REVIEW: Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

Skip past the part where following Tony the Tiger on Twitter is an absolute low-point, and imagine my bewilderment when I saw this tweet:

First things first, Tony. How many people could possibly be at the pulse of Frosted Flakes rumors that this has become bothersome? Be honest, the only person this interested must have been our good friend Dan at Cerealously.net. No offense Dan, but it’s true…

Secondly, what flavor could generate this much buzz for the brand? You recently walloped me with Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows AND Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows, and it doesn’t get more exciting than marshmallows and chocolate in the cereal game.

Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

All that for Cinnamon Frosted Flakes? Maybe I’ve just been been too spoiled to be excited. Cinnamon has been featured as a breakfast cereal staple forever, and  I still have a sour taste in my mouth after General Mills replaced my favorite cereal of all time with stupid-as-hell Cinnamon Star Crunch. Cinnamon just isn’t a big selling point to me these days. But then a thought crossed my mind.

What if Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is good enough to rival or even best Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Fat chance, I know, but every chance I take these days can be qualified as “fat.”

I needed to know.

Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

The first thing I noticed is that Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes has a markedly more complex flavor profile than regular Frosted Flakes. Here is a comparison of the two’s order of operations:

Frosted Flakes: Sugar -> Sugar -> Sugar -> Corn
Cinnamon Frosted Flakes: Cinnamon -> Sugar -> Cinnamon -> Corn

 Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

The natural & earthy taste of cinnamon greets you immediately with Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes. It’s not a harmonious cinnamon-sugar combo like with Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The blend is spicier than it is sweet, relying heavily on the visible cinnamon speckled onto the flakes. The taste gives way to the familiar frosted sweetness before cinnamon resurfaces again – stronger this time. The aftertaste is quite pleasant.

The more I ate, the more I realized: this is a more mature, adult version of Frosted Flakes.

Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes

In milk, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes doesn’t reach new heights nor does it suffer. The trick with Frosted Flakes is always to tease them with milk instead of drowning them. Too much milk produces mush in a hurry, but just a splash gives them a satisfying chew with just enough crunch. The cinnamon remains trapped inside the sugar-glaze, ensuring every bite has the advertised flavor. A quality product all-around.

While it may not be worth all that hullabaloo on Twitter, Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes demonstrates how the effective use of spice can literally spice up a classic.

But is it better than Cinnamon Toast Crunch?

Fat chance.

How Fat All My Chances Are: 10 out of 10
How Fat My Actual Face Is Rating: 8.5 out of 10
Overall Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Our friends at Cerealously.net reviewed Cinnamon Frosted Flakes too! Find out what they thought by reading their review here: Review via Cerealously

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4 Responses

  1. Marc P says:

    Damn, why you bring up that sensitive topic?
    I saw that stupid star crunch and realizing it replaced my all time favorite in the sugar cookie glory.
    Had to hold back from drop kicking a few boxes out of anger

  2. Sheila says:

    Is it nice just eating out of hand? I generally eat cereal like a snack when I want something crunchy but maybe not salty.

    • Junk Male says:

      Mostly yes. This is how I most often enjoy my cereal as well these days. I always thought Frosted Flakes were kind of flimsy and a little too sweet as a “snack-by-the-handful” cereal. But the taste of these is just fine for dry snacking. The cinnamon helps regarding that whole hyper-sweetness thing.

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