Cran-Vanilla Crunch
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Cran-Vanilla Crunch

From Kellogg's
Reviewed by Mr Breakfast on 3/22/2006

There's been so many new cereals introduced recently that you're buddy Mr Breakfast is way behind on writing product reviews. If it's cool with you, I'll just reprint the notes I took while trying the cereal:

  • Great to snack on dry.

  • The "Oat clusters dipped in creamy vanilla yogurt" are great, but picture on the box is deceptive - not as many yogurt nuggets as the image would have you believe.

  • The "cranberries" taste more like strawberry-sugar berries, but that's not a bad thing. The cereal packs a big fruity punch.

  • All the good stuff is toward the bottom of the box when you get it, so shake it up real good.

  • It's pretty sweet. Crunchy... it takes nearly 10 minutes before cereal pieces soggy out.

  • Towards the end of the bowl, the berries start to almost seem like a distraction. I've never said this before but this cereal may have just a little too much fruit.

  • I liked it. I didn't love it, but I bet people inclined to like sweet little flavor-infused dried cranberries will love it.

  • I give it a 5.5, which I will round up to 6.

Price reflects two (14.7 ounce boxes) for $5.00 sale price.

The price we paid: $2.50

 (6 out of 7 Golden Eggs)
Comments About This Product Review
What do you think of Cran-Vanilla Crunch?
Official Member: Team BreakfastBy silkycaramel (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal so much. It replaced most of my meals and I didn't share with anyone. I would buy at least 2 boxes a week because it went so quickly! Please bring it back. If not, can I have the discontinued boxes?!

Comment submitted: 6/9/2015 (#5267)

By sstradley

Product Rating (out of 5):

Bring it back!

Comment submitted: 10/28/2012 (#3393)

By xobrianaxx

Product Rating (out of 5):

This was the best cereal in the world!!! I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for weeks. I BOUGHT 4 BOXES EVERY WEEK. I still complain about how they discontinued it. It gets to me every time. Seriously, the best cereal ever created.

Comment submitted: 5/28/2011 (#2850)

By cora

Product Rating (out of 5):

I want this cereal back!

Comment submitted: 9/5/2010 (#2496)

By AK8423a

Product Rating (out of 5):

People rejoice! (sort of)...

I currently live in Germany, and have become hooked on "Special K Vanilla-Cranberry"; while determining if it's available in the U.S., I came across this site. The Special K version sold in Europe appears to be identical to the "Cran-Vanilla Crunch." So, if you find yourself in Europe, or know anyone who lives here, stock up!!! (without, of course, violating any customs laws...)

Comment submitted: 11/24/2009 (#2016)

By Baglady

Product Rating (out of 5):

What do we have to do to get Cran Vanilla Crunch back??

Comment submitted: 10/1/2009 (#1948)

By 007jai

Product Rating (out of 5):

Although Raisin Bran Extra is the same in concept as CranVanilla Crunch, it "just 'ain't it." I hope they bring back the original formula....

Comment submitted: 9/13/2009 (#1911)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy jaidensdad (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

It's the greatest thing since the car was invented now I cant find it anywhere if you can find it tell me where and how and do you have any coupons.

Comment submitted: 9/2/2009 (#1893)

By Sad in Virginia

Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved the Cran-Vanilla Crunch cereal bars! If they came back I'd buy them in a heartbeat.

Comment submitted: 5/25/2009 (#1675)


Product Rating (out of 5):

I ate this cereal and I had a (happy feeling) it was better than (whoopie) - other than with my fiance.

Comment submitted: 3/20/2009 (#1545)

By Shanimal

Product Rating (out of 5):

I too was a fan of Cran Vanilla Crunch. Total does have a new one out called Cranberry Crunch or something like that. It is tasty, but the crunches are not coated in Vanilla and the flakes are different because they are the Total style of flakes. But, it is the closest I have found and it is good too.

Comment submitted: 3/4/2009 (#1508)

By MVP928

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal was great! I am trying desperately to find it - have looked everywhere. If Kellogg's dumped it - they're fools! This was one of their best cereals!

Comment submitted: 1/29/2009 (#1423)

By best cereal

Product Rating (out of 5):

This sucks! they never should have taken this cereal away, I know it was an awesome seller because every store would sell out of it. I wonder if they found some harmful effects to it and had to pull it. I would still eat it though. haha

Comment submitted: 11/22/2008 (#1307)

By squeegie

Product Rating (out of 5):

I think everyone here feels the way I do.... I WANT THIS CEREAL BACK!!!!

Comment submitted: 8/30/2008 (#1186)

By heartbroken

Product Rating (out of 5):

A part of my world was shattered by the disappearing of this cereal!!!! That's for ruining breakfast Kelloggs.

