Welcome to my food review blog series A Slice of Americana, where I get to try different iconic American foods, based on suggestions from Hubby, and you, my lovely readers!
I will be tasting most things for the first time, and will give an honest opinion of all that I consume – it is important to note that I am not receiving any payment or endorsements of any kind.
With that said, on with my review of . . . Froot Loops & Cap’n Crunch
Froot Loops have been around since 1963 and are a fruit flavoured cereal made by Kellogg’s. According to my research, the loops are not different flavours (as I had assumed) and are all one (blended) fruit flavour.
Cap’n Crunch is a sweetened corn and oat cereal that was also introduced in 1963 by Quaker Oats.
The Taste Test
Froot Loops have a very startling first taste as it hits your tongue with a fruity (but nondescript) blast that then subsides with each spoonful and then resembles a sort of mild sherbet-like (even chalky) taste.
Cap’n Crunch is very sweet (it resembled crunchy honey) that lasts with each spoonful and develops an oaty overtone once you have had a bit of it.
When I saw the colour of Froot Loops, I was quite taken aback as I have never eaten a cereal this bright before! I had a good few spoonfuls of it, and although the texture was pleasing (a nice crunch) I did not like the taste. It was far too much like a candy for me.
Cap’n Crunch was nicer to taste at first (it also had a good texture), but after a few spoonfuls it got too sweet for me and began to leave an odd sensation on my teeth/tongue.
Have you tried these cereals – what did you think? What would you like to see me try next?