Chocolate Cheerios
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Chocolate Cheerios

From General Mills
Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 1/27/2010

I wanted to love Chocolate Cheerios. A quick look at the box and it seems like a no-brainer. Chocolate plus Cheerios... of course... what took them so long? The cereal is even pretty to look at with it's two tone cereal pieces of tan and brown. Someday, I'd like to do my kitchen cabinets in those colors. But you know what WON'T be going in the kitchen cabinets of my future... I'm sad to report... Chocolate Cheerios.

Chocolate Cheerios is short on chocolate. It's strange. The milk left over at the bottom of the bowl is very chocolatey... wonderfully chocolatey. I'd buy it in a bottle. Unfortunately, the gustatory trip to get to the end of a bowl is not a very fun experience.

The whole grain corn and oat flavors of the cereal pieces seem to compete with the chocolate rather than work with it. The loser of the competition is the chocolate. The result is a sweet, burnt, corny oat flavor with a sad touch of chocolate.

If you've ever tried to make chocolate muffins healthier by using whole wheat flour, you'll understand the flavor here. Mixing whole grains and chocolate is tricky business. If the flavor of your flour overpowers your chocolate, your muffins are duds.

This cereal is a dud. In it's current incarnation, this combination of chocolate and Cheerios simply does not work.

Nutritional considerations: Each 3/4 cup serving of Chocolate Cheerios has 100 calories, 1 gram of fat (0 trans and 0 saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 23 grams total carbs, only 1 gram of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugars, and 1 gram of protein.

Chocolate Cheerios

The price we paid: $2.99

 (3 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Chocolate Cheerios?
By Ep2

Product Rating (out of 5):

Wow. I don't know if anyone still reads these posts but it's almost 10 years to the day of the original review/post and I'm trying Chocolate Cheerios for the first time (January 2020). I gotta say... I am underwhelmed. It taste like regular Cheerios (which is not a bad thing) with just a very very slight hint of sugar. Not really a chocolate taste at all. It does 'make' chocolate milk but guess what? It tastes like white milk. Very bland. Not worth the few extra calories. Going back to my favorite of Special K with real chocolate milk added.

Comment submitted: 1/5/2020 (#5805)

By B. Moon

Chocolate Cheerios was disappointing with hardly any chocolate on the oats at all - lame taste.

Comment submitted: 1/8/2018 (#5560)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy James Cameron (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal kicks butt, especially when you're stoned.

Comment submitted: 9/2/2016 (#5430)

By C.J.

Product Rating (out of 5):

It doesn't give you a true chocolate taste, if you are a chocoholic. But if you just like chocolate, are not crazy for it, it's good. Yes, I am a chocoholic so to me it is brown cereal, not chocolate, but it is good just the same. If you want it more chocolatey, sprinkle unsweetened cocoa powder on it. You have to understand that this cereal was made for the general public, not for chocoholics.

Comment submitted: 3/4/2013 (#3637)

By Jason8

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal!

Comment submitted: 6/29/2012 (#3160)

By MD Cereal lover

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal makes me happy. Tasty as heck.

Comment submitted: 6/14/2012 (#3145)

By LoveChocolate

Product Rating (out of 5):

My kids and I loved the Chocolate Cheerios!

Comment submitted: 2/4/2012 (#3004)

By Jen Jen of Cali

Product Rating (out of 5):

One of it's ingredient is 'color added', but it isn't even special of rathe rit is natural coloring, or artificial coloring tells me it must be a harmful artificial coloring, and that is why they didn't print it explicitly on their ingredients list. I am returning my huge box today.

Comment submitted: 11/22/2011 (#2944)

By Hunter-m3

Product Rating (out of 5):

I agree that the flavor was disappointing. Coco Puffs are much better.

Comment submitted: 10/12/2011 (#2909)

By goodday

Product Rating (out of 5):

Awesome cereal!!! Luv it and so do my children.

Comment submitted: 6/21/2011 (#2876)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Lolipop (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love them!

Comment submitted: 3/29/2011 (#2793)

By Chocolate love

Product Rating (out of 5):

Soooooo good! I love these!!!

Comment submitted: 3/29/2011 (#2792)

By cherrypie

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this, my son has it as a dry snack.

Comment submitted: 1/13/2011 (#2667)

By mxking

Product Rating (out of 5):

Mix the chocolate cheerios with honey nut cheerios. It's the best!!!

Comment submitted: 12/22/2010 (#2643)

By lipnicky

Product Rating (out of 5):

Taste just like coco puffs.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2010 (#2578)

By R.S.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal... literally had a bowl a minute ago and thought it was a great combo of flavor.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2010 (#2547)

By pepper

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved it!! and I disagree it is tasty!!

Comment submitted: 9/10/2010 (#2506)

By matt

Product Rating (out of 5):

Haven't tried it in milk yet, but so far this is the best new Cheerios since honey nut. I can taste the chocolate perfectly well and I like that it's not overpoweringly chocolate but rather competes with a honey/syrup taste for the dominant flavor. An excellent mix of flavors, this is going to be my new snack food.

