Froot Loops

Froot Loops

I haven’t eaten breakfast on a regular basis since the Reagan administration, but Kellogg’s is doing a Cars tie-in, so of course I had to go out last night and buy a box of cereal so I could get my proof of purchase to send in (along with $2.99 shipping and handling) to get my personalized Fillmore the VW Microbus license plate.

I have always been partial to Lucky Charms. I don’t like them with milk (the marshmallows get all soggy and slimy and disgusting), but I like them dry. Dry Lucky Charms marshmallows are vaguely reminiscent of that freeze-dried ice cream we used to eat in science class when we were studying astronauts.

Unfortunately, Lucky Charms are a General Mills product … so I figured I would have to settle for Frosted Flakes or perhaps plain old Froot Loops instead.

You can imagine my utter delight when I discovered that Kellogg’s is now manufacturing Froot Loops with tiny Lucky Charms-style marshmallows in it. And these aren’t just any marshmallows — these are miniature depictions of Toucan Sam, along with various types of fruit, all rendered in pastel-colored freeze-dried marshmallow gunk.

They’ve also added some new colors. Back in my day, we only had three flavors of Froot Loops, not six. Adding cool tones to the mix seems like gilding the lily, but maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, I have now divided most of the box into Ziploc bags and am planning to take it to work to eat as a convenient snack during the day.

And remember: I’m running a marathon Sunday, so sugar-coated cereal can be considered diet food this week — I’m carbo-loading. 😉

If they’ll just hurry up and start selling those boxes of cereal that have the little sheriff’s car toys in them, I’ll be a happy camper.

who has a sudden and inexplicable craving for Flintstones vitamins … but not the yucky orange ones