Whether you are looking for a cereal of the month club to fit specific nutritional needs or are looking to change up your cereal game, a cereal of the month subscription might be the answer. The cereal subscription boxes below offer a unique variety of cereals most not found in retail stores.
Before we talk too much about the clubs in question, let’s take a quick look at cereal itself.
The colorful sugary cereal we see lined on grocery store shelves across the country is much different than the very first cereal, Granula. Granula, created by Dr. James Caleb Jackson during the civil war, was designed to improve the health of the people.
During the times of the Civil War, the traditional diet consisted of a lot of protein and little to no healthy fibers or much water, resulting in a society that suffered from severe digestive health issues. Dr. Jackson, the founder of the Jackson Sanitarium, was an advocate of water as a way to heal and cleanse the body.
Using only water and graham flour, a type of whole wheat flour, he mixed the two ingredients and baked them until they were dried and crunchy, developing a cereal that when soaked overnight created a tasteless, yet healthy meal. Though this cereal didn’t become an instant hit with the public, it was with the medical community.
In 1866, Ellen and James White founded the White Western Health Reform Institute in Battle Creek. Though the institute had a slow start, they continued to push on and twenty years later hired John Harvey Kellogg. After studying in New York, Kellogg returned to Battle Creek and took ownership of the institute. Kellog began teaching patients and celebrities about vegetarian diets and fitness programs.
Additionally, he and his brother Will started producing ready-to-eat cereal. The first Kellogg cereal was named Granula but later had to be changed to Granola. The two brothers continued to make different cereals, including the first cereal flake. Eventually, the brothers parted ways, and Will started his cereal company that would later be known as the Kellogg Company.
Kellogg wasn’t the only group bringing cereal to the masses, during that same time, Post and Muesli were also developed. Muesli was initially made in Switzerland but soon spread all across Europe, to finally become the most popular breakfast cereal.
Today’s cereal is a far cry from the original health food it was meant to be. However, some of the new and upcoming cereals are focused on special diets such as the keto diet, a low carb high protein diet. Other companies are offering different cereals entirley, including ones that are likely to be more reminiscent of the cereals of our childhood.
Cereal of the Month Clubs
- Exclusive Cereal
- Schoolyard Snacks
- Magic Spoon
- Catalina Crunch
Cereal Gift Basket
The Exclusive Cereal company doesn’t just offer cereal; they also have a variety of sodas and snacks. However, what sets the Exclusive Cereal company apart from other snack stores is that they only offer unique hard to find options.
Some of the fun snack and soda options include:
- Cheetos Flavor Shots Flamin Hot Asteroid
- Oreo Marshmallow Moon Cookies
- Pop Tarts Emoji Edition
- Fanta Yogurt Banana
- Fanta Shokata
- Fanta Lemon +C
- Rick and Morty Eyeholes
All of the Exclusive Cereal products are available online, but they do work with some retail shops. Currently, the majority of the shops that carry Exclusive Cereal products are around the Los Angeles area.
The cereal choices found at the Exclusive Cereal online store may at first glance, appear to be familiar, but on second glance, you will see they are not your standard cereal options. Some examples include:
- Limited Edition Cap’n Crunch’s Chocolatey Berry Crunch
- Chicken and Waffles Cereal
- Sugar Cookie Toast Crunch
- Fruity Pebbles with Marshmallows
- Birthday Cake Cookie Crisp
- Apple Jacks Spooky Marshmallows
- Bob Ross Cereal
- Hershey Fillows Cookies and Cream
- Meeseeks Funko Pop Cereal
If those flavors sound intriguing, then signing up for their monthly subscription box is the perfect way to try a variety of flavors. Exclusive Cereal offers only one subscription box choice, which includes a box of cereal, a unique snack, a bottle of soda, and a mystery item.
The cost is $20 per month and is a month to month subscription that can be canceled anytime. Shipping is calculated at check out and boxes are shipped using USPS. Exclusive Cereal does offer international shopping too.
Schoolyard Snacks‘ founders, Helen and Dylan, decided to start cutting sugar out of their diets. As a result, their health improved, but the downside was that some of their favorite comfort foods no longer fit in their new healthy eating lifestyle.
After brainstorming on how to they could enjoy the familiar flavors of childhood, but still eat healthily, they came up with an idea to create a low carb, no sugar, high protein yummy cereal. When they started pitching their plan, they were turned down time and time again, being told that it was an impossible endeavor.
Instead of giving up, Helen and Dylan opted to try to come up with a recipe on their own. After many fails, and close to calling it quits, the duo finally came up with a tasty cereal. When they tested their product out on others, the reviews were overwhelmingly positive.
