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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Star Trek Cereal - Boldly Going Into My Stomach

Kellogg's white collars boldly went where Post's didn't - and made this awesome Star Trek cereal.Look! Up on the shelf - it's a cereal! It's an advertisement! It's.... Star Trek Limited Edition cereal, from Kellogg's!

As you may or may not know, I'm a cereal fiend, especially when it comes to American cereals. If there's anything I love more than the cereal, it's movie/cereal team-ups.

Way up here in igloo-infested Canada, cereal selection is dismal at best and downright miserable at worst; often the choice between no-name oatmeal, Corn Flakes, or some sort of puffed, half-germinated seed pods with "no added sugar!"

But in the USA there are choices. In the USA there are special cereals. Limited Edition cereals. Cereals like Star Trek, with delicious planet Earth, planet Vulcan, and Delta shield marshmallows that crush gloriously between your teeth.

While vacationing in Ohio, (I know, that doesn't make sense, but it's true) I specifically stopped at a grocery store to see what kinds of awesome breakfast treats I could bring home. I snagged a box of Star Trek cereal for $1.99. In fact, I was so excited, and the box artwork was so excellent, I went back the next day and bought a second box.

The box declares the cereal as a "sweetened oat cereal with marshmallows". But when I dove into the oaty galaxy swirls, I found them to be a less sweet version of plain, ordinary Cheerios. DE-sweetened is a more appropriate description. They certainly weren't bad, but I wouldn't go so far as to say they were sweet.

The marshmallows, however, were fantabulous, as they are apt to be. Like an erect Captain standing strong in the face of space danger, the 'mallows were stiff and crunchy.

Although I found nothing new in this cereal, I still loved it. It was a no-nonsense kind of food. It didn't try to introduce anything special or new. All it did was advertise a great movie, and give your sorry ass self a half-exciting reason to get up in the morning. If only for the marshmallows.

In the end Limited Edition Star Trek cereal has unboldly gone where many cereals have gone before. Into my colon.

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Blogger SJ said...

There is something new in this cereal. The manufacturing date is in the future and the time travel made the mushrooms become marshmallows.

5:25:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

You are the ONLY person I know (besides me) that uses the word FANTABULOUS! Congrats on that!

Anyway...cool deal on a cool cereal. I didn't realize Canadian cereal was so dismal in its selection.

Are the marshmallows like the ones in Frankenberry Crunch or Lucky Charms?

7:09:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...


The marshmallows are sugary, similar to Lucky Charms. Frankenberry and Booberry types have a slight fruity berry flavour. These ones didn't.

12:10:00 PM

Blogger Grant said...

So, what is tastier - Earth or Vulcan?

12:30:00 PM

Blogger TheatreChick73 said...

Wow! I didn't know this cereal existed! I am a bad Trekker. Must seek it out....Thanks for the heads up!

10:12:00 AM

Blogger Michael Manning said...

Hey Martini: There were some funny themed cereals we had briefly owing to television series as well. Yes, Ohio is weird. I hail from there, so I know. No, I don't miss it either! Best for your weekend, Martini!

12:52:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Michael, I'd love to hear about these television cereals! The only one I recall is Pac Man.

5:49:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

...which was a cartoon for a bit.

7:52:00 PM

Blogger honkeie2 said...

Star ship this is Mother Turd we are here near Uranis and so far we have not spoted on Kilgon....

12:28:00 PM


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