Strawberry fields? Nothing is real

The lost cereal of my youth is blueberry shredded wheat. I don’t remember enough of the name to put anything in capital letters. The shredded wheat packed with real blueberries is long ago, but each trip to the grocery store still brings a heart-wandering in the cereal aisle. Nothing on the outside, no free-floating blueberry-like things, no booberry, just a square packed with real blueberry flavor.

It was that feeling that led me to Frosted Mini-Wheats Strawberry Delight, and I regretted it from bite one. I don’t want to get sued, so I won’t make any assertions as to the cereal’s natural-ness. I’ll just say I didn’t enjoy it. I’ll also say this: It’s the cereal equivalent of Breakfast Beatles or Beatles Brunch or any one of the B-based Sunday morning classic rock-format programs that are a tad too programmed for even big Beatles fans.

Anyhoo, in upcoming cereal news, I’ve got a box of Multigrain Cheerios in my kitchen, probably a few boxes away from opening. I’ll let you know what happens.

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