Grape-Nuts Trail Mix Crunch Cereal
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Grape-Nuts Trail Mix Crunch Cereal

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Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 2/7/2006

Original Grape-Nuts is my favorite cereal. I like to let it set in the milk for a minute and get slightly soggy. The texture is unique among cereals - a sort of friendly, crunchy mush. The taste of the original is nutty and wholesome. It's almost like somewhere on a sunny dry field on a mystic farm in the Midwest, you could shake a wonderful Grape-Nuts bush or tree and fill your bowl directly with nuggets from the land.

So, I was very excited to see a new variation of Grape-Nuts: Trail Mix Crunch.

Let's read from the box and we'll both get excited. Ready?

"First, we start with a new nugget. It has a lighter crunch than the regular Grape-Nuts nugget. Then, we add naturally sweet raisins, tasty oat clusters, almonds, fiber sticks, and a touch of honey for just the right amount of sweetness."

Are you excited? You know you are. You love it. Mmmm... crunchy. Sweet... yeah, that's it baby. A touch of honey. Not too hard now. Now... now... give me the fiber stick!

First the negative... the box is deceptive. There are not nearly as many raisins and almond slivers in each spoonful as the box would have you believe. When you take the first bite of the new cereal (with milk), there's a differential in textures that doesn't make immediate sense to your mouth. The raisin is soft (there was one lonely raisin in my first bite). The nuggets are hard. Our mouths are used to raisins with flakes - two textures that are remotely comparable.

Now the positive... as the cereal absorbs more milk, that texture differential dissipates and each spoonful feels more even to the mouth. As for taste, this is a good cereal. The addition of honey gives the new Grape-Nuts more of a "honey graham" flavor. There's no denying the flavor presence of the original cereal (good news to original Grape-Nuts fans), but this is a new taste. When Special K chucks strawberry flavor into their cereal, you get "special K with strawberry flavor", but the addition of new ingredients to Grape-Nuts somehow transforms it into a new entity... a new taste. I could imagine this cereal being sold without the Grape-Nuts association and still being successful... simply as "Trail Mix Crunch Cereal".

One 1/2 cup serving with 1/2 cup of fat-free milk has 220 calories, 0 saturated fats, 0 trans fat, 90% of your daily iron requirement, 0 cholesterol and 5 grams of dietary fiber.

It's a healthy and tasty cereal. I liked it a touch less than the original, but that's a smidgen less than perfection.

Give it a try. You know you want to. You know you want to taste it... just a nibble... mmm... mmmm... that's it baby... sweet enough for you... how about some CRUNCH!... Yeah baby! Crunch it! CRUNCH IT! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The price we paid: $2.99

 (6 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Grape-Nuts Trail Mix Crunch Cereal?
By finker

I love this cereal but I can't figure out how to buy it anymore!

Comment submitted: 11/24/2012 (#3536)

By tam

Product Rating (out of 5):

I totally love this cereal, but I can't find it anymore! Anyone know how I can get some!

Comment submitted: 1/7/2012 (#2965)

By W.I.

Product Rating (out of 5):

Found the Post Cereal: Trail Mix Crunch on-line at Walgreens for only $1.99 a box.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2011 (#2731)

By ryannator

Product Rating (out of 5):

The cranberry/vanilla is addictive and my wife and I jokingly call it our "cereal crack". I am dismayed to find out that it is discontinued. I thought it was just Giant that stopped carrying it... found out you can buy it through Amazon but it's close to $5/box. Guess it's a small price to pay to feed my addiction.

Comment submitted: 12/11/2010 (#2627)

By Jubee

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal as well. I add a touch of splenda, a few more raisins, fat free milk and microwave for 2 minutes... DELICIOUS!

Comment submitted: 10/20/2010 (#2574)

By TrailMxCrnchNut

Product Rating (out of 5):

Found it in a Target in Reading, PA. Maybe it was at a Weis market also. Purchased two boxes just to bring it back to TX.

Prior to Christmas, CVS had it on sale for 2.50 a box. Guess they were trying to get it off their shelves. Why ? It's a great cereal.

Comment submitted: 5/4/2010 (#2310)

By Trail Mix Nut

Product Rating (out of 5):

Where can I find the trail mix? I have not ate any cereal since they took it off the shelf.

