Adam’s Top 10 Cereals of All-Time

It’s been awhile GrubGrade fans, and for this I apologize. Alas, my “real” job as a full-time student and editor of a major college newspaper has kept me busy this fall, and unable to share with you my gastronomic adventures. Nevertheless, it a recent fit of writing nostalgia, I found the time to muse on the top 10 cereals of all time. And yes, I’m talking ALL TIME people. Here’s a sneak peak:

6) Golden Grahams: It may not be the sexiest of kid’s cereals, but dag-nabbit, that honey glaze gets me every time. Is it just me, or is this one of the best cereals at absorbing milk? Loses points for lack of an endorsement by a cartoon character, but will always stand out due to lack of cheap imitators.

5) Honey Bunches of Oats (Original): The strong notes of brown sugar and barley lend a great complexity and depth of flavor to this cereal, which scores points for it’s status as one of the few “acceptable” grown-up choices which also doesn’t completely suck.

4) Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites (Chocolate): Fiber-schmiber. The folks at Kellogg’s don’t have to give me health claims to get me to buy this stuff. Few chocolate cereals pack the double whammy of cocoa flavor and actual cocoa butter, but this one does. The little bites are embedded with a rich sugar glaze and small chocolate chips. A great addition to trail mix for you DIY types, but also curiously addicting in milk.

Head on over to to see the big reveal and tell us YOUR picks for the top cereals of all time (ALL TIME, people).

17 comments on “Adam’s Top 10 Cereals of All-Time

  1. Jessica Leigh says:

    I’ve never liked sugary cereals. All my life, everyone thought I was weird because all my friends ate the cereals like you listed, and I think they taste awful. I love Cheerios, or something with fruit in it like Special K with strawberries, or honey bunches of oats with peaches and strawberries.

  2. John says:

    Any list without Reese’s Puffs at #1 loses all credibility with me.

  3. Mike N says:

    Freakies! Best cereal EVER!

  4. mitch says:

    I wasn’t able to open the site. I hope the Spiderman cereal made the list.

  5. Rodzilla says:

    That’s a quality list…however; I’d have to throw Reeses PB puffs and the cap’n in there somewhere

  6. J.B. says:

    Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Honeycomb cereal and Lucky Charms are the best cereals ever.

  7. chuck in chicago says:

    And exactly where do Count Chocula, Boo-Berry, and Franken Berry fit into this list, not to mention Trix, Apple Jacks, or Cap’n Crunch? And no Marshmallow Fluff anywhere? What is this world coming to?

  8. JC says:

    Rice Krispy TREATS cereal- will always be my favorite cereal of all time. And i thought it was long discontinued but i just saw it on

  9. Pasquinel says:

    I love eating cereal as a snack. My top 10:

    1. Frosted Flakes
    2. Froot Loops
    3. Golden Grahams
    4. Cookie Crisp
    5. Cap’n Crunch
    6. Honey Smacks
    7. Corn Pops
    8. Frosted Mini-Wheats Strawberry Delight
    9. Apple Jacks
    10. Rice Krispies

  10. Reviewscout says:

    Where the hell are the Golden Crisp/Sugar Smacks at?

  11. Reviewscout says:

    Where the hell are the Golden Crisp/Sugar Smacks at? For that matter, where are the Rice Crispy Treats (actual treat clusters!) clusters? /ragequit

  12. Ryan says:

    I never really thought of it, but here’s my top 10:

    10. Apple Jacks
    9. PB Cap’n Crunch
    8. Honey Comb
    7. Frosted Flakes
    6. Total Cinnamon Crunch
    5. Great Grains
    4. Count Chocula
    3. Lucky Charms
    2. Grape Nuts Trailmix Crunch
    1. Sunbelt Banana Nut Granola Cereal

  13. Rachel says:

    Honey Comb, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Count Chocula … In no particular order.

  14. Rod says:

    I agree with Freakies and the monster cereals… let’s add Chocolate Lucky Charms. The chocolate remix is actually better than the original which says a lot.

  15. Murray says:

    I feel like there’s two distinct groups here; Sugar and Non-sugar (or at least psuedo-healty).

    Sugar (in no particular order): Lucky Charms, Kix, Trix, Fruit Loops, Honey Smacks, Frosted Flakes, Cap’n Crunch, Alpha Bits, Corn Pops, Fruity Pebbles.

    Worst Sugar: Honey Combs, Marshmallow Maties (generic version of Lucky Charms)

    Non Sugar (or at least psuedo-healthy) (in no particular order): Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Nut Cheerios, Life, Crispix, Cheerios, Post Raisin Bran, Wheaties, Special K, Rice Crispies, Oh’s

    Worst Non Sugar: Grape Nuts

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