RANKING: Top Protein Cereals of 2024 – Every Brand Reviewed

Cereal is my absolute favorite food on the planet. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, cereal would be it.

The only issue with cereal is that it’s hardly filling. Being mostly all carbs, I could easily polish off an entire box without feeling feel.

This is where protein cereal comes into play.

Protein snacks have popped up everywhere, and it was only a matter of time before protein took over the cereal aisle as well. And because they’re all quite expensive, I tried them all so you don’t have to.

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    Protein Cereal vs Keto Cereal

    Misfits cereal

    Not every protein cereal on the market is keto-friendly, but the two almost always go hand-in-hand.

    As you scroll through my ratings, you’ll find a mix of keto cereal and non-keto cereal. If the label says “protein” on it, or a serving is significantly higher in protein than standard cereal, I tried to include it here.

    Why is most protein cereal also low-carb?

    High-protein, low-carb diets are very popular right now. The keto diet has specifically gained a ton of traction over the past few years, so brands are accommodating those diets.

    But even if you’re not concerned about carbs, by keeping the carbs in check, the cereal is seen as “macro friendly” in the fitness community, which is a major selling point. Macro-friendly is just a fancy way of saying that the nutrition is favorable (it means the macros- protein, fat, and carbs – are appealing).

    While not everybody eats low-carb, making the cereal both high-protein AND low-carb appeals to the masses.

    But, with that being said, we won’t be exclusively looking at keto options- I love carbs, so I won’t be shying away from higher-carb cereal.

    Protein Cereal vs Regular Cereal: Adjust Your Expectations

    Fairlife core power cereal

    As part of my “research” for putting this post together, I naturally took to the internet to see what other people thought of these protein cereals.

    If you do the same, you’re going to find that the reviews are constantly contradicting each other, so allow me to clarify things for you a bit:

    1. Protein cereal is NOT the same as your favorite childhood cereal. As much as I love high-protein recipes, they can never compare to the real thing. If you try a protein cereal expecting it to be Cinnamon Toast Crunch, you’re going to be disappointed.
    2. Protein cereal is expensive. In most cases, you cannot compare protein or keto cereal to regular cereal, because it will be about 3x the price. Look at these cereals as treats, not as pantry staples.
    3. Texture and mouth-feel are going to be different. If you’re going with a keto cereal, the texture is going to be different than regular cereal. While it will still be crunchy, it may be unusually airy, sticky, or stale depending on the main ingredients used.
    4. Everybody has different tastebuds. Just think about regular breakfast cereal: my favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but you may not care for it very much. We all have different tastes!
    5. Keto dieters have different expectations. If you aren’t keto, you’re probably not going to love keto cereal. But if you’ve been eating keto for years, you may love a keto cereal option because you’ve become used to that lifestyle.

    In short: adjust your expectations. These are NOT as good as your favorite childhood cereal, so if you’re going to give any of these a try, be sure to have an open mind.

    It’s also worth noting that I will update these rankings as I try more flavors of cereals. For example, I didn’t love the Premier Protein Cereal when I tried chocolate, but once I tried the strawberry version, it quickly moved its way up the rankings.

    My Official Protein Cereal Ranking

    It’s time to get into it. Remember, these are my rankings of every protein cereal I have tried.

    Tastes vary greatly, so you may very well feel differently than I do! And since there are so many factors at play, such as taste, nutrition facts, price, texture, etc, you may place more importance on other factors than I do.

    I did my best to break down every single cereal I’ve tried, along with the pros and cons of each. Scroll down to find a detailed breakdown of each protein cereal, but here’s my official running list (that I will continue to update as I try more protein cereal):

    22. Snack House Cereal

    Snack house keto cereal

    Nutrition: 2/3 Cup = 115 Calories, 5g Fat, 8g Carbs (1g Net Carbs), 15g Protein

    Flavored Tried: Fruity Rubbles, Chocolate Puffs, PB Cup, Wild Berry

    Pros: Good crunch

    Cons: Expensive, small serving size, extremely bitter taste

    Tastes Like: Balls of artificial sweetener.

    Overall Thoughts: the first time I tried Snack House Cereal (the Fruity Rubbles) I could not understand how in the world it was so bad. There was an extreme bitter taste that left these completely inedible.

    Based on that flavor, this cereal is a 0/10. But I was able to get my hands on a few other flavors, and they weren’t quite as bad.

    Many of the flavors had that strong chemical flavor, which slightly subsides in milk, but is very unpleasant.

