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StoryDecember 15, 2022

Post Consumer Brands’ 2022 Cereal Year in Review: What’s Been in Our Bowl This Year?

A bowl of cereal with the words 2022 year in review overlaid on top of it

2022 was quite the year for Post® cereal fans! From launching a variety of new and delicious cereals to partnering up with Nike and LeBron James, supporting female explorers on their worldwide expeditions, and so much more, we’ve had a lot in our bowl this year!

We compiled our most memorable highlights from 2022, from how you’ve enjoyed Post cereals this year to our biggest product launches, events and more:

Post’s Top 5 Most Popular Cereals in 2022:

A list of Post's top five most popular cereals in 2022

1. Fruity PEBBLES™ Cereal

 You can never go wrong with the classic fruity flavor of Fruity PEBBLES cereal. This crispy rice cereal has been a family favorite for over 50 years for a reason! It has become a breakfast staple for many families, and also makes a great midday snack and is a secret recipe ingredient for tons of tasty treats.

Use our store locator to find Fruity PEBBLES cereal at your local grocery store.

2. Honey Bunches of Oats® with Almonds Cereal

It doesn’t have to be difficult to become a morning person! Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds cereal brings the fan favorite sweet and crunchy bite of classic Honey Bunches of Oats cereal paired with sliced almonds for an extra satisfying breakfast or snack option. Grab yourself a box of this cereal fan favorite in a store near you.

3. Honey Bunches of Oats® Honey Roasted Cereal

Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted cereal is the original that started it all! Its iconic combination of crunchy oat clusters, crispy flakes and honey makes it a fan favorite every year. Find a box at your local grocery store.

4. Cocoa PEBBLES™ Cereal

Cocoa PEBBLES cereal has been making mornings rock for over 50 years! Another iconic Post® favorite, these cocoa-y, crispy rice pieces make for the perfect ingredient in various tasty dessert recipes. Grab yourself a box using our cereal locator.

5. Malt-O-Meal® Fruity Dyno-Bites® Cereal

Kids and adults love the deliciously fruity flavor of Malt-O-Meal Fruity Dyno-Bites cereal! The best part? Gluten-free cereal lovers can also enjoy this popular treat. If you’re a fruity cereal lover and haven’t picked up a bag yet, use our locator to find this cereal in stores near you.

5 New Cereals and Snacks in the Post Family:

A list of new products and cereals released by Post in 2022

1. Premier Protein® Chocolate Almond Cereal

Calling cereal fans looking for a protein-packed breakfast to help you feel full and conquer your day – this one is for you. Premier Protein Chocolate Almond cereal has the same crunchy flakes you love as Premier Protein Mixed Berry Almond cereal, but this time with a rich chocolatey flavor! Grab this high-protein cereal at a store near you.

2. Waffle Crisp® Cereal (Boxed)

While Waffle Crisp cereal made a comeback in 2021, it came back even stronger in 2022 – now available in boxed packaging! Cereal fans love its nostalgic waffle shape and flavor. Track down a box at your local grocery store using our locator!

3. Magic Fruity PEBBLES™ Cereal (Limited Edition)

While only available for a limited time, colorful Magic Fruity PEBBLES cereal excited several cereal fans in the U.S. throughout spring of 2022! To celebrate National Cereal Day on March 7, this cereal was launched in collaboration with Nike and LeBron James.

4. Marshmallow Cocoa PEBBLES™ Cereal

Cereal fans couldn’t get enough of Marshmallow Fruity PEBBLES™ cereal, so we brought you the Cocoa PEBBLES version! Filled with sweet mini marshmallows, PEBBLES lovers were thrilled about this new variation of their favorite cereal. Find Marshmallow Cocoa PEBBLES cereal on a store shelf near you.

5. Cocoa and Fruity PEBBLES™Shake Ups

PEBBLES cereal lovers don’t only eat cereal for breakfast – they also love to enjoy it as a snack! We mixed PEBBLES boulders, chocolate Honeycomb® cereal and marshmallow bits into a resealable bag for easy on-the-go snacking.

Top 5 Recipes Made with Post Cereal

The top 5 Post cereal recipes in 2022

1. Bran Flakes Muffins

Bran Flakes cereal is a breakfast staple for many households … both in the bowl and in our most popular recipe – Bran Flakes Muffins! Enjoy these easy-to-make muffins as a quick breakfast, snack or late-night bite! View the full recipe.

2. Grape-Nuts® Cereal Hot!

The secret to extra-tasty Grape-Nuts cereal is to enjoy it HOT! It’s the ultimate winter breakfast! Mix the cereal with milk, heat up in the microwave and top with your favorite fruit. It’s that easy! Snag the recipe.

3. Marshmallow Crispy Treats

A cereal recipe favorite this year, this Marshmallow Crispy Treats recipe can be enjoyed with any of your favorite PEBBLES cereal varieties for a fruity or cocoa-y flavor! View the recipe.

4. Grape-Nuts® Cereal Cookies

Looking for a classic cookie recipe that is super easy to make? With just one cup of Grape-Nuts cereal and baking staples you likely already have in your kitchen, you can bake up these delicious cookies in no time! Grab the full recipe.

5. Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

Made with Grape-Nuts cereal and peanut butter, these crunchy peanut butter bars are equally quick, simple, and delicious … the ideal treat for any event or gathering! See the recipe. 

Our Favorite Shared Moments in 2022

1. Malt-O-Meal® Cereal Refreshes Its Bag Design

This past spring, Malt-O-Meal cereal rolled out new, vibrant packaging! Still in the same bag design Malt-O-Meal fans love, we added some extra color and excitement to each flavor and variety of cereal. Get an inside look at the market research that inspired Malt-O-Meal’s new look.

2. Grape-Nuts® Cereal Celebrates 125 Year Anniversary by Supporting Female Explorers

What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Post fan-favorite, Grape-Nuts cereal, than by inspiring female adventurers to explore the most breathtaking views on planet earth? This past spring, we reviewed all GoFundMe campaigns created by women planning to trek Mount Everest, Antarctica, or any other 2022/2023 expeditions and donated more than $100,000 to fuel their journeys! Get to know these inspiring explorers. 

3. PEBBLES™,Nike and LeBron James Collab to Launch Limited Time Cereal and Colorful Kicks 

We had a blast celebrating National Cereal Day on March 7 with one of our most exciting partnerships to date! Fruity PEBBLES cereal teamed up with powerhouse brand Nike and basketball star LeBron James to create colorful PEBBLES cereal-themed kicks inspired by LeBron’s favorite cereal, along with Magic Fruity PEBBLES cereal in the same colors. Learn more about this collab!

4. PEBBLES™ Makes a Comeback in Canada

After a bit of a hiatus, PEBBLES cereal finally made it back to grocery store shelves in Canada! Cereal lovers located in Canada can finally enjoy their favorite childhood cereal once again, with the same crispy rice pieces and fruity or cocoa-y flavor you remember and love.

Without the love and enthusiasm we’ve received from cereal lovers across North America, the exciting memories we made together in 2022 wouldn’t have been nearly as great!

We can’t wait to spend 2023 together. From brand partnerships to innovative cereal and product launches, we have a lot of exciting surprises coming to our bowl early 2022! Make sure to check back on our news page frequently for brand news, product and cereal launches, and other fun updates!

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