We usually go grocery shopping as a family on Sunday afternoons. This week I sent Scott solo so we didn’t have to take Brinley, who is sick, out. I gave him a verbal list of what we needed and a reminder of the usuals, along with a few recipes to buy ingredients for. Scott has always been a pretty healthy eater so I never really worry about what he’ll buy when left to his own devices. I’m usually the one trying to sneak Oreos or soda into the cart. The one aisle that always turns Scott into a kid again, though, is the cereal aisle. Believe it or not, Mr. Healthy has been known to buy the following cereals on a regular basis: Count Chocula, Resee’s Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs and Fruit Loops.
Needless to say, I was not surprised when he came home yesterday with a box of the “new” Chocolate Cheerios. Though I’ve always been a huge Cheerios fan, and even had a love affair with Banana Cheerios last year, I was quite skeptical about these Chocolate ones. They just looked unappealing on the box and I couldn’t imagine eating them for breakfast, maybe as a mid day snack, but not breakfast. So this morning, Scott pours himself a bowl and I look on still a skeptic. He takes a bite and his reaction is positive (I think even he was a bit unsure at first). He’s trying to describe the taste to me and compares them to Cocoa Puffs. He goes on to say that they’re not a wanna be type cereal like the Fruity Cheerios were (Fruit Loops wanna bes). I decide that I need to see for myself so I pour myself a bowl as well. To my surprise they were good! It took me about 1/2 the bowl to make my decision, but I like them. I’ll definitely eat them again, but probably not on a daily basis. They’re just chocolate-y enough without being overbearing. They do turn the milk chocolate though (but I’m not one to drink my cereal milk anyway).
So, for something as low in fat, calories and sugar as they are, they’re quite a good treat. I can see myself eating them more as a snack though and sticking to my Life Cereal for breakfast.