    The only flavor I found edible was the peanut butter cup cereal. It’s nothing I would be running out to buy again, but it didn’t have that bitter punch that all the other flavors had.

    All that being said, at $15 for 7 small servings, this is by far the most expensive keto/protein cereal I’ve ever purchased.

    21. Eat Your Mouth Off

    Eat your mouth off cereal

    Nutrition: 180 Calories, 9g Fat, 7g Carbs (5g Fiber & 0g Sugar), 22g Protein

    Flavor Tried: Chocolate

    Pros: Great macros

    Cons: Terrible texture, strong artificial flavor, extremely soggy in milk.

    Overall Thoughts: This cereal is Kellogg’s attempt at creating a product that will appeal to Gen Z, but they missed the mark horribly. With a few other high-protein cereal options from Kellogg’s, there is no reason to opt for this one.

    Even with great macros, nothing is redeeming here about the taste.

    Read The Full Review

    20. Wonderworks Keto Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 150 Calories, 6g Fat, 17g Carbs (3g Net Carbs), 15g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Cinnamon & Peanut Butter

    Pros: Great nutrition overall. Cereal stays crunchy even in milk.

    Cons: Has a mouth-feel similar to styrofoam. The flavor almost disappears once added to milk.

    Tastes Like: If you coated packing peanuts in flavored powder.

    Overall Thoughts: This cereal is about as bland as it gets. If you follow a keto diet and are missing your favorite cereals, Wonderworks cereal is not going to tackle those cravings. There are WAY better options out there. The nutrition facts are great, and a serving of this cereal is very similar to a protein bar (minus the carbs), but the flavor just falls short for me.

    Considering this is a General Mills product, and they make great cereal, I was hoping it would taste WAY better. Unfortunately, the combination of a lackluster flavor (especially in milk) and a very unappealing mouthfeel put this one towards the bottom of my list.

    19. Catalina Crunch

    Nutrition: 1/2 Cup = 110 Calories, 6g Fat, 14g Carbs (5g Net Carbs), 11g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Chocolate & Cinnamon Toast

    Pros: Stays crunchy even in milk. A small list of ingredients.

    Cons: Very expensive for a small bag. The flavor is lacking and it comes with a bitter aftertaste.

    Tastes Like: If you combined Cinnamon Toast Crunch with woodchips, but removed about 90% of the cinnamon sugar flavor.

    Overall Thoughts: I rank this cereal slightly above Wonderworks, but it is still one of my least favorite protein cereals out there. Catalina Crunch has stuck around as one of the more popular keto-friendly options out there, but I do not see the appeal.

    The flavor is lacking, especially for the chocolate variety, and it comes with a bitter aftertaste. The cinnamon toast flavor is very average, and I believe you can do worse, but it is not at all worth the high price tag.

    18. Nature’s Path Organic Keto Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 110 Calories, 2.5g Fat, 20g Carbs (4g Net Carbs), 7g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Cinnamon Toast

    Pros: Generous serving size for only 110 calories

    Cons: Lower in protein compared to other options and not very crunchy

    Tastes Like: Burnt cereal that has gotten soggy in milk… even without milk.

    Overall Thoughts: I wasn’t originally going to try this cereal because it’s pretty low in protein, but I was told that it was incredible. Turns out that it isnot incredible.

    The cereal has a burnt flavor to it, and the cereal itself is somewhat soft. If you’re following a keto diet and need a replacement for cereal, there are way better options out there. Especially considering this one barely tastes like cinnamon, let alone Cinnamon Toast Crunch (as the flavor name implies).

    17. Incredi-Bowl Cereal

    Incredibowl Cereal box

    Nutrition: 1 1/4 Cup = 180 Calories, 9g Fat, 14g Carbs (7g Net Carbs), 15g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Frosted Flakes

    Pros: Favorable nutrition facts, generous serving size, very sweet for low-sugar cereal.

    Cons: Lacks crunch, loses flavor in milk, and Frosted Flakes flavor is nonexistent.

    Tastes Like: Cornflakes mixed with styrofoam and dusted with sugar substitute.

    Overall Thoughts: Unlike most keto-friendly cereals that are TOO crunchy, this Incredi-Bowl cereal is not crunchy at all. Rather, it is quite soft, especially in milk. Texturally, it is similar to the “Eat Your Mouth Off” cereal.

    Flavor-wise, these mostly tasted like vanilla extract and sugar substitute, which is a far cry from Frosted Flakes. Once combined with milk, the flavor completely runs off and the flakes themselves become incredibly bland.

