October 18, 2005

Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran Cereal

cornbran.jpgHave you ever really liked something, but did not know exactly why? Thatís how I feel about Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran cereal. Itís a simple, ordinary, corn flavored cereal that really doesnít offer much to get excited about. But, for some reason, I just love it. It has a nice flavor, good crunch, and the cereal puffs keep their crunchiness a long time. Maybe I like it so much because it is so simple and unpretentious in a world filled with overhyped and oversweet cereals. Among all the others, Crunchy Corn Bran stands out as one of my favorites. Itís my understanding that it is not available in all areas of the country. Luckily, you can order it here and have it shipped to you no matter where you live.

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Posted by Jim on October 18, 2005 | TrackBack

gee wiz thts makin me hungry!

Posted by: yo at October 19, 2005 6:22 AM

Looks weird, but I've never had it so I can't say any more. I will say, however, that the Quaker Rice Cakes are also VERY good. I especially like the Apple Cinammon and Caramel Flavors.

Posted by: The Phantom at October 19, 2005 9:41 AM

yum - quaker crunchy corn bran. i used to eat this when i was a kid and i still like it now. it was just called corn bran back then. i think the shape and size and texture is perfect for cereal eating. and it seems healthy while tasting yummy.

Posted by: sw at October 25, 2005 3:18 AM

I used to love this cereal as a kid. I had kind of forgotten about it, but since becoming pregnant, I have started craving it. To my great disappointment, now that I am looking for it, I can't find it in any of my local grocery stores! I guess I'll have to order online and wait just a little longer to feed my craving. I also remember it as just "corn bran," not "crunchy corn bran." I guess that marketing ploy didn't work since it's not sold in many places.

Posted by: Jill at October 26, 2005 5:34 AM

My grandmother loved this cereal so I ate it a lot as a kid. And I haven't had it in a long long time, I remember exactly how it tastes and I would love it now. I need to buy some!

Posted by: Tiff at November 10, 2005 8:01 PM

Do you remember Mom buying this occassionally when we were kids, Jim? I loved it as a kid, and still do. I buy it for my girls sometimes.

Posted by: Suzanne at December 2, 2005 11:35 PM

It's not available in my area any more, Joplin MO. Too bad. I use to eat it all the time. If someone wants to do some interstate cereal commerce I'd be interested.

Posted by: Earl at December 21, 2005 1:55 PM

I really like Quaker Corn Bran, but the store I used to get it at recently closed. It really keeps me regular.

Posted by: Eleanor L Willis at May 26, 2006 9:26 AM

this cereal is great if your on weight watchers , its low points because its high fiber , and great for the kids ( they love it and dont even know its good for them..........)

Posted by: bonnie at June 1, 2006 3:31 PM

Can anybody tell me where I can puchase quaker crunchy corn bran cereal? I can't find it anywhere.

Posted by: Jessica at June 5, 2006 9:47 AM

You can buy it from Quaker Oats on their website. my daughter found it in a store in Denver but I can't remember which one.

Posted by: catherine valentine at July 6, 2006 1:31 PM

I cannot find this cereal anymore in any of the stores in Northern NJ. Do you have a list of stores that still may carry it? Thanks, Patti

Posted by: Patti at July 12, 2006 11:39 AM

Trader Joe's has a new cereal that is a knock-off. In a red box, can't recall the name offhand. The name didn't sound like it would be the same cereal, but the taste and the texture is dead-on (if I am remembering correctly).

The striking similarity lead me to google to remember what "that cereal" I ate as a child was. (i.e., the corn bran)

Posted by: Brooke at August 16, 2006 8:50 AM

does any one have the receipe for the crunchy corn bran muffins - it used to be printed on the side of the box and no longer is? can anyone help me? i would appreciate it and so would my boys

Posted by: Kristin at August 17, 2006 6:48 PM

where can I find Quaker's Corn Bran Cereal? What market chain has it. I'm in the Wilmington Delaware area. Help........

Posted by: Joe Costello at September 6, 2006 5:21 PM

This was my favorite cereal. I have searched all over virginia for it and cannot find it. I did however find some while visiting my brother in Montgomery Alabama at the commissary on maxwell airforce base.

