Honey Graham Life Cereal

Honey Graham Life Cereal

(Editor’s Note: I’d like to thank all of those who sent me well wishes these past couple of days. I’m feeling better thanks to lots of orange juice, Airborne Effervescent, green tea, generic NyQuil, water, quality time with my bed, and apologies to Dr. Phil.)

A few weeks ago Impulsive Buy reader Editrix told me about Honey Graham Life Cereal, which she learned about from the ad in the back of a Cinnamon Life Cereal box. According to Editrix, the box said Honey Graham Life is, “the newest and most surprising Life cereal yet!”

Being someone who likes surprises, except the surprise of finding out the female prostitute I hired has both sexual organs, I had to find out what was so surprising about Honey Graham Life Cereal.

After eating the entire box, I have found there are three things that are surprising about it.

What’s the first thing that’s surprising about Honey Graham Life Cereal?

Mikey likes it, and he doesn’t like anything. However, if you think about and look at the other things Mikey likes, him liking Life Cereal isn’t so surprising.

For example, Mikey’s favorite board game is The Game of Life. His favorite soap opera is One Life To Live. His favorite TV show of all time is The Facts of Life. He also likes reading Life Magazine. Finally, young Mikey also likes to chug down a 40-ounce of Miller High Life Beer.

What’s the second thing that’s surprising about Honey Graham Life Cereal?

Despite looking almost exactly alike, it turns out that Life Cereal and Chex Cereal are in no way related.

Although I have my suspicions that Mr. Quaker and General Mills had the same cereal concubine and had several milky wet threesomes with each other, which probably led to the births of Life Cereal and Chex Cereal.

What’s the third thing that’s surprising about Honey Graham Life Cereal?

Honey Graham Life Cereal didn’t taste like honey or graham. Instead it tasted like some kind of sweet vegetable, although I can’t point out which one.

However, that sweet vegetable taste was surprisingly decent, but still too weird for me to consider buying another box of Honey Graham Life Cereal.


Item: Honey Graham Life Cereal
Purchase Price: $5.99
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Pros: Big box (21 ounces). Made with whole grain for my fat ass. Low-fat. Vitamins and minerals. Mikey likes it.
Cons: Weird sweet vegetable taste. Gets soggy quick. Life and Chex are not related (or are they?).

28 thoughts on “Honey Graham Life Cereal

  1. $5.99 for a box of CEREAL? Good lord. Maybe I should get into the name-brand cereal business, it seems to be quite the money-making racket.

  2. Yeah, that’s a lot for cereal. I guess product reviewing is paying a lot better for you than it is for me. You’re eating $6 cereal, I’m shopping at the dollar store. Anyway, welcome back to the land of the living.

    By the way, Chex are puffier than Life.

  3. Marvo, I actually really like that cereal (though I buy it on sale with coupons!) but I SWEAR it tastes faintly of bananas. My kids look at me like I’m nuts when I say that. Now that I know you think it has a “weird sweet vegetable” taste I know it’s not just me. Thank you, Marvo, thank you! 😉

  4. i AM GLAD YOU ARE BACK AMONGST THE TYPING…Sorry, caps was on. $6 for cereal is a rip off. Especially veggie cereal. If you want to go quasi healthy, I recommend crispix. Yum!

  5. maybe the price was a typo should have been $2.99 otherwise why didn’t show up as a con

  6. oops why didn’t [it] show up as a con
    anyway I tried Life as a kid and learned my lesson that you can’t believe everything you see in commercials. I would not eat life again even though some ad agency paid a kid to express how much he enjoys it. Now where’s my chex.

  7. Personally, I’m a cheerios girl all the way. If you eat them quick enough, they don’t get soggy, and they taste pretty good. Also, I think they’re somewhat healthy for you, but I don’t care. Anyway, might be staying away from these because first thing in the morning I don’t need to think “hmm, veggies?” right after my initial morning thought of “wait, where am I?”

  8. Maybe this Life cereal tastes like sweet potatos, or yams, or maybe both because I think they’re one in the same. $6! Shocking.

  9. oh my god, $6 cereal? That is nearly a candidate for cheap eats hall of shame…

    glad you’re feeling better. Next time instead of Nyquil, try vodka mixed with orange juice (screwdriver?). My dorm roommate made me drink that in college when i was sick. Or was it when HE was sick. At least I think it was vodka and orange juice… i passed out before i could tell.

  10. Chuck – See, this rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean isn’t all paradise, $6 boxes of cereal, $2.43 for a gallon of gas, $3.50 for a gallon of milk. Oh, the price to pay to live with sunny days.

    Bottom Feeder – If only nickel and dime stores still existed…

    Mir – I read another review that said the same thing. I really couldn’t point out the bananas, but I think my taste buds are screwed up anyway.

    Amy in GA – I don’t even like going quasi-quasi healthy, so I think I’ll go back to my wonderful sugar bomb cereals…hopefully with marshmallows.

    Kent Tell – I don’t know about the rest of the country, but if you buy a cereal here at regular price, it’s going to cost $4 to $6.

    Genny from the Burbs – I actually do like Cheerios, because they come in a huge box and they’re not bad. Plus, like you said, they’re good for me. Also, first thing in the morning, my first thought is, “Damn, I gotta pee!”

    Jessica – No, it’s not sweet potato, but I still can’t think of what vegetable it is.

    Bryan – Hmm…I’ve got some Grey Goose Vodka in the freezer and some orange juice in refrigerator. I think I’m going to have a one-man party.

  11. Life cereal is sooOOOooo much better if you dump about 4 or 5 heaping spoonfuls of sugar onto it. Same goes with Chex…And Cheerios… Damn! I think I’m noticing a pattern here.

  12. My god, I am sorry to have tortured you with a suggestion to eat sweet vegetable tasting cereal.

    Then again, my name suggests torture.

    With that in mind, I stumbled across this the other day: http://www.eathufu.com
    When you’re feeling better, there is more torture on the horizon.

  13. Kaya – I’d rather let the cereal companies do the dumping of sugar for me. Hence my love of Lucky Charms.

    k@os – So do you get soggy in milk too?

    Webmiztris – Never had a powdered potato before. Actually, I don’t even know what a powdered potato is. Sounds kinky.

    Editrix – Human flesh alternative, eh? I bet it tastes like chicken.

  14. cheerios and chex are both good without added sugar
    anyway life cereal(all) 21 oz. $2.62 in south louisiana

  15. djdigital – I usually buy my cereal on sale, but I couldn’t find this one on sale anywhere, so I just paid full price for it.

    Kent Tell – $2.62? Is that a sale price or regular price?

  16. You know whats really fun? Whenever someone complains that they need a life, you throw a box of cereal at them. ^.^

  17. djdigital – Sometimes I buy a bag or two of generic cereal, but it makes me feel like I’m buying a bag of dog food or something.

    KT – Mikey may like Life cereal, but something he won’t like…A beat down by me.

    ~Moi~ – Or the Game of Life, with the little cars, little people, and the spinning wheel.

  18. I remember the “Mikey’s Dead” rumors so long ago!!

    Anyway, the sogginess factor ALONE is enough to skip the cereal. I’ll wait til lunch to have my veggies…

  19. Kent Tell – Damn you small business destroying behemoth! Damn you!

    Hismikenss – Don’t you mean, HismikeYness?

    nat – Yeah, I also wait until lunch to have my veggies…and my first vodka shot of the day.

  20. TheInfamousJ – Oh yeah, you folks may have lower prices, but we’ve got water…Lots and lots of water. 😉

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