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Cereal Eats: Retro Cereal Boxes from General Mills

Check out these cool boxes. General Mills has released some retro boxes that will be available until late April. The packaging is styled from the 50's, 60's and 80's, featured on Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. This is a perfect time to ask: what was your favorite cereal box growing up? More

Cereal Rant: Why Buzzfeed Is Wrong, These Cereals Should Not Be Obliterated

Last week, this list popped up on the popular, list-loving Buzzfeed: 16 Breakfast Cereals That Should Be Obliterated. I clicked on it excitedly. I do enjoy Buzzfeed but found this list to be utterly unfunny, incorrect and a disgrace to cereal lovers everywhere. Am I taking this too seriously? Most definitely, people. They don't call us Serious Eats for nothing. More

Cereal Eats: Lucky Charms Limited Edition

Well, St. Patrick's Day is over. Time to shake the Shamrock-shaped, beer-soaked and corn beef-scented glitter off your green clothing. I'm not much of St. Paddy's Day gal myself (maybe my last name gave it away?), but there is one Irish dude who will always have my heart—Lucky himself and his alluring Charms. And for a limited time only, you can get this special edition Lucky Charms. More

Cereal Eats: New Grape Nuts Fit and Fruity Pebbles Rockin Xtreme Colors

Now there's a new member of the Grape Nuts family: Grape Nuts Fit. It's described as lightly crunchy nuggets, granola, cranberries, puffed barley, and a touch of natural vanilla flavor. A tempting description. This Grape Nuts Cereal is a completely different animal. It took me a while to get past the fact that there are not any actual Grape Nuts in this medley. At first I felt tricked, but after a couple of handfuls, I was totally sold. More

Cereal Eats: New Honey Bunches of Oats Greek

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. More

Cereal Eats: New Twists on Old Faves: Honey Nut Cheerios Medley and Peanut Butter Toast Crunch

Hello, Cereal Lovers and Eaters! It's been a hot minute. 2012 was an interesting year cereal-wise. We reminisced about a lot of classic favorites and tried a lot of new varieties that just didn't work. Well, I'm happy to kick off 2013 with brand new editions of some of my favorites cereals: Honey Nut Cheerios Medley and Peanut Butter Toast Crunch. Both cereals just hit the shelves! More

Cereal Eats: Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, a Timeless Cereal

This week, while browsing the cereal aisle, I spotted that iconic blue box and thought, too boring to talk about in my cereal column. But has that been my problem all along? Have I overlooked the simple Flakes for more colorful and interesting cereals? Do people even eat it anymore? How do you people feel about Frosted Flakes? Perhaps we have something to talk about after all. More

Cereal Eats: Erewhon Supergrains Buckwheat & Hemp Is Healthy AND Tasty

I know I go on a lot about my love of sugary cereal, my fixation with marshmallows and chocolate and colors, but in all honesty, in my everyday cereal eating life I'm just looking for a healthy cereal that tastes good. The ingredient list on Buckwheat & Hemp is short and simple, with no scary colors or additives. It has a nice nubbly texture and doesn't taste like cardboard. More

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