cereal review: star wars episode 2
Last night I chowed down upon a bowl of Star Wars cereal that I picked up cheap at my local supermarket.
I've never been a big fan of marshmallow-spiked cereal; when I'm in the mood for a sugar fix, I generally turn to Cap'n Crunch; otherwise, I'm pretty much a corn flakes--or better yet, oatmeal--kinda guy. But I was pleasantly surprised with Star Wars cereal. The corn puffs were not overly sweetened--alone, they had a lightly sweet, faintly cinnamon taste reminiscent of Kix--and until the milk soaked in, the marshmallows barely registered. After a few minutes in the milk, the corn puffs retained a pleasant crunchiness, but the marshmallows had released more sweetness into the concoction. Even so, the wholesome, robust flavor of the corn puffs prevented the whole deal from dissolving into a big puddle of sugar.
Toss in the shiny box (in two "collector's editions") with their bright photos of Star Wars characters (including Christopher Lee as Count Dooku, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi and of course the yummy Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala) and a board game on the back of each (which can be combined for a double-size "travel around the Star Wars universe" game), and you have a cool breakfast--or late-night videogame fuel--experience.
Interested in a second opinion? Destroy All Monsters editor-in-chief Musashi (who added some comments to the original post) recently tried it out as well, and he emailed me his impressions:
I finally ate a bowl of the SW cereal, and I'd have to give it a solid 3 out of 5 spoons, if for no other reason than the fact that it's not nearly as horrid as one would expect. It's definitely a bit too sweet for my palette, but somehow the puffed corn spheres and marshamallows form a nice marriage of cereal elements. I wouldn't rank it at the top of my 'must buy' list, but if they still have some next time I'm at the store, I may pick up a few more boxes...