One box.  Two servings: At Best!

I am a little kid’s cereal eater.  Always have been, probably always will be.  The only “adult cereal” I eat is Honey Bunches of Oats and that is mainly because it is sweet like “kid cereals.”  My top two cereals are Apple Jacks and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the latter is sort of funny because I am not a big pastry eater, I love pie; cake and cake-like baked goods not so much; but I do love cinnamon rolls.

Last week my consumer awareness class at Long Beach City College took a class trip to the grocery store to prepare for a project which is due at the end of the semester. Most of the class was pretty boring and useless to me because I eat out just about daily, so the odds of me going to a grocery store to purchase anything but cereal are slim anyway.  The day carries on and we [the class] browsed and listened to the instructor guide us into the world of learning how to price, how grocery stores work, how to pick produce and such.  During this adventure, I found my way to the cereal aisle and saw this glorious looking box.  The colors captured me and the words Cinnamon Roll took to my eyes like a shooting star flying across the night-sky, I was amazed and excited.  I immediately took a picture of the box and sent it to a female friend who occasionally takes on the role of my mother.  Mommy, mommy!  I exclaim via text message, I want this!!!   Can I have it, please huh, please.  I continue.

A few days pass and last night after school I, finally,  made a stop at the local grocer and purchased this enticing box of cereal.  I arrive home at about midnight, take pictures and prepare my moderately-medium bowl of cereal.  Upon opening the bag, the aroma fills my olfactory sense and immediately I’m reminded of the smell and taste of Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls, freshly baked and warm.  I bask for a moment, and then continue on with pouring the milk and finalizing the bowl of cereal bliss.

Have you ever eaten Cinnamon Toast Crunch?  It’s great, right?  I don’t know about you, guys and gals, but I was that kid who ate cereal out of momma’s cake mixing bowl and by the box.  Eating cereal in this manner, I must admit, Cinnamon Toast Crunch’s sweetness was overpowering for me.  I loved it, but as an adult I can admit that it’s super sweet.  This cinnamon roll crunch cereal is similar in taste but not as overpowering, in fact, it is not very sweet at all.  It has flavor and you certainly get the taste of a cinnamon roll, but it is more of a hint, not a full-blown pastry taste-palette annihilator.  As any kid would tell you Cap’n Crunch will eff up the roof of your mouth.  I suppose like any other Cap’n Crunch cereal, you can expect the same from Cinnamon Roll Crunch.  It’s not as brutal and abusive as the original Cap’n Crunch but you know the hard cereal is in your mouth, indubitably.

The cereal is good, but I doubt I would ever have it again.  It’s not my style.  I like Apple Jacks, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles and Crunch Berries.  I don’t know if it’s because those cereals are sweeter, but likely.

Quaker Cap’n Crunch’s Cinnamon Roll cereal  is like what Kix should be, cautiously sweet, flavorful, father-tested, and real [not TV kid] kid-approved.

 

Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Roll Crunch

The box fascinates me. I don’t really like brown as a color but there is something about the box that captures the eye and yields a yearning desire to have this cereal. Sucky part though, if your kids are anything like me when I was a kid, they may not like the cereal. Please understand, clearly, the cereal is GOOOD. It’s not sweet-tooth lil’ kid good, though..it’s like a less “healthier” version of Kix.

 

Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Roll Crunch

 

Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Roll Crunch

 

Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Roll Crunch

 

Cap'n Crunch's Cinnamon Roll Crunch

You can really see the cinnamon. It’s pretty and like the image here, there is a hint of it in the taste.  It’s not so overbearing to where you as a parent could not serve this to your kids in good conscience.

Cap’n Crunch’s Cinnamon Roll Crunch Cereal

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