Cereal Eats

Breakfastime musings about cereal.

Cereal Eats: New Honey Bunches of Oats Greek

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[Photographs: above, Post; below, Robyn Lee]

Alright, alright—I can already hear the groans. These days, it seems everyone is coming out with Greek yogurt products from frozen treats to hummus blends. And I've definitely found myself rolling my eyes as brands seems to think "Greek yogurt" are the magic words. All that aside, this new variety of my beloved Honey Bunches of Oats is truly something to get excited about.

We tried all the flavors of Honey Bunches last year l and found nearly all of them awesome, barring the very unfortunate Flavor Blends. But I must admit I was wary of this one. It wasn't just the vague "Greek" name; I've never been a big "yogurt-covered-whatever person, so I thought this might not be for me.

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Upon further examination I realized this cereal is a completely different animal. While Original HBO is described as "crispy flakes (corn flakes), crunchy oat clusters and a touch of honey!" this new breed is described as "2 unique granolas made with real Greek yogurt, crispy whole grain flakes and a touch of honey".

So what does that translate to flavor-wise? Well, the flakes are a lot closer to Special K, as Carey pointed out, which is very welcome! The various indiscernible granolas are tasty and plentiful. The coated clusters are smaller than the original "bunches," but slightly tangy and pleasantly candy-like without being too sweet. As a dry cereal, this is a decent snack. But it really shines in milk. Soft and crunchy in all the right places. I know it's early in the year, but this is a big winner so far!

As with most HBO varieties, I can highly recommend this one.

I'm glad Honey Bunches went this route. The more I eat it, the more it makes sense. Now the question is, when is a chocolate variety coming out?

Has anyone else tried this? Do you love it? Is it necessary?

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