I recently learned that chocolate Lucky Charms exist. To be clear, that’s a special chocolate-flavored version of the cereal. With marshmallows in it. That shouldn’t really be an actual breakfast food, yet there it is on the shelf. The only thing wackier would be if there were a version containing nothing but marshmallows. Except that does exist, even outside of your dreams: General Mills is creating and giving away ten boxes in a promotion. [More]
I didn’t know that “chocolate toast” was even a thing, but evidently I was wrong. Now there’s a chocolate variation of Cinnamon Toast Crunch…and everyone knows that if there’s a cereal of something, it must be real. [More]
The brand name “Cow Wow” can refer to one of two products. It could be “Cow Wow” the liquid cow manure concentrate, a nutritious but smelly garden fertilizer. Or it could be “Cow Wow” the flavored, shelf-stable organic milk, a nutritious but sugar-laden dairy product. Choose carefully. [More]
While looking for a photo to illustrate a post about children and cereal cartoon mascots, I made some interesting discoveries in our Flickr pool: horrifying (or maybe just awesome) breakfast cereals that I really shouldn’t be surprised hit the market. Some are vintage, some are recent, but they have one thing in common: you would have devoured them when you were six years old.
Here’s a sad, but entirely unsurprising piece of consumer news. In a peer-reviewed study recently published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication fed the same cereal to school-aged children in different boxes. Boxes with a cartoon character earned higher tastiness ratings from the kids. [More]