Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WE HAVE A WINNER! Quaker Oatmeal Squares

Two months ago I launched an endeavor to determine the favorite cereal among my followers. Utilizing a bracketed playoff system inspired by college basketball's "March Madness", dozens of cereals were included in online polls. Thank you to all of you who participated in this lengthy process! It has been arduous, but in the end, after hundreds of votes, we finally have a winner!

The 2016 March Cereal Madness winner goes to Quaker Oatmeal Squares!

For full disclosure this is actually my favorite go-to cereal, so it might be easy for others to see that this result was fixed. I did vote in all the polls, but only once each time, so I know that my single vote is not the whole story. Obviously, through a process of elimination there are many, many others out there who also love this cereal.

This was not expected. I really thought the winner would be one of the super popular cereals like Honey Nut Cheerios, or favorites like Lucky Charms, Frosted Flakes, and so on. And, while most of these moved along in the brackets, in the end Corn Pops and Oatmeal Squares made the finals, with the latter winning with a 57.14% decision!

What is so special about Oatmeal Squares? As a fan myself I believe that in addition to the hint of brown sugar taste, texture is a big part of the story. These squares are crunchy, even in milk, and make for a hearty breakfast.

Congratulations to Quaker for having a true winner in Oatmeal Squares. (Interestingly, they had another cereal, Life, that made it to the Final Four!).

If you have never tried this exceptional cereal (or if it's been awhile) be sure to get a box and see what the rave is all about!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

March Cereal Madness - CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND!

This is part of our quest to discover the best cereal, according to you the true fans! Each day a new poll will be taken, leading to an eventual winner. For more information check the original post.

OK, it's actually MAY, but after dozens of head-to-head battles and hundreds of votes, we have finally arrived at our FINAL TWO cereals (and they're not ones most of us would have predicted)! To vote for the champion, check out this poll (you only have until midnight May 9th to vote).


Qualification Round 1 - Honey Nut Cheerios
Qualification Round 2 - Original Special K
Qualification Round 3 - Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries
Qualification Round 4 - Rice Chex
Qualification Round 5 - Mini-Wheats Original
Qualification Round 6 - Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch

Round 1
All Bran vs. Honey Nut Cheerios
Alpha-Bits vs. Apple Jacks
Rice Chex vs. Corn Bran Crunch
Cocoa Puffs vs. Cookie Crisp
Corn Flakes vs. Crispix
Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch vs. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Fiber One vs. Frosted Mini-Wheats Original
Corn Pops vs. French Toast Crunch
Grape Nuts vs. Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries (TIE)
Froot Loops vs. Frosted Flakes
Kix vs. Life
Golden Crisp vs. Golden Grahams
Oatmeal Squares vs. Raisin Bran
Honeycomb vs. Honey Smacks
Rice Krispies vs. Shredded Wheat
Krave vs. Lucky Charms
Special K Original vs. Total
Fruity Pebbles vs. Reese's Puffs
Trix vs. Waffle Crisp

Round 2
Honey Nut Cheerios vs. Rice Chex
Apple Jacks vs. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Crispix vs. Frosted Mini-Wheats Original
Cocoa Puffs vs. Corn Pops
Grape Nuts vs. Life
Frosted Flakes vs. Golden Grahams
Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries vs. Oatmeal Squares
Honey Smacks vs. Lucky Charms
Rice Krispies vs. Special K Original (TIE)
Reese's Puffs vs. Waffle Crisp

Round 3
Frosted Mini-Wheats Original vs. Honey Nut Cheerios
Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs. Corn Pops
Frosted Flakes vs. Lucky Charms
Rice Krispies vs. Wheaties
Oatmeal Squares vs. Special K Original

Round 4
Honey Nut Cheerios vs. Life
Reese's Puffs vs. Corn Pops
Rice Krispies vs. Oatmeal Squares

Round 5
Lucky Charms vs. Corn Pops
Life vs. Oatmeal Squares