I bought the original Reebok Shaq Attaq shoes back in the 1990s, which are still somewhere in my parent’s house. I also have a life-sized Shaq cardboard cutout with him wearing Hammer pants, which is also somewhere in my childhood home. Yes, it’s a 7 foot 1 inch display, and I can’t find it.
And this Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs box with Shaq’s face on it would be a great addition to the collection. I look forward to losing it at my parent’s place when I go back.
So why does Shaq have his own cereal a decade after retiring from the NBA?
Reason one, he’s a part of Mission Tiger, which is helping to save school sports around the country. And, two, he’s mentioned Frosted Flakes as being his favorite cereal of all time for so many years that Kellogg’s probably owes him for all that free promotion.
Sure, the cereal brand could’ve just stuck his face on a box of regular Frosted Flakes, but it went the extra 7 feet 1 inch to give the NBA Hall of Famer his very own variety.
Crispy cinnamon basketballs sound cool, but they don’t bounce and don’t have much flavor. I gathered a spoonful of them, and while they’re crispy, they taste like Apple Jacks Super Lite with a hint of cardboard. But when mixed with the sugary flakes, whatever taste they have gets lost. If Kellogg’s made a cereal with only these cinnamon-flavored puff pieces and named it Cinn-asketballs, I would dislike it. But probably not more than you hate me for coming up with the name “Cinn-asketballs.”
Because the cinnamon is so light, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes with Crispy Cinnamon Basketballs mostly tastes like I’m eating regular Frosted Flakes. That’s not a bad thing, but the cinnamon shouldn’t be difficult to find, like whatever Shaq memorabilia I have in my parent’s house.
DISCLOSURE: I received a free product sample. Doing so did not influence my review.
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 10.2 oz box
Purchased at: Received from Kellogg’s
Rating: 5 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup/38 g) 140 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 190 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, 12 grams of added sugar, and 2 grams of protein.
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