    16. Ratio Foods Keto Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 140 Calories, 7g Fat, 19g Carbs (9g Net Carbs), 10g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Maple Almond Crunch

    Pros: Includes nutty clusters and almonds for decent crunch

    Cons: Cereal squares are bland, high in carbs for a keto-friendly product

    Tastes Like: Maple granola mixed together with stale cereal

    Overall Thoughts: I was surprised to see that each serving of these keto cereal contains 9 grams of net carbs. No, that is not very high, but it’s on the higher side for a keto-friendly option.

    In terms of flavor, I didn’t find this one appalling, but it’s nothing to write home about. I enjoyed the addition of granola clusters in this cereal, but the flakes themselves are extremely bland. A maple flavor comes through, but overall it’s not an extremely enjoyable experience.

    The cereal pieces remind me of Catalina Crunch- if you like that cereal, maybe you’ll enjoy this one more than I did.

    15. 365 Protein & Fiber Crunch

    Nutrition: 3/4 Cup = 220 Calories, 6g Fat, 38g Carbs, 9g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Honey Almond Flax

    Pros: High in fiber (9g per serving), an impressive ingredients list

    Cons: Flavor is very subtle and doesn’t satisfy the sweet tooth as much as other options.

    Tastes Like: Healthy vanilla granola mixed with soy puffs

    Overall Thoughts: This cereal has a very familiar flavor to me, and that’s because it tastes like a spot-on replica of vanilla granola I’ve eaten in the past. This definitely tastes more like healthy granola than cereal, and it is not overly sweet or flavorful.

    For 200+ calories and under 10g of protein, I’d look elsewhere if you need a good source of protein. But if you happen to love vanilla granola, I do think you’ll enjoy this cereal.

    14. Schoolyard Snacks Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Bag = 100 Calories, 4g Fat, 5g Carbs (1g Net Carbs), 15g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Peanut Butter

    Pros: Nutrition is one of the most impressive options out there. Cereal is very crunchy and not sticky like many other protein kinds of cereal.

    Cons: Has a slightly “overbaked” flavor, making it a tad bitter, and needs milk to bring out the sweetness.

    Tastes Like: If you slightly burnt some peanut butter and served it in the form of a crunchy puff.

    Overall Thoughts: If you’ve ever had any protein “puffs” out in the market, this cereal is extremely similar. The cereal is very crunchy, but the flavor is very much average. It was good enough for me to eat, but I wouldn’t be seeking this cereal out.

    Granted, I only tried the peanut butter flavor, so the other flavors may be sweeter and more appealing.

    13. IWON Organics Protein Crunchies

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 120 Calories, 1.5g Fat, 23g Carbs (20g Net Carbs), 5g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Berry & Cinnamon

    Pros: Very minimal ingredients, low sugar, and fully plant-based

    ConsVery low in protein considering these are called “protein crunchies”

    Tastes Like: If you took some Kix, added some subtle flavoring to it, and made it taste slightly Earthy.

    Overall Thoughts: This cereal reminds me of any corn puff cereal you may have had before (like Kix) but with an Earthy undertone due to beans and pea protein being two of the main ingredients.

    That Earthy flavor isn’t overly strong, but it’s a noticeable flavor if you’ve never had a plant-based cereal before. The flavors themselves are pretty subtle, so this cereal is not very sweet overall.

    My main issue with this “protein cereal” is that each serving only contains 5g of protein. Most normal cereal will have a couple of grams of protein in a cup, so it’s not really a big improvement over regular cereal. If this were higher in protein, it would be a much more appealing option.

    12. KIND Protein Cereal

    Nutrition: 3/4 Cup = 230 Calories, 7g Fat, 35g Carbs, 10g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Cinnamon Almond

    Pros: Very crunchy and sweet cereal. Great for someone looking for minimal ingredients.

    Cons: Strong “nutty” flavor with a bit of an aftertaste, and the cinnamon flavor is really lacking.

    Tastes Like: Crunchy flakes coated in sugar but infused with a hint of “healthy food” thanks to almonds being the main ingredient.

    Overall Thoughts: This KIND cereal tastes like a health-food cereal (if that makes sense) and is not one that I would particularly turn to. With 230 calories and 10g of protein, it’s not the greatest source of protein, but I need to slide it into the ranking where it fits. If I were strictly looking for the most protein, this one would be lower on the list.

