For breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, for a snack. It doesn’t matter, any time is a good time for cereal I say.
It’s cheap, relatively. $4 a box may seem a bit much, but I figure if I can get 4 or more meals out of it, which I usually can, it’s worth it.
Lately though, all the good ones seem to have gone down in quality, and all the new ones just seem to suck.
Three of my all time favorites, Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are hardly recognizable anymore as the tasty treats they once were and the new ones like Tony the Tiger’s new cinnamon cereal is plain awful.
Even the ones considered healthier, or at least not a “sugar” cereal, like Crispix and Raisin Bran seem to have gone downhill in quality.
Has anyone else noticed this decline in yummy cereal goodness or am I just getting too old to appreciate seven different colored marshmallows in the shape of Scooby Doo and pals mixed in with what appears to be cardboard?
Am I doomed to eat nothing but Product 19 and Rice Krispies with sugar sprinkled over them or is there hope out there?
I used to switch back and forth between Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Cap’n Crunch. Once I stumbled onto the secret of the cereal world, Cinnamon Life, I became hooked. This stuff is incredible. If you like cinnamon cereals, this one is the best. Give it a try Soulmurk, and tell me what you think. If you don’t like it, I will refund this post.
I do enjoy Cinnamon Life, but not as much as I used to. That doesn’t have so much to do with the cereal itself (although they do seem to get a lot soggier a lot sooner nowadays) as my own stupidity. My frig died not too long ago and was out for about a day. The milk smelled just fine, but several spoonfuls into a bowl of it I realized it’d gone bad and I just haven’t been able to look at Cinnamon Life since. Maybe in time.
I recall Booberry always being the hardest of the three to find. There is a Walmart Superstore near me and I may have to forego my hatred of Walmart and go check it out since all the local supermarkets seem to have an extremely poor selection.
I’ll give Reeses a try and revisit Honey Bunches of Oats if I can find it.
The mention of Product 19 reminded me of those 18-pack single-serving box cereals Kelloggs makes. They were often brought along when my family went camping. For a while, they even had perforations where you could open one side with a spoon and pour milk in and eat out of the box. Anyways, the first varieties gone were like Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks, then Frosted Flakes and Rice Krispies. Most came in pairs. Yet eventually, and inevitably, the last couple was Product 19 and Special K.