Indeed, we live in a fortunate time.
A time in which the break room has been transformed into The Break Room. A time in which said Break Rooms include laundry rooms and nap pods and secret libraries stashed behind Narnia corridors.
And yet despite such innovation, the daydream of having a pint of ice cream ready and available for my 3:00 snack break eludes me. Not seeing, “We provide a freezer stashed with multiple flavors of Ben & Jerry’s at all times,” in my current contract, I move forward, looking to Post Pebbles Ice Cream in hopes to fulfill the small pocket that wants just a taste of ice cream at the 3:00 snack slump.
The colors of the cereal spill out in a blinding parade, bursting with the luminescence of a Lite-Brite powered by nuclear fusion. The speckles trip my brain up just enough, so that, upon my first bite, they heighten the sensation of the taste, which brings forth memories of a 2-scoop sugar cone of sherbet.
Vaguely fruity and tangy with a burst of sugared citrus, the cereal hits the grainy, cereal crunch of a sugar cone while balancing that with the hyper sweetened, delightfully vague “froot” flavor. Indeed, it’s a little like Froot Loops, but it stands out with a few more drops of orange and tangy lime flavoring.
There’s just one thing: the cereal’s corn base. It muddles with the frootiness and dulls out the sherbet effect, leaving an aftertaste that tastes like… well, a little corny. Corn enhanced with artificial flavors. Oh dear. This is not what I hoped for.
Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this peril.
Now, I’m not a big fan of milk in my cereal, but, when glugged straight from the glass, an ice cold cup of the white cream bounces, shakes, and rattles with the fruity crunch of the cereal, drowning out the corny taste to form an admirable mimicry of rainbow sherbet Dreamsicle, and, while it may not be the granola-crunchin’, fiber-snappin’, whey-protein-enhanced cereal of Richard Simmons’ dreams, it has a modest amount of sugar and a pop of vitamins and minerals, making it a moderately balanced way to start the day. Or end the day. Or start the snack break. Or unleash that suppressed dream to be a bobsledder you’ve always wanted to be. So go! Unleash your inner bobsledder!
It must be noted with a proper degree of gravity that no amount of these Post Pebbles will bring you the same fulfillment as a fresh hot waffle cone filled with your grandmama’s homemade frozen custard, but it pairs moderately well with that last quarter pint of Gelato Fiasco’s Madagascar Vanilla Bean.
While the raspberry flavor is hard to pin down, the cereal as a whole has a pop of orange and lime citrus that, while somewhat muddled in the taste of the corn cereal alone, finds itself heightened in the presence of milk or, well, just about any vanilla frozen deliciousness in your freezer. Indeed, it may be just enough sugar that you won’t even need that nap pod.
Nah. Everyone needs a nap pod.
(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup – 110 calories, 0 calories from fat, 1 gram of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 140 milligrams of sodium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.)
Item: Post Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Pebbles Cereal
Purchased Price: $2.32
Size: 11 oz. box
Purchased at: Kroger
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Box-o-carbs. Tangy. Crunchy. Slightly “frooty.” Great with milk. Better with vanilla ice cream. Nap pods. Nuclear-powered Lite Brites. Unleash your inner bobsledder!
Cons: Box-o-carbs. Tough to decipher raspberry flavor. Corny-cereal qualities dull “frootiness.” Consequences that result in absence of nap pods.
7 thoughts to “REVIEW: Post Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Pebbles Cereal”
I LOVE this cereal. I hadn’t touched Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles in about 20 yrs, and this blew my mind. Normally I stick to fuddy-duddy cereals. I’m on my 3rd box right now, and I look forward to it on the mornings I work. This is a blast of fruity-goodness. The quicker it’s ate the better; sitting in milk it does get sogged down and loses a bit of flavor, but all do. Definitely a keeper. Might have to revisit the Fruity Pebbles..
I like this cereal a lot too. My favorite sugary cereals are this one & the Froot Loops Marshmallow.
How did you like the Madagascar Vanilla Bean from Gelato Fiasco, I just tried their Torched Marshmellow smores flavor and loved it.
I just had a bowl, it was good albeit a little underwhelming. What really put me off though was the smell straight out of the box, the cereal has somewhat of a liquid antibiotics smell to it, which very quickly brought me back to my childhood and chronic throat infections.
I don’t know how you got corn flavor, it is a rice cereal.
I was walking down the cereal isle high as a kite on some really good shatter, I saw this box of cereal and almost shit my pants. I started to stair at the box for awhile. I watched that box for at least 2 minutes debating on if I wanted to buy or not. I couldn’t imagine what it tasted like, so I opened the box and opened the bag, the first thing that I knew instantly when I did that was oh my god I’m going to love this shit. The smell was so amazing im never going to forget the first time I smelt it . I stuck my hand in the box and grabbed a hand full and started eating right then and there. I fell in love instantly .I went to te milk isle and grabbed a little personal milk and started enjoying myself while I finished my shopping. When I got to the line the box was half way gone and I had an empty milk that I handed to the check out lady and she started laughing and asked how high I was. I have been to the store since and have bought plenty more of it. It’s the greatest cereal in the game without a doubt in my opinion. Coming from a professional cereal eater from Denver Colorado.
Ice Cream Pebbles was da bomb!!! But where did it go??? We want more!
The smell alone was soooo delightful, and it taste even much better than that.
Post, please add it as a permanent flavor!!
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