Since their humble beginnings, Schoolyard Snacks has grown exponentially and now ships to thousands of customers all over the country. In addition to their seven cereal flavors, they have even come up with a line of Cheese Puffs that are also sugar-free, grain-free, and high in protein.
Their Low Carb Keto Cereal comes in four different cereal of the month club options:
- 4 Flavors – 48 Bags – $80.97
- 2 Flavors – 24 Bags – $44.99
- 1 Flavor – 24 Bags – $44.99
- 1 Flavor – 12 Bags – $26.99
Delivery options include every 15 days, 30 days, or 45 days.
The seven flavors available are peanut butter, cocoa, fruity, cinnamon bun, cookies and cream, berries, and apple pie.
All of the cereals are sugar-free, grain-free, and high in protein. Plus, each bag is only 100 calories. And the ingredients used are all-natural and GMO-free.
The founders of Magic Spoon, Gabi and Greg, are long time friends that have enjoyed eating cereal since childhood. As adults, the two loved eating cereal for breakfast but didn’t like the sugar carb crash in the afternoon.
When the two friends went in search of a healthier yet equally tasty option as their childhood favorites, they came up empty-handed. Realizing they probably weren’t the only adults looking for nostalgic flavors of Saturday mornings, but without all of the sugar, the two set out on a mission.
Their goal was to create an equally tasty childhood favorite cereal yet made with healthier ingredients that would give people their morning energy boost but without the dreaded sugar crash.
After over a year of experimenting with different recipes, they finally came up with the perfect cereal. Today they have sold thousands of their delicious sugar-free, grain-free, high protein cereal.
The Magic Spoon offers one cereal of the month club, which is a month to month subscription. You can choose as many boxes as you want to be delivered each month.
The flavor options available for their cereal subscription includes variety, nutty, fruity, cinnamon, blueberry, cocoa, and frosted.
Each box is $35.10, which is 10% less than when you purchase only one box at a time. And don’t worry, the Magic Spoon has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if for some reason it isn’t what you are looking for, they will refund your money.
The founder of Catalina Crunch, Krishna, used to love sugary chocolate cereal as a child. However, when he was 17, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and the days of sugary cereal were a thing of the past.
Krishna missed eating his favorite morning cereal, and unfortunately, he was not able to find a suitable replacement. So, Krishna made it his goal to create a healthy, yet tasty option. After successfully creating a delicious low carb cereal, Krishna opened his online store, Catalina Crunch.
Today Catalina Crunch not only offers cereal, but they also make Keto Smoothies and Keto Sandwich Cookies. But their cereal is still their primary focus.
All of Catalina Crunch’s cereals are 100% vegan, gluten and grain-free, zero sugar, and GMO free.
They offer all of their cereals as either a one time purchase or a month to month cereal subscription, which helps you save money. Plus, you can choose to purchase individual flavors or variety packs, either 6 or 4 bags.
Catalina Crunch offers six cereal flavors: dark chocolate, cinnamon toast, chocolate banana, maple waffle, mint chocolate chip, and honey graham.
Each 4-pack of cereal is enough for 30 days. You’re paying $39 for a 4-pack or $55 for a 6-pack.
Plus, shipping is included and you can choose to cancel your subscription at any time.
Cereal Gift Basket
Stir’s, founded in Utah, by Sterling Jack, is not just an online cereal store but also has a food truck, retail store, and catering service. Stir’s retail store offers more than 75 different name brand cereals, their food truck is available to hire, and their catering service offers cereal bar set up and service.
So what inspired the start of Stir’s? It all began when Sterling was a child. Sterling grew up as one of the youngest of seven kids, which means he wasn’t always up in time to get a bowl of cereal. So to avoid finding an empty box in the morning, he would hide foil-wrapped bowls of cereal so he could enjoy cereal any time of the day.
If you have a cereal enthusiast in your life, sending them a cereal gift box is a perfect gift. Stir’s offers various gift crates, and all but one are available for shipping in the US.
- Survival Cereal Kit – $29.99 – Five mini boxes of cereal and a Stir’s bowl
- Chocolatey Chocolate Cereal Kit – $49.99 – Eight 12-ounce glass milk jugs filled with various chocolate cereal
- Cap’n Crunch Cereal Kit – $29.99 – Four 12-ounce glass milk jugs filled with various Cap’n Crunch cereal
- Stir’s Signature Bowl – $19.99 – A 44-ounce Stir’s cereal bowl filled with your choice of cereal.
- Milk & Cookies Cereal Kit – $45.99 – Two 32-ounce jugs of cereal and 2 pints of milk. This crate is for pick up only.