I originally picked this cereal for one reason: It was on sale for $2.29.
It wasnâ€™t until I got home that I realized there was another reason: This box of cereal may make me filthy stinkinâ€™ rich someday.
If you look at the upper right hand corner of the box, it says â€œLimited Edition.â€ This cereal is a collectorâ€™s item. So if I keep everything in pristine condition, itâ€™s going to be worth something someday. That means I couldnâ€™t open the box and I couldn’t eat the cereal.
Since I couldnâ€™t eat the cereal, I had a dilemma. How could I do a review, without eating the cereal? My problem was solved when I went back to the supermarket and saw that the Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal was still on sale.
I bought two more boxes, one to eat and another one to add to my Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal collection. Unfortunately, I had to search through the boxes on the shelf to get a pristine one. There were quite a few on the shelf I had to look through. I guess people donâ€™t realize the earning potential of those cereal boxes.
For breakfast the next morning I had a bowl of Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal. It felt like I was eating away money. I wonder how much a partially eaten box of Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal would go for on eBay.
Anyway, the cereal is cleverly shaped like spider webs and tastes much like Capâ€™n Crunchâ€™s Crunch Berries. I donâ€™t really like Capâ€™n Crunchâ€™s Crunch Berries or Capâ€™n Crunch because every time I ate them the roof of my mouth would get shredded raw. I have horrible memories of pulling off hanging bits of flesh from the top of my mouth.
You know what would make Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal better? It needs some kind of toy in it. How about an action figure, something that shoots out webs, or a life-sized blowup doll of Mary Jane? If it had a toy, it would make it even more of a collectorâ€™s item.
Overall, Iâ€™m not impressed with this cereal. Iâ€™m not impressed with the taste of it and Iâ€™m beginning to not be impressed with the potential value of it. I just checked and someone on eBay is selling an unopened box of the Limited Edition Spider-Man cereal they made for the first Spider-Man movie for $1.99 and no one had bid on it.
Then again, itâ€™s only been a few years since that cereal came out. Give it a few decades and then we will see what itâ€™s worth.
Item: Spider-Man Cereal
Purchase Price: $2.29 (on sale)
Rating: 2 out of 5
Pros: Limited Edition. Will hopefully be worth something someday.
Cons: Needs a Spider-Man toy. Tastes too much like another cereal. My retirement depends on the value of this cereal in 37 years.