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Apple Cinnamon Cheerios
From: General Mills
Introduced in 1989

"The apple sweet crunch that's sweet to munch."

This cereal has been described on the box as a "naturally sweetened whole grain oat & corn cereal." In the early 90's, the box also noted that is was "made with real apples."

Many television commercials during this cereal's early days told consumers to "listen to the apple sweet crunch of a whole new O."

One television commercial, possibly from 1991, featured two characters name Apple and Cinna-man whose job it was to save the cereal's apple and cinnamon sprinkles from bad guys. This ad was unique in that there's no mention of sprinkles in any other advertising we've found for this cereal.

A commercial in 1996 asked the question, "What's new about the taste of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios?" Actors were shown sampling the cereal, each giving their opinion. This is their combined answer:

"The apples and the cinnamon taste better... It's baked in... I taste apples... cinnamon... and brown sugar... It's baked in. Now Apple Cinnamon Cheerios taste even better because it has a baked in apple cinnamon taste."

Company Description: Officially created in 1928, General Mills traces it's history back to the 1860's and the ownership of two flour mills. Since then, the company has become the world's 6th largest food company - marketing to over 100 countries... Read on and see all cereals from General Mills

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1991 Apple Cinnamon Cheerios Box
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1991 Apple Cinnamon Cheerios Box

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Uploaded: 1/28/2009

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Uploaded: 3/12/2008

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What do you think of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios?

Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

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Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This used to be my favorite cereal when I was a little kid back in the early 90s. I too remember the little apple bits on each O. Like others have mentioned here, I have noticed that stores have stopped carrying it. Only Ralphs sells it in the Los Angeles area. I bought a box a couple weeks ago, eager to try my favorite cereal again after 25+ years since the last time I tried it. Unfortunately, it was a huge letdown. It tastes so bland, like regular Cheerios. What happened? It seems like General Mills has remarketed Apple Cinnamon Cheerios to be a health-conscious cereal instead of the sweet kid-targeted cereal back in the 90s, taking away the sweet taste with it. No thanks; I'll eat true healthy food if I'm health-conscious. I hope General Mills comes to their senses and goes back to what made Apple Cinnamon Cheerios my favorite cereal.

Comment submitted: 5/25/2020 (#25201)

By cereal guy

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I bought a box of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios at Hy-Vee west in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2019 (#23850)

By Apple Freak

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

The greatest cereal. I love them Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.

Comment submitted: 2/21/2018 (#22740)

By YoKaiDude1997

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It's such a great Cheerios cereal! Because it has a sweet taste of apples and cinnamon!

Comment submitted: 10/13/2016 (#20949)

By Steve-Os

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

I used to love the original Apple Cinnamon Cheerios from the 80's. They used to have the little apple pieces coated onto the Cheerios. They were so good. But for some reason, they took the apple pieces off of the Cheerios sometime in the 2000's. Now I notice Apply Jacks has the same type of apple pieces on their cereal like Cheerios used to have.

Comment submitted: 7/10/2016 (#20545)

By CerealFanny

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

It's okay. Not the best.

Comment submitted: 12/8/2014 (#18136)

By Where's My Fav?

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This has been my favorite cereal for years! To my dismay, the local supermarkets have quit stocking it (Delaware). Have the Cheerios folks stopped making it or is just not available in this area?

Comment submitted: 8/2/2014 (#17447)

By T.B.F.K.

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This has been my favorite cereal every since I first got to eat cereal. I've gone through one box a month for the last 20 years. I hope they never stop making it. I'd be totally lost. Apple Cinnamon Cheerios forever!

Comment submitted: 10/10/2011 (#5459)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy mixii (Team Breakfast Member)

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

OMG!!! Delicious cinnamonyyy and the milk taste great but I cant find it in Egypt! I wish we still have it!!

Comment submitted: 4/3/2011 (#4263)

By JuiceBoxHero

Cereal Rating (out of 5):

This cereal leaves some of the tastiest milk there is when you're done with it. Anybody besides me wish they'd sell cereal-flavored milk in bottles? How great would *THAT* be, eh? Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk, Peanut-Butter-Puff milk... Agghhhhh... Such deliciousness would tear a hole in the space/time continuum.

Comment submitted: 2/4/2011 (#3815)

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