Comment submitted: 8/23/2010 (#2481)

By Shu-shu Fontana

Product Rating (out of 5):

Ssssssso wonderful! This is by far one of my top favourite cereals. I wasn't expecting it to be strong enough to turn the milk chocolatey, but when it did I thought it was delicious. Better than a Yoohoo. And less calories to boot.

Comment submitted: 8/20/2010 (#2475)

By yummm

Product Rating (out of 5):

Soo gooood!!!! I swear these are cocoa puffs.

Comment submitted: 7/14/2010 (#2419)

By Raam

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love it!! As a healthy alternative in the cereal category, it works great and tastes great too! There is no point comparing a cereal to a chocolate bar. Apples and oranges!!!

Comment submitted: 6/16/2010 (#2371)

By Busters

Product Rating (out of 5):

Amen Mr. Breakfast. It's like they sucked all the fun out of chocolate. No thanks!

Comment submitted: 6/4/2010 (#2362)

By gloriah

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love it as a dry snack. Very good!

Comment submitted: 5/15/2010 (#2331)

By yummy

Product Rating (out of 5):

The best ever. Eat them every day.

Comment submitted: 5/1/2010 (#2305)

By shakka

Product Rating (out of 5):

My first time with chocolate cheerios and I love them.

Comment submitted: 4/23/2010 (#2288)

By BreakfastLover

Product Rating (out of 5):

My 7 year old loves them. She has had a bowl for breakfast every day since we tried them. We are on our 3rd box! She doesn't like a lot of "too sweet" cereals,so I think we have found a winner

Comment submitted: 3/25/2010 (#2244)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy spitz123 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Every version of cheerios ever made is better than this one. I just didn't like it. I'll stick with the original and honey nut versions.

Comment submitted: 3/23/2010 (#2236)

By Shan

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love, love, love these. Just the right amount of chocolate taste.

Comment submitted: 3/18/2010 (#2227)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy harlequinn (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think they're tasty! I like that the chocolate flavor isn't overpowering.

Comment submitted: 3/14/2010 (#2222)

By T. G. I. B.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love them!

Comment submitted: 3/11/2010 (#2215)

By yadoe2010

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love them... great job. But I think they would still be great on regular cheerios also... I wish they came in a bigger box!!!! I have to buy two boxes every time. Love them, and I have gotten my sister hooked as well... yum...

Comment submitted: 3/10/2010 (#2214)

By jmac

Product Rating (out of 5):

Yeah it tastes great. It should, its second highest ingredient is sugar.

Comment submitted: 3/9/2010 (#2213)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy dinkyx (Team Breakfast Member)


My only complaint is that "Cheerios" arent really supposed to be corn, at least IMO.

I think they taste just like Cocoa Puffs. I think Mr Breaksfast is out of his mind. THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!

Comment submitted: 3/3/2010 (#2195)

By ford


Comment submitted: 2/24/2010 (#2183)

By Acrobat67

Product Rating (out of 5):

I totally disagree... I love it.

Comment submitted: 2/22/2010 (#2177)

By miausmama

Product Rating (out of 5):

Yummy!!! Quickly becoming a daily ritual!

Comment submitted: 2/21/2010 (#2173)

By dannydumbass

Product Rating (out of 5):

My video featuring chocolate cheerios:

Comment submitted: 2/20/2010 (#2171)

By Yo Boy

Product Rating (out of 5):

You must have gotten a bad batch, this has become a 2-bowl-a-day habit for me! Just the right amount of chocolate, not overpowering like cocoa krispies or cocoa pebbles. The best!

Comment submitted: 2/19/2010 (#2169)

By Heada

Product Rating (out of 5):

Eating as I type and it is good!!!

Comment submitted: 2/17/2010 (#2163)

By citykitty

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved it! Not too sweet but just enough chocolate.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2010 (#2161)

By RD Bill

Product Rating (out of 5):

Cheerios are supposed to be more than just circles. They're supposed to be made from oats! Oats are a lowly fifth place on the ingredient list here! Nothing wrong with corn or wheat, but I buy Cheerios for the oats and I suspect that many others do as well. Kind of the point of all those commercials years ago hyping the, you guessed it, OATS! I guess from now on we have to keep checking the labels on all the Cheerios products, even the original, to make sure General Mills hasn't tried another bait and switch. Worst Cereal Ever.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2010 (#2156)

By Shanda

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think it's way better without the milk.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2010 (#2141)

By 2BNot2B

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think it tastes really good!

Comment submitted: 2/7/2010 (#2135)

By anon

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think they're surprisingly good!

Comment submitted: 2/4/2010 (#2128)

By sugrcooky

Product Rating (out of 5):


Comment submitted: 1/30/2010 (#2122)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy LOVELYME (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is delicious. It's wonderful. I love it.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2010 (#2119)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy cereallover (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I would have to disagree... I thought it was great, especially for Cheerios! I miss the Nesquick cereal and this is almost like it, but it stays crunchy way longer than Nesquick did.

Comment submitted: 1/28/2010 (#2113)

By Me

Product Rating (out of 5):

I liked it.

Comment submitted: 1/27/2010 (#2112)

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