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The breakfast cereal thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mr3urious, May 2, 2012.

  1. lmag42

    lmag42 Well-Known Member

    Last week I picked up some Cinnamon Almond Protein Cheerios, and I had never seen the variety before. It turned out to be very good, and I got another box. It's has Honey Bunches of Oats-type Almond Clusters and Cinnamon Cheerios. I hope they stick around.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Almost forgot. After what seems like forever, there's finally a new TMNT cereal on the market, and I snagged a box yesterday. Unlike the last cereal's "ninja Nets" and marshmallow pieces, this one is some sort of Trix type cereal shaped like their heads in all 4 colors. Wonder why it took them this long, since TMNT is the thing they tend to market as much as if not slightly more than Spongebob, who got a new cereal a couple years back. And yes, pineapple is an odd choice for a cereal flavor. Took several bowls of the stuff to realize what the flavor was, obvious as it should have been.

    Didn't open the Turtles yet, though.
  3. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    It's a pizza topping, albeit an unpopular one. So I guess that's the connection.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    One of our local dairies just recently put out a pineapple/orange ice cream. Sounds like it should be a sherbet than an ice cream flavor.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Spongebob cereal was Pineapple flavored.

    Because theme lyrics about where he lives.

    It's weird because it really... doesn't translate right. The first few times I ate it it just tasted like a weird sweet flavor. Like some sort of combination of vanilla and envelope glue.

    Dunno what the TMNT cereal tastes like, since I didn't open it. I'd assume it's basically Trix flavored since they're colored like their bandanas. I can see a orange/grape/cherry/blue raspberry type deal. I'll probably get around to opening it in a few days when I'm done with the thing I'm currently eating.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Orange-Pineapple ice cream's a regular Baskin Robbins classic.
    Pineapple on a pizza is one of my favorite toppings.

    Trix used to be good when it consisted of the various fruit flavored/color-coordinated ricepuffs.
    Currently my cereal of preference is Honey Bunches of Oats. Though Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka did get it right, when you get to the bottom of the bag, all it is is just wood shavings you'd find inside a pencil sharpener. :zany:
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well I wouldn't know, Baskin-Robbins closed all their locations in my town years ago.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's nothing. The bottom of the bag of a mini wheats, frosted or otherwise, you get little jagged micro-twigs. And the dust at the bottom of any given Cap'n Crunch cereal is just plain nasty.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Special K is just as bad with dust and crumbs at the bottom of every box.

    Then you've got some cereals where it's like when you pour a bowl, you really don't need just a whole lot of milk because you'll end up with a bowl full by the time you finish the cereal; conversely, there's some cereals that really suck up the milk, prompting you to have to pour more, otherwise you're just eating soggy cereal.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    • Opened the new TMNT cereal and it was pretty much what I expected. The ubiquitous Trix-esque fruit flavor, but in the shape of Turtle heads with their respective colors. I want to say they all have different flavors, I think they just might, since it really tastes like a berry cereal with some orange in it. But that got me thinking. I know that there was some 1980's breakfast cereal I never got that had fruit flavored smiley faces and a cartoon character license. Something that this product is an unintended throwback to. Then it hit me.

    Now, probably not quite the same, I've never eaten it, but I've seen that commercial so many times when it was available. Looking back at it, it would have been something if they had better funnies on it. I mean, the big star comics character that kids would have actually known was Dennis the Menace...maybe Hagar or Family Circus or Beetle Bailey if the cartoons were in rerun. Clearly Garfield and Snoopy and the like are from different syndicates for one thing, and could carry a breakfast cereal line all by themselves (though there was surprisingly no 1980's Garfield cereal and Snoopy only did endorsements of existing ones). The TMNT cereal also reminds me of that Diner-Saurs cereal (also saw the commercial a lot and never bought them) which I swear I posted the commercial to.
  11. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Bleh, Special K, the K stands for krud. It gets so soggy by the time you get to the bottom of the bowl. And the thinly sliced strawberries have zero flavor, but at least that's more than can be said for the quality of the sogged flakes. Which is why I prefer Honey Bunches, it has better crisper flavor compared to that other cereal. Although I do miss the occasional bowl of Cracklin' Oats or Sugar Corn Pops.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I still say whoever thought it was a good idea to start marketing and advertising mini-wheats as "biscuits" wasn't thinking clearly. After all, what are biscuits? Savory, little, round pastries that you spread butter, jelly, marmalade, margarine, or in some cases gravy, on. Some people even make sandwiches out of them, usually slipping eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, and cheese inbetween them.

