NEWS: Get Your Fiber On With Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond

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For decades, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran was just raisins and bran flakes. Then Kellogg’s released Raisin Bran Crunch, which included honey oat granola clusters and bran flakes that didn’t take 10 seconds to get soggy. Then the Big K, which no one calls Kellogg’s, introduced Raisin Bran Extra. It had yogurt clusters, dried cranberries and almond slices.

Now K-to-the-E-to-the-double-L-to-the-O-to-the-double-G-to-the-apostrophe-S, which also no one calls Kellogg’s, has a new Raisin Bran variety to help you achieve your recommended daily allowance of fiber — Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond.

The new cereal is made up bran flakes with cinnamon dusted raisins and toasted almonds. Yup, cinnamon dusted raisins, which is a change from their usual sugar dusted raisins.

A 1 1/4 cup serving without milk has 200 calories, 15 calories from fat, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 0.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 220 milligrams of sodium, 260 milligrams of potassium, 47 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

NEWS: Kellogg’s Squeezes In One Last New Pop-Tarts Release Before The End of 2011

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Update: Click here to read our Kellogg’s Wildlicious Wild! Fruit Fusion Pop-Tarts review

When I heard about the Limited Edition Sugar Cookie Pop-Tarts in October, I thought that would be the last new Pop-Tarts flavor Kellogg’s would introduce in 2011. After all, they released five new flavors this year.

I’d list them all, but I believe reading that list might make your ass a little bigger.

But here I am with about three weeks until the end of the year and I’m writing this post about Kellogg’s latest Pop-Tarts flavor — Wildlicious Frosted Wild! Fruit Fusion.

Out of all the Wildlicious Pop-Tarts flavors available, which I also won’t list for fear of making your ass bigger, Frosted Wild! Fruit Fusion is by far the wildest of the bunch because it’s not just one fruit that’s gone wild. This Pop-Tart is the Joe Francis of Pop-Tarts because it makes cherry, orange, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and other fruits go wild. It’s topped with yellow frosting, orange icing drizzle, and multi-colored sprinkles.

One Wildlicious Frosted Wild! Fruit Fusion Pop-Tart has 200 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat (made with partially hydrogenated oil), 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 170 milligrams of sodium, 36 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

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NEWS: Kellogg’s Krave Cereal Is Koming To Amerika

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Update: Click here to read our review

In 2010, Kellogg’s introduced Krave cereal in the UK and then bombarded its citizens with commercials like the one above. Our friend Jim at Chocolate Mission reviewed a couple of Krave cereal flavors a few weeks ago.

Oh wait, I’m sorry. According to the TIB Style Guide, because I’m referring to a UK product, I have to type, “reviewed a couple of Krave cereal flavours a few weeks ago.”

Ever since reading that review, I’ve been kraving Krave because I love a cereal that borders on the line of cereal and candy. Thankfully, I soon won’t be kraving Krave, instead I’ll be kramming Krave down my oral kavity because Krave is koming to Amerika.

The US version of Krave cereal will come in two varieties: Chocolate and Double Chocolate. The chocolate version consists of a crispy multi-grain cereal outside with a smooth chocolate inside, while the double chocolate version will have a chocolate flavored cereal on the outside with a smooth chocolate inside.

A serving of Krave Chocolate has 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 11 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. A 3/4 cup serving of Krave Double Chocolate has 120 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 23 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Both varieties are fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Source: Kellogg’s website

NEWS: Peeps Introduces New Caramel Flavored Dipped Marshmallow Chicks To Eat or Blow Up In Your Microwave

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To be honest, I don’t really eat Peeps. I just like to use them in a way that would upset starving children in third world countries — Peep Wars. If you don’t know what Peep Wars are it involves sticking two Peeps, with toothpicks inserted into them, on a plate facing each other as if they’re going to duel. The plate is then microwaved and as the Peeps swell, their toothpicks will poke each other. The Peep that explodes first is the loser.

Peeps come in a variety of colors, but the new Caramel Flavored Dipped Marshmallow Peeps come in a tan color. That’s going to make Peep Wars a little more fun. The caramel-flavored Peeps’ bronzed bodies will make each Peep War look like a fighting scene from the movie 300. If only these Peeps were oily and had perfect abs.

But if you’re going to eat Caramel Flavored Dipped Marshmallow Peeps, they come in two varieties; they’re dipped in either milk or dark chocolate. The new flavor will only be available in three-count packages.

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NEWS: Enjoy Root Beer Floats Without a Straw, Spoon, or Sugar By Chewing Extra Dessert Delights Root Beer Float Gum

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Update: Click here to read our Extra Dessert Delights Root Beer Float Gum review

I wonder if the upcoming Extra Dessert Delights Root Beer Float Gum will foam in my mouth like when vanilla ice cream and root beer come together in a glass. Most likely that’s not the case, but that would make the gum a bit more authentic…and probably rabies pranks will rise.

Extra Dessert Delights Root Beer Float will be the latest gum flavor in the sugar-free dessert flavored gum lineup, which also includes Mint Chocolate Chip, Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, Orange Creme Pop, and Apple Pie.

Yes, I know the lineup by heart.

The root beer flavored gum won’t be available until the summer of 2012 because it just recently earned the right to be made by winning Extra Dessert Delights Fan Flavorite Vote on Facebook. Root beer float garnered 662,817 votes, crushing the other two choices, lemon square and bananas foster, which received 363,389 and 360,731 votes, respectively.

So get ready for another dessert-flavored chewing gum that’s significantly less satisfying than the real thing.

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