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By Alison Chew
Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN
The Cereal School (aka Schoolyard Snacks)
The Cereal School, aka Schoolyard Snacks, has reinvented the sugary cereals and high-carb snacks we love by replacing the not-so-good stuff with high-quality protein and natural sweeteners. Check out our Schoolyard Snacks keto cheese puff review for details on the cheesy, crunchy, salty bags of snacking goodness! SHOP NOW >>
What We Like
Gluten/Grain/Soy/GMO/Sugar Free, Keto, Low Carb, Low Glycemic Index, 100 Calories per bag, 1 Weight Watcher point(s) per serving. Made in the USA with no artificial sweeteners or colors.
Free shipping on all orders
Great taste! (No aftertaste!)
What We Don’t Like
You have to buy a box of 12 or 24 individual bags per flavor. We would love a variety box!
Can not buy larger bags
Expensive compared to regular cereal (less expensive or the same as a protein bar)
The Cereal School Reviews: Version 3.0
The Cereal School has created a healthy breakfast cereal that you can feel good about eating. And because it is free of gluten, grain, soy, GMO’s, and sugar, with only 100 calories and 1 Weight Watcher point per serving almost anyone, on any diet, can enjoy these bags of crunchy sweetness!
The natural sweeteners used are allulose and monk fruit. Allulose is a low-calorie sweetener found in figs and raisins that tastes like real sugar but doesn’t affect blood sugar levels in the same way. Monk fruit is a natural plant-based sweetener that has zero sugar and no calories. This means no sugar crash (zero glycemic impact) after eating a bowl. Compare this to the average cereal that is packed with 10g of sugar or more and the difference is clear! Shop now >>
The Cereal School Ingredients and Nutrition Facts
There are 5 The Cereal School flavors including Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Cocoa, Fruity, and Cinnamon Bun you are sure to find a flavor, or two, that you can’t live without.
We tried version 3.0 of The Cereal School cereal and were excited to see how the taste compared to version 2.0 (review below) which left an aftertaste. We tasted Cocoa and Peanut Butter. Cocoa was new to us and Peanut Butter we tasted version 2.0 and were hoping for improvements in this latest recipe upgrade. Shop now >>
Best Cereal School Flavors: Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Bun
We loved the new peanut butter taste! It tastes better than the previous version with NO after taste and is still packed with protein with no sugar crash. We highly recommend it. The cocoa was a deep dark chocolate taste that was good, but not amazing. We added some of the chocolate to a bowl of the peanut butter cereal to create the ultimate protein-packed peanut butter cup breakfast. You should absolutely try it!
How much does The Cereal School low-carb cereal cost?
You have the option to buy 12 or 24 bags of each flavor. The cost for 12 bags of keto cereal is $26.99 and $80.97 for 48 bags if you subscribe. This works out to $2.25 and $1.69 per bag. As they say, you get what you pay for! This cereal is packed with better ingredients and more protein than your average cereal and therefore costs more. Free Shipping & 14 Day Satisfaction Guarantee >>
When comparing the cost of The Cereal School healthy breakfast cereal to high-quality protein bars the cost is similar to or less than them at around $1.69-$1.87 per bag. We recommend subscribing to save 10% on every order! You can cancel your subscription at any time.
New to the Schoolyard Snacks site are gift bundles! These bundles give you the opportunity to try both the Schoolyard Snacks keto cereal and keto puffs in many different flavors and at discounted prices. (Read our Schoolyard Snacks cheese puff reviews for our favorite flavors!) We only wish that we could make our own bundle!
The Cereal School, aka Schoolyard Snacks, has reinvented the sugary cereals and high-carb snacks we love by replacing the not-so-good stuff with high-quality protein and natural sweeteners.
We give The Cereal School healthy breakfast cereal version 3.0 two thumbs up. This product would be good for anyone looking to eat better, from kids to teens to adults, those on Weight Watchers or a Keto or gluten-free diet, or anyone looking for a healthy breakfast (or in my case dinner). The new peanut butter flavor is everything you want in a cereal, real peanut butter taste with lots of crunch, without the sugar, and NO AFTER TASTE!
