In my younger years, I can remember throwing a tantrum when I woke up to find that the box of cereal I had my heart set on had been finished off. I mean a full-fledged kicking, screaming, pounding on the floor tantrum…I was eighteen. I can’t say that many cereals would illicit such a reaction from me now. I’ve grown slightly more mature over the past five years, still I might be moved to rage if someone were to finish my box of these new Apple Cinnamon Chex.
Other cereal related offenses that drive me ape-shit include: ripped box tops (as above), ripped bags (even worse), people who open the box upside down (they exist), or if any of you have had the displeasure of living with someone who throws out the box entirely, uses scissors across the top of the bag, and seals it with a clothes pin. (That doesn’t actually save room, Dad. It just makes a cabinet full of breakfast cereals look even trashier than a cabinet full of breakfast cereals) End rant. Start Review.
These are better than the Apple-Cinnamon name lets on. They
could should have been called Apple Pie. There is a strong spiced apple smell as soon as the bag is opened, and an even stronger flavor. The texture is the same as any other flavored chex variety, plain rice squares mixed with squares covered in a complex, yes complex, cereal dust.
so it’s not just cinnamon, there’s also allspice, ginger, molasses, and “apple powder” and ingredient I’ve never seen before, but really, really like. Nutritionally they’re decent, sweet but none of the demonized ingredients or double digit sugar grams to put them in the kiddy realm. I wouldn’t call them health oriented either, aside from maybe the gluten-free aspect as eating like you have Celiac Sprue has recently become all the rage in the health food world.
Apple Cinnamon Chex may be best of any apple flavored cereal, including those that don’t actually taste like apples. I’ll be interested to read other opinions on this one, along with stories of cereal-related offenses and developmental regression.