The Matchup: #6 Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds (Toucan Sam Conference Champion) vs. #1 Nutter Butter Cereal (Cap’n Crunch Conference Champion)
It’s hard to believe, but the 2018 Cereal Bowl is coming to an end. It seems like just a few days ago that the opening Wildcard round kicked off! (It was just a few days ago.)
That’s right folks, the Cereal Bowl Championship is upon us. Looking at the seeding alone, it might be easy to think that this one’s over before it has even begun. But both cereals received the same score (8.5 out of 10) in the earlier rounds, so the Cereal Bowl is far from decided. Without further ado, let’s break down some Snack Stats and crown the first-ever Cereal Bowl Champion.
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- Taste: Like yesterday’s matchup vs. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, this one is a tough call. Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds are sweeter than Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, but have a similarly more natural peanut butter flavor. The real cocoa is great, too. But even though I’ve repeatedly harped on how sweet Nutter Butter Cereal gets after a few spoonfuls, its accurate cookie flavor is truly irresistible. I’ll take this hyper-sweet cereal that’s made for Saturday morning cartoons every day of the week. Advantage: Nutter Butter Cereal
- Texture: This one is really close too. I love the crunch and creamy coating of Nutter Butter Cereal, but I think the texture of Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds is a bigger achievement. General Mills managed to make shredded wheat that doesn’t feel as much like shredded wheat when you eat it, with a thorough flavor coating and biscuits that don’t seem bone dry. Advantage: Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds
- Milk Factor: Say it with me now: soggy wheat. Advantage: Nutter Butter Cereal
- Intangibles: Peanut Butter Chocolate Blasted Shreds shocked everyone (me, I’m the only person paying attention to this) by making it all the way to the Cereal Bowl Championship as a #6 seed. Nutter Butter Cereal handily defended its #1 seed. Both cereals are new for their respective brands, and should be among the top sellers in the cereal aisle this year. Advantage: TIE