Saturday, December 24, 2011

Top 5 Best Breakfast Cereal Companies

We're dealing solely with cold cereal in this list, so it doesn't matter that the company you like makes the best bagels--they live and die by what we pour milk over every morning.  We already went over the best non-sweet cereals and we will go over the best sweet cereals later.  Here are the best companies behind those cereals...

5: Kashi - Kashi was bought by Kellogg, who has retained Kashi as a distinct brand.  This is the easy #5 on the list.  It has a smaller selection than the big boys below, and what selection it does have is limited to "healthy" cereals such as the GoLean series, Heart To Heart (Oat "Os"), the Granola series, and the Kashi 7 Whole Grain Cereals series.  Look, Kashi isn't gross, but it's more expensive and usually less tasty than its competitors.

4: Quaker Oats Company - Quaker is responsible for Life cereal, which is probably the most popular and delicious cereal that hasn't been copied by other companies.  More importantly, Quaker makes Cap'n Crunch which, despite scraping the roof of your mouth to shreds, is among the best sweet cereals ever made (with Crunch Berries--the regular kind is fine, but the Crunch Berries make the meal).  Quaker also brings us Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice, as well as Quisp, which is a cereal that seems to be stuck in the 1950s, but tastes pretty good.

3: Post Foods - Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles are enough to vault Post to number three, but add in Honeycomb cereal, and it's no contest.  Post also brings us Alpha-Bits (which are disappointing because they do not contain the entire alphabet), and Raisin Bran (the best of the raisin brans).

2: Kellogg Company - Kellogg's makes one of the greatest cereals of all time: Rice Krispies (and it's sweeter brother, Cocoa Krispies).  Behind that, Kellogg's has some big names, but none really rise to the same level of greatness as Rice Krispies: Raisin Bran, Corn Pops, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Honey Smacks, and Froot Loops.

1: General Mills - This company's tasty breakfast treats reads like a grocery list of deliciousness: Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Count Chocula, Kix, and Lucky Charms, to name a few.  None of the other companies even come close to the amount of excellent cereals coming out of General Mills.

I never expected this to be so clear--I thought I'd have difficulty choosing between the top 3.  But nope, it was pretty straight-forward.  So there's some information you never needed, never wanted, and will never use.  Yep, that's 2 minutes of life you'll never have back.  Why not make it 5 minutes and add a comment about your favorite cereals (and cereal companies, if you have any) below?


  1. In my opinion Quaker may have deserve a better place in the list....

  2. Ok, first of all, if you didn't know Cheerios were made by General Mills, then you must have been living under a rock (and I can't stand Cheerios BTW.)  But you left out the fact that Kelloggs also makes Special K!  I love all of the new line Special K cereals...just finished a box of cinnimon pecan, YUM!  Also, this list seems to be primarily about cold cereals, but you're going to mention Quaker without mentoning Quaker Oatmeal?  Slacker! :P

  3. Whoa, Miss Lippy, hold on...  Cold cereal, so no Quaker Otameal; of course General mills makes Cheerios (and I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that not liking Cheerios makes you a communist); and Special K is gross--you're just wrong @7dec9f3cb15d64774c5e6f9f1cab8c71! ;)

  4. woooaahhh!! Cheerios. who dosen't like Cheerrios you are missing out and thats sad

  5. Read #1--the list starts with Cheerios! Also, this:

  6. In my opinion, I wouldn't eat any of these. They're all filled with GMO's.

  7. GMOs? Genetically Modified Organisms? According to this site (, except for corn, non of these are really at high risk of being GMO. More importantly, what is the problem with GMOs?