Comment submitted: 4/19/2010 (#2284)

By cindy

I too am looking everywhere for the post trail mix crunch cereal... I'm from Alex. City, Alabama and want my cereal back on shelves here... in the meantime, where is the closest supplier for me??? - Cindy Carr

Comment submitted: 4/17/2010 (#2281)

By Check CVS

My mom is addicted to this cereal. The only place around here that still sells it is CVS. Whenever they put it on sale, I buy every box that's on the shelf!

Comment submitted: 2/24/2010 (#2181)

By Need Help

Please let me know how I can find both kinds of Grape Nuts Trail Mix... Raisin Almond and Cranberry Vanilla Almond. Can I order it from somewhere? I called Post and they can't do anything. Thank You.

Comment submitted: 2/8/2010 (#2140)

By Mary Jo

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love Trail Mix Crunch with Raisins & Almonds. I am not a cereal eater,but I have been eating this cereal every morning for the last 3 years. All the stores (even Wal Mart & Target) have discontinued carrying it. I am down to my last 2 boxes. I don't know what I will have for breakfast after they are gone!

Comment submitted: 1/29/2010 (#2118)

By Where-Nuts

Product Rating (out of 5):

My husband LOVES this cereal, but it's difficult to find. How can I find out what stores carry it?

Comment submitted: 8/31/2009 (#1890)

By sbenard

Product Rating (out of 5):

This has become my favorite ceral. Period.

But I haven't been able to find it in the store lately. What gives?

Comment submitted: 6/23/2009 (#1800)

By Satsuki

Product Rating (out of 5):

This tastes like grape nuts to me- only a version that gets soggy in an instant. It was horrid. I thought about giving it away but I know I'd feel guilty. What a waste!

Comment submitted: 4/29/2009 (#1633)

By Cereal4Dinner

Product Rating (out of 5):

Everyone calm down. This cereal, as Mr Breakfast suggested, is now being marketed as simply Post "Trail Mix Crunch" cereal. It has 2 flavors, Cranberry & Vanilla and Raisin Almond. If you go to there is a $2 off coupon and it allows you to print up to two of them. Enjoy!

Comment submitted: 4/14/2009 (#1595)

By Jacqui

Product Rating (out of 5):

I used to buy POST Grape-Nuts Trail Mix Crunch at my Costco store in Toronto and can no longer purchase it. I can't seem to find it anywhere and have called the company that just bought POST to voice my concerns. It seems to be a global issue and not just in Canada. People in the U.S. are also having trouble finding this product. This is the best cereal I have ever tasted and I am on my last bowl. So sad. Please let me know where I can find this product because it is so great.

Toronto, Ontario

Comment submitted: 4/14/2009 (#1594)


I want the old Grape nuts trail mix crunch back -- where has it gone and why?? It was a 6 in my book!!

Comment submitted: 4/9/2009 (#1585)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy annie1 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I have been eating it for three years on my lowfat yougurt. I love it, but I can not find it anywhere! Is it off the market?

Comment submitted: 3/18/2009 (#1541)

By Pamela

Product Rating (out of 5):

Where has this excellent cereal gone??? I can no longer purchase it in my area and just when I had really gotten hooked on it. The largest town to where I live is Paducah, KY so could you give me a clue? Pamela Flores

Comment submitted: 3/16/2009 (#1533)

By Francis

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think everyone who has commented on this review of trail mix crunch has this one craving that makes them go kuh kuh for it, the mushy or soggy texdture that it gives you but yet crunchy when you taste it. I've never tried to taste this grape-nuts trail mix crunch flavor but I did taste the original grape-nuts and the post trail mix crunch (the different brand); anyways, as I tied the two, I found that these two are something that you cannot resist to crave on. The former having its signature grape flavor which really is not made of grapes and that it's a nugget that fills you up with almost a cup serving while the latter having this aromatic scent of almond and honey with the same crunchiness to that of grape-nuts, I can't think and wonder how would this taste like if they are combined? Surely I might crave twice to that!

Comment submitted: 8/23/2008 (#1176)

By CeralNut

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this Cereal, I just cant get enough. Please keep up the good work with the grape nuts and trail mix.