Comment submitted: 7/19/2008 (#1103)

By sadness

Product Rating (out of 5):

Ya'll Ruined my life when ya'll took this away from Me :(

Comment submitted: 6/28/2008 (#1073)

By Daphne Robinson

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is phenomonal!!!!! Absolutely is heavenly. This is the ONLY cereal that I eat(ate). This is best cereal ever. Kellogg's needs to bring this cereal back.

Comment submitted: 5/2/2008 (#997)

By help us

Product Rating (out of 5):

We stand in the cereal isle looking everytime we go hoping to see it only to be disappointed:(

Comment submitted: 1/29/2008 (#854)


Product Rating (out of 5):

My Husband & I absolutely loved this cereal. I would buy 3 boxes at a time & go through it so fast. Please bring it back!!!!!!!!

Comment submitted: 1/17/2008 (#836)

By Debra in MS

Product Rating (out of 5):

Like many others here I searched the internet for Cran-Vanilla Crunch only to find it has been discontinued. I agree there was very little (if any) advertising of this Crunch flavor. I happened upon it in a Big Lots and liked it so much I went back to buy two more boxes. But sadly, the next trip it was all gone. Only commercial I've seen is for Raisin Bran Crunch, and sorry Kellogg's, I hate raisins! The cranberry vanilla combination was wonderful. Too bad we can't get it anymore. You should listen to all the people who took time to post comments here!!!

Comment submitted: 11/23/2007 (#765)


Along with the rest of the country, I, too am mourning the loss of my favorite cereal, Cran-Vanilla Crunch. I tend to tire of cereals every 2 weeks or so, but I ate this cereal for months straight until I could no longer find it. I am not an internet person, but I felt I had to express my feelings on this subject. No cereal product out there compares!

Comment submitted: 10/23/2007 (#727)

By lilshorty

Product Rating (out of 5):

GRR! This was the best cereal ever! My whole family loved it.


Comment submitted: 10/15/2007 (#716)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Sad in Tulsa (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I too am sorely disappointed that they discontinued the product. I'm not a big breakfast eater and finally found something I liked!! PLEASE BRING IT BACK. :((( MH, Tulsa OK

Comment submitted: 10/9/2007 (#714)

By Michele

Product Rating (out of 5):

The greatest cereal ever!!! I can't believe Kelloggs discontinued it. I bought every box I could find when I found out it was on its way out. It was a sad day when I ate my last bowl.

Comment submitted: 10/8/2007 (#709)

By Cris

Product Rating (out of 5):

Cran-vanilla crunch was a great cereal. Glad to see I am not the only one who thought so. Had to go back to toast in the morning when it disappeared.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2007 (#705)


Product Rating (out of 5):

Why oh why... what can we do. There's no cereal like this. Can a united front bring it back... Please email Kellogg's and tell them to bring it back.

Comment submitted: 10/1/2007 (#701)

By Tawanda

Product Rating (out of 5):

Why did you discontinue the Cran-Vanilla Crunch? Please bring it back.

Comment submitted: 9/24/2007 (#687)

By cravin it daily

Product Rating (out of 5):

OK. So I havent had a bowl of Cran-Vanilla in about 6 months. I came to the internet to find out how to get it and came across the terrible news. I would pay a premium if Kelloggs re-introduced Cran Vanilla Crunch. What were they thinking. Get your marketing guys together and reintroduce the best cereal even made.

Comment submitted: 9/16/2007 (#674)

By Bring It Back!

Product Rating (out of 5):

Excellent cereal. My favorite of all time. Perfect combination of fruit, yogurt, and crispy flakes. Kellogs got it right with this product and now they discontinued it. There is no other cereal that I want to eat now. Hopefully, they will bring it back in the near future. SR

Comment submitted: 9/2/2007 (#649)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy 007Jai (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

I am wholistically disappointed. I went to the Kellogs Crunch cereals site and a survey came up. I typed in that I came for Cran-Vanilla Crunch. Maybe if we all stick together, it will return. It was the greatest.

Comment submitted: 8/30/2007 (#646)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ULTRAVIOLET (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

For me, this was the very best cereal in the world. I'm extremly disappointed that you've decided to take it off the market. If cost is an option, I don't believe anyone would oppose to pay a little extra for something that's a real need to have. I ask that you please put this product back on the market in it's original form for all of us who agree.

Comment submitted: 8/28/2007 (#641)


Product Rating (out of 5):

Please bring this cereal back!! It is my all time favorite!! I don't think it was well marketed - the stores in my area only ever had 5 boxes at a time and I always bought 3 of them. I'm sick to death of the cereal choices available now since I've tried this cereal - nothing compares! Bring it back!!!!!!!

