SPOTTED – 1/12/2021

Here are some interesting new products found on store shelves by your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Little Debbie Limited Edition Mini Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate Donuts
Little Debbie Limited Edition Mini Cinnamon Spiced Hot Chocolate Donuts
Little Debbie Limited Edition Mini Apple Cinnamon Donuts
Little Debbie Limited Edition Mini Apple Cinnamon Donuts

(Spotted by David P at Drug Mart.)

Golden Grahams S mores Remix Snacking Mix
Golden Grahams S’mores Remix Snacking Mix

There are also two Cinnamon Toast Crunch varieties — Cinnamon Vanilla and Chocolate Caramel. (Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

H E B Creamy Creations Limited Edition Spurs Sherbet
H-E-B Creamy Creations Limited Edition Spurs Sherbet

(Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

H E B Watermelon Sparkling Water with Caffeine
H-E-B Watermelon Sparkling Water with Caffeine

There are also Mango, Ginger Lime, and Cucumber Lime, and Cranberry Apple flavors. (Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Pillsbury Ready to Bake Safe to Eat Raw Pokemon Shape Sugar Cookie Dough
Pillsbury Ready to Bake Safe to Eat Raw Pokemon Shape Sugar Cookie Dough

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

Nerda Rope Valentine Exchange
Nerds Rope Valentine Exchange

(Spotted by Robbie at Walmart.)

REVIEW: Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros Cereal

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros Cereal Box

Churros have provided me with many memories.

A large number of those involve eating churros at a carnival, hopping on amusement rides with names like Zipper, Top Spin, Orbiter, Gravitron, and Fireball during digestion of those churros, then preventing churro regurgitation while being flipped and spun on those rides, and then regretting the carnival churro consumption.

But I also have good churro memories, and the latest is Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros, which I will not refer to as CTCCC (pronounced see-tee-seeeeeeeeeeee).

If you read the print on the box’s front, you’ll know that EVERYTHING is enlarged to show detail and the cereal is naturally flavored chocolate sweetened wheat and rice cereal with a hint of cinnamon. This shouldn’t be confused with Chocolate Toast Crunch, which is naturally flavored chocolate sweetened wheat and rice squares with a hint of cinnamon.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros Cereal Closeup

With a description that includes the words “a hint of cinnamon,” you might think this is chocolate-forward. But it’s more of a 40-60 split between the chocolate and cinnamon. With most spoonfuls, I taste the warm spice more than the cocoa. While I wish there was a stronger chocolate punch, this is an excellent and tasty follow-up to the original Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros Cereal.

However, there’s something about the churros shape that makes them less satisfying than Chocolate Toast Crunch’s square pieces, which I also thought with the regular cinnamon version. Maybe it’s surface area? Or perhaps it’s the way the nooks and crannies capture milk? I dunno.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros Cereal Spoon

While I prefer the original square-shaped Chocolate Toast Crunch a smidge, the churro shape helps maintain a crunchiness level in milk that the squares can only dream of. Speaking of milk, if you happen to leave the cereal in it for a decent amount of time, the aftermilk is ex-cinna-llent.

I know what some of you are thinking, “So this is pretty much Chocolate Toast Crunch, but in tiny churro form?” Pretty much. I know. Kind of a letdown, but I’m not disappointed filling a bowl with it because it’s a solid cereal.

However, if you want to make it somewhat interesting, you could pretend to live in an alternate General Mills universe where square Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Chocolate Toast Crunch don’t exist, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Chocolate Churros do. Also, in this alternate General Mills universe, the oat pieces are the Lucky Charms and Trix is a brand of rabbit food.

Purchased Price: More than anyone should pay on eBay
Size: 19.7 oz box
Purchased at: eBay
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup w/o milk) 170 calories, 5 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 230 milligrams of sodium, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar (including 10 grams of added sugar), and 3 grams of protein.