Comment submitted: 8/8/2008 (#1138)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy powatan (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I like this cereal a whole lot. In fact I eat it right out the box without milk. It happens to be high in iron and folic acid which are lacking in the typlical american diet unless we eat alot of RED MEAT and oranges. I was amazed to see that in it more nutritious than raw granola. I recommend that cereal companies ban high fructose corn syrup becauce it is the leading cause of sugar diabetes in America. But I like it this cereal a whole lot. - Hilton

Comment submitted: 6/19/2008 (#1065)

By NShapeFL

Product Rating (out of 5):

Nasty! It was NOTHING like the photo on the front of the box. I could only imagine that this is what gerbil food is like. The worst cereal I had in ages.

Comment submitted: 6/6/2008 (#1048)

By maggie

Where can I buy this product in British Columbia? I bought it once at Costco but cannot find it there now, nor in any other supermarket.

Comment submitted: 5/23/2008 (#1035)

By Cdel

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this stuff. I have been eating every day for a few weeks. I actually wish it didn't have the raisins. To me, they don''t go together. I picked up a maple and pecan version once, but can't find it now. I hope it will come back.

Comment submitted: 5/21/2008 (#1031)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy AnnChristensen (Team Breakfast Member)

As someone who can't eat anything with wheat... cereal is absent from my diet but I laughed out loud at the great commercial featuring that handsome dog taking a tray to his sleeping master Your ad dept deserves caviar or perhaps the superdog. Ann B.

Comment submitted: 4/18/2008 (#968)

By joe

Great commercial with bloodhound.

Comment submitted: 4/18/2008 (#967)

By gigi

Product Rating (out of 5):

LOVE IT!!!! Eating this cereal daily has helped me lose 20 lbs.

Comment submitted: 4/11/2008 (#955)

By unrepentant gal

Product Rating (out of 5):

I don't know what possessed me. I've been looking at the Grape Nuts Trail Mix cereal for the last few months, and I finally figured I'd give it a try. It surely could not be as awful as I remembered Grape Nuts being when I was a kid. (I think the last time I tried it I was 8 or so. I didn't like cheese or mayonnaise then either. Now I would probably eat a cheese and mayo sandwich.)

Ha, the joke is on me! It is just as horrible as ever.

I made a bowl of oatmeal this morning and then sprinkled a handful of the stuff on top and stirred it in. When I took a bite it was the same old taste from before. To me, it tastes like what being in the grain bin smells like dusty wheat chaff with mouse droppings. Yes, exactly like that. Only now it was in my oatmeal!!

Instead of making a new bowl I thought I could choke it down. I mean, there wasn't that much in there, surely the oatmeal would mask the taste. No, it did not. I was finally down to the last 3 bites and I just started thinking, "This is the most vile concoction I have ever eaten." I had to spit it out before I threw up.

Comment submitted: 3/26/2008 (#936)

By Brett

Product Rating (out of 5):

Fell in love with y'alls cereal and your advertisements with KingBilly!! Great choice:)

Comment submitted: 3/8/2008 (#916)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy shorty (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Not much of a cereal guru but through my late teens I've been eating cinnamon toast crunch and slowly moved to special k because of its weight claims. However, I never ENJOYED IT. I'm so excited that i decided to pick up the crinkled coupon for $1 off trail mix crunch off the aisle floor and decided to try it! ITS YUMMY! i love the healthy and hearty combination!! NO MORE SPECIAL K FOR ME!! :)

Comment submitted: 3/3/2008 (#908)

By Mallorie

Product Rating (out of 5):

I tried some after seeing a country band KingBilly do an advertisement on GAC! Cereal is tasty and filling:)

Comment submitted: 3/1/2008 (#904)

By A QueenBilly!

Product Rating (out of 5):

I just saw your ad with KingBilly on the Great American Country channel (GAC). Cool! You BOTH ROCK!!!

Comment submitted: 2/26/2008 (#893)


Product Rating (out of 5):

Try this cereal warmed up in a microwave. I add milk (actually vanilla Silk milk is great with it) and microwave it for about 2 1/2 minutes on power level 7, top it with some cinammon and it's delicious. It has the consistency of oatmeal. Awesome

Comment submitted: 2/9/2008 (#867)

By John

Product Rating (out of 5):

Really good stuff.

