Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Best Without Milk, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes Cereal Is Fun!

The Good: Affordable, Good aroma, Decent nutrients
The Bad: Milk washes away most of the flavor.
The Basics: One of the best cereals to eat dry, right out of the box, Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is fun!

I love my local grocery store. My local grocery store gets in all sorts of new products and tries to entice shoppers with promotions to get consumers to sample. Last week, they had a promotion on Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes, a new cereal that they just began stocking. The Cinnamon Frosted Flakes are a worthy addition to the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes line, though it seems to be one of the most temporary flavors; the flavored glaze washes off the flakes with milk.

Despite that, the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes are pretty wonderful!


Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is the traditional sweetened corn cereal that has a slightly different glaze on the corn flakes. Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is a surprising direction for Kellogg's to take the traditional frosted flakes cereal in and it works very well.

The standard box of Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is 13.6 oz. That represents approximately thirteen servings and I managed to get a full twelve servings out of the box we picked up with very little left over. The actual Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is comprised of basic flakes, nothing more.

Ease Of Preparation

Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is a breakfast cereal, so this is one of the low-impact breakfast options as far as preparation goes! Simply open the box of Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal, pour out 3/4 cup (I’ve taken to using a measuring cup) and add 1/2 cup of milk to it. I have discovered, as part of getting healthy, that one of the biggest challenges one might have with breakfast cereal is actually eating the serving size recommended by the manufacturer. Given that I have been monitoring my intake for the last two years, I am now able to enjoy only 3/4 cup of Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal in a sitting!

For the purposes of my reviews, and my regular consumption, I only use skim milk (fat free) milk when reviewing Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal.


Opening the box, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal emits a powerful cinnamon aroma. The cinnamon scent is cut with something sweet, which might be why the aroma of the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is instantly evocative of a T.J. Cinnamon Bun store (fond childhood memories there!). The scent of the Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is very inviting.

On its own, the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is sweet and dry. The Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is much less generically sweet than traditional Frosted Flakes. The Cinnamon Frosted Flakes manages to alternate effectively on the tongue between sugary and cinnamon flavored, without the corn flakes that are coated in the flavoring truly manifesting their flavor. The sweetness of the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes makes for a fun and flavorful cereal experience without tasting generic or overbearing.

With milk, the cinnamon flavor flows into the milk and the corn flavor of the frosted flakes cereal below begins to manifest in the palate. The overall flavor of the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is sweet and corny, but a bit dryer than the flakes on their own. Most of the flavor of the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes washes off into the milk, leaving a dry, bland, corn flake cereal for any bites that are not immersed in milk.

The Cinnamon Frosted Flakes have a sweet, dry aftertaste that lingers in the mouth for several minutes after the last of it is consumed.


Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is surprisingly nutritious on its own, though it does have vitamins and minerals sprayed on it. Made primarily of milled corn, sugar and malt flavor, there is nothing unpronounceable in Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal. Given that there is a separate listing of vitamins and minerals, I suspect that Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is one of those cereals where the nutrients are then sprayed onto the cereal, making it important to drink the milk with this cereal in order to get all of the nutritional benefits out of it.

A single serving of Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is 29 grams, 3/4 cup. In that serving, there are 110 calories, with no calories coming from fat. This is a fat-free cereal and there is also no cholesterol in the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes. With 150 mg of sodium and no dietary fiber, this is not the best choice for those striving to improve heart health. But, with a gram of protein and 30 mg potassium, the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes has a decent number of vitamin benefits to it. On its own, this cereal has 25% of the RDA seven vitamins and minerals.


Cinnamon Frosted Flakes is a cereal, so as long as it is kept sealed in its box, it ought to remain fresh for quite some time. Obviously, when you are done pouring the cereal from the box, fold down the plastic inner wrap to help maintain the cereal’s freshness. The box we got in last week had an expiration date of February 13, 2018, so this seems like a good cereal to stock up on!

Cleaning up after Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is simple as well. Simply brush away crumbs left by it and you are done! It is that simple! This is a cereal that discolors the milk added to it, though, so if the milk gets on your clothing consult a fabric guide to clean it out.


Cinnamon Frosted Flakes cereal is a flavorful cereal to eat dry, even if the usual way one would consume it is with milk. Despite that, Kellogg's got a whole lot right with the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes!

For other Kellogg’s cereals, please be sure to check out my reviews of:
Jif PB&J Strawberry Cereal
Cinnamon Jacks
Kellogg's Krave Double Chocolate


For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing of all the food reviews I have written!

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