I was gonna wait until nighttime to try this cereal as my dessert, but I couldn't contain my overflowing eagerness. So as soon as I got home, I flew to the kitchen cupboard and grabbed myself a nice-sized cereal bowl, plunked the box of cereal down onto the countertop, and went to town!
But first, I took a quick peek at the nutritional stats...
To conclude, I wasn't overly impressed by General Mill's Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Cereal, but it was pretty good. It just didn't produce a taste that was something new- The concept was innovative enough- the only other cereal I can think of that's based off candy is Reese's Puffs- but the flavor wasn't anything I haven't tasted before. It was like a mashup of Cocoa Puffs and Cookie Crisp: two good cereals, but also two cereal flavors that have been around for a real long time. I think I would've liked the Cookies 'n' Creme cereal a whole bunch more if it had a unique flavor. It doesn't even have to taste like the actual chocolate bar it was based off of- That would've been cool, but any close flavor would've been just as nice, as long as it was something original. It kind of felt like, to me, that the Cookies 'n' Creme cereal was just borrowing off of the flavors of two more popular cereal flavors, both of which are concidentally manufactured by the same company.
But would I buy this cereal again? Oh yeah, I'm sure. General Mill's newest cereal may carry a taste that's oddly similar to some of their other cereal brands, but that doesn't mean the taste is bad. I mean, Cocoa Puffs are great, and Cookie Crisp is one of my favorite kiddie cereals, believe it or not. This cereal just gets rid of the need to buy both of them. It's like a two-in-one deal. Plus, this is one of the few sweet cereals I've had that does expectionally well in milk. It's not revolutionary in taste, and it didn't instantly reach my Top 5 Favorite Cereals, but it's pretty good! And the idea of a cereal inspired by a chocolate bar? Cool! Why wasn't this though of sooner? General Mill's Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme may be just good enough to qualify for my Top 10...
Taste: 8/10 (dry) 6.5/10 (milk)
Originality: (Concept-wise) 8.5/10 (Taste-wise) 5/10
Overall Deliciouness Rating: 7.5/10
General Mill's Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Cereal
- Pros: Chocolatey-cookie scent, sweet, neat idea for a cereal, solid taste, good milk cereal, crunchy even in milk, cool cookie-like flecks in cream-colored spheres, nice tones of chocolate and vanilla, good taste, nostalgic oily texture, sweet cream-flavored after-milk, tastes like cookies & cream when eaten dry
- Cons: Tastes too much like Cookie Crisp and Cocoa Puffs in milk, small serving size, poor nutrition, doesn't taste like a Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bar in milk
Till' next time, this has been RiRi Ri-porting!