Comment submitted: 2/6/2008 (#866)

By dubo

Product Rating (out of 5):

Like it lots better than original grape nuts. The original kind of "grew in my mouth". Never could finish a bowl. Now this one is a different story. Has just enough of the raisins and crunch to make for a very good breakfast.

Comment submitted: 1/9/2008 (#821)

By New Is Good

Product Rating (out of 5):

I like it -- I still get the same old grape-nuts and i love it.

Comment submitted: 12/23/2007 (#803)

By Miss Mary ^j^

Product Rating (out of 5):

Very good! Very filling! A great new concept for cereal lovers. Thank you.

Miss Mary ^j^

Comment submitted: 10/16/2007 (#719)

By jay

Where the (heck) can I buy this cereal in the UK?

Comment submitted: 9/11/2007 (#667)

By Cory B.

Product Rating (out of 5):

My favorite cereal ever! So happy to see I'm not the only one who's crazy about it!

Comment submitted: 8/17/2007 (#621)

By Very Good

Product Rating (out of 5):

Love it!

Comment submitted: 8/7/2007 (#597)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy arcticamy (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is not Grape Nuts. Nothing like Grape Nuts. But it is very good, hearty, and crunchy. YUM!

Comment submitted: 5/28/2007 (#489)

By Cereal Lover/60

Product Rating (out of 5):

Let's get some more of this MORE OFTEN on the shelves please! This cereal just put on the shelf in North Battleford, Saskatchewan in MAY, 2007. What took so long? Have asked every store in this area and NO ONE knows what I'm talking about The grocery managers say it is only American. How come I got some at Canadian Wholesale just once and none since . What a pity! This cereal is fantastic! AND DELICIOUS, Nutricious and good for what ails you! Let's get some more up here in the Battlefords! We're only an hour out of Saskatoon.

Comment submitted: 5/24/2007 (#482)

By Dstnd4gr8ns

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love this cereal not only is it good, but it is actually filling.

Comment submitted: 5/14/2007 (#465)

By Bob

Product Rating (out of 5):

Just incredible.. the honey taste is a perfect blend along with almonds and raisins.. True there isn't as many almonds and raisins we would like, but the content is just enough. The milk soaks right into the granola to give it a tasty effect. A definite buy if you are a granola fan! A must try to anyone out there i really recommend to those cereal eaters as I am a die hard!

Comment submitted: 3/7/2007 (#325)

By tmix nut

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is the best cereal I've ever eaten.

Comment submitted: 3/6/2007 (#321)

By Daisy

Product Rating (out of 5):

OMG I can't stop eating it! I like to microwave it for about 1 min. It makes it almost like a slightly crunchy oatmeal with super bits of sweet (raisins) and crunch (fiber sticks) This cereal is too good to be true! I think I'm addicted.

Comment submitted: 2/27/2007 (#303)

By Dennis H

Product Rating (out of 5):

Best cereal I've ever tried... wish it had more raisins.

Comment submitted: 2/16/2007 (#289)

By Satisfying

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is a really great cereal. Its great on yogurt, with milk, or dry. The only thing is, its kind of sweet for my taste. I wish it was a lot less sugary, but it is very satisfying.

Comment submitted: 2/5/2007 (#261)

By rmcd496

Product Rating (out of 5):

I eat it everyday on top of my yogurt too! I buy it at least 2 boxes at a time. Even my 3 year old loves it on top of her yogurt. My only complaint, wish it had more raisins and almonds.

Comment submitted: 1/29/2007 (#246)

By GrapeNutLove

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love Grape Nuts Trail Mix. I like to sprinkle it over cooked oameal to give my oatmeal a smooth and crunchy texture. #17 is way off the mark!

Comment submitted: 1/23/2007 (#237)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy maiden02 (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I am on weight watchers and I put it in my cup of yogurt and I think it is absolutely great with that special crunch and raisins.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2007 (#230)

By Mel

Product Rating (out of 5):

Am I eating the same cereal you people are? I though it was horrible... the nugget things got soggy and the taste was yuck. I wish I wasnt too stingy to throw it out. Even the dog wouldn't eat it.

