Could Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookie Dough start a new cereal cookie trend

Ready to Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies, photo provided by General Mills,
Ready to Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies, photo provided by General Mills, /

As Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookie Dough hits store shelves, many people will be running to the refrigerated aisle to grab several packages. Given that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of the most popular cereal flavors on the shelf, this new cookie gives fans a tasty way to enjoy that “Cinnadust” flavor. But, does this new cookie offering predict another potential food trend?

According to Pillsbury and General Mills, two new Cinnamon Toast Crunch inspired food options are hitting store shelves for a limited time this summer. They are Ready to Bake Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookie Dough and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cinnamon Rolls. Both options transform that classic flavor into a new sweet treat.

While these new food choices will definitely fly off store shelves, it seems to present a bigger question or reveal a bigger food trend. Has cereal left the bowl behind forever?

Recently, cereal snacking has been trending. Instead of that little bag of cereal that kids would eat in the car, now brands have transformed favorite cereal flavors into convenient, portable snack options. From bars to bags, the options on the shelve are numerous.

In some ways, this cereal snacking trend shows the craveablity that cereal flavors hold. It is more than just a breakfast routine or a Friday night dinner. Those flavors resonate with people. Childhood mornings watching cartoons have become the parent sharing a bowl with their kids. Cereal fans are loyal.

Given how many people love the flavors of their favorite cereals, it begs the question could those flavors transform even more foods. While some brands have expanded into ice cream flavors, coffee creamer and more, it seems that the baking aisle makes perfect sense for cereal flavors. Just like this Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookie Dough option, why couldn’t other flavors lend their flavors to the oven.

Granted, there have been some cookies and baked goods that have taken the plunge, like Lucky Charms, but there could be more. Wouldn’t you want some Golden Grahams cookies or what about some Monster Cereal inspired treats for Halloween.

As long as cereal keeps flying off store shelves, companies, like General Mills and Pillsbury, will keep looking for new ways to give fans the flavors that they crave. Hungry for some Cinnamon Toast Crunch muffins coffee cake yet?

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What cereal flavors would you like to see transformed into a dessert? Is there any cereal that needs to move out of the bowl and into the baking aisle?