I am a cereal fiend. I love
all most types of cereal–the diabetes-inducing kind, the healthy twigs and bark kind, the kind featuring licensed cartoon characters on the front, pretty much everything. I’m willing to try them all (especially if they’re on sale)!
What was on sale this week?
Hrm, looks pretty norm-OH GOD WHAT IS THAT?!
Holy crap. Now, before you start judging the Flintstones of selling out to every half-baked food fad (“what’s next, Pie Pebbles?”), check out the following:
…and the one that started it all, Cookie Crisp!
To be fair, Cupcake Pebbles has been out for a while, so it’s lost some of its shock value by now. Really, people have been eating cake for breakfast for as long as there’s been cake, so translating it over to the cereal format was an obvious move (moreso than turning movie monsters into cereal*)–how does it taste?
Kendra: Cupcakes are one of the more colorful baked goods–rainbow frosting, sprinkles, gumpaste flowers, etc. Cereal is one of the more colorful instant breakfast options (Fruit Loops, anyone?). How come Cupcake Pebbles are so…so…
…BORING?! Kinda like Rice Krispies (one of the lamest looking cereals known to man) suffering from rainbow leprosy. Ho-hum. They don’t change the milk any cool colors either! When you open the box, it smells like how cake batter ice cream tastes, if it were musty. It’s actually not bad eating it though–mildly tastes like Funfetti® cake frosting. Not bad, but not as good as actual Cocoa or Fruity Pebbles. C
I gave some to Kat so that she could join in on the ‘excitement’.
Kat: Hm. They look like Funfetti® Rice Krispies, they smell like Rice Krispy treats. I ate a little dry and detected flavors of sugar, rice, and…milk? When milk is added to the bowl, they still taste of sugar, rice, and milk. Not very cupcake-y (what would that even taste like?), though there was a gradual buildup of greasy mouthfeel that I’ll concede could be interpreted at the frosting experience. Overall, the texture was too mushy for my preferences, and texture is the key quality of breakfast cereals. D
*guys, according to Wiki “Franken Berry was very popular when first introduced possibly because the initial batches of the cereal used a dye that didn’t break down in the body, causing many children’s feces to be bright pink, a symptom sometimes referred to as “Frankenberry Stool.” THE MORE YOU KNOW.