Gentle Reader, the Practical Cook does not back down from a challenge, even when she would very much like to do so. Though I felt my childhood was shortchanged by a lack of sugary cereal, my annual quest for BooBerry and FrankenBerry cereals ended years ago. TPC’s Mom would simply never purchase them for me.
I hadn’t thought of them, and had never eaten them, until this week. Challenged by The Dealer, lured by the wonderfully retro art and the clever food marketing, I bought a box of each. Let’s roll the tape, shall we?
My very favorite line from the Eldest Practical Cook Junior: ” I can read whole grains first, then sugar, and I can’t read anything after that.” Well said. The Juniors noted that the cereal “smelled” (and not in the good way) when the box was opened. Here’s what was left after the test:
Not one of us wanted to finish it. Perhaps I will try again someday. Until then, I’ll stick to Lucky Charms and Life cereal for a sweet hit. What’s your go-to dessert cereal? Do you remember the spooky cereals with fondness? Post a comment below or Tweet #cereal at me!
Oh, and for The Dealer: the leftovers are yours, but we’re keeping the box tops.
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