Cheerios has been around since 1941. Let that sink in. Cheerios has been around longer than Rock & Roll, Playboy, Burger King, Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement, the internet, and of course — the launch of Snack Gator. You get the point — Cheerios have been around forever. Cheerios were first sold as plain old Cheerios. There were no other fun varieties — not even Honey Nut Cheerios. In fact, the first flavor variation would be Cinnamon Nut Cheerios in 1976. It legit took Cheerios over 30 years to launch a new flavor, and here we are today — complaining for new flavors like every 2 weeks. Cinnamon Nut Cheerios no longer exist and have been off of shelves for several decades. I guess the spirit kinda lives on through the latest Cheerios flavor — Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon.
As a kid, I always wanted to get my hands on the fun, colorful, sugary cereals. Froot Loops, Cap’n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles. However, I always ended up with Cheerios, no matter how big of a tantrum I threw in the grocery store because my parents made it seem like I would die in like two seconds after eating the good stuff. Because of this, I grew to love Cheerios and Cheerios will always have a special place in my heart. I especially love Honey Nut Cheerios and I still consider that cereal to be one of my all time favorites. No one wants to admit it, but Cheerios are under appreciated in the cereal world. They’re legit and their limited edition flavors are always on point. Peach Cheerios, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, Pumpkin Spice Cheerios…they’re all absolutely delicious. Let’s hope these Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cheerios are just as good!
I was pretty excited when I discovered these new Cheerios. I’ve tried all the varieties of Cheerios, but this one particularly stands out because it features actual whole eats on the multi grain Cheerios pieces…all dusted in cinnamon. I open the box expecting to smell cinnamon and was a bit confused because they smelled exactly like ordinary Cheerios. However, I was surprised by the looks of the cereal. More oats than I had expected! Some pieces are covered in cinnamon more than others. No two Cheerios here are the same! I know it sounds dumb, but this cereal looks extremely ‘earthy’. Oats everywhere!
I decided to snack on a few before pouring some out in a bowl. I’m immediately impressed. An authentic cinnamon flavor is what you taste first. Nothing overpowering. In fact, I also tasted honey. In terms of taste, this cereal reminded me a lot like Honey Nut Cheerios with some added cinnamon. The cinnamon flavor began to build up the more I snacked. As the name suggests, this cereal is crunchy due to the added oats. And damn right it is crunchy! The oats add a gigantic crunch to the cereal. Clusters of oats on the cereal pieces not only add crunch, but a unique ‘earthy’ flavor to the cereal.
With milk, nothing much changes. The cereal is amazing. The cinnamon is embedded in each piece, which means that the cinnamon doesn’t run off to the bottom of the bowl like some other cinnamon cereals (ahem…Cinnamon Toast Crunch). The milk doesn’t take any of the added crunch from the oats away. Quite honestly, I simply can’t get enough of this cereal. Not too sweet, the perfect amount of cinnamon, a touch of honey, and one massive crunch. Although the cinnamon flavor is not underwhelming by any means, I do wish they would’ve added a tiny bit more to it. Overall, you really can’t go wrong with this cereal!
In the past, cinnamon flavored cereals have an impressive track record. However, I think this one has to be on the top of the list of best cinnamon cereals. It’s not just the cinnamon you’re getting here — it’s the entire experience. I had no idea that oats would add so much to a cereal! It’s even more fun that the oats are stuck on each piece and aren’t floating loosely in the box of cereal. This left me wondering and confused why Cheerios ever discontinued the Cinnamon Nut Cheerios. Whatever, at least this new variety doesn’t appear to be a limited edition flavor! I’ll be buying it for years to come. Just imagine — we can say that Oat Crunch Cinnamon Cheerios came out before flying cars, teleporting, time travel, jetpacks replacing walking, the cloning of dinosaurs, and living on Mars. Plus, Cheerios are healthy as hell for you…eating them daily will probably make you immortal so you can live to see all these futuristic things happen.