The two oldest men who influence the things I eat have partnered up.

I’m talking about Santa and the creepy Quaker Oats Man, and they’ve paired to deliver the first gingerbread cereal that’s ever existed. (*Not fact checked; don’t care.

Quaker Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal

Quaker Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal

Spice up your life with new Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal! I’m pretty sure Gingerbread Spice was the name of the dark-skinned Spice Girl I was most attracted to, and I’m hoping for a similar affinity towards this cereal.

Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal follows Pumpkin Spice Life cereal as the calendar marches towards winter, here at the very beginning of fall. I’d love to see them spice something for every occasion, because Life is pretty boring otherwise, and variety is the spice of life.

For example, I’d love a:

  • Carrot Cake Spice Life for Easter
  • Apple Cider Spice Life for Thanksgiving
  • Spiced Rum & Coke Life for New Years

Life is truly a magical place if you just let it be…

Quaker Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal

…but Quaker and Santa didn’t let it be.

For the first gingerbread-flavored cereal in existence (probably), Gingerbread Spice Life is awfully under-spiced. I should be getting ginger. I should be getting cinnamon, and I should be getting cloves. But all I’m really getting is brown sugar…

I have to admit, though, that I’m still enjoying what’s here. The multigrain cereal if sufficiently sweetened  despite only having an almost-healthy 6g of sugar per serving. Very late, I did get a tinge of warming spice, but it’s nondescript and nothing compared to the Big Red-esque cinnamon present in the Pumpkin Spice Life.

Considering it’s gingerbread, the spice I should be getting is ginger.

Gingerbread Spice Life Cereal

Of course since it’s Life, this “gingerbread” turns to total mush faster than you can grab your iPhone and take a photo of it for your dumb food blog. It’s this quality I always disliked about Life cereal. Crunch beats mush every time – Cereal 101.

The flavor performs poorly in milk too, in that it all but disappears. Gone is the brown sugar and vague spice, and what remains is just grains. Eat this cereal dry or don’t eat it at all.

Dear Santa & Quaker Man,

Nobody asked for Whole Grain Mush Spice Life. 


You Blew It.

Sporty Spice Rating: 6 out of 10
Scary Spice Rating: 9 out of 10
Overall Rating: 5.5 out of 10

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4 Responses

  1. Kelsey says:

    Any chance this is out in stores yet for the general public? If so, do you happen to know which stores carry it? And I am all for Carrot Cake Life and Gingerbread Toast Crunch!!

    • Junk Male says:

      Yes I bought it in stores! I found at Weis and Target. Most Targets haven’t put out their holidays cereals but some have.

  2. Kelly says:

    Thanks for this review! Now I don’t have to waste my money buying!

    Hoping Nabisco will bring back the Gingerbread Oreos or more companies release Gingerbread flavored food.

    • Junk Male says:

      Love those Gingerbread Oreos! And I hope they bring back the Fiber One Gingerbread Soft Baked Bars – they’re excellent. I did just find Lindt Lindor Gingerbread Milk Chocolate Truffles!