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Friday, August 11, 2006

Me And The Cap'n

Capitaine Crounche Superman Edition is tres bon!Me and the Cap'n, we go back. We go way back. The Cap'n and I have been pals since my early childhood. He offers me sweet orange breakfast nuggets, and I eat 'em.

But ever since high school I've found a new friend. Capitaine Crounche. That's right, Capeetan CROOOONCH. Instead of bitterly hating the French on every product we have in Canada, I embraced it. While friends complained, I ran downstairs each morning yelling joyfully for the Capeetan. So I thought I'd post this while it's still timely: while Superman Returns is still in theatres.

I bought a box of Special Edition Superman Cap'n Crunch for $3.99. It's blue instead of red. And there's a picture of Superman punching some sort of red asteroid. The crumbling asteroid bits turn into Superman's chest emblem. It's neat.

When I opened the Capeetan's treasure chest I found the cereal had changed. The orange chem-nuggets were about 1/3 the size I remember. The last time I bought a box of Cap'n Crunch, about two years ago, the pieces were huge and sharp and cut the roof of my mouth. Oh yeah! Such great memories.

Maybe Monsieur Crooonch offered us smaller treasure nuggets in order to make the Superman chest emblems look bigger and more impressive. Or perhaps it's possible that the Cap'n has changed his cereal forever. I should have bought a regular box to check.

But, je ne did that pas.

Anyway, what's tres awesome about the Capeetan's limited edition Superman cereal is the abundance of Superman's bright red chest emblems. They're big, red and super fruity. When mixed with many small regular Cap'n bits, they seem to blend in. However, when eaten in segregated clusters, the fruityness is sweet and wicked. I think they probably taste like the old Crunch Berries back when the Cap'n was more focused on being trendy than with being true to himself.

However, I can't be sure about that because I've never eaten any Capeetan Croooonch's Croooonch Berry cereal. Regardless, this cereal is tres formidable. Buy it toute de suite, before it's gone.


Blogger Rowan said...

i'll have to look for it, since ya know, the doodlebug loves superman and all that. I loved cap'n crunch as a teenager. Was the only cereal i ate for a while there.

1:51:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

omg, i called my son "doodlebug" when he was little....never heard it from anyone else before! lol

umm, that's awesome about the "new" name. i've always loved captain crunch but it always scratches the roof of my mouth!

2:31:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Yes! Yes! It always scratches the roof of my mouth too, and for some reason the bloody taste still doesn't stop me from eating the Cap'n's super cereal.

2:54:00 PM

Blogger Ham said...

Same with the roof-cutting blood-drawing love for the Cap'n.

2:59:00 PM

Blogger Chana said...

my kids would love to go grocery shopping with you!

6:16:00 PM

Blogger Vengelyne said...

Lol. The passion in you describing the cereal. =)

10:40:00 PM

Blogger Cuppojoe said...

I can tell you from recent experience, that the original Cap'n is still it's good ol' roof-rippin' size...

(I used to be able to eat it when I was younger, but now I'd have to let it get a bit soggy before I could handle it...)

10:59:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

The hubs likes Peanut Butter Crunch but I heart Captain Crunch w/ crunchberries. I eat all the orange pieces, saving the crunchberries for last and then add a little more cereal and repeat (to get the remaining milk real pink) then I drink the milk last.

11:19:00 AM


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