15. Quaker Honey Graham Oh’s
I feel like these were discontinued years ago, and yet I still keep buying old expired boxes from the convenience store down the street from my house. Still tastes good though.
14. Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates, and Pecans
The only version of the high-class Post Selects line (you know it’s expensive because the box is in natural color tones!) that I really enjoy. I eat about a box of this a week, and I don’t look back, even though it has a lot of calories, but I feel like they’re Select Calories, and that makes them healthier.
13. Barbara’s Bakery Shredded Spoonfuls
This is an instance where the fancier version of Life actually tastes even better.
12. Kellogg’s Cracklin' Oat Bran
The only reason I don’t purchase this delicious cereal every time I’m in the grocery store is because, when you look at the nutritional content and see the fat and calories, you kind of get a sneaking suspicion that you’re just eating oatmeal cookies covered in milk.
11. Kellogg’s Honey Smacks
Like a rich man’s version of Sugar Crisp. Great honey notes. The stuff sticks to your hand, and immediately gets stale if you leave it out for over 30 minutes without closing the package. But it’s still kind of the best.
10. Quaker Oatmeal Squares
These will never get soggy.
9. Dorset Cereals Berries & Cherries Muesli
You know how I know I’m bougie? Because this cereal comes in a tiny box and is made in the alarmingly picturesque English village of Poundbury and is hella expensive, and yet, it’s so damn good that I can’t stop buying it and then feeling guilty that I’ve spent so much money on cereal, and then not caring while I’m eating it.
8. Kellogg’s Apple Jacks
These shouldn’t be good, right? I mean Apple Cinnamon Cheerios didn’t do it for me, and these are like neon orange and green now, and yet AND YET, their flavor profile blends so well, and they don’t get soggy for a while thanks to, like, the neoprene sprayed on them, and, holy sh*t, I am going to go eat some right now just to remember.
7. General Mills Trix
Fruit flavored Kix!
6. General Mills Lucky Charms
The OG of the marshmallow game, but with a more subtle oat cereal to balance out that freeze-dried 'mallow sweetness. Plus, I’m Irish and all of the commercials seem to have the subtle subtext of the British (the kids in the commercials) trying to find and exploit the Irishmen’s natural resources (Lucky the Leprechaun’s magical vault of charms), and it’s important that kids' cereal commercials tackle these kinds of issues.
5. Quaker Cap'n Crunch Berries
The perfect balance of sugary not-berry flavors, and sugary berry flavors.
4. Post Honeycomb
I love this cereal so much. My only issue is, due to its delicate flavor profile, you can’t really mix it with any other cereals, and I’m a chronic mixer of cereals. This also seems like the time to point out that they once tried to make Strawberry Blasted Honeycomb, and, in 2008, featured a commercial with a feral child named Bernard who was raised by bees.