REVIEW: Kashi Cinnamon French Toast

My experience with Kashi cereal goes something like this: I was told I needed to get some more fiber in my diet so I bought a box of GOLEAN Crunch! I had a serving or two, it tasted pretty good, and then I proceeded to have the most intensely loud and continuous gas of my life for the next two hours. I’m not kidding, I farted for HOURS, and I had my roommates try the cereal to make sure I wasn’t insane. Shortly after munching, they proceeded to audibly explode. I tried it again a couple of days later, and sure enough, I erupted just like before, and I decided in that moment to stay the hell away from Kashi…until now. Brand new to the healthy cereal aisle, and impossible for my cinna-dar to ignore is Kashi’s Cinnamon French Toast.

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The cereal is super dense and puffy with a massive satisfying crunch, subtly sweet cinnamon flavor, and absolutely beautiful aroma. The taste is soft but really great with a mellow cornmeal presence rounded out by vanilla and a wonderful maple finish that does well to channel french toast. The more mellow sugary-ness heightens the robust earthy flavor of cinnamon compared to a classic like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which relies more heavily on a sweet buttery flavor. The thicker, denser makeup of the cereal pieces really does remind me of french toast, which is usually a bigger, heartier piece of bread as compared to regular toast.

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The creamy presence of milk works well with the spicy maple-leaning flavor and adds a little extra sweetness for a very well rounded bite. It also helps to emulate the typical custard soak of french toast and adds a touch more authenticity to the concept of the cereal. The bigger, crunchier cereal pieces can also really hold their own in milk. No joke I let them sit for over five minutes and they still had a solid crunch. Once the liquid is absorbed the cereal even has a bit of french toast fluffy squish to it that drives the concept home without losing any of its great cinnamon flair.

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In short, I’m admittedly no expert on Kashi or healthier breakfast cereals, but this stuff is really damn good; essentially a mashup of two of General Mills’ successful toast lines with a much less aggressive sweetness. Wonderful toasty pillows that are everything a bowl of cereal should be – voluminous chomping delight with a bit of good nutrition to boot.

Rating: 9/10

Found at: Target ($3.79)

Quick Nutrition: 3/4 cup – 90 cal – 1.5g fat – 95mg sodium – 23g carb – 5g fiber – 6g sugar – 2g protein

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2 thoughts on “REVIEW: Kashi Cinnamon French Toast

    • great question! I just updated my review with the stats, but they’re definitely one of the cereal’s strengths: 3/4 cup – 90 cal – 1.5g fat – 95mg sodium – 23g carb – 5g fiber – 6g sugar – 2g protein

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