If you’re a chocolate lover, you may find yourself craving a sweet and satisfying breakfast that indulges your taste buds. Fortunately, there are plenty of chocolate cereal brands available in the U.S. and beyond that can make your mornings a little sweeter. From classics like Cocoa Puffs and Cocoa Pebbles to newer offerings like Wendy’s Frosty cereal, there are plenty of options which we will cover below! We hope this article helps you find a new chocolate cereal to try and love for many days forward.
Brands of Chocolate Cereal
- Cocoa Pebbles
- Cocoa Puffs
- Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies
- Count Chocula
- Lucky Charms Chocolate
- Chocolate Frosted Flakes
- Chocolate Cheerios
- Chocolate Toast Crunch
- Kellogg's Special K Chocolatey Delight
- Hershey's Kisses Breakfast Cereal
- Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Chocolate
- Chocolate Chex
- Kashi GO Chocolate Crunch
- Annie's Organic Cocoa Bunnies
- Premier Protein Chocolate Almond
- Wendy's Frosty
- Oreo O's
Cocoa Pebbles are the gold-standard of chocolate cereal brands. The brand features the iconic characters of the Flintstones cartoon on their packaging. The Cocoa Pebbles brand along with the now classic Fruity Pebbles were first introduced in the West Coast market in 1969. They quickly gained popularity and strong demand eventually brought product distribution across the nation.
Cocoa Puffs feature the famous wacky cereal mascot known as Sonny, that goes “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs”. To say this bird has an addiction to Cocoa Puffs is certainly an understatement. The video complication below shows how insane Sonny gets when Cocoa Puffs get in his sight. Eyes spinning, body bouncing around the room, and the jitters are only some of the wild behavior shown by the famous cuckoo bird.
Cocoa Puffs was launched in 1956 and is a brand of General Mills. It is essentially a chocolate version of Kix, another General Mills cereal.
Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies
While Rice Krispies are certainly the favorite of the Rice Krispies products, Cocoa Krispies are a solid choice if you prefer chocolate cereals. This cereal was first produced in 1958 and originally had a monkey mascot called Jose. There have been a few mascot changes since including an elephant, Snagglepuss, a caveman, and eventually Snap, Crackle, and Pop in the early 1980s to today.
Count Chocula is a product of the Monster line of cereals by General Mills. The primary Monster cereals include Franken Berry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula. Other Monsters cereals that have been released but are now discontinued are Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute.
Back in 1971 when the cereals first launched, only Franken Berry and Count Chocula were sold. According to General Mills, these cereals were the sole strawberry and chocolate cereals available at stores at the time. The Monster cereal line is a seasonal brand being released only during the Halloween season each year.
Check out the first Count Chocula/Franken Berry commercial below:
Krave features a crispy outside layer with a chocolate filled center. The Krave brand has three flavors: Chocolate (pictured above), Double Chocolate Brownie Batter, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cereal. S’mores used to be a flavor of the brand, but it is no longer listed on the Kellogg’s website.
This Kellogg’s cereal brand was introduced in the United States in 2012. However, it came out much earlier in the United Kingdom in 2010 with six flavors.
Lucky Charms Chocolate
Lucky Charms started in 1964 and is credited for being the first cereal with marshmallows used as an ingredient. The original concept of the cereal came from mixing Cheerios with Circus peanuts marshmallow candy. According to Madison.com, “The story goes that the developer of Lucky Charms, an employee of General Mills, tried shaving some Circus Peanuts into his cereal and loved the effect. A new cereal was born, with the marbits becoming almost legend.”
It wasn’t until 2005 that Chocolate Lucky Charms hit store shelves. The current marshmallows in this cereal are hearts, shooting stars, horseshoes, clovers, blue moons, magical unicorns, rainbows, and red balloons.
Chocolate Frosted Flakes
In 1997, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes had “gone cocoa” with their new Fat Free Cocoa Frosted Flakes. This cereal was discontinued some time in 2000. It wasn’t until 2011 that Frosted Flakes ventured back into chocolate cereal with the release of Chocolate Frosted Flakes. The cereal is made with corn flakes that are covered in chocolate.
