Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs Cinnabon

I LOVED Cinnamon Toast Crunch growing up. I haven’t had it in forever (like so many things on this blog) and I know, comparing toast to buns might not be fair,  but I was excited to see Cinnabon cereal and figured it was still a formidable opponent.
I’ve never had Cinnabon cinnamon bun, I feel like they should have them in New England but I rarely get to a mall so I just haven’t been around to try them.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch:

CTC is just like I remembered it, delightfully crisp and light  yet amazingly crunchy.  It has the perfect amount of cinnamon and sugar and kind of a buttery taste.
As an adult, I like that the ingredient list is relatively small for cereal and there;s no partially hydrogenated oil.


These had a much puffier texture yet maybe a little less crunch – though not to say they weren’t satisfyingly crunchy.  It’s just that CTC is so crunchy that it’s crisp like, these were more of a hollow crunch.
That being said, they were airy but still has substantial flavor.  Maybe a little more cinnamony than CTC.  Of course there is PHO (partially hydrogenated oil) but they do also mention it’s a multi-grain cereal- does that cancel out the badness of the PHO?

Wrap up:
I’ll go with Cinnamon Toast Crunch because I love it so much and the absence of PHO but it’s just a great cereal. I will say though that I enjoyed the Cinnabons more than I thought I would but given a choice, I’d stick with CTC.

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8 thoughts on “Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs Cinnabon

  1. Cinnabon cereal has actually been around before, but as a different name. Kids of the 90s might remember it as Kellogg’s Cinnamon Buns cereal, which then rebranded as Mini-Swirlz which also had chocolate fudge and peanut butter flavors.

  2. I really enjoy them both, but CTC is a classic that can’t be beat, and I’m with you on the hydrogenated oils. I also don’t feel they are directly comparable. I recently tried three sisters cinnamon sweets, they’re near exact to CTC.

  3. I’ve never heard of Cinnabon, I’m not a kid of the 90’s(late 90’s, early 00’s). So anyways, today was my over 9000th (srcsm) day in a row of having CTC for breakfast. Note 2 self: Monday I need coffee and toast.

  4. Whatever happened to French Toast Crunch cereal.. the cereal that looked like little slices of yellow french toast?

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