Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal and Cookies Reviews

Published on January 19, 2021
Last modified on July 28, 2021

For these Catalina Crunch cereal reviews we were given a sample.  This post contains affiliate links and we may be compensated if you make a purchase.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Reviewed by Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN

Catalina Crunch

Catalina Crunch brings you low carb, high fiber keto cereal, cookies, and crunch mix developed by a diabetic so that he could enjoy delicious tasting sugar-free products.  They’ve done this by using plant fiber and tapioca flour instead of refined grains and stevia extract and monk fruit instead of granulated sugar or cane syrup.

The first major swap is using fiber-packed plant protein instead of genetically modified wheat in order to help you feel full longer and promote gut health.

The second major swap is using monk fruit and stevia to add a touch of sweetness and help stabilize blood sugars.

By using natural ingredients high in protein and fiber you are not only eating a keto cereal that is low carb, but you will also stay full longer and feel better.  Read on for our full Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal, Cookie, and Crunch Mix reviews.  SHOP NOW >>

What We Like

  • Cereal: Keto, low carb, gluten-free, 0 sugar, high in fiber and plant protein, and all but Honey Graham are vegan
  • Cookies & Crunch Mix: Keto, packed with plant protein and fiber, no artificial anything (WE LOVE THE COOKIES!)
  • Subscription (save 20%) and one-time purchase available
  • Free shipping on all orders

What We Don’t Like

  • Some cereal flavors have an after-taste
  • All crunch mix flavors contain tree nuts
  • More expensive than most cereals, cookies, or crunch mix (read why, because it’s worth paying more for quality!)

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Catalina Crunch Reviews: Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal

Catalina Crunch believes in only using high-quality, all-natural ingredients because what we put into our bodies makes a difference.  They only use non-GMO plant proteins and fibers, which are gluten and grain-free and designed to keep you full longer and promote gut health, and never use artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.  You can actually eat less Catalina Crunch compared to normal cereal and snacks and feel full longer. SHOP NOW >>

Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal Best Flavors:

Dark Chocolate, Maple Waffle, and Cinnamon Toast

How much does Catalina Crunch Keto Cereal cost?

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The price of Catalina Crunch cereal is between $1.25 – $1.40 per bowl when you subscribe and depends on the number of pouches you order.

When you order your Catalina Crunch cereal you receive a 30 day supply for both one-time orders and subscriptions.  You will receive four or six 9oz pouches with each pouch about the same size as a normal cereal box.

  • 8 pouch Variety Pack – One-time order $89; Subscription $69 or $1.25 per bowl
  • 6 pouch Variety Pack – One-time order $69; Subscription $55 or $1.35 per bowl
  • 4 pouch Single Flavor or Variety Pack – One-time order $49; Subscription $39 or $1.40 per bowl
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A Quick Lesson on the Cost of Ingredients

Did you know that Genetically Modified Wheat and Sugar are two of the cheapest ingredients available?

According to Catalina Crunch “wheat costs about $0.35/lb and sugar costs about $0.15/lb.” (Side note – this makes me think about how much I’m overpaying for a pound of sugar in the grocery store!)

Catalina Crunch only uses high-quality, non-GMO ingredients in their cereals which, as a result, are more expensive. For example, the Organic Pea Protein ingredient costs over $6/lb and Monk Fruit (for sweetness) costs about $175/lb.

Catalina Crunch Cereal Reviews: Mint Chocolate, Maple Waffle, and Cinnamon Toast Keto Cereal

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For our first Catalina Crunch keto cereal reviews, we tried 3 of the 8 flavors including the Mint Chocolate, Maple Waffle, and the Cinnamon Toast over the course of a week.  My husband and I tried all 3 flavors both with and without milk.

My husband, who is on a low-carb diet and a mint chocolate lover, preferred the Maple Waffle and Cinnamon Toast flavors to the Mint Chocolate.  This was a total surprise!  He said the Mint Chocolate had a dark chocolate flavor that made it taste “dry”.  I didn’t get that and liked the deep dark chocolatey taste. SHOP NOW >>

He also liked that each serving was 2 Weight Watchers points (without milk) so he could snack on these during the day or after dinner when he wanted something sweet and not go over his daily points.  His favorite, the Cinnamon Toast, had a sugar-like coating on it that he liked and compared it to Cinnamon Toast Crunch (but without the sugar).

I preferred the Maple Waffle because I love that flavor profile (who doesn’t?).  If they could throw in bacon that would be next-level amazing!  I enjoyed the crunch and did feel full after eating only a small portion.

The other two flavors were fine, but the Mint Chocolate left a weird after-taste in my mouth that I think is from the monk fruit sweetener.  The other two left less of an after-taste for me and my husband didn’t seem to get an after-taste with any of them. SHOP NOW >>

Catalina Crunch Cereal Reviews: Honey Graham, Dark Chocolate, and Fruity Keto Cereal
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For our second Catalina Crunch keto cereal reviews, we tried the Honey Graham, Dark Chocolate, and Fruity flavors.  My favorite flavor of this group was Dark Chocolate.  This flavor was more complex than I expected from a bowl of cereal and had a wonderful deep, dark chocolate taste with no aftertaste.

My husband and I were split on the Honey Graham.  He found this flavor tasty with a nice graham cracker flavor, but I thought it had a weird aftertaste.  I do tend to be more sensitive to both Stevia and monk fruit, though.