It’s tough to beat original Cheerios for a classic and quick breakfast. However, the addition of chocolate to Cheerios kicks the flavor up a notch or two for many taste buds. Chocolate Cheerios came to the market in 2010 and has been one of the favorite chocolate cereal brands since.
The cereal is gluten-free and is made with real cocoa. A one cup (36g) serving size has 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, 28g of carbs, and 11g of sugar.
If you like Chocolate Cheerios, you might also want to try the relatively new Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios that some consumers say taste like Reese Peanut Butter Cups.
Chocolate Toast Crunch
Real cocoa and cinnamon create an enjoyable combination for breakfast or a snack later in the day. Interestingly, this cereal was no longer sold as of 2016, but after requests by many consumers, Chocolate Toast Crunch was brought back around the end of 2018 or early 2019. Fans even went so far as to create a change.org petition to bring back the cereal. We’re glad General Mills listened to consumers!
Kellogg’s Special K Chocolatey Delight
Special K Chocolatey Delight is rice and wheat flakes with 14 grams of whole grain and 11 vitamins. It has pieces of chocolate scattered within the flakes for a bit of pleasure with the nutritious qualities of this cereal.
The good news is that Kellogg’s doesn’t go light on the chocolate pieces. You’re likely to get pieces in almost every bite. While we’re not nutrition experts, we think it’s safe to say that this cereal is likely a better nutritional option compared to a few other dessert-like chocolate cereal brands out there.
Hershey’s Kisses Breakfast Cereal
One of America’s favorite candies is now found as a cereal. Hershey’s Kisses cereal is shaped to look like the candy kisses (sort of). The cereal reportedly tastes similar to Coco Puffs, which might disappoint Hershey’s Kisses lovers who first try this cereal.
This is a cereal that maintains it crunch better than other cereals. It also provides a nice chocolate flavor to the milk for people who like to be rewarded by a chocolate milk bonus at the end of their breakfast.
Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites Chocolate
One of the best parts of Frosted Mini Wheats is their ability to soak up milk. This transforms them from desert dry to a pleasant, sugary milk soaked biscuit. The chocolate flavoring adds a moderate cocoa flavoring without being overly sweet.
To be fair, some people can’t stand how the biscuits soak up milk. If you’re not a fan of Frosted Mini Wheats or similar biscuit type cereals, you might not care for this chocolate cereal.
You won’t be overwhelmed with the chocolate from this Chex cereal. You get about 50 percent of the squares that are chocolate with the other 50 percent being rice Chex squares. That being said, you will still notice the real cocoa flavor of the chocolate squares. The chocolate squares certainly produce the prominent taste of this cereal.
Kashi GO Chocolate Crunch
This cereal features crunchy puffed grain clusters with Fair Trade chocolate. It’s 100 percent whole gains, non-GMO, and vegan. A serving gives you a solid 10 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber that will help keep you full and satisfied.
Annie’s Organic Cocoa Bunnies
There is a lot to like about this Annie’s cereal. Namely, it has no high-fructose corn syrup, zero artificial flavors, and it is certified organic. Cocoa Bunnies is made with oat, corn, and rice. Each bite provides a nice crunch provided the cereal isn’t exposed to the milk for too long.
Premier Protein Chocolate Almond
Premier Protein is largely known for its protein powders and shakes. However, fans of the beverages can now enjoy Premier Protein in cereal form. The manufacturer, Post, makes the cereal in Chocolate Almond and Mixed Berry Almond flavors. Its chocolate cereal contains a healthy portion of protein per serving at 20 grams per one cup. It’s a cereal with almonds and crunchy wheat flakes.
Kellogg’s Wendy’s Frosty cereal is created in partnership between Kellogg’s and the fast-food chain, Wendy’s. The cereal is inspired by Wendy’s famous chocolate Frosty dessert and features crispy, chocolatey cereal pieces that are designed to taste like the creamy, smooth texture of a Frosty.
Post Oreo O’s cereal is a breakfast cereal that was first introduced in the late 1990s but was discontinued in 2007. Due to popular demand, the cereal was brought back in 2017 and has since become a favorite among cereal lovers. The cereal is made with chocolate O-shaped cereal pieces that are infused with the delicious flavor of chocolatey Oreo cookies, making for a satisfying breakfast meal or snack.