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The Truth … about Chocolate Cheerios

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t says:

The truth about Chocolate Cheerios: they suck.

There.  I went there.  I can’t help it.  They’re not good.  In a world with original cheerios (which has an inexplicable cult following) and sweeter versions include apple cinnamon, multi-grain (delicious! my fave!), and honey nut … why does this taste so bad?  To their credit, they don’t taste as bad as Fruity Cheerios.  And actually, not everyone thinks they’re bad, as I’ve seen some bloggers showering praise upon these tiny O’s, as they satisfy a chocolate craving while maintaining that they are just as healthy as normal Cheerios (it says so on the box!).  Not me.  The chocolate’s gross.  I’d rather eat grass.  I’m sure that lowers cholesterol, too.

BUT, fret not loyal readers.  This is not just a bunch of pointless ranting and raving and complaining.  I also come bearing a solution … a solution that actually is quite delicious:

That’s right … chocolate milk and cheerios.   Shazam.  I went there.  Again.

Before you put on a “That’s disgusting!” face (I know who you are: g, g’s older sister, my parents, anyone who loves original cheerios), I suggest you try it before knocking it.  But don’t think of it as a “this is as healthy as cheerios” thing, because it’s certainly not.  Think of it as a healthier version of chocolate milk for breakfast (as you now get all of the vitamins and minerals in the cereal).  Oh, and a tip is that the milk must be cold and not watery (“fat free” chocolate milk should be avoided, as should Yoohoo brand and all chocolate “drinks” – but these should be avoided at all times, anyways).  By the way – the brand of chocolate milk pictured, by “Byrne Dairy”, is quite a good chocolate milk – and I got it out of a vending machine!  I haven’t been able to find it anywhere else, though …

And just so you know that it’s not solely an effect of the milk and independent of the Cheerios (e.g. maybe grass would be good with chocolate milk?), I have tried two other combinations of this milk with cereal.  It still worked well for the Multigrain Cheerios (not that they need it), but not so much for the Frosted Flakes, which ended up being an oversweetened, textural nightmare.

v says: a is in the Cult. Only eats Cheerios – even has a cheerios T-shirt…. loves them… we buy them in super duper bulk!

t says: g is also a huge fan of the original, but she was kicked out of the cult.  Recently, the Wegmans brand O’s seduced her with their fluffier texture and cheaper price.  She professed her newfound love for this “generic” toasted oat cereal and her cult membership was revoked immediately, indefinitely.

Credit: first pic sourced from here.

Written by afterdinnersneeze

18 August 2010 at 8:51am

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  1. g says: i do love the original, but the chocolate covered cheerios made by jacques torres are the bomb! such a fantastic snack!

    g

    18 August 2010 at 12:02pm

  2. lc says: Heh. As soon as I read your post title, I was already planning a scathing comment about how disgusting Fruity Cheerios are, but you beat me to it.

    I’m not opposed to ALL chocolate cereals, but I prefer my Count Chocula as a dessert rather than a breakfast. This is consistent with my (sacrilegious) distaste for chocolate-chip pancakes–chocolate is just NOT a breakfast food, unless it’s served hot in a mug with whipped cream on top.

    Also, I would like to take this opportunity to plug my personal favorite way to eat Cheerios: with cold 2% milk and fresh Hammonton blueberries. Mmmm. Nothing beats it. (I have to substitute bananas most of the year when the blueberries are out of season, but that just makes early-summer breakfast more special.)

    lc

    19 August 2010 at 5:18pm


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