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The 100-Cereal Taste Test

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peace cereal
Wild Berry Crisp
Nice and crispy, but lose the wild berries.
Rating: 2
kashi
Heart To Heart Oat Flakes and Wild Blueberry Clusters
Crunchy in milk, good berries.
Rating: 3
peace cereal
Raspberry Ginger Low Fat Crisp
Like drinking tea with ginger. Yet kind of edible.
Rating: 2
nature’s path
Organic Smart Bran
Tastes like goat food at a petting zoo.
Rating: 1
nature’s path
Organic Peanut Butter Granola
Peanut butter and granola just don’t mix.
Rating: 1
barbara’s
Shredded Wheat
Grandma’s shredded wheat: refreshingly plain.
Rating: 3
kashi
7 Whole Grain Honey Puffs
Like your basic Kashi puffs, only sweeter.
Rating: 2
barbara’s
Original Puffins
Like neutered Cap’n Crunch.
Rating: 2
bear naked
Peak Protein Blueberry Walnut All Natural Granola
Nice and complex.
Rating: 4
health valley
Organic Oat Bran Flakes With Raisins
Fine, but don’t like the raisins-in-the-pouch gimmick.
Rating: 2

annie’s
Honey Bunnies
Like Bunny Love but sweeter.
Rating: 2
mothers
Cocoa Bumpers
My daughters would like this, but not me.
Rating: 2
365
Organic Oat & Honey Granola
Whole Foods has its honey flavor down.
Rating: 3
peace cereal
Maple Pecan Crisp
Maple is the rich man’s vanilla.
Rating: 1
food for life
Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin
More bad cinnamon.
Rating: 1
barbara’s
Shredded Oats Cinnamon Crunch
Would be a 3, but for the cinnamon.
Rating: 2
nature’s path
Organic Heritage O’s
The purist’s favorite.
Rating: 4
bear naked
Banana Nut All Natural Granola
Very bananalike; surprisingly good.
Rating: 3
weetabix
Organic Crispy Flakes and Fiber
Same as the other Weetabix.
Rating: 1
365
Organic Honey and Nut Morning O’s
Good natural honey taste.
Rating: 3

dorset cereals
Super Cranberry, Cherry, and Almond
Startlingly bland, for all the ingredients.
Rating: 1
barbara’s
Shredded Oats Vanilla Almond
The vanilla is the killer.
Rating: 1
cascadian farm
Honey Nut O’s
A likable copycat of the Cheerios original.
Rating: 3
peace cereal
Organic Maple Raisin Low-Fat Crisp
Not bad if you must eat maple.
Rating: 3
kashi
Good Friends
Stupid name, but densely flavorful.
Rating: 4
weetabix
Organic Whole Grain Biscuit
British mushiness may be comforting to some. Not me.
Rating: 1
ambrosial granola
Grecian Grove
A potpourri of misguided oddments.
Rating: 1
kashi
Vive Toasted Graham & Vanilla
Vanilla is the Antichrist.
Rating: 1
kashi
Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat
A heartier Cheerio; maybe too hearty.
Rating: 2
bear naked
Fruit and Nut All Natural Granola
If I ate granola, I’d eat this one.
Rating: 4

peace cereal
Vanilla Almond Crisp
I’ve made my position clear on vanilla.
Rating: 1
nature’s path
Organic Optimum Zen
Essence of garden mulch.
Rating: 1
arrowhead mills
Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes
Okay, but tastes nothing like maple or buckwheat.
Rating: 2
grandyoats
Classic Granola
As advertised. Classic. Granola.
Rating: 2
kashi
Cinnamon Harvest
A miracle! Cinnamon done properly
Rating: 3
health valley
Organic Fiber 7
Natural flavor, hearty.
Rating: 3
barbara’s
Peanut Butter Puffins
A misconceived riot of sugar.
Rating: 1
barbara’s
Shredded Oats
Barbara’s shredded wheat is better—more texture.
Rating: 2
nature’s path
Organic PomegranPlus Granola With Cherries
Very fruity.
Rating: 2
healthy valley
Organic Amaranth Flakes
A lesser example of the amaranth school.
Rating: 2

arrowhead mills
Organic Kamut Flakes
Nice spotted look, but lacks crunch.
Rating: 2
arrowhead mills
Organic Oat Bran Flakes
Turns milk brown, tastes heavy; like horse food.
Rating: 2
365
Corn Flakes
Stick to the top of the teeth in an unnerving way; not as good as the real thing.
Rating: 2
365
Organic Golden Flax Flakes
Nice crunchiness, if you like flax.
Rating: 2
back to nature
Flax & Fiber Crunch
Almost too much roughage to bear.
Rating: 2
nature’s path
Organic Heritage
Just flakes. Refreshingly pure.
Rating: 3
nature’s path
Organic Heritage Bites
Just flakes. Refreshingly pure.
Rating: 3
365
Frosted Flakes
Another successful feel-good ripoff.
Rating: 2
nature's path
Organic Optimum Rebound: Banana-flax-almond Matcha Green Tea
A train wreck.
Rating: 1
feed granola co.
Cranberry Coconut Crunch
Yankee Candle meets the monkey house in the Bronx Zoo.
Rating: 1

Assisted by Katie Goldsmith


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