I look forward to the day 10 years from now when a young underpaid staff writer for Buzzfeed, HuffPost, Delish, Refinery 29, Epicurious, Thrillist, or some not yet created online publication posts “23 Cereals You Didn’t Know Existed from the 2010s” or “14 Cereals From the 2010s You Might’ve Missed in the Glut Known as the Cereal Aisle.”
On that day I will most likely see one of the photos in this review and read 75-125 words about Limited Edition Cocoa Puffs Ice Cream Scoops Cereal.
For those of you who have read articles on Buzzfeed or HuffPost titled something click baity like “17 Breakfast Cereals From the 1980s We’d Kill To Try Again” or “42 Cereals We’d Go Back in Time For If Time Travel Existed,” you might’ve seen another ice cream-flavored General Mills cereal — Ice Cream Cones. I’d like to think this new variety of Cocoa Puffs is the reincarnation of that cereal I’d kill to try again.
The part of a complete breakfast features strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate flavored corn puffs. So it’s a Neapolitan ice cream-flavored cereal. It’s also a 100 percent strawberrier version of Cocoa Puffs Combos that was on shelves years ago. While Cocoa Puffs is in its name, the chocolate pieces are not actual Cocoa Puffs. They’re smaller and not as spherical. All three corn puffs have dull colors. Thanks no colors from artificial sources!
The aroma that comes out of the bag is all strawberry. All day. All night. 24/7. Actually, its smell reminds me of Cap’n Crunch’s Crunchberries, which is not a bad thing. With a strong berry scent, I thought it would have an overall strawberry flavor. And after eating a bowl, dry and with milk, I was right.
Through, I imagine, cereal osmosis, the strawberry attached its flavor to the other cereal pieces. I tried them individually. I ate them mixed with each other. I had them mixed with each other in milk. I tasted them from a box. I consumed them with a fox. I tasted them in a house. I gobbled them with a mouse. But no matter how I ate them, strawberry was the dominant flavor and I detected only a little chocolate and even less vanilla. It’s decent tasting, even though it’s mostly berry flavored and doesn’t remind me of ice cream. But I wouldn’t buy it again.
So if you’re one of those folks who eats all the strawberry from a Neapolitan ice cream container or enjoys berry-flavored cereals, you’ll like this. But if you’re one of those who avoids the strawberry in Neapolitan, you’ll dislike this as much as those who dislike you for eating just the chocolate and vanilla from a Neapolitan ice cream carton.
(Nutrition Facts – 3/4 cup cereal only – 100 calories, 10 calories from fat, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 120 milligrams of sodium, 50 milligrams of potassium, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 8 grams of sugar, 14 grams of other carbohydrates, and 1 gram of protein.)
Purchased Price: Bought on eBay, so significantly more than you should pay
Size: 10.8 oz. box
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Not horrible. If you love the strawberry part of Neapolitan ice cream or berry-flavored cereal, you’ll like this.
Cons: If you avoid the strawberry part of Neapolitan ice cream, you might not like this. Weak chocolate flavor. Weaker vanilla flavor. Doesn’t remind me of ice cream.
9 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Cocoa Puffs Ice Cream Scoops Cereal”
They could added some waffle cone pieces to tie in the ice cream concept
Just a little note: The link to Cocoa Puffs Combos isn’t working correctly. 🙂
So… it seems another “spheric” Cereal that wasn’t able to combine different flavors and messed up… i actually can’t say im surprised, ’cause i’m not. I know this is too much for them to handle, especially if they just mix three different flavored “cereal balls” together…
And hell i want the Ice Cream Cone Cereal back! ^^
Thanks! Fixed it.
Thanks for the warning. I’d have been so disappointed. Cereal is my weakness so I try to not buy it not almost made an exception before reading your review.
They taste like berry berry kix to me which I loved to bad they’re limited edition
After just now having a bowl of these, you’re right, there’s definitely a Berry Berry Kix vibe to this. Though to me from how the puffs were shaped and the overall strawberry flavor, these reminded me of Trix. Sorely disappointed in the flavor department, but I’ll still finish the box off since I love Trix.
When I bought my box, I also purchased a box of Cocoa Puffs (thinkin ahead I guess cuz I must have Cocoa!)
Sampled a handful on the drive home, then knew I’d be combining the 2 boxes…Perfect!
But I agree, wouldn’t buy em again.
My experience with this cereal was very disappointing. I did taste a very small essence of strawberry as you mention, but overall the cereal was very bland. Tasting each individual piece yields hardly any flavor at all, let alone anything to do with ice cream. Even more surprising to me was that the “chocolate” one doesn’t even taste like regular Cocoa Puffs! I found it to actually be almost disgusting when paired with milk (unlike the original), so I’ve had to finish the box as just a snack straight out of the box. I was definitely very, very disappointed in this cereal and will never get it again.
Picked up two boxes of this in the Clearance section at a local (Spartan) grocery store. They seemed to be clearing them out because there were at least two dozen boxes going for a dollar a piece (normally a 10.8-ounce box of named brand cereal would go for about $2.50-$3).
As soon as I tried some, I could see why they were blowing out their stock. The cereal is an odd combination of bland chocolate and overpowering strawberry. The strawberry has an unnatural ‘fake’ taste to it and it makes it all quite unpleasant. It says no artificial flavors, so maybe it’s the mixing with the vanilla and chocolate that makes the strawberry odd. I’m not quite sure, but added with 2% milk, something goes ‘wrong’.
If you’re truly curious try it, but in my opinion it wasn’t worth it.
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