A big part of getting used to the culture and everyday life of the USA is very much linked to new food experiences. The latest taste test / food review is for two types of cereal … Froot Loops and Cap’n Crunch – both are well-known and loved and have been around for some time.
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?