    Taste-wise, this KIND protein cereal falls short. As far as cinnamon flavor is concerned, it’s very minimal. The almond flavor is significantly more prominent than cinnamon, that’s for sure.

    11. RX Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 1/4 Cup = 270 Calories, 9g Fat, 39g Carbs, 12g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Chocolate Almond

    Pros: Packed with almonds (assuming you like those, of course) and very crunchy.

    Cons: One of the less impressive options there in terms of nutrition, and not suitable for a low-carb or low-sugar diet.

    Tastes Like: Corn flakes mixed with cocoa powder and almond slices.

    Overall Thoughts: Considering the high price and the less-than-impressive nutrition, this would certainly not be my first choice. The cereal tastes OK, but if you browse the shelves at the supermarket, you can find a much better “healthy” chocolate cereal out there.

    I feel the same way about this cereal as I feel about RX Bars- I respect that the ingredients are minimal, but the taste is only average (especially for the macros).

    10. Kashi GO Keto Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 160 Calories, 7g Fat, 18g Carbs (13g Net Carbs), 12g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Cinnamon Vanilla, Dark Cocoa

    Pros: Great option if you’re grain-free and gluten-free with a satisfying crunch

    Cons: Very expensive and has an acquired taste due to the earthiness. Much higher in carbs than other “keto” options.

    Tastes Like: Three Wishes Cereal, Love Grown Cereal, or virtually any other pea-based cereal

    Overall Thoughts: This cereal is an acquired taste if you’ve never had anything that is pea-based (one of the main ingredients is chickpea flour). If you’re looking for a direct replacement for your favorite sugary breakfast cereal, this is not it.

    But if you are grain-free, gluten-free, plant-based, etc. this can be a decent option, just beware of the steep price tag. I happen to enjoy that flavor because I am used to that Earthy flavor, so it fits firmly within my top 10.

    9. Kellogg’s Special K Protein Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 1/3 Cup = 210 Calories, 1g Fat, 44g Carbs (5g Fiber & 9g Sugar), 10g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Original

    Pros: Good crunch, eats like regular cereal.

    Cons: “Plain” flavor, recently lowered protein

    Tastes Like: Plain bran cereal

    Overall Thoughts: Special K was one of the first protein cereals to ever hit shelves, so it has been around for a while. This particular cereal very much reminds me of bran cereal (like raisin bran without the raisins) so I suppose it’s an acquired taste in that sense.

    But unlike other protein cereals, there is no strange aftertaste, earthiness, or bitterness. I’ll admit the cereal is a little bit plain tasting, but considering it doesn’t have those other negative aspects, I don’t mind this one. On its own, it isn’t spectacular, but it’s a good cereal to mix with another option to add some extra protein.

    Update: Kellogg’s recently reformulated this cereal to bring the protein down from 15 grams to 10 grams. I have not tried the updated formula, so I will update my review (if needed) once I try it.

    8. Kashi GO Protein Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 210 Calories, 5g Fat, 37g Carbs, 13g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Original, Peanut Butter Crunch, Cinnamon Crisp

    Pros: Very crunchy, even in milk, and high-fiber, which makes this cereal quite filling.

    Cons: Subtle sweetness and definitely more of a “health-food” cereal, so likely won’t satisfy sweet cereal lovers.

    Tastes Like: A mix of flavored soy & rice “puffs”

    Overall Thoughts: The entire line of Kashi GO cereal is more of a health food cereal than a sweet breakfast cereal. The best way I could describe the flavor is if you took a box of granola and swapped out half of the oats with soy & rice puffs.

    If you’re looking for a high-protein option to replace your favorite breakfast cereal, this likely won’t be the replacement you’re after, but I happen to like the flavor for what it is. Note: your opinions of this cereal will vary based on the flavor you try, and I recommend the Cinnamon Crisp or Peanut Butter Crunch Kashi Cereal to try first as the tastiest options.

    7. Truely Protein Cereal

    Truely protein cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 150 Calories, 7g Fat, 11g Carbs (4g Fiber & 4g Sugar Alcohol), 18g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Peanut Butter, Fruity, Cinnamon, Cocoa

    Pros: Great crunch, satisfying flavors, stays crunchy in milk.

    Cons: A little bit too dry, chalky texture when chewed

    Tastes Like: A poor man’s Magic Spoon cereal

    Overall Thoughts: Truely cereal hails from Canada, yet even when ordering from the US, the price wasn’t any higher than any other protein cereal out there.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this cereal. It certainly passes the smell test, and the flavors are pretty solid across the board. Fruity is the standout, and it reminds me a lot of Magic Spoon’s version.