Last we tried the Fruity.  This was an interesting one, reminiscent of the fruit loop cereal we grew up eating, but slightly different.  I liked it better with milk than plain.  It was my second favorite of this group.  My husband thought this one was just ok, but he doesn’t really like the fruity flavor in cereal.  SHOP NOW >>

Catalina Crunch Reviews: Keto Cookies

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For our next Catalina Crunch reviews, we purchased the Keto Cookie Variety Pack.  This sandwich cookie pack includes 1 box of Chocolate Vanilla, Mint Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Vanilla Creme.

Catalina Crunch cookies are made with a blend of non-GMO pea protein and prebiotic fiber from plants and contain nothing artificial (no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors).  Each cookie is not only keto-friendly but also 100% plant-based. SHOP NOW >>

How much are Catalina Crunch keto sandwich cookies?

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Each box of Catalina Crunch keto cookies contains 16 cookies and the total cost for the variety pack as a one-time purchase is $49 or you can subscribe & save 20% and pay $39.

This works out to $10-$12.50 per box or $0.60-$0.76 per cookie SHOP NOW >>

Catalina Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Vanilla Keto Cookie: This cookie delivers on its promise of the classic cookies and cream taste you would expect from a chocolate cookie with vanilla filling.  It tastes like an Oreo, but without the gross super sweetness.

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Mint Chocolate Keto Cookie:  These cookies taste just like Thin Mint Girlscout Cookies, but without all of the sugar!  If you love the classic chocolate and mint combination you will love these cookies.

Peanut Butter Keto Cookie:  The first thing you notice when you open the package is the sweet smell of peanut butter.  And the peanut butter flavor shines through in every bite. 

Vanilla Creme Keto Cookie: Another winner!  This vanilla sandwich cookie has a wonderful vanilla flavor that’s not fake at all, with no aftertaste. SHOP NOW >>

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Catalina Crunch Review: Catalina Crunch Mix

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Catalina Crunch Mix, like their cookies and cereal, features protein and fiber with nothing artificial in their special snack mix.  This mix gives you the crunch and flavor you expect from a snack or party mix, but with better-for-you natural ingredients including chickpea pretzels, Catalina Crunch Cereal, cheese crisps, and tree nuts.

How much is Catalina Crunch Mix?

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Each 6 oz bag of Catalina Crunch Mix is between $7.80 – $8, or $1.33 per serving when you subscribe.

You can purchase a Variety Pack featuring all 4 flavors or buy 5 bags of a single flavor with the option to Subscribe and save 20% or make a one-time purchase.

Catalina Crunch Mix

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Catalina Crunch Mix is a keto-friendly snack mix that comes in 4 flavors including Traditional, Creamy Ranch, Cheddar, and Spicy Kick.

We really enjoyed all 4 flavors! I personally loved the Cheddar and found this mix addicting.  The cheese crisps were a nice surprise along with the chickpea pretzels and the wonderful cheesy taste.   My next favorite is the Spicy Kick as it has a bold spicy flavor and more of those cheese crisps.

The Creamy Ranch is my third favorite and we love the ranch taste that comes through in every bite.  I wish that this mix had more ranch flavor, though, as it would be at the top of my list if it did.  This mix doesn’t have any cheese crisps, which I have come to really enjoy.

The Traditional mix tastes like a traditional snack mix with hints of garlic and onion but is lacking in flavor compared to the Cheddar and Spicy Kick.  We were worried that the sweetness and potential aftertaste from the Catalina Crunch cereal would come through in an odd way and they didn’t at all and instead added a nice crunch to the mix.

Catalina Crunch Review: Bottom Line

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Catalina Crunch delivers low carb, high fiber, protein-packed keto cereal, cookies, and crunch mix free from artificial ingredients directly to your door.

If you are looking for a low-carb, keto cereal made with all-natural high-quality ingredients Catalina Crunch Cereal is a tasty option.  The plant protein and fibers keep you full longer and promote gut health, monk fruit and Stevia add sweetness without the sugar, and the “extra crunchy” texture helps you eat less.

We love the unique cereal flavors, like mint chocolate and maple waffle, but will note that some flavors we tried did leave an aftertaste.  We also like the fact that you can buy this cereal in large bags vs individual bags.  Give it a try for yourself!

The Catalina Crunch keto cookies will not disappoint!  All four flavors taste wonderful and will curb those sweet cravings without packing on the sugar.  And best of all, no aftertaste!  We recommend trying the variety pack so that you can try all of the delicious cookie flavors.

The Catalina Crunch Mix tastes great overall.  We love the crunchy texture and all of the nuts throughout each back.  Though, if you have a nut allergy, all of the flavors do contain nuts.

And while we loved the Catalina Crunch keto cookies, some of the cereal flavors and crunch mix flavors, all are expensive compared to other cereal and snacking options.  The price of these items is more in line with a premium protein bar that you would eat for breakfast or a snack.

We would recommend Catalina Crunch keto cereal, cookies, and snack mix to anyone looking to reduce their sugar intake, those on a keto or low carb diet, and those looking for a snack without artificial flavors or sweeteners.   SHOP NOW >>

Enjoy!

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This post has been reviewed and approved by our dietitian Rebecca Housh, MS, RDN, LDN for nutritional accuracy.
rebecca-housh-ms-rdn-ldn-registered-dietitianRebecca 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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