
Purchased at: Available as a Walmart exclusive until 4/1/18
Rating: 9 out of 10
Pros: The best peanut butter cereal I’ve had. Bold, sweet peanut butter flavor. Peanut butter coating gives the cereal a creaminess when it melts in your mouth.
Cons: Pieces not flat like actual Nutter Butter Cookies (is it hard to make flat cereal pieces?). Shape makes me feel as if I’m eating Mr. Peanut and his family. Milk at the bottom of bowl not peanut buttery.