Comment submitted: 8/20/2007 (#626)

By ctbrown

Product Rating (out of 5):

I'm glad to know I'm not crazy. The cereal was my absolute favorite. I've tried to add cranberries to other cereals. No good! The cereal bars where even better!!!

Comment submitted: 8/15/2007 (#614)

By Zak

Product Rating (out of 5):

It's the best cereal ever. We want it back. I will buy it by the case...

Comment submitted: 8/13/2007 (#604)

By Jen

Product Rating (out of 5):

This was my favorite cereal...I scope out the cereal aisle of every store that I happen to go into with no avail. Finally it dawned on me to google it and what do you know?? No more cereal!! AAAAHHHH!!!!! I am not a big cereal person, but that was the one cereal that I actually liked. Now of course they discontinue it. How could they? Oh, I want it back!!!!

Comment submitted: 8/13/2007 (#602)

By ljp99

Product Rating (out of 5):

Just bought the last 2 boxes at Jacks World outlet store in NYC. Check your local outlet stores for inventory.

Comment submitted: 8/6/2007 (#593)

By crunch

Product Rating (out of 5):

Please Kellogg bring it back......

Comment submitted: 8/4/2007 (#585)

By NappySam

Product Rating (out of 5):

I came across this and hate when fruit gets hard in the milk like raisin bran cereal. Out of all the cereals that are marketed this was my ultimate favorite. What a shame....

Comment submitted: 8/1/2007 (#578)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy tasukisangel (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Awww... (darn) it! My boyfriend loves this cereal. It's his favorite! He doesn't believe that it's off the market... =( I don't want to break the sad news to him. I can't imagine how he would feel to know that he'll never eat his favorite cereal ever again... =(((( and I wanted to get him a box of this from somewhere... I'll be rating for my boyfriend... I really wanted to try this product too!!!

Comment submitted: 7/30/2007 (#574)


Product Rating (out of 5):

This is the response I got from Kellog in regards to this product

Thank you for your comments regarding Kellogg's® Cran-Vanilla Crunch™. Consumer satisfaction is important to us, and your interest in our products is sincerely appreciated.

This product is no longer marketed by our company, since consumer demand simply does not warrant its continued production. At this time, there are no plans to reintroduce this product. However, as an alternate, you might enjoy a similar product called Raisin Bran Crunch®. We are sending you a coupon so that you can try it!

Comment submitted: 7/27/2007 (#567)


Product Rating (out of 5):

I loved this cereal too. Cant believe they discontinued it.

Comment submitted: 7/26/2007 (#564)


Product Rating (out of 5):

WE LOVE THIS CEREAL!!! If you don't love it, then you're probably eating a different cereal than we are! I mean cranberries, vanilla oat clusters, the best taste in the world. We would never give this cereal a 5, only a 6 or higher!

Comment submitted: 7/21/2007 (#551)

By bowchickabowow

Product Rating (out of 5):

I tried it today for the first time ever and I'm in awe of how amazing it is. I never liked fruit in my cereal until today. By the way, I bought mine at a discount grocery store (the date is good till september.)

Comment submitted: 6/20/2007 (#514)

By awaiting return

Product Rating (out of 5):

I never ate dry cereal before I found this. I can't beleive it's gone. Bring it back. It took me forty years to find a good dry cereal. What were you thinking?

Comment submitted: 6/17/2007 (#510)

By patti

Product Rating (out of 5):

Please bring Cran-Vanilla Crunch cereal back. It was my favorite cereal ever! (And I'm 53).

Comment submitted: 6/5/2007 (#500)

By Caring family

Product Rating (out of 5):

Please consider bringing this product back! Is there anyone out there with boxes left to sell?
Taking care of family

Comment submitted: 6/1/2007 (#494)

By Ashvanity

Product Rating (out of 5):

I found this cereal just a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have longingly searched cereal isle after cereal isle to no avail. I decided to look it up on the internet today and I came across this page. Tell me this is some kind of sick joke. Cran-Vanilla Crunch is by far the best tasting cereal I have ever encountered in my life!! And it's been discontinued??!? What's even worse is the Kellogg's website still advertising it as "NEW!!" cereal. It's a horrible tease. :[[


Comment submitted: 5/29/2007 (#492)

By Hopeful

Product Rating (out of 5):

Maybe another brand could start making it. I'm glad I found this site. I thought I was crazy that I just couldn't find it. I thought it was all sold out.