Posted by: Kelly at September 13, 2006 7:38 AM

Oh yummy yummy! I came across this little gem while looking for a healthy, high fiber cereal/ This has to be the grown-up equivalent of Cap'nCrunch!

Posted by: adriana at September 27, 2006 1:12 PM

I found this can be ordered online through Kroger Grocery stores Kroger.com Click on Special Orders (left side) then go to Brand Stores and select Quaker, you'll find the cereal there, they ship it. Woohoo! After years of looking local I finally found it.

Posted by: Jeecie at September 27, 2006 1:42 PM


1 c. milk
3/4 c. raisins or dates
1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. finely crushed corn bran
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine milk, raisins, oil, sugar and egg and mix well. Add dry ingredients, mixing just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Posted by: Jeecie at September 27, 2006 1:46 PM

I too had trouble finding corn bran cereal
there is a brand similar call puffin cereal
same shape taste etc

Posted by: gsm at November 12, 2006 1:12 PM

i have one word for you



Posted by: Danielle at November 24, 2006 12:57 PM


Posted by: Dawn at December 3, 2006 4:42 PM

Help...What stores now carry this cereal???? I cannot find it in Colorado. I found it in California.

Posted by: joanne at December 10, 2006 8:12 PM

Help me too.....I can't find this cereal, my mom wants to bake with it at Christmas and we need it asap. Can't find it in North Dakota either

Posted by: Dawndi at December 18, 2006 6:16 AM

Try to Quaker Oatmeal Squares - they are even better

Posted by: michele at December 20, 2006 2:52 PM

There's a small supermarket here around Syracuse NY called "Nichols" that sells it. I love it!

Posted by: Matt at February 6, 2007 5:56 PM

Hey cool to find other out there that remember this tasty cereal, I had it for the first time when I was at fifth grade camp, love at first bite. Seems tracking it down in Ohio is impossible also. I don't think it's fair that Quaker advertises it on the Oatmeal Squares box but do not promot it either in the stores nor on their own web page. So where are you guys hooking up with these tasty morsels??
Bumbed-Out-Breakfest, In Ohio.

Posted by: nicole at February 8, 2007 8:51 AM

I have recently purchased it at my local Super Target.

Posted by: claire at February 13, 2007 11:02 AM

I love this cereal but i have a problem once i moved to arizona nobody caries it.. made me very upset what could i do?

Posted by: Ana Molina at February 14, 2007 8:06 AM

Go to Kroger.com you'll find it there and they'll send it.

Posted by: Jeecie at February 23, 2007 10:49 AM

"By far one of the best cereals on the market."
- Consumer Cereal Report 2007

Posted by: Michael Oats, CEO at March 18, 2007 11:03 PM

I never had this cereal until moving to Southern California and I love it. It's a WIC approved food and that's when I purchased it ... During pregnancy.

I found it in my local Ralphs store and guess that Kroger's would also sell it as well.

Like the review said, it can't be found everywhere in the country but can be purchased online if you follow the hyperlink: http://www.c-els.com/sfCatalog.asp?sn=E060520020030039&pchid=26157.

Thanks for the reminder that this is such a great cereal. I like eating them dry for a snack and remember carrying a ziplock in my diaper bag quite often.

PS. You should really get rid of those annoying SPAM comments.

Posted by: whirligrli at August 11, 2007 8:15 AM

This cereal is my top fave! (favorite) I'm from Hawaii and used this cereal in my chex mix I concocted. It's the bomb! I'm now in Washington, and remembered the cereal, and started looking for it, no luck yet. I'll try Fred Meyers, and look again at Safeway.

Posted by: Stel@gigz at August 27, 2007 12:34 AM

Most of the comments i have read i can agree or relate to, this cereal has been around for a long time and now 25 years later i am still a corn bran lover and it is great for your bowels... if anyone can post a UPC # from the bottom of the box i can have my local smith's specially order it for me, they do not carry it but if we have a UPC # we can specially order it, and the same goes for those of you who can not find it,,, take the # into your local grocer and they can order it for you... thank you in advance to whomever may have this UPC# Las Vegas Nevada Rocks

Posted by: Kelly at September 5, 2007 4:55 PM

You can usually find corn bran cereal at Target Market Pantry now - yahoo! Before that - I would order it online. You can find links on Amazon.com for the cereal... a little pricey - but better than nothing!
Thanks for posting the muffin recipe, too... I've been looking for that!

