The most adorable Star Wars character Baby Yoda has a cereal and of course, we had to try it. I wasn’t expecting much since it’s just cereal but General Mills had a few surprises in store. Here are my thoughts on everything from the box art to the flavor.
Where can I find Baby Yoda cereal?
Originally Baby Yoda cereal was only available at Sam’s Club. It took some time for it to show up at our local store and because it was only available at Sam’s Club it didn’t come in a standard 10.2 oz box. The Sam’s Club box has a net weight of two pounds. It comes with two, one pound bags inside the rectangular box. The price at Sam’s Club is $5.98.
We also found a smaller 10.2 oz box at our local Publix Supermarket. The cereal was on sale for $2.99.
The Box Art
The box art on the Sam’s Club box was the same all the way around the box. It had the Star Wars logo on the top, an image of the Mandalorian and the Razor Crest in the background, and the foreground featured Baby Yoda standing behind a bowl of cereal.
The 10.2 oz box from Publix was a lot more interesting. The box art on a cereal box usually isn’t so fascinating but in the case of the Publix box, it was. The front of the box was the standard look from the Sam’s Club box. The interesting part was the left side panel and the back of the box.
The left side panel is black and features the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda. There are also images of the cereal pieces on the panel. The cereal pieces are a small round cereal puff and a Baby Yoda head-shaped marshmallow.
The back of the box isn’t the standard kids game or a repeat of the front box artwork it’s actually a really cool artwork piece of the Mandalorian and The Child “Baby Yoda”. We got piece number 11.
The flavor of the Baby Yoda cereal was very different than I expected. At first glance the cereal pieces look a lot like Kix. I was expecting a similar taste with the added marshmallow flavor. After I read the box description which read “fruity flavored cereal with marshmallows and other natural flavors” I was intrigued.
After tasting the cereal I came to the conclusion that it’s a combination of Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms. The Fruit Loop flavor comes from the small Kix like cereal puffs and The Lucky Charms part is when you get a marshmallow as part of your bite.
The cereal is much sweeter than I thought it would be. Most fruity tasting cereals have a lot of artificial coloring putting the person eating it into the mindset that it’s going to be fruity tasting, but this one just has a plain cereal look.
The marshmallows are cute but they are small and you don’t really get that many in a serving. In all honesty they aren’t really needed for added sweetness like they would be in a cereal like Lucky Charms.
Overall, I give the General Mills Baby Yoda cereal a score of 5 out 10. The cereal is clearly marketed more towards kids and my adult palette was not ready for the sugar content. The marshmallows are not needed expect to add in a nod to Baby Yoda. I loved the box art on the smaller 10.2 oz box. I would love to go back to Publix or another local supermarket and look for other box art options.