Got Milk? 15 breakfast cereals ranked from best to worst


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Michelle (Meesh) Polando and Jeromy Mackey sample 15 breakfast cereals in one sitting!

In these days of quarantine, while many of us practice social distancing and are staying at home due to concerns about the potential spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, we find ourselves looking for creative, fun and practical activities to do around the house and occupy our time.

Of course we all need to eat. Why not make it fun?

We found Jeromy Mackey ’21 and Michelle (Meesh) Polando ’21 taste testing breakfast cereals, fifteen cereals to be exact, and posting a review for each along with a final rank order from best to worst.

Credit: Twitter @JeromyMackey


1st: Strawberry Krispies J: Extremely disappointing. Very little flavor, not even in the milk. Tastes like regular Rice Krispies, with just a whisper of generic berry flavor. M: Ditto.
Strawberry Krispies


2nd: Cheerios Oat Crunch: Oats ‘N Honey J: Expected greatness, but was given divinity. So unbelievably crunchy, with a well-balanced nut and grain flavor. M: Delicious and cronch.
Cheerios Oat Crunch: Oats ‘n Honey
3rd: Eggo: Blueberry J: Very sweet, but not overpowering. Another good crunch. Wonderful blueberry flavor and delicious milk. M: Subtle blueberry...yum.
Kellogg’s Eggo Blueberry Waffle Cereal
Kellogg's Krave Chocolate
Kellogg’s Krave Chocolate
Jolly Rancher
Jolly Rancher
Addendum: not as bad without milk but still bad. Break time! (So Avatar time)
Jolly Rancher Cereal
6th: Honey Maid S’mores J: What a fun surprise! Delicious golden graham flavor with chocolate crunch and sweet marshmallows. M: Better than Cheerios oat crunch.
Honey Maid S’mores
7th: Pop Tarts Frosted Strawberry J: Weird. First bite wasn’t great, but grew on me. The taste profile of strawberry pop-tarts is definitely captured, but should it be? M: Krave... but gooey.
Pop Tarts cereal
8th: Kisses Cereal J: Very yummy, but basically a Coco Puffs clone. Nice crunchy texture, but it just left me wanting the puffs. Milk could be more chocolate-y. M: I like chocolate.
Hershey’s Kisses Cereal
9th: Eggo Maple Waffle Cereal J: Good lord. I expected maple... but the buttery taste? It was like the best waffle I’ve ever had dunked in delicious milk. Very sweet though. M: Amazing! Tastes just like waffles... I love waffles.
Kellogg’s Eggo Maple flavored waffle cereal.
10th: Frosted Flakes Lucky Charms J: A nice attempt to remix a classic. Not as sweet as we anticipated. M: I like the flakes.
Frosted Flakes: Lucky Charms
11th: CTC Churros. J: Tastes exactly like the legendary OG but with a soggy resistant structural integrity never before seen. Lots of crunch. M: Cinnamon Toast Crónch
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros
12th: Oreo O’s J: The king of chocolate cereal. A unique chocolate flavor in a world of posers. M: I REALLY like chocolate.
Oreo O’s Cereal
13th: Honey Bun Cereal J: Better than expected and not nearly as sweet. A well balanced honey-flavored cereal. M: You could taste that buttery glaze.
Hostess Honey Bun Cereal
14th: Twinkies Cereal J: Pure sugar. Not in a good way. Really weird gross texture in milk. M: I hate twinkies now.
Hostess Twinkies Cereal
15th: Sour Patch Kids Cereal J: This was my white whale. My holy grail. I wish I had never found them. An abomination of disgusting fruit flavor and so unbelievably sour. M: Some things in the world should never have been made.
Sour Patch Kids Cereal
Final Ranking: 1. Cheerios Oat Crunch Oats N’ Honey Crown 2. Honey Maid Smore’s 3. Maple Eggo 4. Oreo O’s 5. Honey Bun 6. CTC Churros 7. Blueberry Eggo 8. Kisses 9. Choc. Krave 10. FF Lucky Charms 11. Strawberry Pop Tart 12 Straw. Krispies 13. Twinkies 14. J Rancher 15. Sour Patch
Final ranking