Taste Test: Erewhon Breakfast Cereals

Corn flakes bring me back, way back. To when I was five, when nothing else but corn flakes mixed with just a tad of sugar and sliced bananas would make me excited to wake up every morning with a grin on my face. Just the thought of this delicious breakfast, and I’d hop out of bed and race downstairs for a bowl. It’s the classic breakfast cereal, the original breakfast cereal.  How better to enjoy it than with Erewhon’s Organic, Gluten-Free Corn Flakes?

We were shocked just a few weeks ago by Envirokidz Gorilla Munch, as it only contained only three ingredients (organic corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice and sea salt). But Erewhon has done this delicious cereal one better, as its corn flakes only contain two ingredients – organic milled corn and sea salt. Amazing to think that something like cereal, which I’ve always associated with large factories, processed foods, and an ungodly number of flavorings and sweeteners, could be boiled down to just the absolute basics, and organic basics at that.

But maybe you love the basics, and love fruit, but fresh fruit? That doesn’t quite do it for you. Erewhon’s Strawberry Crisp Cereal takes corn flakes and adds a helping of freeze-dried strawberries. The strawberries add a much sweeter flavor to the flakes, and this cereal probably would better meet the breakfast demands of those under 12 years of age. The strawberries melt in your mouth into what feels and tastes like individual grains of sugar. It doesn’t feel natural, but as a substitute for fresh fruit, it suffices nonetheless.


As someone who stuck to the simple, plain cereals growing up, I never particularly fell victim to the vast array of chocolate cereals (e.g., Count Chocula, Cocoa Puffs), but for those who did (or still do), I suspect Erewhon’s Cocoa Crispy Brown rice might be in your future. Natural, organic, and containing few ingredients, this cereal doesn’t blow you away with the taste of sugar or chocolate. Instead it sticks with its crunchy, grainy texture and its ability to make your milk chocolatey, which is always a plus when mugs are the only suitable cereal bowls available in your office (see below). I wonder if anyone’s tried using these to make Rice Krispies Treats? That sounds like a delicious snack, and I’d love for someone to let us know if they’ve experimented with this.


Erewhon sent us free samples of their products to review.

Have any of you tried Erewhon’s products? What did you think of them? Please comment!

4 thoughts on “Taste Test: Erewhon Breakfast Cereals”

  1. I thought their Cornflakes were just okay, and the rice cereal? Awful. Every box I’ve bought has been stale – even though the best by date is far in the future. I simply don’t find their cereals worth their price (anywhere from $4.50 and up in my area) as they tend to taste like the cardboard box they’ve been packaged in (like so many “healthy” cereals do these days). Give me General Mills GF Chex cereals any day! Tastier and cheaper!

  2. Amanda, that’s awful! Have you tried to call the company? I find most companies like to know about problems like these — and the best part is that they also give out coupons as a make good! I once bought a couple bottles of deer park water whose caps were screwed extra tight for some reason. I called to let them know, they asked me for the lot number, thanked me and sent me a coupons for 2 cases of water.

  3. I have eaten thier Crispy Brown Rice cereal and thier Twice Rice. Some people don’t like the crispy brown rice because it is not sweet at all. It is okay by itself, but definately not my favorite. The Twice Rice is sweetened and is a combination of crispy rice and puffed rice. I would prefere if it were not sweetened and had more crispy rice as I feel the puffed rice overwealms it (but if you loved puffed wheat cereals, this is a great one to use now). So my solution is to combine the two–then it is not so sweet, there is enough of the crispy rice, and I still get the delicous puffed rice. Oh, and the Crispy Brown Rice makes perfect rice crispy treats!

  4. They have a new variety. crispy rice with berries. The berries are dried & plump up when milk is placed in the bowl. These are my favorites. I do love their other crispy rice. Personally, I do not eat chocolate cereal, but it makes great rice crispy treats.

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