    The major downside to this cereal is the texture. While it has a great crunch, it breaks down to have a pretty chalky texture once chewed. Luckily it holds up well in milk, so if you can get past that chalky nature, this is a delicious option.

    If the texture improves in the future, I can see this one moving up the list.

    6. Love Grown Power Puffs Cereal

    Power puffs cereal

    Nutrition: 130 Calories, 2g Fat, 22g Carbs (5g Fiber & 6g Sugar), 12g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Cocoa, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon, Mixed Berry

    Pros: Minimal ingredients, great macros, good flavor variety.

    Cons: A bit too crunchy & has a bit of an earthy flavor to it.

    Tastes Like: Three Wishes cereal

    Overall Thoughts: I have always enjoyed Love Grown cereal, which is a chickpea-based cereal, and while this higher-protein version isn’t quite as good as the lower-calorie version, it’s still a great plant-based option.

    In terms of flavor, it reminds me a lot of Three Wishes cereal. It won’t blow you away by any means, but for a plant-based option, it’s quite good. Three Wishes gets a slight edge in terms of taste & texture, but the macros of this cereal are impossible to ignore- 120 calories and 12 grams of protein is awesome.

    Do I recommend this cereal if you are not plant-based? Eh, it depends. If you’ve never had plant-based cereal before, I would advise you to proceed with caution, because it’s an acquired taste.

    If you are plant-based, it’s a no-brainer.

    Full Review Here

    5. Three Wishes Cereal

    Bowl of Three Wishes Cereal

    Nutrition: 3/4 Cup = 130 Calories, 2g Fat, 20g Carbs, 8g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Unsweetened, Cinnamon, Cocoa, Honey

    Pros: Gluten-free, grain-free, AND plant-based with very minimal ingredients. Stays very crunchy in milk.

    Cons: Chickpea-based, so has a bit of an “earthy” flavor that you may not love.

    Tastes Like: Crunchy chickpea cereal with very accurate flavors added.

    Overall Thoughts: The chickpea flour base creates a very distinct flavor, and if you’re not used to that, I can see you questioning my ranking here. But having tried many different plant-based options, this is the best of any I have tried.

    Three Wishes uses delicious natural flavors in their cereal, and I thoroughly enjoyed the cocoa and honey flavors. Milk complements the cereal really well and it actually enhances the sweetness.

    If you need a cereal with minimal ingredients, you won’t find a better option than this. It won’t fool you into thinking you’re eating your favorite childhood cereal, but it is awesome for what it is.

    Full Review Here

    4. Special K High Protein

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 240 Calories, 6g Fat, 29g Carbs (4g Fiber & 9g Sugar), 20g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Chocolate Almond

    Pros: Very high in protein, has the texture of regular cereal, gets a little bit soft (but not soggy) in milk, unlike many other protein cereals

    Cons: Chocolate flavor is a bit subtle overall, higher in calories than other options, a little bit dense

    Tastes Like: A subtle chocolate cereal, but complimented very well by milk

    Overall Thoughts: Since this is a Special K cereal, I can foresee that the majority of people who are going to try this cereal are people who have never tried a protein cereal before. And in those cases, I can see the reviews being negative.

    However, if you’ve tried other protein cereals out there, you’ll find that this cereal eats more like a regular cereal than any other options out there. The flakes themselves resemble normal Special K cereal, although a bit denser and slightly chewy (not enough to be off-putting).

    The chocolate flavor is a bit subtle but very pleasant. And, I love that this cereal starts to soften a bit in milk, which makes this cereal taste 10X better with milk.

    You can tell that this is a protein cereal when you eat it, but it’s a great option, especially with 20 grams of protein per serving.

    Full Review Here

    3. Premier Protein Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 180 Calories, 5g Fat, 14g Carbs (12g Net Carbs), 20g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Chocolate Almond & Mixed Berry Almond

    Pros: One of the higher protein options out there, has accurate flavors, and is very crunchy.

    Cons: The chocolate version got much soggier in milk and had an almost stale texture to it. The flakes themselves (for both flavors) may taste a bit dry compared to regular cereal flakes.

    Tastes Like: A slightly stale version of Special K Red Berries Cereal

    Overall Thoughts: When I first tried Premier Protein Cereal, I had the chocolate almond flavor. While I thought it was decent, I could see the criticism. The chocolate flavor was solid, but it had a pretty stale taste to it and got soggy quickly in milk.

