Kellogg's Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal, Reviewed

The Jimmy Carter of cereals.

Box of Kellogg's Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies cereal on a counter with a bowl of cereal in front of box

Jamelle Bouie

5:12

In my review of the Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie cereal, I said that the actual Cosmic Brownies were never my favorite snack. That distinction goes to the Oatmeal Creme Pie, which I loved and would eat at every opportunity. My hope was that the Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal would capture the taste and experience of eating one of the Little Debbie snacks. A little bit of nostalgia in a bowl, you might say.

My hopes were betrayed.

These are simply bad. No, they aren't wretched; they won't ruin your life. But they will ruin your morning. They're cloyingly sweet and the "creme" flavoring is barely tolerable. They don't hold up well in milk, and the milk left over after you finish the cereal is nothing to write home about.

It's possible that the distance between my memories of an actual Oatmeal Creme Pie and the taste of this product have colored my evaluation. Perhaps if I'd never had an Oatmeal Creme Pie and was given this cereal to eat, I would like it. But that's a different world. In this world, I would never eat these again.

Verdict: 2 spoons out of 5.