    How does that sound like it would make for a good cereal?
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Biscuit also means a rock hard, meat flavored cracker thing for dogs to chew on as well. Means a lot of things, really.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Now, this was a pleasant surprise.

    I found a new, limited edition Cap'n Crunch flavor that some supermarket just dumped unceremoniously next to the cereal aisle, still in their shipping boxes with a $1.99 label on them, obviously trying to get rid of them. Cap'n's Orange Creampop Crunch, basically the same Cap'n cereal with a slight orange flavor that somehow tastes like those Hostess orange cupcakes. It's a good cereal, but that's not what got me excited about it. In an attempt to make a throwback reference, they stuck a bunch of classic Jay Ward Productions created Cap'n characters on the back. Cap'n's driving a bus with his three child crew members and Sea Dog with Jean LaFoote hanging off the edge. While that was indeed a great comeback, I was more impressed with the three other obscure characters they threw on the box. I freaked out in the store seeing them... Wilma the White Wale, Quake, and even Simon the Quangaroo!

    Yep! THIS Quake:

    and THIS Simon the Quangaroo:

    Yeah, technically they should have had Cowboy looking Quake, since that's the one who had Simon, but I don't care. They referenced the most obscure characters of the bunch on a breakfast cereal for kids who have no idea who anyone besides the Cap'n is anyway.
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Huh? What the heck is a "Quangaroo"?
    A "zebrangaroo", now that's one of the Wonder Gardens' hybrid zombies and I'd recognize the term.

    Jean LaFoot, ah yes, the spokesman for Tasty Feet, the popular Neitherworld foot-shaped treats.
  16. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    If they were to reference Harry Hippo as well, I'd be even more impressed. :D

  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Cereal mascot Kangaroo for short lived Quangaroos orange flavored cereal. Only orange and spotted. He was introduced to save Quake because there was a huge campaign of Quisp cereal vs Quake cereal, and kids overwhelmingly went for Quisp.

    That's the one guy who wasn't on there. And Quisp, but that's another deal. Makes sense they used the vanilla cereal and orange cereal classic mascots. And this wasn't even one of those Target "Throw back" boxes. I have those somewhere, and they managed to make an odd anachronism mentioning "The Soggies" in 1970's retro-packaing, whereas they were created in the mid-80's, well after Jay Ward productions just stopped giving a crap and left.
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  18. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh... So it's just the standard orange cartoon kangaroo, but with the "K" replaced by a "Q-U" to stick with the cereal naming. Thanks for explaining.
    *Gets milk from that other lion-cow hybrid zombie instead.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ..or was he referred to as a Quangaroo?

    Great. Now I'm doubting myself about it.

    On another note, you may know of my frustration to find various Ghostbusters related junk foods (I did find the Key Slime Twinkees and got another Ecto-Cooler, still looking for the Marshmallow Twinkees, though), but I've been matched in frustration finding another food promo, The Secret Life of Pets General Mills promotion. I thus far found it at one specific Target. I should have bought them there, but thought by then I'd find these easier at super markets I frequent, and haven't been to that Target since I saw them. I collect stuff, I like cereal prizes. I found the Finding Dory frozen milk chiller mold to be...strange since they clearly have no idea that milk freezes strangely. Kinda hate how Kelloggs doesn't really do this sort of thing much anymore. GM usually has something in boxes of certain cereals when a movie comes out. I avoided the Batman/Superman comics because...well...the breakfast cereals for that movie were all I want to have multiple experiences with regarding it.
  20. cjd874

    cjd874 Well-Known Member

    Uh...how have I not seen this thread until now?

    Where do I begin with my favorite cereals? I gotta say, in no particular order: Frosted Flakes, Captain Crunch Berries, Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios, Froot Loops, and Cocoa Puffs. Great taste and nutritional value (some more than others, of course). Generally, I stay away from Raisin Bran and Special K...because they taste like cardboard. Adding cold milk to cereal is the best...as well as the occasional sliced bananas or strawberries.
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