Kellogg’s and Post were not the first cereal manufacturers to make raisin bran. The credit belongs to Skinner who started selling its raisin bran around 1925. They, alone, had the market until 1942 when Kellogg’s and General Foods/Post began to market their own raisin bran cereals.
Skinner sued in the 1940s for the exclusive right to use “Raisin Bran” since they owned the trademark. Unfortunately for Skinner, the judge ruled that the words “raisin bran” were descriptive of the contents of the product and could not be trademarked. This court case opened the door for Kellogg’s, Post, and others to use the words “Raisin Bran” on their boxes.
Today, Kellogg’s and Post now make the most popular raisin bran cereals. Due to their popularity and similarities, people often wonder about the differences between the two.
Here you will find a comparison of Kellogg’s versus Post Raisin Bran to help you determine which one you may enjoy best. If you already have tried both and have an opinion on them, please vote for your favorite in our poll at the end.
Kellogg’s vs Post Raisin Bran
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran is the better cereal with raisins. It has more raisins, a good flake size, and the perfect amount of sweetness
Post had fewer raisins which cut down on its sweetness and flavor. Its larger flake size was not preferred to the much more condensed Kellogg’s flakes.
Overall, Post Raisin Bran is not a bad cereal, it’s just a bit inferior to Kellogg’s version. However, we could see how some people might prefer Post Raisin Bran if they like more of a bran flavor with less sweetness.
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran contains nicely sized bran flakes and a healthy portion of raisins.
Post Raisin Bran features larger flakes and fewer raisins.
Below are the nutrition facts for both raisin bran cereal brands. There are no major differences. However, some people may wish to take note of the higher sodium, carbs, and total sugars in Post Raisin Bran.
|Kellogg’s Raisin Bran||Post Raisin Bran|
|Serving Size||1 Cup (59g)||1-1/4 Cup (61g)|
|Included Added Sugars||9g||9g|
|Vitamin D||0mcg, 0%||2 mcg, 10%|
|Calcium||20mg, 0%||30mg, 2%|
|Iron||1.8mg, 10%||10.8mg, 60%|
|Potassium||280mg, 6%||340mg, 8%|
|Folate||–||360 mcg DFE (215 mcg folic acid), 90%|
The ingredients for these two cereals are shown below. The first four ingredients are the same. However, Post Raisin Bran contains salt, wheat flour, and malted barley flour which are not listed as ingredients in Kellogg’s Raisin Bran. Furthermore, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran contains brown sugar syrup which is not in Post.
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran – Whole Grain Wheat, Raisins, Wheat Bran, Sugar, Brown Sugar Syrup.
Post Raisin Bran – Whole Grain Wheat, Raisins, Wheat Bran, Sugar, Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Salt.
We pulled the prices for each cereal from popular stores in the U.S. The sample size is not huge but we found that you will pay a bit more for Kellogg’s Raisin Bran versus Post Raisin Bran based on the data.
|Store||Kellogg’s Raisin Bran (24 oz. Box)||Post Raisin Bran (25 oz. Box)|
|Smart & Final||not available||$4.99|
|Dave’s Super Duper||$4.45||$5.79|
Poll: Kellogg’s vs Post Raisin Bran
If you tried both kinds of cereals, which one is your favorite? Vote below in our poll for Kellogg’s vs Post Raisin Bran.