Posted by: Jennie in Colorado at May 13, 2008 10:55 AM

HyVee on E 10th is the only place I have found the Crunchy Corn Bran in Sioux Falls, SD. MMMMMMM! and good for ya!

Posted by: Lynne at August 30, 2008 7:37 PM

Favorite cereal in the World im from canada and crave them when i go back from Australia. I found a store that sells them in Singapore so if i see it i buy as much as possible.
It is popular or is quaker about to stop production?

Posted by: Marc at March 23, 2009 9:26 PM


Posted by: charlene adams at April 2, 2009 7:08 PM

I had nearly forgotten what corn bran tasted like, as I have not seen it in my local grocery stores. Recently, though, I sampled Puffins by Barbara's Bakery and was reminded of the corn bran I enjoyed as a youth. I finished off the entire box within days. The original poster captured the simple appeal of corn bran, which I'll sum up here: it's enduringly crunchy, not too sweet, and full of the delicious taste of toasted corn.

Looking at the ingredient lists of Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran and Barbara's Puffins, I notice a few minor differences, the most notable being Quaker's addition of several vitamins and minerals and Barbara's inclusion of oat flour in its all-natural list. But essentially they're the same: corn flour and corn bran plus some kind of sugar, an oil, baking soda, and salt.

If you love the taste of corn bran but can't find it under that name, look for Puffins, which also come in cinnamon- and peanut butter-flavored variants. (One type of Puffins, Honey Rice, is made of rice flour, not corn.)

Posted by: Drew at April 6, 2009 9:04 PM

A follow-up note if you're looking for corn bran locally: Quaker has a Product Locator on its web site, quakeroats.com -- click the "Where to Buy" link. On Barbara's web site, barbarasbakery.com, go to the Puffins product page and click on Store Locator.

Posted by: Drew at April 6, 2009 9:27 PM

In Michigan: Where can I buy it? Anywhere in the lower half of the lower peninsula will do - from the burbs of Motown to the town of Elvis's last sighting, Kalamazoo. I'll drive there to buy Corn Bran. Help me!

Posted by: Tammy at May 12, 2009 11:01 AM

In Michigan: Where can I buy it? Anywhere in the lower half of the lower peninsula will do - from the burbs of Motown to the town of Elvis's last sighting, Kalamazoo. I'll drive there to buy Corn Bran. Help me!

Posted by: Tammy at May 12, 2009 11:01 AM

In Michigan: Where can I buy it? Anywhere in the lower half of the lower peninsula will do - from the burbs of Motown to the town of Elvis's last sighting, Kalamazoo. I'll drive there to buy Corn Bran. Help me!

Posted by: Tammy at May 12, 2009 11:02 AM

In Michigan: Where can I buy it? Anywhere in the lower half of the lower peninsula will do - from the burbs of Motown to the town of Elvis's last sighting, Kalamazoo. I'll drive there to buy Corn Bran. Help me!

Posted by: Tammy at May 12, 2009 11:02 AM

I found the Quaker Crunchy Corn Bran at Smart & Final in Irvine, Calif. I had never seen it before, but it looked interesting. It has 5 grams of fiber, and simple, basic ingredients, which is why I bought it. I love it! I think I like the taste because it reminds me of Cap'n'Crunch. I bet if I add crunchy dried strawberries to my Quaker corn bran, it might taste like Cap'n'Crunch with Crunch Berries!

Posted by: Eileen at January 16, 2010 10:49 AM

I used to love that stuff and would eat it as a snack food. And I'd do like Tammy I live in the same area.

Posted by: AbbyG at February 7, 2010 2:52 PM

Buy the cereal called "PUFFINS" it is the exact same recipe! Blue Box down the 'health food aisle' of most gorcery stores (not the regular cereal aisle!). Happy Munching!!!

Posted by: Lynn at October 19, 2010 10:18 PM

wtf is wrong with you people who make comments like "never had it but I like XYZ" I came here looking for why its no longer in markets, but instead was subjected to some really pathetic peoples "comments'; get a pet, or a friend or a sock puppet fucking losers

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