Comment submitted: 12/30/2006 (#200)

By cereal junky

Product Rating (out of 5):

We buy 6 boxes of this cereal a week. My husband is addicted to it, and even our toddler loves it! We can't even believe it's good for you. I wonder if they need a spokesperson for this yummy stuff. If so, then my husband is the guy to apply.

Comment submitted: 12/12/2006 (#180)

By Mom

Product Rating (out of 5):

I bought my first box of this cereal about 3 weeks ago, finished it in 2 days, and now I can't find it anywhere in any stores. Anyone know where it is in Ontario Canada?

Comment submitted: 12/12/2006 (#178)

By Chuckie B

Product Rating (out of 5):

Ever since Team Flakes disappeared from the market, I have been looking for a grown-up cereal with great taste. This is it! Original Grape-Nuts are alright, but this is fantastic, although a few more of the extras would be great.

Comment submitted: 11/21/2006 (#133)

By Amazing

Product Rating (out of 5):

It's such a perfect cereal. Its great mixed and it becomes this kind of moosh-and-raisin combination that is AMAZING. It's not sold at many places anymore but I would prefer it over normal grape nuts any day.

Comment submitted: 11/19/2006 (#124)

By Fashionjem

Product Rating (out of 5):

A healthy version of granola! I wonder though if its bad to finish the entire box in two days? This cereal has a perfect crunch factor when eaten with milk or even eaten dry. Although there is not a lot of raisins and nuts, the honey flavor is delicious in itself.

Comment submitted: 11/10/2006 (#115)

By Di

Product Rating (out of 5):

Without a doubt, the best cereal on the market today. Tasty, healthy and just the right amount of crunch.

Comment submitted: 11/1/2006 (#101)

By Pregnant Mama

Product Rating (out of 5):

I really like this cereal - especially as a topping for my yogurt!!! But I also like it out of the bag though the pieces are a little small for munching. I've never been much for eating cereal in a bowl with milk - I hate soggy cereal - and original grape nuts were just TOOO crunchy for me. This stuff is great! LOVE the iron content!

Comment submitted: 10/30/2006 (#97)

By Maggie

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal starts my day out HAPPY! I stock up on it when it's on the shelves (and my local grocery runs out of it frequently, which is a testament to its popularity).

Comment submitted: 10/25/2006 (#86)

By Not So Good

Product Rating (out of 5):

I love regular Grape Nuts. The nuggets in the Trail Mix are very different from regular Grape Nuts and are really terrible. Sorry.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2006 (#82)

By DrB

Product Rating (out of 5):

I found this to be very good, especialy compared to the original, which I always had to add what seemed to be an equal amount of parts sugar to parts cereal. I dont know what #17 is talking about, they certainly still do make original grape nuts.

Comment submitted: 10/21/2006 (#80)

By Andrea D

Product Rating (out of 5):

I Love It!! I have to be honest...when I first bought this cereal, I wasn't all that crazy about it, but it grew on me! I buy it every time i do a big shop...I think it's great!!!

Comment submitted: 10/18/2006 (#75)

By m

Product Rating (out of 5):

We loved the cereal Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch. Sure wish I had tried it before now. Wonderful!!!

Comment submitted: 9/28/2006 (#44)

By Cathy A.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I just finished my first box of grape nuts trail mix and I just wanted to say that It was the best cereal I have ever eaten. I will continue to buy It above everything else. I also like grape nuts. Thanks for a great cereal.

Comment submitted: 2/13/2006 (#23)

By Maureen B.

Product Rating (out of 5):

I was hoping they would still have the old version. I'm amazed you like this. I can't finish the box, which i think is pretty bad for cereal. Do you work for Kraft? Is there any positive feedback out there? I thought I liked maple (or whatever that sugarey flavor is) but now I can't even stand the smell of maple. Sad to think Grape Nuts is gone forever. I really think there is room for both. I have to apologize for being negative. I've never commented on a product before, in the positive or negative, and hate to sound like a whiner. Glad you like it though, Mr. B!

Comment submitted: 8/30/2006 (#17)

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