Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Peanut Butter Toast Crunch!

If you're like most people, you consider Cinnamon Toast Crunch to be near the top of the Breakfast cereal food chain. It's simply one of the best. Always has been, always will be. Except for that little window of time when they released a reduced sugar version. It was so gross that it prompted a myspace blog entry from me years before food blogging was ever even in my brain. Yes I said myspace. Over the years we've gotten some different versions & limited editions of CTC. But it always seemed like there was one they were forgetting.

At Fatguyfoodblog, it's well documented that we are peanut butter crazy. If a snack or candy doesn't have a peanut butter version, THEY ARE FAILING AT WHAT THEY DO!
Well our pal Wendell the baker finally got off his ass and whipped up a new recipe for his beloved cereal. This time it's loaded with peanut buttery goodness. 
But let's digress a moment and talk about something else. What ever happened to the other two bakers? 
Just three buddies who liked to bake cereal...

A quick Internet search tells me their names could have been Bob & Quello (wtf?) but I also found another quote from General Mills saying they never had names. Interesting. Sounds like a cover-up to me. Seems like ol' Wendell wanted the spotlight, so he made the other two vanish. Not so hard to believe when you realize how crazy looking Wendell got at some points over the years...

Clearly a murderer. 

Ah well. The case is cold. Nothing we can do about it now. So let's talk about cereal! Peanut Butter Toast Crunch is...EXCELLENT. From the moment you tear open the box your nostrils are bombarded by a distinct peanut butter aroma. It will definitely make you raise your eyebrows.

The flakes seem to be slightly crunchier than the usual Cinnamon Toast Crunch Flake, maybe even a step towards a Golden Graham. But then covered in peanut butter, and sprinkled with that signature Cinnamon Sugar. If you're a peanut butter lover, you might want to savor them, eat them right out of the box, one flake at a time. You won't be sorry.

Drown em' in milk! They are faaaaaantastic.
Dump your favorite kind of milk all over them, and eat them right away. They are a peanut butter breakfast explosion. When you're finished, you're left with a strange peanut butter flavored milk, which isn't too bad at all. Don't let them sit too long in the milk though, much like their brother, CTC, these will get weird and soggy. Eventually to the point where the milk strips all flavor from the flakes and they are kinda gross. But let's face it, who leaves their cereal sitting that long on purpose anyway?

I'd say in all, Peanut Butter Toast crunch is everything a peanut butter lover could ever want in a cereal. Go get yourself a few boxes today. Yeah I said a few. I've already gone through two in a week. They won't be around forever!

I give Peanut Butter Toast Crunch an A! 
Review by Rich. 


  1. I'd be more worried about what that other guy is doing with that spoon than crazy-eyed Wendell.

  2. Oh, Wendell. You had to kill Bob & Quello (and clearly the fat Italian guy is Quello), and then you had to muck around with my beloved childhood cereal. Now, I know that gingers like Bob can't be trusted, but the combination of peanut butter and cinnamon sounds disturbingly delicious. Maybe you, like Captain Crunch, can actually make a decent peanut butter cereal. I guess I'll have to cave and try it.

  3. You guys are usally right on the money when trying new items and ranting on how good they are. I usally run out and try and find them and agree most of the time...This time however I disagree w/ your findings, I think the cereal lacked any major flavor. It became inda blah after the first few spoonfuls. I would give it a D for disappointed.

  4. They tested this a couple years back and the original peanut butter toast crunch was much better. I bought three boxes when I first seen it back.

  5. I found this to be gross actually. I live in Alaska, so we just got this and the peanut butter Cheerios at the same time (no idea why they waited a year to market the new Cheerios in Alaska, but whatever), so I bought a box of each. I probably won't eat more than the bowl I have of either. They both use that cheap, fake peanut butter taste. The kind you get in kid's lunches at school or whatever. The stuff that says peanut butter, but really isn't. In the end though, I'd probably eat the Cheerios before I ate the PBTC.

  6. just came across your blog and have to post on this...i agree that these were grosssssss. yes the scent was there, but the color was so odd and fake and then the taste did not overwhelm, not Peanut buttery enough for me....fail. I would rather eat Peanut Butter Captain crunch. Or of course the best of all Peanut Butter cereals is Reeses PB cup cereal, now THAT is heaven!

  7. I gotta call BS on this review. Just had my first bowl and it's garbage. No taste and horrible after-taste. As a PB lover too, I'm shocked you found any satisfaction from the product.

  8. I'm with everyone else on this. The scent was great, and I got very excited, but the taste just fell flat. It wasn't gross...but it just wasn't engaging.