Cereal Eats

Breakfastime musings about cereal.


Cereal Eats: A Look Back to Celebrate National Cereal Day

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 4 comments

The internet tells me that this Friday, March 7, is National Cereal Day, so it must be true. To celebrate, I'll be treating myself to bowl after breathless bowl of the good stuff. I'm also taking a look back at my favorite Cereal Eats moments over the years. Join me! More

Cereal Eats: Lion Cereal

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 5 comments

While I languished in Florida over the holiday break, other Serious Eaters were far and away in wild and exciting places. Jamie went to Cyprus, Kenji went to Turkey and Robyn went to London, where she encountered Lion cereal. Lucky for me, she brought me some back to try. More

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Cinnamon Jacks

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 8 comments

Our intrepid cereal columnist is stranded in Florida this week, with access to dozens of cereals in suburban supermarkets heretofore unavailable in New York. Top on her list: Kellogg's Cinnamon Jacks. More

Cereal Eats: New MultiGrain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 3 comments

Multigrain Cheerios are one of my all time favorite cereals. I personally feel that this cereal needs nothing added or taken away whatsoever—it's a near-perfect cereal as is. I've tried two different new varieties of MGC's over the past year: Dulce de Leche (ick) and Peanut Butter (delish). That said, I wasn't mad when I happened upon the new Multi Grain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch. More

Cereal Eats: Two New Cereal Reviews

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 3 comments

Nothing gets me more excited than a new cereal, and I'm happy to report on two new offerings soon to be hitting your supermarket shelves. New Honey Bunches of Oats Chocolatey Almond Crunch and Poppin' Pebbles are both worthy cereals in their own right. Both of these cereals will be available in January, so it's something for you cereal-lovers to look forward to after the excitement of the holidays. More

Cereal Eats: A Disappointing Sampling Of Special K Varieties

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 17 comments

In case anyone has forgotten, I LOVE Special K. Like, love love love it. For a while now, I've been meaning to try some of these new Special K varieties. And now that it's finally happened, I sort of wish it didn't. More

Cereal Eats: Where Have You Been All My Life (...Cereal)

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 21 comments

I'm embarrassed to say that before today, I don't remember ever eating Life cereal. In fact, now that I've written it for all the world to see (because obviously all the world reads this column,) I'm even more ashamed. But now I know: Life cereal is truly awesome. More

Cereal Eats: The Raisin Bran Family Tree

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 8 comments

I wrote a post about a funny little candy bar called Chunky last week and a fierce battle about raisins raged in the comments. How does this wrinkly little dried fruit evoke such intense feelings in Serious Eaters? I decided to probe a bit deeper today, as we explore some of the other members of the Raisin Bran family. More

Cereal Eats: Childhood and Cereal Commercials

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 14 comments

This week, we're talking about—you guessed it—favorite cereal commercials from when you were a kid! Come on, I know you got 'em. More

Cereal Eats: The Virtue of "UnSweet" Cereals

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 26 comments

I believe plain and/or savory cereals most certainly have their place in the bowl. Today, I test drive Erewhon Supergrains Quinoa and Chia. More

Cereal Eats: Do You Cook Or Bake With Cereal?

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 15 comments

Hola there, Cereal Eaters. Looking to get your input today. Seen some very nice looking cereal recipes gracing the site and it got me thinking: why don't we talk about cereal recipes more often? Yes, we all love Rice Krispies Treats, but surely there's got to be another great cereal idea out there? I must admit, the most creative I've ever gotten was making the quick microwave version of marshmallow cereal treats using Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Here's a few goodies from the Serious Eats recipe archives. More

Cereal Eats: The Cereal That Broke My Heart

Cereal Eats Jamie Feldmar 18 comments

Get out your tissues, folks: this is a sad tale rife with nostalgia, longing and star-crossed cereal love. More

Cereal Eats: Basic 4 is Delicious

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 15 comments

Welcome back to Part II of "Often Forgotten Cereals". Last week, we delved into the not-so-mysterious Product 19. And today, as promised, we take a closer look at Basic 4. More

Cereal Eats: Breaking News, Discontinued Monster Cereals are Back!

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 10 comments

Very exciting new, cereal lovers! Every year, for a few short weeks around Halloween, Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Frankenberry are released onto grocery shelves nationwide. This year, two new, or should I say old monsters join the pack. The discontinued Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute are back! More

Cereal Eats: What's The Deal With Product 19?

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 17 comments

"What on earth does Product 19 mean? What are the rest of the Products like? Is it some sort of experimental drug?" This week, we're unlocking the mysterious of an overlooked cereal...or attempting to, anyway. More

Cereal Eats: I Need To Talk About Froot Loops

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 37 comments

I fear that if I don't, no one else will. What I love so much about Froot Loops is that it's so unabashedly a sugary cereal. There is absolutely no pretense here, and that demands respect. Any other Loops lovers out there? More

Cereal Eats: My Trip to General Mills HQ Part 3

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 8 comments

The final installment of my General Mills adventures involves lots of cereal-eatin' and a trip to their R&D Plant. From the moment I started this column I've dreamed of doing an "Un-Wrapped"-like tour of a cereal factory to see how it's made. The General Mills folks made that dream come true. More

Cereal Eats: My Trip to General Mills HQ, Part 2

Cereal Eats Leandra Palermo 12 comments

After I had taken a good look behind the scenes at General Mills HQ and some of the fun that goes on there, it was time to head to two of the very coolest places: the photography studio and the General Mills Archives. More

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