Tuesday, February 2, 2010

School Supplies: Rice Krispie Treats Cereal

-If you're only interested in posts about clothes and style, check back tomorrow, or um, in a couple days probably. This one is not for you.
-Let's start this journey sometime in the mid 90s, probably around 1996. Kids across America are overjoyed at the introduction of an amazing new cereal, Rice Krispie Treats. The cereal goes on to become the best-tasting cereal in the history of taste. Fast forward to, I dunno, 2000 maybe? The cereal disappears without explanation. Kids everywhere cry themselves to sleep (little do they know in the coming years another best-tasting-product in the world, Sprite Remix (original flavor) will pull the same disappearing act.)
-Fast forward to like 2005 probably. My dad is working in Michigan and spots the cereal in a grocery store. He sends me four boxes in the mail and I start to believe there is some sort of conspiracy trying to keep me from enjoying life on the West Coast.
-Fast forward to 2007, I'm telling the lamentable story of the cereal to a friend, that friend does some research and finds that the cereal can be ordered on Amazon.com. You can even get it to come to your house every month like a subscription. I ordered two 4-box packages, but my lack of income could not sustain perpetual acquisition of the cereal. Fast forward to 2009. My cravings peak again and I order four boxes from Amazon. The fuckers take like 4 months to send them to me. Meanwhile I'm telling everybody about how cool I am for ordering cereal on Amazon, and someone informs me that they still have the cereal on the West Coat at fucking Wal-Mart! Fast forward to three days ago, see: me at Wal-Mart buying four boxes of the cereal. Fast forward to 20 minutes ago, see: me cracking open the third box of the cereal and deciding to post about it.
-See also: Frosted Mini Chex, Sprite Remix. 

9 comments:

Paul91 said...

Speaking of awesome food just disappearing: what ever happened to Dunkaroos?

Angelo said...

Haha I never got down with Dunkaroos, but I remember the commercials well.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

When I was 6, I tried to run away from home because my mom wouldn't let me eat more Dunkaroos. I only made it two blocks, but my very attempt is a testament to how bomb those things were.

componentsofenthusiasm said...

best post ever. also continuing in this dissapearing act theme, what happened to french toast crunch?? party in your mouth, no bromo.

Anonymous said...

Obviously I don't frequent Wal Mart enough. Still the best present idea I've ever had. I'm going to have to sample them now.

Anonymous said...

OMG.
I never knew....

lersack said...

you just made my year! I just bought a case on amazon. BEST. CEREAL. EVER.

Aaron J said...

Oh my heavens...Had no idea they carried this at Wal-Mart now! Unfortunately, being in LA...there is no Wal-Mart nearby. Looks like I'll have to stick to Amazon.