Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sucked in by Scooby-Doo

I was doing my grocery shopping last night at 8 pm because that's just the kind of day I had yesterday. As I was walking down the cereal aisle I came across this box of NEW! Scooby-Doo, lightly-sweetened, vanilla-flavored cereal. "Oh! That looks fun!" was my reaction. That should have been my red flag. I love Scooby-Doo. He was my favorite cartoon character when I was a kid, and I still like to watch it with my kids. I put the box of cereal in my cart and kept walking. Score 1 for the cereal's marketing department.

Did I mention I was shopping by myself? And that there were no kids with me begging for the box of Scooby-Doo cereal. 

Yeah. I have no one to blame but myself.

When I got home I opened the box and looked at the cereal. Hum, the cereal in the picture on the box resembles Cheerios. This is what the cereal really looks like:

Lots of weird-looking holes and pits. And it's pretty orange compared to the more wholesome-looking color on the box. Score 2 for the cereal's marking department. Here's a side-by-side comparison: 

OK, but how did it taste? I was promised a crispy, lightly-sweetened, vanilla-flavored cereal. I popped some pieces in my mouth and chewed. It was like I was eating styrofoam, and then it disintegrated in my mouth leaving not a whole lot of anything to swallow. It was

As for the flavor, it was lightly sweet, but the only vanilla flavor was an after-taste, which was decidedly artificial and not actually very vanilla-y. I hate to waste food, but this cereal is only good for the garbage can.

Bah! But what can I say? I was my own worst enemy--totally sucked in by the cereal's marketing department's appeal to my childhood love of Scooby-Doo. I'll do better next time.


  1. What a let down! I'm cracking up though, that your purchase wasn't kid led. ;o)

  2. Do what Tom does... return it to the manager of the store and tell him/her about your experience. I'll bet they (at least) return your money!!!


I'd love to hear from you! Please use the form below to send any questions or comments you may have :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...