Catalina Crunch is one of the biggest names in the keto cereal space. Boasting most of their products to have high protein, low carbs and zero sugar – they seem on their face to be a great keto option.
But how do you know if they’re worth spending your hard earned money on? We’ve tried them all and we’re here to report back
The Catalina Crunch Review
To save you some time up front, here’s some things we like and don’t like about Catalina Crunch (or CC as we like to call them).
What We Like
- Zero sugar
- 11g of protein
- Only 5 net carbs
- Gluten & GMO Free
- Generally pretty great taste
What We Don’t Like
- Cereal will run you anywhere from $10-$12/bag
- Package is relatively small (only 7 servings at a 1/2 cup – which is wayyyyy too small for our appetite).
- Pea protein base isn’t paleo (we generally don’t like pea protein)
- Contains peanut oils, seed oils, and corn
- Lots of processed foods ingredients make this not an option for paleo, AIP or whole food diets.
Catalina Crunch Ingredients
The biggest knock on Catalina crunch is the ingredient profile.
They’re not great…to put it lightly.
While true keto-lifers may not care – the net carbs are what matter for them – if you’re keto-adjacent (paleo, whole food, or AIP), you may run into a host of ingredients that you’re not willing to eat. For low carb aficionados or diabetics, this might not matter, but it’s worth pointing out.
For example, in the Cinnamon Toast flavor, the ingredient list is:
Catalina Flour (Pea Protein, Potato Fiber, Non-GMO Corn Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Guar Gum). Tapioca Flour, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Baking Powder, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Stevia Extract, Monk Fruit.
Honey Graham is
Catalina Flour (Pea Protein, Potato Fiber, Non-GMO Corn Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Guar Gum). Tapioca Flour, Peanut Oil, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Baking Powder, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Stevia Extract.
Chocolate Peanut Butter is
Catalina Flour (Pea Protein, Potato Fiber, Non-GMO Corn Fiber, Chicory Root Fiber, Guar Gum). Tapioca Flour, Peanut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Peanuts, Cocoa Powder, Baking Powder, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Stevia Extract, Monk Fruit.
You get the idea.
While overall, these ingredients are miles ahead of the standard American diet counterparts (we don’t even want to pull up the Reese’s Puff ingredients), they’re not necessarily paleo-compliant, Whole Foods or even recommended by us. The seed oils are not great and the pea protein specifically are things we generally stay away from.
However, if you’re looking for a treat from time to time and want to indulge in some of your childhood favorites without blowing up your carbohydrate count – there are definitely worse non-keto choices out there for you.
The Catalina Crunch Cereal Flavors
Catalina Crunch comes in a variety of flavors
Their primary flavor lineup is:
- Dark Chocolate
- Cinnamon Toast
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Honey Graham
- Maple Waffle
- Mint Chocolate
- Chocolate Banana
Typically, when you buy off their website – you’re going to need to buy them in 4-packs or stock up on a variety pack.
Alternatively – you might be able to try them one-off if you can find them at a grocery store near you (more on that in a second).,
Where To Buy Catalina Crunch Cereal
If you’d like to buy Catalina Crunch – you can buy it online. They have a
A variety 4 pack is $49 ($12.25/bag)
A variety 6 pack is $69 ($11.5/bag)
A variety 8 pack is $87 ($11/bag)
You can always save 20% by choosing to subscribe and save (this is the most affordable route in our opinion)
The Catalina Crunch Cookies
While they’re not the main focus of this review, we’ll touch on the Catalina Crunch cookies. They have 5 net carbs / serving and only 1g of sugar per cookie. Not bad if you’re sticking to your keto guns.
They come in a 4 pack for $49 or a 5-pack for $48. That’s $12-13$9 bucks per box.
The flavors include:
- Chocolate Vanila
- Vanilla Creme
- Chocolate Mint
- Peanut Butter
There’s also a variety pack if you’d like to try all four flavors.
If you sign up to subscribe, you can save 20% ($10) on your purchase – a pretty significant discount!
Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the common questions we’ve gotten about Catalina Crunch.
Is Catalina Crunch Available at Costco?
Yes – you can find Catalina Crunch at Costco, but the best deals might be directly online through their website.
What Are Catalina Crunch Discount Codes?
We don’t have any Catalina Crunch discount codes at the moment.
What Are Catalina Crunch Smoothies
In 2020, Catalina tried to launch a smoothie line. As far as we can tell – it bombed and is no longer offered. Instead, they now offer cereal, cookies and a trail mix line which is much more in line with their overall brand.
Alternatives to Catalina Crunch
We like, don’t love Catalina Crunch, but it is a great keto cereal option if you’re short on choices.
We’ll be honest our “go-to” pick in this category is Magic Spoon (review), but when we want a change of pace, we’re happy to toss in a couple bags of Catalina (life is short, live a little)