U.S. Food Review: Lucky Charms

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 Lucky Charms, which is a famous brand of breakfast cereal. It is well-known as an iconic American food because of the marshmallow ‘charms’.

The Information

Lucky Charms is a frosted and toasted oat cereal with different coloured / shaped marshmallows. It was been around since 1964, and the individual marshmallow shapes are meant to represent a particular charm or good luck element (for example, the heart – the only remaining original charm – represents the power to bring things to life, and the rainbow represents travelling from place to place). For further reading on what each shape symbolizes, click here.

The Taste Test

Lucky Charms (the frosted and toasted cereal) has a really nice oaty flavour and crunch to them. I was really surprised that they were not overly sweet, as I had assumed they would be, and I found that the overall flavour was really nice.

The ‘charms’ (marshmallows) were not soft and squishy like I was expecting, and were very crunchy (they actually had the texture of biting in to a stick of chalk). They are also quite sweet, much more so than the frosted cereal.

The Verdict

I really liked the oat cereal, but the taste and texture of the marshmallows, for me, were really offputting. When I was chewing the charms, the consistency made my teeth ache, much like the sensation you get when dragging your nails down a chalkboard (showing my age here)!

What is your favourite cereal? Have you tried Lucky Charms – what did you think?

What would you like to see me try next?




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