Strawberry Chex

The Strawberry Nesquik powder mix was a guilty pleasure of mine growing up. It was probably the only pink thing I enjoyed during my days of Underoos, Robotech cartoons and ColecoVision. I didn’t prefer it over Chocolate Nesquik, but it was nice to drink on occasion…on the down low. Because what little boy who doesn’t like to get beaten up would admit they enjoy the girly-colored Strawberry Nesquik. I’m not sure why I enjoyed it. Maybe it was its unnatural strawberry taste or unnatural Pepto-Bismol pink color or because when I drank it, it made me feel so alive…so alive.

Now that I’m older and don’t fit into my Underoos anymore, I’ve come across other guilty pleasures that have replaced Strawberry Nesquik — some legal and some illegal in certain states. Because I’m a big boy now, I need a big boy way to consume artificial, unnatural tasting strawberry goodness. Thankfully, Strawberry Chex fills my need, and apparently the need for the General Mills Corporation to make their Chex Cereal flavor choices seem less ethnic. Rice Chex? Chocolate Chex?

The Strawberry Chex cereal consists of oven toasted rice and corn cereal with 50 percent of the cereal having a powdery strawberry-flavored coating on them. I think the cereal was pretty tasty because it smelled and tasted like strawberry Pop-Tarts, although not as sticky sweet. In milk, the cereal got soggy at a normal pace and the cereal’s powdered flavoring gave the milk a slight strawberry flavor, which took me back to my younger days of hiding Strawberry Nesquik in my Return of the Jedi Thermos.

(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup – 130 calories, 2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 200 milligrams of sodium, 35 milligrams of potassium, 26 grams of carbs, <1 gram of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 17 grams of other carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, and many vitamins and minerals.)

Item: Strawberry Chex
Price: $3.00 (on sale)
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Good. Tastes like strawberry Pop-Tarts. Milk turns slightly strawberry flavored. My Return of the Jedi Thermos. Strawberry Nesquik making me feel so alive. Robotech cartoons.
Cons: 50 percent of the cereal has the strawberry flavoring. Having to hide my guilty pleasure of Strawberry Nesquik. My current guilty pleasures. My Underoos don’t fit anymore.

17 thoughts to “Strawberry Chex”

  1. Strawberry is an under-rated flavoring.
    I like the strawberry frosted mini wheats too.
    cosume strawberry products with pride Marvo.
    I am liking the Pink theme this month.. accident??
    or fate?

  2. The nutritional info on this cereal doesn’t even look that bad (only 8 grams of sugar? What’s the point?) prompting me to think that General Mills is lying through their (his?) teeth. Maybe he’s related to Heather Mills.

    Regarding the ethnic angle: If Rice chex is the Asian chex (do you have to eat it with bananas?) and choco-chex is the Hispanic and/or African-American chex, what is the strawberry chex? Redneck chex? White-guy-who-spent-too-much-time-in-the-sun chex?

  3. I have to disagree with bikerbabeee. To hell with with strawberry flavoring! Poptarts! Chex! Nesquik! To hell with all of it!

    Marvo- I’m sorry your underroos no longer fit.

  4. I think you enjoyed your Nesquik mainly because of it’s manly pink color. Other than that, who would eat powdered strawberry? Bring on the liquid Taco Bell hard tacos!

  5. I really liked these but was very sad about the fact that only half of them were delicious. The other half? As plain and disappointing as regular yogurt when you think it’s vanilla yogurt and you take a taste and are highly disappointed.

  6. Not into strawberry milk, but if this were chocolate than it would be crazy delicious.

    You wore underoos?

  7. Chuck,

    A few years ago there was an article in I think Maxim about fruit of the loom making adult underoos. I guess nothing really came out of it. Although I did imagine walking my house and my GF walking around in Super Girl or Wonder Woman undies…

  8. bikerbabeee – Or maybe I’m keeping something in my closet? Pink leotards?

    Brenda – General Mills and Heather Mills could be related because they both love money.

    Kylie – Wow…what fruit bit your ass? Must’ve been a strawberry. 🙂 As for my underoos, that’s okay maybe I’ll get some tighty whiteys and paint on them.

    Kcdeath – I believe the men’s rules for pink clothes are the same as the rules for denim. It’s okay to wear it, but don’t overdo it.

    Chuck – I still want those Fredrick’s of Hollywood men’s elephant trunks. I’d do a review of those, take a picture of me in them, and then do some needed Photoshop enhancement.

    Alisha – That is the Diff’rent Strokes Dilemma — you can’t just have Arnold, you have to also take Willis.

    Brie – Maybe I still do? Maybe I have them on right now and they’re all stretched out? Maybe my balls can’t breathe right now?

    Alex Lifeson – Sorry to disappoint, but my poop didn’t smell like Chex and strawberries. They smelled like poop.

    luckinflux – Pfff…Super Girl. Pfff…Wonder Woman. Gold Bikini Princess Leia, y’all.

  9. I heart Strawberry Quik. I still buy it for myself on occassion, but it is usually done in shame. (if you want a fright, check out the nutirional info on that stuff.)
    As for Robotech – MinMei was a whiny brat, but that was on great show.

  10. Back in the day it was just “Strawberry Quik” The chocolate version was just plain “Quick” None of this NesQuik crap. When anything had Nes as the first 3 letters it was assumed that it was an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It’s like what happened when Sunny Delight turned into “Sunny D”. I’ll never understand why companies insist on trying to jazz up products that dont need jazzing up. They only end up dumbing it down. Idiocracy here we come.

  11. Don’t despair, Marvo… rumor has it that you can still get “the underwear that’s fun to wear” in adult sizes. A little google searching should solve the predicament. I’m with Chuck: this should be your next purchase and subsequent review. Of course, it’s a bit pointless because I think we all know Underoos get an automatic 10/10 no matter how old you are.

    Also, strawberry milk is gross.

  12. SheRa – There were times when I hoped she would be killed. I feel horrible.

    EJ – Idiocracy is inevitable. Stupid before fuck more.

    ChrisP – Underoos would get a 10 out of 10, but me in Underoos would be a 5 out of 10, and pictures of me in Underoos is a 2 out of 10.

    Shannon – I would bathe in those.

    Brie – ::in high pitched voice:: Yes, they are

    Sea Hag – I’ve never tried Strawberry Yoo-Hoo!

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