10 Cereals That Leave Behind The Tastiest Milk

In loving memory of Oreo O’s, creator of incredibly delectable post-cereal milk. Discontinued but not forgotten.
Publish date:
January 8, 2014
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1. Fruity Pebbles

Personally I’m not a huge Fruity Pebbles fan. They get soggy almost immediately, they stick to the sides of the bowl and make me scrape at them and work entirely too hard for such a tiny flake of delight. That being said, the milk is blueish, which, aesthetically is satisfying. Essentially it’s fruity milk which is satisfying, so despite the cereals flaw it makes the cut here.

2. Cocoa Puffs or Cocoa Pebbles

No surprises here folks, chocolate cereal + milk = chocolate milk. If you’re into that (which, why wouldn’t you be) then look no further.

3. Frosted Flakes (Especially towards the end of the box)

Basically the last 20% of a box of Frosted Flakes is smaller, broken flecks of cereal and 17 handfuls worth of straight sugar. It’s pure glory. The milk almost takes on a glaze-like consistency and combined with the occasional sugary cornflake, it makes itself the best cereal to finish off a box of.

4. Fruit Loops

This is my favorite ever, so in my experiences any leftover milk is typically seen as an opportunity to pour more cereal in the bowl and keep eating. That being said, I’ve had my fair share of post-Fruit Loop milk before and it’s solid, but not elite. However, the end of a box of Fruit Loops is much like Frosted Flakes, offering a lot of sugary milk, only theirs is speckled with colors which is worthy of some style points.

5. Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries

There’s a reason a Cap’n Crunch milkshake once existed at fast food joints and several fro-yo places offer it as a topping. It’s amazing — the cereal itself is magnificent, and it leaves behind a pretty scrumptious milk that makes you miss every last spoonful you just consumed. Eating Cap’n Crunch’s Crunch Berries feels like your tastebuds are attending their favorite band’s concert, and the leftover milk is like meeting its members afterwards.

6. Reese’s Puffs

Peanut butter + chocolate + milk = obviously pretty good so of course you’re going to want to drink it.

7. Honeycomb Cereal

Much like the Honeycomb cereal itself, the taste of the milk can be summed up as preeetty good, but those three e’s in ‘pretty’ are necessary. That’s you stretching out the word because you’re unsure if you should end that statement by saying it’s preeetty good, preeetty disappointing, preeetty okay or preeetty whatever. Still, in comparison to the oat, bran, flake heavy cereals, it’s worthy of a mention here.

8. Honey Nut Cheerios

If there was a taste for the phrase “above average” it would be the milk you’re left with after a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. It’s sweeter than plain milk, but also doesn’t make you feel like you’re at risk to go into diabetic shock.

9. Cookie Crisp

As a kid it was the closest you were going to get to chocolate chip cookies and milk for breakfast. Now that you’re grown and can have the real thing for breakfast, the Cookie Crisp milk’s stock has plummeted, but it’s always enjoyable if you want to taste the nostalgia of childhood restriction.

10. Cinnamon Toast Crunch

EVERY OTHER CEREAL CAN JUST STOP TRYING TO BLESS MILK BECAUSE CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH IS WINNING. If God created one extraordinary, superior cow to rule them all, the heavenly deliciousness that would come from its teats would taste exactly like post-Cinnamon Toast Crunch milk. If you’ve ever had Horchata, it’s very similar that, but the fact that it comes directly after devouring a bowl of some top-notch cereal is just pure ecstasy.

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