Honey Bunches Of Oats w/ Chocolate Clusters
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Honey Bunches Of Oats w/ Chocolate Clusters

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Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 4/8/2008

First the good news...

The chocolate flavor in Honey Bunches Of Oats With Real Chocolate Clusters is very, very similar to that of another Post Cereal most of us know and love... Cocoa Pebbles. This was a pleasant surprise. It was like having a more-adult cereal with a Tablespoon of childhood memories.

There's even a good amount of chocolate milk created in the bowl from the coating on the flakes and clusters.

The clusters in the cereal are ever-present and do provide the occasional crunch, especially when you get a larger cluster.

This cereal is a fairly healthy breakfast option. One 3/4 cup serving has 0 grams trans fat, 0 grams cholesterol and 0 milligrams cholesterol. There's 7 grams of sugar and 25 grams of carbs with 2 grams of dietary fiber.

Now for the bad news...

Certain cereals and chocolate just weren't meant to go together. You'd think that adding sweet cocoa to an existing favorite cereal would be a no-brainer. How could it fail? (See previous reviews of Special K Chocolatey Delight and Chocolate Oat Crunch Life.)

The chocolate in Honey Bunches Of Oats With Real Chocolate Clusters tastes like an addition or an afterthought, rather than an integrated part of the cereal. There's just enough chocolate flavor to obscure what's great about original Honey Bunches Of Oats and not quite enough chocolate flavor to put it in the kid-friendly chocolate category.

Unfortunately, I found the strongest aspect of chocolate to be in the aftertaste. It's been 30 minutes since I've had my last bowl and I still have the taste of bitter chocolate in my mouth.

This is definitely my least favorite in the Honey Bunches Of Oats cereal line. I'd recommend trying their Honey Bunches Of Oats With Vanilla Clusters instead.

While I would personally give this cereal three golden eggs out of seven. I'm going to adjust the rating up to a four. I've found that many breakfast lovers who post their opinions on MrBreakfast.com are a bit more lenient than I am when it comes to chocolate in adult-friendly cereals.

If you have a craving for chocolate in your cereal, I'd say to try this one once. It didn't jive with my sensibilities, but I suspect some people will like it.

The price we paid: $3.49

 (4 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Honey Bunches Of Oats w/ Chocolate Clusters?
By Dee Kay

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal and it was my favorite of all the brands. I hope Post considers bringing it back on the market.

Comment submitted: 12/11/2011 (#2953)

By marley

Product Rating (out of 5):

Why did they discontinue this cereal? It was the best.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2011 (#2751)

By u8mypinkcookies

Product Rating (out of 5):

I like this... sweet & nutty :)

Comment submitted: 4/16/2010 (#2280)

By DooWop11

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loveeeeee this cereal... it's the best cereal in the world. I just had a bowl of it lol!!! Yummy!!!

Comment submitted: 3/1/2010 (#2190)

By Var

Product Rating (out of 5):

Greatest Cereal on earth... too sad that it's getting harder to buy even online.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2010 (#2130)

By Nicolle

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think Honey Bunches of Oats with chocolate... is good! To me, it tastes like those ice cream waffle cones!

Comment submitted: 10/20/2009 (#1968)

By heyyo

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this breakfast and I was upset that they stopped selling it. I wish it would go back up there.

Comment submitted: 8/21/2009 (#1882)

By Cluster Buster

Product Rating (out of 5):

I Love this cereal!! It is the only way to make me eat breakfast I have gone 15 years without eating breakfast and Honey bunches of oats with Chocolate Clusters is the only way I will eat it... Your right everyone does have there own opinion but I was very upset to find that Hy-vee has stopped selling it : (

Comment submitted: 6/28/2009 (#1813)

By p.o.n.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal. I don't know why you all say you don't. Everyone has their own opinion I guess...

Comment submitted: 2/16/2009 (#1469)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy driver8 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Blech. the old way is the best way. I've tried all the variations on the original, and I go back every time.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2008 (#1040)

By angiejo

Product Rating (out of 5):

I thought it would have real chocolate chunks in it but it didn't. I would just stick with regular honey bunches.

Comment submitted: 4/16/2008 (#965)

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