When we were at Jeff’s place on Thanksgiving Day, I enjoyed a most marvelous and animated discussion about cereal with Duncan and Jillian. We compared our favourites, dissed the stinkers, and shared preferred ways of eating this wonderful food staple (they’re not mixers, like me, but strictly one-type-per-bowl fans).
In Jillian’s opinion, I simply HAD to give Reese’s Puffs a try. This one strictly falls under the category of “no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever,” but I’m cool with that as who doesn’t want a just-because-it’s-yummy treat, once in a while?!
So I got my box…
I’ve had three bowls now, so feel qualified to give you the review…and I must say…this one is pretty much a STRIKE OUT. Now, the Puffs are not a complete fail. I like the texture, they hold their crunch, the peanut butter and chocolate flavours do not overwhelm, and surprising, they’re not as sickeningly sweet as you might imagine. But, there is a funny aftertaste, and the chocolate and peanut butter flavours taste manufactured and fake.
The best combination thus far has been a mix of plain Corn Puffs (#31 in 40 Cereals) followed by a layer of Kashi Go Lean (#29) – I always need to laugh because after my less than complimentary review of Kashi, I’ve decided Go Lean does make a great-midlayer – topped with the Reese’s Puffs.
But still, this mix is not really that formidable…
To each their own. To me, The Cap’n still rules for the crunch! Ooh – a thought! Is it weird if I give the rest of the box to Jillian since she loves the Puffs?? Hmm…just might do that. And replace the Puffs with something I truly adore!!