I was walking through the store the other day, and I stumbled into the cereal aisle. We all remember timeless classics like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, and Trix, but I was reminded of several cereals that I had forgotten about over the years. Do you remember these cereals? Let’s find out!
The cereal that spurred my interest in this topic was none other than Honeycomb. I remember their…
…terrifying commercials from the early 2000’s, but I haven’t heard anyone talk about the cereal itself in ages. What really caught my interest was how generic the box art was. I thought it was a generic knockoff at first, but then I saw the Post logo and realized it was the real thing. Seeing how the product is rather forgettable, I can’t blame Post for pulling their resources from it.
After this store trip, I went to a different store a few days later to see what other irrelevant cereals I could find, and I saw that Honey Comb had its old aesthetic again. Huh. After some research, I found out that the red box is found in Canada. I have no idea how it made its way to an American Save-A-Lot then.
Anyway, the next cereal that caught my eye was Corn Flakes. Have you ever had a bowl of the stuff? I know that people use it as a casserole topper, but does anyone eat it by itself? I like the box art, but that’s about it.
I then saw a cereal that I had once before: Crispix. Think of it as being like Chex, but more boring. I know it doesn’t seem possible, but it is. At least Chex has Chex Mix to bring in the cash; I wonder if Crispix Snack Mix would sell well.
This cereal is an American classic: Wheaties. We’re all familiar with the tradition of athletes being on the box, but I have a question: Do you know what Wheaties taste like? I’ve never had a single bite of them. The logo looks cool, though.
I then saw a box of Kix, which is that one cereal that you have a few times as a kid and never have again. I know I did. Their marketing tradition of catering to parents is actually an admirable thing. It’s cool that they try to get kids eating healthier cereals, but the kids probably don’t appreciate that as much.
One cereal that kids can appreciate is Golden Grahams. I never saw a commercial for them as a kid, but I have to say that they are the most under-appreciated cereal in the game. The graham cracker taste is simply marvelous. General Mills, please promote this cereal more!
Finally, let’s talk about the “healthy adult cereals.” I’m talking about stuff like FiberOne and Life. They probably have their fans, but I honestly can’t recall seeing anyone pick up a box at the store. Yes, they’re healthier than most other cereals, but the cereal market is won by flavor and excitement. I’ve seen more cereal advertising catering to children than adults, so anytime I see stuff like Raisin Nut Bran, I scoff.
Apologies to any fans of these cereals, I’m just having fun. Enjoy whatever cereal you like!
Well, now that I got that out of the way, I have an announcement to make: I’m finished with weekly blog posts for the time being. I’m sorry if this caught you by surprise, but ideas have been harder to come by, and that whole college thing is getting more time consuming. I may still blog occasionally but I mentally cannot do it on a weekly basis anymore. If you’ve enjoyed my articles, I cannot thank you enough. Mid-American Culture allowed me to express myself more than I would’ve otherwise, and I will forever be grateful for being given that opportunity. So, for now, I leave with a humble farewell.