Cereal lovers rejoice! There is a new way to consume cereal and it’s without a bowl and spoon. Say what!? The CrunchCup is a portable cereal cup that lets you take your cereal to-go so you can save time in the morning while getting to work or school. Its dual-chambered design keeps the milk and cereal separate until they meet in your mouth.
You may remember that we covered the CrunchCup last year when it was still featured on Kickstarter. The final version is much sleeker and functions better than the 3D prototype that we tested.
Since I received it in August I’ve used it almost daily. When I take a sip at red lights I’ve had people ask me from their cars what I’m doing, I reply back that “I’m drinking my cereal” and they’re usually amazed at the concept. But more than anything I like keeping it by my desk while I’m working, it’s so satisfying to buckle down on what I’m doing and crunch on cereal that doesn’t get soggy. Lately, I’ve really been enjoying The Cereal School, a low carb cereal that’s packed with protein and taste like Coco Puffs.
How Does it Work?
The milk and cereal each have their own exits, there’s a milk spout on the lid (similar to that of a to-go coffee lid) and an opening for the cereal to exit. You effectively “drink” your cereal in your car, at your desk, or around the house. Here’s a series of GIFs that provide instruction on how to properly use the CrunchCup.
Does it work with every Cereal?
We tested a lot of cereals and we found the CrunchCup to be surprisingly effective at dispensing the cereal and milk at once as long as you control the flow of milk by putting a finger on the breather hole. The only cereals we had trouble with were Shredded Mini-Wheats which were too big and Rice Krispies Cereal as they tended to bunch together making it difficult for them to snap, crackle, and pop in my mouth.
Is It Durable?
The body of the CrunchCup is made from a crack and shatter-resistant plastic known as Tritan. And boy, is it solid. We had one of our editors, Zach, who was a red belt in Karate as recently as 2003, try and shatter it with foot stomp atop a cement slab.
Despite the technique and physical prowess of a red belt, Zach could not put a dent in it. I suggested we run it over with his car here is the result:
What are the key features?
- Made from BPA-free, food-grade plastic
- Inner chamber holds ~10 oz dry cereal or one serving size
- Outer chamber holds up to 12 oz of milk
- Dishwasher safe
Who is the CrunchCup for?
- The CrunchCup is for anyone who loves cereal (except those that like it soggy)
- People who could use a little more time in the morning
- People that work at their desk
- Athletic people who want to eat their protein-packed keto cereal as a snack