Thursday, May 16, 2024

CinnaGraham Toast Crunch

CinnaGraham Toast Crunch

I thought I had Dulce de Leche on deck and ready to go for comparison, but it turns out I actually have this Cinna-Graham version. Oops. (It's been a while since I bought them.) Apparently I'm becoming a Cinnamon Toast Crunch blog. Might as well see how this compares. 

Off the cuff, I wanted to say that this brand relies heavily on it's sugary coating to change up it's flavors, but upon reflection, I don't think that's actually true. They've released several flavors using French-toast-pieces which are completely different from their typical cereal shingles, but have they ever changed the actual flavor of those aforementioned shingles? I'm no expert, like Cerealously, so I could be mistaken, but I don't think they have. Is this a first? Or is this a clever rebrand of Golden Grahams? 

As soon as I opened the box I noticed the cereal was much darker than usual. Living up to it's name, it looks and smells just like cinnamon graham crackers. They still have the sugary coating-catching ridges, and cinnamon surface swirls, so it's easily identifiable, but there's no denying that the recipe has changed. I'm a cinnamon lover, and one of the few people who really enjoyed CinnaFuego. Safe to say that Cinnamon is my graham cracker of choice (honey grahams are for babies), so I find this switch-up very exciting. 

Dry, it's certainly living up to it's name. These are itty bitty crispy, crunchy, graham crackers with an extra sugar coating. The texture is still light and airy like all their other cereals that use this shape, but the flavoring is notably different. It somehow feels healthier (emphasis on the "feels," 'cause it's not.) The deeper, more complex, flavoring is front and center. Just like actual graham crackers. Color me impressed! 

In milk, the coating washes away, like usual, making it feel less decadent, but you're left with 100% graham cracker, and milk. Not a combination I normally gravitate towards, but I really enjoyed it even though my preference is still eating it dry, snack-style.

I'd definitely re-buy this flavor for snacking, or baking applications. It would make a great base for s'mores flavored cereal treats, or trail mixes, but is it actually different than Golden Grahams? I'm not sure. It's been decades since I bought a box. Maybe it's time to revisit it and see if this Cinna Graham cereal is as revolutionary as I think it is. 

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