Cereal Review: Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch
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I am 40 and eat kid's cereals.
I admit it. I never grew up. I want my sugary cereals to have extra cereal. Nah, I want extra sugar. If it's something that promises that it is familiar AND new, well, I've got to try it.
So when the Liz (the wife) and I were shopping the other night I saw a box of Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch. I went, hey, it's Cocoa Puffs and brownies. I love both of those things. I picked up a box. I didn't even look at the price. It could have been $6.66 and I wouldn't have noticed. I was in love.
The box promised that "Sonny went a little bonkers in the bakery and now every little brownie is packed with so much chocolatey flavor that you can't help but go cuckoo!" Now that is what I'm looking for. However, I have learned that boxes don't always deliver what they promise. It took me years to learn that every new flavor of Pop Tarts should be called "Putrid Crap You'll Hate."
With my Pop Tarts past in mind, I did throw a box of Fruity Pebbles in the cart. It's the old reliable. I even have the T-shirt and dinosaurs to prove it. Back in my college days, they gave you stuff for box tops. I ate enough of that sugary cereal I could have bought a yacht or mansion with the box tops if I'd saved them all. Instead, I got a shirt with Fred Flintstone in an Andy Warhol style. People think it's quite stylish.
I finally sat down this Saturday night for my cereal dinner. I picked the Brownie Crunch. I figured if it was horrible, I could throw the box away and go for the Fruity Pebbles. But I went for the gusto. I tried the new. I grabbed the bird by the tail feathers and poured it on the fat free milk.
It was good. It was sugary. It was chocolatey. Now, it wasn't like having fudge brownies dipped in milk, but for a breakfast cereal, it's pretty good. The one downside: it made me think of Cookie Crunch. It would be like a chocolate chocolate chip Cookie Crunch. But square.
Still, if you're a small child with a taste for pure sugar or some old person who never grew up, grab a box of Cocoa Puffs Brownie Crunch and chow down!