The cereal aisle provides us with MANY choices. But the ONLY one I want to try with Limited Edition Lucky Charms Just Magical Marshmallows is Kellogg’s Raisin Bran.
Maybe I want to taint the wholesomeness of a healthy cereal pillar with marshmallows. Maybe because most of the cereals I’ve wanted to try with marbits already have them, like Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, and Cocoa Puffs. Or perhaps I want to add some vibrant colors to one of the most depressing cereals to look at.
Yes, I could’ve tried this years ago because dehydrated marshmallows have been available on Amazon for years. But I’m not going to trust no-name, boring-shaped marbits. I also could’ve transplanted the mallows from Lucky Charms into another cereal, but then I’m stuck with the sweetened oat pieces. Blech!
So I’m glad we now can purchase Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows sans-cereal in pouches for $3.99. Although, I’m not glad they’re only available at select retailers for a limited time.
The marshmallows are what you’d get in regular and special edition Lucky Charms – red balloons, blue moons, green clovers, purple horseshoes, pink hearts, yellow stars, rainbows, and unicorns. They’re sweet, and, not surprisingly, have the same flavor as what’s in the cereal. Because they have a satisfying crunch and taste like I’m eating pure sugar, I’ve been enjoying the handfuls I’ve been shoving into my mouth. Although that could be the sugar talking.
So how are Lucky Charms marshmallows with Kellogg’s Raisin Bran?
The combo tastes naughty like I’m adding tater tots to a salad to be the croutons. They add crunchiness when the flakes’ somewhat crispy texture reliably flakes out within 30 seconds of sitting in milk. But, more importantly, the amped sugariness blocks out most of the bran flavor, which is what I hoped. It’s wonderful.
Because my snacking and cereal mashup-ing didn’t put much of a dent into the six ounces of magical goodness each pouch contains, I decided to create some General Mills synergy by smooshing some into Pillsbury’s Safe to Eat Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and baking them. Unfortunately, the batch I made didn’t taste or feel as if there was synergy. All the marbits added was a bit of color, no crunch or amped up sugariness.
I didn’t let my imagination run wild with these Limited Edition Lucky Charms Just Magical Marshmallows, but it’s a product with many possibilities. It also easily adds some color to any drab-looking food, like Kellogg’s Raisin Bran.
DISCLOSURE: I received free samples of the product. Thanks, General Mills! Doing so did not influence my review. Also, sorry, General Mills, for mentioning a competitor’s product and not adding these to your Total Raisin Bran.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 6 oz pouch
Purchased at: Received from General Mills
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (3/4 cup) 120 calories 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 0 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 23 grams of sugar, and less than 1 gram of protein.
11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Limited Edition Lucky Charms Just Magical Marshmallows”
Nice review Marvo.
But you left out one very important detail for us normal people. Where can we underlings find them. Did they give you any clue? Select retailers? Please what kind of half dehydrated marbit story is this? Lol.
HEB is giving them free with the purchase of two boxes of LC.
I bought them at weis and some walmarts have them
Where in the store did you find them at Weis? I will have to go over and check.
Beautiful cross-utilization, lol. And thank you for filling a whole bowl up with them…that’s what i was hoping to see when i scrolled down, hehe.
I had recently bought the Lucky Charms with real honey. I hated it, but picked out all the marshmallows. I’ve added them to plain corn flakes & Life cereal. Let me tell you, adding Lucky Charms marshmallows to any cereal makes it so much better!
The honey clovers were truly awful. Didn’t realize until after I bought them that they weren’t made with oats.
They became food for backyard wildlife.
I think Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Cookie Crisp would be interesting but I would like to see them in Trix with fruit shapes the most….so many different colors so many different pieces.
I want to try putting them in rice crispy treats.
Recently I found an ancient box of Lucky Charms hidden on a shelf. The oat pieces (which I actually do love) were alas stale. So of course before tossing the rest of the box, I ate all the marshmallow bits. ALL of them, and not in installments. This is the rule when stale cereal is discovered, much like the rule that any broken cookies in a bag must be eaten immediately. (Some say broken cookies have zero calories. Don’t know about marshmallows adjacent to stale cereal.)
So those magical marshmallows would be a good choice for an Apocalypse Shelter. Really, they were several years old and still quite edible. Sugar and dye lasts forever, I guess.
Uncut sugar? No thanks.
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran is a sneaky unhealthy cereal. A lot of added sugar.
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