A week after what I had, at the time, deemed an “existential” crisis in my life as a cereal eater, I can report that my initial impressions of French Toast Crunch were subject to too high of expectations. These expectations of initial tasting would have left me feeling disappointed no matter how good the cereal ended up being, and must accordingly be revised. Having now eaten the cereal multiple times as a snack and with milk — and, once more, eaten it without the anticipation of years of wanting — I can post the final, definitive word on French Toast Crunch.
French Toast Crunch is a great cereal. It is, I’m certain, in my Top 10. What I mistook originally for a weak maple syrup flavor is much more apparent and pronounced (although still light in flavor) when you’re not being a cereal narcissist and eating pieces one at a time, and as a snacking cereal I’ve come to find it balances textural components of glaze, pop, and crunch perfectly. I’m ashamed to admit my newfound appreciation for its snacking compatibility nearly led me to finish my entire box without even trying it with milk, although I’m glad I did finally give into the moo of the bovine.
As many of you know, I don’t prefer my cereal with milk, but even I, a longtime hand-to-box-to-face eater, enjoyed the end-milk from French Toast Crunch. That’s not to say French Toast Crunch is a better cereal in milk than eaten straight from the box (I argue it isn’t, as it fails to take on any added richness, and loses a degree of crunch), but rather to report that the beige, maple-syrup tasting end milk left behind by French Toast Crunch far exceeded by usual ability to slurp the remnants of my bowl. Quite honestly, this is the kind of end-milk which would have made me more receptive to dairy in general as a youth, considering boosting French Toast Crunch’s utility as a nutritional powerhouse.
While I still will not rank French Toast Crunch as the greatest cereal ever (I stand by my claim that Waffle Crisp is clearly superior) I do recommend making it a stock-up item should you ever find yourself above the border. And for once, I find myself considerably jealous of Canada.
French Toast Crunch
- Price: N/A
- Ranking: 9/10
- Chances I’d
BuyAcquire Again: 100%
- Chances I’d move to Canada for: +/- 45%