Sugary breakfast cereals aren’t good for you, but that’s what makes them so magically delicious! There is nothing better than a bowl of sugary, maybe chocolatey, maybe fruity cereal while you’re sitting down to watch Saturday morning cartoons or Seinfeld reruns.
There are a handful of iconic sugary cereals, several of which have well-known mascots, like Frosted Flakes’ Tony the Tiger, Cap’n Crunch’s Captain Crunch, the Trix bunny, and my personal favorite, the Lucky Charms Leprechaun. I like the Leprechaun because he’s always trying to keep kids from eating his favorite food, and I can relate to that.
When I was a kid, it was a rare treat to get a sugary cereal, and one of those rare treats was Lucky Charms. The dirty little secret of Lucky Charms is that only the marshmallows are good! The rest of the cereal is basically Alpha-bits, or worse, Kix! But those marshmallows are where it’s at. My kids figured this out quickly and found a way around it in the most infuriating way possible. They only eat the marshmallows, leaving the plain bits behind.
Well, now Lucky Charms themselves has come up with their own workaround. They’re ditching the charade and putting out bags of their cereal without any of the plain bits. Yes, astute readers will note that they’ve done this before, but this time it’s different. They’ve collaborated with Jet-Puffed to create bags of big, fluffy versions of their iconic charms, rather than the small, dry versions for use in cereal.
Now you don’t need to buy a box just so half of it can go to waste, and you don’t even need to save these for breakfast. These marshmallows are ideal for snacking, maybe even for making some psychedelic smores over a campfire. But if you put them in milk, there won’t be a lot of room for much else. Which is sort of the idea, so fill up a bowl and more power to you!
You’ll be able to find them in stores nationwide this September and can grab a pack for $1.50, which is cheap enough that it shouldn’t be too annoying when your kids eat them all in one sitting.
The bag clearly states it’s “A FAT FREE FOOD” so you might even find it in the health food aisle, but the Lucky Charms Beer likely wouldn’t be found there.