FOOD FACEOFF: French Toast Crunch vs. Sprinkled Donut Crunch (Which Cereal Did Non-Cereal Better?)
JFG Nation, I wanted to do a quick post today to get some feedback from YOU, the people. The peeps. The eaters and dreamers who follow this here blog. Primarily, I want to know which cereal you think did non-cereal better? My English teacher would cringe at that last sentence.
The contenders: French Toast Crunch (left) and Sprinkled Donut Crunch (right):
French Toast Crunch vs. Sprinkled Donut Crunch! The ultimate cereal-designed-to-taste-like-another-breakfast-food face-off! Now, both of these has been around for some time – French Toast Crunch, after years of hiatus, came back to the production line in December of 2014. Sprinkled Donut Crunch started to appear on the shelves in early February of 2014…maybe even a bit earlier. So we’re talking about two cereals that all of you should’ve had ample opportunity to try and enjoy and get high off the sugar of.
French Toast Crunch smelled like maple syrup and looked like little tiny egg-dipped pieces of French Toast. The taste, I thought, was pretty spot on – sugary and carb-y, with just enough cinnamon and maple flavor to think “YES – this is French Toast in cereal form.” It was light and fluffy and crispy.
Sprinkled Donut Crunch, meanwhile, smelled like a blast of corn syrup to my face. The box smelled soooo sweet I was shocked. Each little ring was coated with glaze and sprinkle with colored sprinkled, indeed making each cereal piece sort of look like a mini donut. The taste was pretty intense – super sweet, and indeed gave me that glazed donut feeling. It was like eating a bowl of mini-Entenmann’s or mini-TastyKake glazed mini donuts.
So, in the battle of French Toast Crunch vs. Sprinkled Donut Crunch, my take on which cereal did non-cereal better? For me, the answer was clearly Sprinkled Donut Crunch. Despite being almost sickeningly sweet, I felt like the cereal truly captured the sugary sweetness of a glazed donut and that taste of glaze and donut in near-perfect fashion. I WAS tasting donut. I love French Toast Crunch, but I don’t automatically think French Toast each time I’m eating it; I think cinnamon, maple, a bit of egg-iness. There was no mistake with Sprinkled Donut Crunch. I also needed to visit a dentist after eating it, so…WIN!
What about YOU, JFG Nation? Which do you prefer? Which do you think did non-cereal better? Which would you eat again? Let me know in the comments below. No parameters here – you can argue any side of any cereal. You can argue something totally different than me; go for the aesthetic, the health factor, the non-health factor, whatever. Tell me in the comments which YOU like better, and why.
Talk to you tomorrow!
Junk Food Guy