    The Mixed Berry Almond flavor was way better, in my opinion (I guess that’s obvious based on the fact that it’s number 2 on this list). While the flakes are very crunchy, they do still have that very slight stale texture to them if compared 1:1 to regular cereal. However, the freeze-dried fruit and overall flavor of this one take it to the next level. In my opinion, it tastes very similar to Special K Red Berries, albeit with a less satisfying crunch, and it’s the closest replacement to regular cereal that you’ll find when it comes to protein cereal.

    Considering it also has 20g of protein per bowl, this one is worth buying. I prefer to mix a serving of this cereal with a serving of Red Berries cereal (or another cereal you enjoy) for optimal enjoyment and still 20 grams of protein.

    2. Magic Spoon Cereal

    Magic Spoon Cereal Boxes

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 150 Calories, 8g Fat, 15g Carbs (4g Net Carbs), 13g Protein

    Flavors Tried: All of ’em

    Pros: Great flavor. Taste is as close to a “regular” cereal as you’ll find.

    Cons: Expensive. A slightly sticky texture gives this cereal a strange mouth-feel.

    Tastes Like: Depends on the flavor, but a few of them taste like spot-on replicas of your favorite cereal. For example, fruity tastes very similar to Froot Loops.

    Overall Thoughts: I have been buying and reviewing protein cereal for years, and Magic Spoon has consistently stayed atop my list.

    If you want a cereal that can go toe-to-toe with sugary breakfast cereal (but without the sugar), Magic Spoon is it. The major difference is the mouthfeel: Magic Spoon is a little bit sticky, and it will get stuck in your teeth as you eat it. But if you can get past that, the flavors are excellent.

    Some flavors are certainly better than others, but fruity sits firmly atop my list. To me, it tastes just like Froot Loops, just with a different moutheel.

    Since I’ve tried every flavor, check out my Magic Spoon Flavor Ranking.

    PS: Yes, this cereal is very expensive (as are most of the options on this list). Because of this, Magic Spoon isn’t a pantry staple for me, but when I do buy protein cereal, it’s always my go-to.

    1. Ghost Protein Cereal

    Nutrition: 1 Cup = 170 Calories, 7g Fat, 11g Carbs (6g Sugar), 18g Protein

    Flavors Tried: Peanut Butter & Marshmallows

    Pros: Uses actual Lucky Charms marshmallows, light & airy texture, great flavor.

    Cons: The marshmallow flavor feels dry when contrasted with the Lucky Charms marshmallows.

    Tastes Like: Actual peanut butter in cereal form & birthday cake.

    Overall Thoughts: I’ll be totally honest- I didn’t want to love the Ghost protein cereal. I have tried other Ghost products before, and I always find them to be pretty gimmicky.

    But they absolutely nailed this cereal. It may just be the best protein cereal I’ve ever had. Magic spoon is up there as the best in the game, but they also offer a much wider flavor variety, so it’s tough to compare them 1:1.

    The peanut butter flavor is unreal. It tastes like actual peanut butter, and as you chew it, it becomes sticky in your mouth just like real peanut butter. In milk, it’s a phenomenal experience.

    The marshmallow flavor is delicious in its own right, but its not without flaws. You have to love the fact that there are actual Lucky Charms marshmallows in there, but the cereal puffs end up tasting very dry alongside them.

    Still, even if its a little dry, the flavor is delicious. Overall the cereal is pretty sweet, but has no artificial taste like many other options out there. Considering the macros, this is easily one of the best out there and absolutely worth trying.

    Is Protein Cereal Worth It?

    Ghost protein cereal on spoon

    As you can see by this long list, it depends on the cereal.

    While the prices will be all over the map, many of these protein cereals will set you back $10 per box, which is a hefty price to pay.

    Is it worth it?

    To me, they’re worth trying as an occasional treat. None of these options are pantry staples for me due to the high price tag, but if you love cereal and want to work a healthier option into your rotation, some of these are great options.

    Sure, you can turn any cereal into “protein cereal” by using a protein shake as your milk (a popular protein hack in the fitness community) but that just makes your cereal taste like whatever protein shake you use.

    It works in a pinch, and I’ve done it a handful of times, but it’s far from ideal.

    If a protein cereal can give you a high-protein treat without sacrificing flavor, then it’s worth trying. If nothing else, it satisfies my totally curious nature.

    Do you have a favorite from this list? Or is there one I may have left off? Let me know and I’ll do my best to get my hands on it to add to this list!

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