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Best Cereals

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cereals

Best Cereals

We tested 33 cereals to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Cereal based on the following criteria:

  • Sensory score
  • Price per serving ($)
  • Nutrition score
  • Package size (oz.)

Below lists the Cereals that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Cereal is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Cereals

Best Cereal for Sensory score

Sensory score is based on flavor and texture attributes measured by trained tasters.


This Cereal which tested best for Sensory score has the following features: Serving size, Calories, Total fat (g), Sugars (g), Fiber (g), Sodium (mg) and Protein (g).

Best Cereal for Price per serving ($)

Price per serving is calculated from the approximate retail price and the manufacturer’s number of servings per package.


This Cereal which tested best for Price per serving ($) has the following features: Serving size, Calories, Total fat (g), Sugars (g), Fiber (g), Sodium (mg) and Protein (g).

Best Cereal for Nutrition score

The Nutrition Ratings is based on values for energy density (calories per gram of food), total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, sugars, iron, calcium and dietary fiber per serving. Nutrient values are based on federal dietary guidelines. In determining the nutrition score, extra weighting may be given to nutrients which are influential, either positive or negative, to the food category.


This Cereal which tested best for Nutrition score has the following features: Serving size, Calories, Total fat (g), Sugars (g), Fiber (g), Sodium (mg), Protein (g) and Added non-nutritive sweeteners.

Best Cereal for Package size (oz.)

Package size is the weight of the package.


This Cereal which tested best for Package size (oz.) has the following features: Serving size, Calories, Total fat (g), Sugars (g), Fiber (g), Sodium (mg) and Protein (g).