Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch


Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch from Cereal Wednesday on Vimeo.



This week’s episode is dedicated to Girl, Dislocated who special requested this cereal a few weeks back. We love our Girl so much that NYCWD and I co-hosted for her viewing pleasure! (You wanted to see us both, right? No? Oops! 😛 )

Cap’n Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch is a Quaker Oats cereal introduced to the market in 1969. At the time it was the most popular of the flavors. As with the entire line of Cap’n Crunch cereals the mascot for Peanut Butter Crunch is Cap’n Crunch himself.

The cereal is a puffed corn, oat, and rice flour ball with a secondary ingredient of real peanut butter. That’s a little confusing, considering the fake peanut butter flavor we both experienced. Perhaps the coconut oil is overpowering the flavor of the peanut butter, which coconut oil is occasionally found to do.

Surprisingly, Peanut Butter Crunch does very well in the vitamins and minerals category, packing 25% of the recommended daily values of Iron, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Zinc, as well as 100% of daily Folic Acid per 3/4 cup serving.

Peanut Butter Crunch forgets to sog out, which is a very good thing, but it’s low on the peanut butter punch and the flavor it does have is more chemical than natural. To answer Girl, Dislocated‘s question, Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp is waaaaaaaay more peanut buttery than Peanut Butter Crunch. Ya can’t win ’em all, Cap’n.

Slogan: “Sweetened Corn and Oat Cereal”
Taste: Sweet like Cap’n Crunch but with a hint of chemical peanut butter flavor
Box opening: Easy as can be
Bag rippage: No ripping
Bag slippage: No slipping
Allergy alert: Contains peanut ingredients

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Comments

  1. Either your mic is ultra sensitive, or you filmed that in the same room with me!
    I could hear (very clearly) every single crunch!

    Capn Crunch.

    Any variety. My favorite childhood cerea.

    Can you say sugar high?!

    ~ZZ

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  2. I love PB Crunch!

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  3. This is one of my all-time favorite cereals. I am a bit disappointed that it only got three bowls!

    The reason I like it so much is precisely because the peanut butter flavor is mellow. You taste it, but you don’t get peanut butter heartburn like you do from the more peanut butter saturated cereals.

    Of course, the biggest plus for Cap’n Crunch is that it stays crunchy in milk. I love not having a soggy spoonful for my last bite.

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  4. My favorite brand of Capn Crunch is Crunchberries. I agree that Peanut Butter Crunch is kind of a chemically flavored peanut butter flavor.

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  5. This is my favorite Cap’n Crunch!

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  6. I’ve always liked PB Crunch, but the original Cap’n was always tops.

    I’ve got a box of the Reese’s Puffs at home and while they are ok, I would pick PB Crunch over them anyday.

  7. I forgot to give props to the G&R shirt NYCWD is wearing. Nice.

    As a side note: Older boxes of PB Crunch had an elephant as a mascot.

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  8. NYC Watchdog says:

    Greeneyezz– The sounds you heard were the actual sound of the crunching… hence the name!

    Avitable– Now I know what to get you for Christmas!

    Dave2– I have to be honest, I love peanut butter, but this cereal really did not do it for me. I like a peanut butter *POP* to my cereal.

    Karl– I’m all about the original Cap’n… roof of mouth rippin’ and all.

    Finn– Are you and Avitable related?

    Marty– I would absolutely take PB Crunch over the Reese’s if those were the only choices. The elephant was Smedley, and he was pretty awesome. Introduced in 1969 with the cereal, he donned a Captain’s hat and did crazy things like roller skate to get the cereal. I’m pretty sure he got dropped sometime in the 90’s when they consolidated the brand icons to just the Cap’n after the whole debacle of his promotion to Admiral… but it might have been earlier.

    G’n’R rulez!

  9. Yay!!! You guys (both of you!!) did Peanut Butter Crunch!! And I FINALLY got to watch it!

    Not only has this episode provided viewing pleasure, but I am now armed with the necessary facts to make well-informed decisions about peanut butter cereals. For some reason, I really expected Cap’n Crunch to beat out Cookie Crisp (which I’ve never tried) in terms of peanut butter flavor, so I’m glad I left this up to the professionals!

  10. Kyle Cameron says:

    Awesome. Do you have other videos. Inspirational.

  11. I PURCHASED A BOX OF PEANUT BUTTER CAPNCRUNCH THE BEST CEREAL EVER, BUT NOT THIS TIME THE CEREAL WAS ALL DRIED OUT NO PEANUT BUTTER IN IT THE WORST I HAVE EVER TASTED. I PAID $4.89 A BOX I DON’T MIND PAYING THE PRICE IF IT IS GOOD. I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS CEREAL I EAT IT WITH EVERYTHING. SO WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT THIS?
    HOPE TO GET AN ANS. SOON.
    SINCERELY
    MARYANN ZINERCO
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  12. Wow I wrote to you on dec. 20,2009 and I still have not heard a word from you about the peanut butter cereal!!!!!!!!!!!!! yOU FORGOT TO PUT THE PEANUT BUTTER IN IT AND THE CEREAL WAS HARD.