And while The Cereal School cereal is more expensive than your grocery store cereal, if you are looking for a high-protein and keto-friendly snack or breakfast the price is in line with most premium protein bars. We only wish that this cereal came in large family-friendly bags and that we could make our own bundles with cheese puffs and cereal.
Read on for version 2.0 The Cereal School reviews from a dieting dad and a 9-year-old boy.
The Cereal School Reviews: Version 2.0 (OLD VERSION)
For this review, we tasted 3 flavors of cereal from The Cereal School – peanut butter, cookies and cream, and cinnamon bun. We had three members of our family taste them, including a dieting dad and a 9-year-old boy, and give their honest opinions. You can read the full reviews below. In a nutshell, my dieting husband liked the cookies and cream flavor for the taste and the fact that it is only 1 Weight Watchers point per serving. Our son didn’t care for the peanut butter flavor but did enjoy the cinnamon bun. They both wanted to order more to have around the house for breakfast and snacking. Stock up now >>
Eating cereal for dinner may have been ok when I was in college and didn’t want to cook or buy takeout. But I’m now an adult with a family and cereal just won’t cut it. Plus, the effects of the not-so-healthy ingredients, like sugar and things I can’t pronounce, make me feel horrible and immediately regret my meal choice. And then I’m hungry 20 minutes later because I really just ate a bowl of nothing. If only there was a healthy breakfast cereal that I could eat while binge-watching… now there is! The Cereal School! Stock up now >>
The Dieting Dad
I know what you’re thinking, this sounds great and all, but how does it taste? I brought in the big guns to answer this question. First, my husband reviewed The Cereal School cookies and cream flavor. My husband, just for context, is a life-long lover of all things cookies and cream. From cereal to ice cream to Twix bars (yes, there is a cookies and cream Twix bar that came out in the 90’s and is back on shelves!), he can’t get enough of that yummy chocolatey goodness. Another thing to note about my husband is that he has been on Weight Watchers for the past 9 months and has lost 75 lbs (great job, babe!). Because of this, he watches everything he puts into his mouth and runs it through the WW app for final approval. Stock up now >>
Ok back to the taste test. My dog, Daisy, was very excited as you can see. My husband, on the other hand, was a bit skeptical when I told him about The Cereal School cookies and cream healthy breakfast cereal. He, of course, scanned the bag and verified that indeed the cereal is 1 WW point. Now he was more excited to give it a try – with the hope that it will taste amazing and can be added to his rotation of sweet, yet healthy, after-dinner snacks.
The verdict? My husband really enjoyed the cereal and asked if we could “stock up”. He also said that he liked the cookies and cream taste, but obviously, it wasn’t like eating a sugar-laden box of Oreo’s. (You can’t have it all, honey!) This is a huge win for him and for those watching their weight and looking for a healthy breakfast or snack. Stock up now >>
Next up, my 9-year-old son. For this taste test and The Cereal School review, we decided to compare The Cereal School peanut butter cereal with my son’s favorite peanut butter cereal from Whole Foods. The Cereal School peanut butter cereal has no cane sugar, less fat, sodium and sugar, fewer calories and carbs, and a lot more protein. It is the clear winner!
Our son doesn’t eat a lot of super sugary cereals. Instead, we opt for cereals that have less sugar and no artificial ingredients. What did he think?
He didn’t love the peanut butter cereal from The Cereal School more than his go-to because he said it left a “weird” taste in his mouth. He did like the second flavor he tried, cinnamon bun, and would gladly eat this healthy breakfast before school. It’s a win! (And mom-approved) Stock up now >>
This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
Rebecca Housh is a registered dietitian based in Chicago, IL. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from Boston University and a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois in Chicago. Rebecca is passionate about the idea of food as medicine in both preventative and therapeutic care. Her current professional interests lie in food security, food access, and nutrition for chronic disease.
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