Monday, December 04, 2006

Cereal killer

I'm trying out a new breakfast cereal at the mo'. I usually have some sort of triple choc oat thing from Sainsbury's, although recently I've gotten back into the microwave porridge because it's SOOOOOO good and very simple to make. If you have a microwave.

During a trip to Sainsbury's yesterday, though, I noticed a new Kelloggs cereal:

Or Honey F**ked Cornflakes, as I like to call them. They are, you see, basically Honey Nut Cornflakes without the nuts. And I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere, but even I'm not going to stoop that low.


Anyway, so today I had a bowl. And do you know what? They taste pretty good. And do you know why? Because they're essentially EXACTLY the same as Frosties, except grown-ups can buy them safe in the knowledge they're not going to be caught buying something with Tony the friggin' Tiger on.

Hilariously, though, even though they're nutless, people with nut allergies can't eat them because they're made in a factory that also produces nutty products. That'll be Honey Nut Cornflakes, then.

So, as tasty as they are, I'm actually kind of failing to see the point of them.



missy&chrissy said...

why does the rooster have a gaping white hole where his eye should be?? no nuts AND the cereal's mascot is missing an eye...quite a strange new cereal.

Dinah said...

THAT'S what was bugging me about the box. I knew there was something.

Tim said...

Really?! The rooster's always looked like that over here... Must be a battery hen.

What's he look like over there?

Dora and Tina said...

No nuts??? I need nuts in my cereal...or it's just not right. Saying that, I have tried that cereal Tim. It's been out over here for a while.

It needs nuts!

Tim said...

How come you get all the good stuff first? I mean, seriously, you got cookie dough kitkats... I demand cookie dough kitkats!

Oh, hang on... maybe they're testing these things on you? Have you shown any adverse reaction to cookie dough kitkats?

How's the rabbit in the next cage? Is it still wearing make-up?

Seriously, though, I can do without nuts in my cereal. I do like oats though. Oats rock!

Dinah said...

stop talking about cookie dough kit kats! they make me want to hop on a plane and fly over there! I can do without orange chocolate, but cookie dough?

Tim said...

I love orange kitkats... and chocolate oranges... But i would *LOVE* to try a cookie dough kitkat.

And I've recently discovered these:

Gu Puds


skillz said...

is honey nut cornflakes the same as crunchy nut cornflakes?

I'm all about combinational therapy; cheerios with a few oatibixes scattered on top.

Oats = good

Tara said...

I don't have any pride when it comes to buying cereal. My favorite childhood cereal is called "Fruity Pebbles" (and I'm sure there's a joke there too). When I buy them, I don't hide them in my shopping cart. If people see them, so be it. :)

Tim said...

Skillz - Good lord, how am I supposed to know?! It's quite likely I've screwed the name up. There's two much choice these days. I remember when it was 'cornflakes' or 'nothing.'

And oats are good; keep you regular.

Tara - Indeed, don't be ashamed of your cereal! I don't think we get fruity pebbles over here, though they do sound awesome. The government would probably slap some health warning on them for being too 'pebbley,' and not 'fruity' enough!

Dinah said...

No fruity pebbles? But how do you incorporate The Flintstones into your breakfast? I guess that means no Cocoa Pebbles, either.

Tim said...

Nope, no Flintstones in my breakfast! We have Coco Pops, but theyre advertised by a little monkey.

Not a cheeky monkey. Just a monkey.