Official Review: Birthday Cake Remix Cereal (!!)

I’ve been on a big cereal kick as of late.  And if we’re being honest (we are being honest) I don’t see that changing anytime soon.  I had forgotten how much I loved cereal, but my burning passion has been reignited.  I am prepared to love harder than ever before.  This goes for the classics as well as the newbies.  To name a few old reliables, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Corn Pops, Honey Nut Cheerios.  Regarding the newcomers, let’s just say that the cereal people know no bounds.  Recently, I’ve had flings with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros and Hostess Powdered Sugar Donettes.  And as the industry continues to evolve (for better or for worse), I will continue to ride the wave.

Enter: Birthday Cake Remix Cereal !!

I don’t know when Cold Stone entered the cereal business, and I do not care.  When one of the all time great desserts, that being Cold Stone Creamery’s coveted Birthday Cake Remix Ice Cream, transitions into bite size cereal, I’m in.  Out of respect for BCR, I simply had no other choice but to try.  Having said that, in a weird way I was hoping I wouldn’t like it, also out of respect for BCR.  I knew what I was risking, but my worst fear was that my love for the ice cream may be spoiled by a subpar cereal experience.  In addition, I was not expecting the cereal to taste like the ice cream.  How could it?  So while my expectations were tempered and undefined, I was anxious to give em a go.

They smell incredible.  They do not, however, smell like Birthday Cake Remix.  That is as expected, but this is a good start nonetheless.  Taste?  Excellent.  There’s a birthday cake-ish element to it, but not a shade of Birthday Cake Remix.  After the first bite, I can rest assured that this will have no affect on my affinity for the ice cream.  This is already a win.  The tasting continues, and my palate continues to speak to me.  I’m searching for flavor profiles, and I find the cake batter.  Maybe it’s the shape and consistency of the cereal, but I’m tasting Kix.  It’s a cake batter version of Kix.  Who can complain about that?  Talk about an OG in the pantheon of cereal.

In my hastiness to taste, I neglected to read the box in full.  Holy shit, are there marshmallows in here?  There are.  Chocolate marshmallows that (brace yourselves) actually taste like marshmallows?  More so than Lucky Charms ‘mallows at least.  Wow, game changer.  My mouth is happy, as is my soul.  There’s not much, if anything, to complain about the Birthday Cake Remix Cereal.  It would be more than fair to criticize for lack of Birthday Cake Remix taste, but that’s a major plus in my eyes.  I’m able to enjoy a tasty cereal without compromising the sanctity of Birthday Cake Remix.

If you’re craving Birthday Cake Remix, do yourself a favor and get the real thing.  But this is a box that I am looking forward to finishing in the coming day(s).

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