[2-Pack Review] Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds vs. Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes (2018 Cereal Bowl Divisional)

The Matchup: #6 Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds vs. #1 Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes

Tale of the Tape (Quick Nutrition Facts):
Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds
  • Serving size–2/3 cup
  • 230 calories
  • 5 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein
  • 12 grams of sugar

Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes

  • Serving size–3/4 cup
  • 120 calories
  • .5 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein
  • 10 grams of sugar

Snack Cellar’s Keys to the Game, Brought to You By Pedialyte:

  1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds shredded their competition in yesterday’s Wildcard round
  2. Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes earned Snack Cellar a shoutout from friend of the blog, ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell
  3. Lucky the Leprechaun is definitely trolling Tony the Tiger here, and Tony is gonna be pissed–especially because he’s currently high on chocolate dust
Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds (Wildcard Recap)

  • Rich combination of sweet, nutty peanut butter and deep cocoa flavor
  • Proved that shredded wheat cereals can be more than lipstick on a pig
  • Score: 8.5 out of 10
Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes

My theory when I first saw Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes at Walmart was that Lucky the Leprechaun stole the recipe for Frosted Flakes from his longtime rival Tony the Tiger. Now, I’m starting to think Lucky grabbed the wrong card from Tony’s recipe box, because the flakes in Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes aren’t as grrrreat as the ones in Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. They’re very lightly sweet, a far cry from the heavily glazed Kellogg’s variety, and lean more toward corn flakes. I’m guessing General Mills dialed back the flakes’ sweetness to account for the sugary marshmallows, but something seems a bit off here. Fortunately, milk and the plentiful marshmallows up the sweetness of the cereal overall. Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes will likely satisfy a lot of cereal enthusiasts’ wildest dreams, but that underlying corn flake taste keeps this in the 8 range for me.

Score: 8 out of 10

And your winner is: General Mills Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds!

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