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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cocoa Krispies: Krazy Delicious

So delicious, it made my eyes pop out and fall into the bowl.

Travelling home from a vacation is usually a sad thing. But for me, it's nearly as exciting as the whole trip itself. That is the time when we stop off at grocery stores and mammoth Target stores looking for deals.

On our drive home from Vermont, travelling along small 2-lane highways twisting through tiny, desolate towns, Suz and I came across an Oasis. Amongst the plethora of abandoned businesses and decrepit, collapsing houses, a brand new plaza containing a brand new Price Chopper suddenly appeared before my brand new eyes.

It was a spontaneous decision I made - to slam on the brakes, then coast silently into the well-paved parking lot. I parked in a far corner, and Suz and I ran through the rain, into the Price Chopper.

Inside we found some delicious things to eat, including a seasonal cereal: Cocoa Krispies, with Eye-Popping Marshmallows. At the cash, I was quite confused when I only had to pay $1.50 for the Halloween breakfast. I thought there was a mistake. Cashier #035 could see it in my face. "We're clearing those out." he said.

Once home, I could not wait to dig in. Inside my mouth, the amazing Cocoa Krispies didn't stand a chance. Move over BooBerry . Sayonara Frankenberry. You too, Boookenberry. I have discovered my new favourite Halloween-themed cereal, and it comes in a poop-brown box avec giant monster-eye.

Cocoa Krispies danced on my tastebuds. I was dazzled by their deliciousness. On one hand, I didn't want to swallow them, but on the other, I didn't want them to turn to a disgusting mush in my mouth. When I was finished, I immediately poured another bowl, and fought my urges to pour a third.

The "Eye-Popping" marshmallows were strong. They were crunchy and firm, the way cereal 'mallows should be. Only the final few, sitting in the milk for a while, began to show signs of sog. They were perfect.

In fact, the entire cereal is perfect. Kellogg's is a good company, as is any company willing to make a limited-edition food product for the Halloween season. But really, for a buck fifty, it could've tasted like crap and I still would've been happy. Because the box is pretty snappy.


Blogger Rowan said...

my first thought upon loading the page was -- he found ANOTHER Cereal i've never heard of :) I'm glad to hear it's yum, will hve to look for it myself some day.

12:03:00 PM

Blogger mmat said...

why do i have to live and shop in canada where such wonderful cereal deliciosity is nowhere to be seen? it's a sad sad thing that the best canada can offer is chocolaty lucky charms.

12:46:00 PM

Blogger patti_cake said...

I christen you the "Cereal Poet" cos' only you can make me get up and go to the cafeteria to riffle through the cereal boxes looking for coca crispies

2:12:00 PM

Blogger Chana said...

at first glimpse of the box, my tummy was rummbling..yummy..it looks good..as i read your post i realized how come here is another cereal i can never seem to find in my local Superstore or Safeway or Co-Op..it's from the US..nice find friend. absolutely looking/sounding delicious and now i'm hungry..

nice to have you back..

2:54:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Canada certainly blows when it comes to cereal choice. I think we were totally lucky to get the Chocolate Lucky Charms here. But even still, I don't think those corporate cereal millionaires have clued in to Canada's thirst for wicked, sugary, off-beat cereals.

3:57:00 PM

Blogger Becky said...

Wow, I can't believe you just wrote a post that long about cocoa krispies. But I have to give my respect to wonder that cereal is, helping lazy people not have to cook to eat. Cinnamon toast crunch and honey roasted honey bunches of oats are my favorites.

11:04:00 PM

Blogger redheaded said...

we used to have friends that were pretty high up in the KELLOG's chain, in Battle Creek, Michigan. They used to send us samples of the NEW cereals and pop tart flavors to try out. It was cool. glad you love your cereal, as well.

9:22:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

redheaded, you are a very lucky woman and you're making me jealous!

rowan! I've been trying for ages (seriously!) to post a comment on your wordpress blog, but it never works!

3:33:00 PM


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