Comment submitted: 5/27/2007 (#486)

By cvcpower

Product Rating (out of 5):

Why Kellogg's, Why? I never loved a cereal before. I can't believe how much I miss the stuff, how many crummy other cereals I have bought hoping they might fill the void, and how sad I am at breakfast now. I even tried to make my own with poor results. Surely those of us who know would pay more for it and make up for the idiots who failed to buy it! Please bring it back.

Comment submitted: 5/25/2007 (#485)

By Why

Product Rating (out of 5):

This is my favorite cereal!!! Why would they discontinue something this great?!

Comment submitted: 5/24/2007 (#483)

By I love cran-van

Product Rating (out of 5):

I tried it/saw it for the first time only about a month ago while I was on the east coast... now that I'm back home in Cali I can't find it anywhere... now I see why.... I'm SO upset... I LOVE this cereal, and I don't even eat cold cereal... I would if I could find this one... but alas.. I've missed the boat

Comment submitted: 5/16/2007 (#470)

By I need this!!

Product Rating (out of 5):

I e-mailed Kellogs to inquire about the Cran-Vanila Cereal since I can't find it anywhere, and they e-mailed me back that they never made a cereal like that. I guess I imagined eating months and months of the cereal. It is my favorite cereal, they have to bring it back. Where can we find some? I think I am addicted.

Comment submitted: 5/1/2007 (#448)

By Bring It Back

Product Rating (out of 5):

I am so glad I decided to search for Kellogg's Cran Vanilla Crunch cereal on the internet and found this site. I had no idea it was being discontinued or I would have bought every box in every store. It was absolutely the best cereal I've ever eaten. My entire family just loved it. I just can't understand why it was discontinued. Hopefully, Kellogg's will discover they made a huge mistake and bring it back.

Comment submitted: 4/30/2007 (#447)

By loveitloveit

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal was the best cereal ever invented. I'm surprised that it was discontinued. I think I actually found out about it after it had been on the shelves for a while because i never saw commercials on it. I wish I would've saw it earlier. I will definitely write Kelloggs and let them know there are many of us who enjoyed it and the cereal should be brought back for another trial run.

Comment submitted: 4/29/2007 (#445)


Product Rating (out of 5):

I was glad to find this site and see that I am not the only one so upset over the discontinued status of my all time favorite cereal. I sent an email to Kelloggs asking them to bring Cran-Vanilla Crunch back. I encourage all of you to do the same and just maybe the will give us back our favorite breakfast.

Comment submitted: 4/28/2007 (#444)

By ramsey

Product Rating (out of 5):

My husband and I love the cereal. I can't find any left anywhere.

Comment submitted: 4/23/2007 (#438)

By Sad Lover

Product Rating (out of 5):

Sadly, I am in the same state as most of you. I fell in love, I mean, I really went head over heels for this cereal (and I'm usually such a raisin bran girl!) only to find out a couple of weeks later that it was being discontinued. I am on my last box, and every bite makes me want to cry, it's so good. Kelloggs, please bring this cereal BACK!!!

Comment submitted: 4/20/2007 (#429)

By boo hoo

Product Rating (out of 5):

I was bummed to see that Cran Vanilla Crunch is discontinued (I just checked out the Kellog's site). I am so bummed. It is... I mean, was.... my favorite cereal of all time. What a drag. I seriously need a life.

Comment submitted: 4/6/2007 (#405)

By Mouth

Product Rating (out of 5):

Wow, I have never tasted cereal like this before. Its like an explosion of flavors in my mouth.

Comment submitted: 3/4/2007 (#317)

By AchooMooMoo

Product Rating (out of 5):

I agree this is my favorite cereal ever! Usually found it hard to find it at a better price (usually over $4 a box) worth it I think, but it would make me hold out til there was a sale... I too havent seen it lately and am starting to panic. Companies always seem to get rid of my favorites. We should all write to Kelloggs and ask them what happened, and DEMAND that they put them back on the shelves.

Comment submitted: 2/12/2007 (#280)


Product Rating (out of 5):

This is my absolute favorite cereal, but I have not seen it in the stores lately. I like this cereal because the cereals with preserved strawberries taste nasty.

Comment submitted: 1/30/2007 (#250)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy orecchio (Team Breakfast Member)

Product Rating (out of 5):

Cran-Vanilla Crunch is the best cereal I've ever eaten! My boyfriend buys me four boxes every time he goes to the grocery store since he knows that I go through a box every day and a half. Unfortunately, though, I have not seen it stocked for the past two weeks. Please let me know if there are plans to discontinue it. I am in love with this cereal, and I completely disagree with the person that said it has too much fruit.

Comment submitted: 1/19/2007 (#232)

By I. Approve

Product Rating (out of 5):

This cereal is very good, but the cereal bars are even better!

Comment submitted: 12/22/2006 (#192)

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