Cinnabon Cinnamon Crunch CerealHOLY SMOKES! Have you seen this stuff? Last weekend, it caught my (and the husband’s) eye. I almost immediately dismissed it when I saw the Cinnabon name. We all know the monstrosity that is Cinnabon, don’t we? I mean I LOVE me a Cinnabon. There really is nothing like it, but weighing it at 730 calories I’d rather eat 2 whole meals!!  

Anyway I do what I always do, turned the box around to check out the nutritional information.  I was pleasantly surprised to find a serving weighed in at only 150 calories, 1.5 g of fat and 3 g of fiber, Only 2.5 points! Not too SHABBY and that’s for 1 cup!

Then I saw this…

INGREDIENTS: WHOLE OAT FLOUR, WHOLE BROWN RICE FLOUR, TURBINADO BROWN SUGAR, FRUIT JUICE CONCENTRATE (PINEAPPLE, PEAR, APPLE, PEACH), WHEAT FLOUR, WHEAT STARCH, MAKARA® CINNAMON, HONEY, CANOLA OIL, NATURAL FLAVORS, CALCIUM CARBONATE.

WOW! Whole grain AND no high fructose corn syrup.  Normally you look at the ingredient list for some “sugar” cereals and see a novel, it was nice to recognize, understand and be able to pronounce everything on this list.

So I guess you are wondering about the taste.  It was good, VERY crunchy and held up in milk.  If you wait it out it will start to get mushy and, honestly, I think I liked it better then that way! It had that almost soft Cinnabon texture in cereal form.

If you want to give it a try for yourself they have a coupon on their web site right now, not sure how long they are going to last.

P.S. DON’T do what I did and just grab the box to start munching. I swear I ate half the thing mindlessly while typing this up! I think I’m going to weigh out some servings and bring them to munch on at work. The toddler and I love it dry!


 
  • Red

    That sounds delicious, I haven’t had a Cinnabon in soooooooo long.

    I probably never would have tried them w/out this article, I’m still getting over my childhood disappointment of Cookie Crisps.

  • Z

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  • Katy

    Will definitely have to pick up a box of that!

  • Anonymous

    i’m a cereal addict so i’ll def be checking this out on my shopping trip tomorrow! Also i used to work for Cinnabon and make the frosting…lets just say you don’t even wanna know what goes into it! mmmm SO good tho!

  • Anonymous

    I found these awhile ago I measure them out and eat it dry as a crunchy snack

  • ->cara

    i can’t believe it’s only 2 POINTS????!!!! With ff milk, that’s only a 4 pt breakfast. I think I’d have to add maybe a 1pt english muffin or maybe a 1pt yogurt so i wouldn’t get too hungry before lunch. still, it would be under 6 points for breakfast. Woohoo!!!

    so i went to Walmart tonight looking for the cereal and they don’t carry it. i guess i’ll have to try publix or albertsons.

    what store did you buy it in?

  • Roni

    cara – I got it at a local store called Weiss. There is a store locater on there web site…
    http://www.cinnaboncereal.com/storeLocator.html

    Hope that helps!

  • Dev

    Gosh, it’s been so long since I’ve had Cinnabon I’ve forgotten what it tastes like. This looks good.

  • casmommy

    Amazing! The ingredients are healthier than a lot of “health” cereals. Lucky I read this just before my trip to the store tomorrow….thanks for the coupon tip too!

  • TB–Milwaukee

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll have to wait for a coupon by mail as the site didn’t like my Mac.

    I love crunchy and cinnamony.

  • Erin

    hey roni -

    is this “per cup?”

  • Roni

    Erin – Yup!

  • Anonymous

    That sounds yummy. Speaking of a good cinnmamon cereal…I found one from Kashi called Cinnamon Harvest whole wheat biscuits. 1 cup is three points, but it’s very satisfying.

  • CindyPTN

    Yum, that sounds great. I just bought lots of cherrios. I’ll have to check it out the next time we’re in the store.

  • Anonymous

    If you eat this and in one hour your still hungry Not a good choice. Real oatmeal is this best choice.. It will stay with you for a long time.

  • Roni

    Best IF you like oatmeal. I had no hunger issues with this. Sometimes you need a fun cereal and this is better then most. It’s a good option for the days you get bored of oatmeal.

  • Lynn

    ah, bummer. I’m allergic to pineapples. No cereal for me!

  • jenblanck

    Funny! I had the same reaction when I read the ingredient listing. No HFCS and whole grain, can it be good? You bet! I like to mix it with dry All Bran, just enough to flavor it up a bit. A great cereal.

  • bev

    I’m not a cold cereal person. I agree with anonymous.It would make me crave something else sweet.

  • Krista

    I just might have to try this delicious sounding cereal. Cinnamon rolls are my absolute red light food and I stay so far away from them it’s not even funny. I’m not sure if the cereal would be the same kind of trigger food or not. But they sound divine.

  • Leah

    Well I went out to Target today & found this cereal. It is really good!! Thanks for the suggestion. I was craving something sweet & this hit the spot. They are delicious!

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  • Diane

    Bought this cereal for my daughter last week @ Costco. Thrilled at the healthy ingredients. It’s so good that I’ve brought some to work to snack on. Delicious!

  • Toms Zvilna

    Bought some at COSTCO in Barrie, ON, Canada some months ago, but they no longer stock this item. Where can I buy some up here ?

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    BUT… IF YOU EAT THE ENTIRE BOX WORTH IN ONE SITTING YOU’LL BE EATING ABOUT 1200 CALORIES [well in 8 servings]… so don’t get TOOO attached to this stuff!

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