What is it?
If you’ve ever wondered what gum-flavored cereal might taste like, Dollar Tree has got you covered with Golden Foods’ Fruti Rolls Bubble Gum Cereal.
Well, actually, it’s a Dollar and a Quarter Tree now “thanks to inflation.”
Hey, speaking of inflation – Bubble Gum! It’s back… in cereal form!
How are they?
Not to sound like a classist big shot, but I’ve never bought cereal from a dollar store. That’s not to say I went into this review with any preconceived notions or biases. I actually love the premise of bubble gum-flavored cereal and was pretty pumped to try it.
I’m not mad I did or anything, but this certainly isn’t a quality cereal. Well, for a millisecond it was. I thought I found a diamond in the rough.
Unfortunately, “diamond” went bye-bye almost instantly, and it basically just became “rough.”
It starts with a really pleasant bubble gum aroma and a very authentic generic bubble gum flavor that works well in cereal form.
That being said, it turns to pure cardboard before you can say “Golden Foods Fruti Rolls.”
Big League Chew can’t hold a candle to this flavor loss. Even Fruit Stripe Gum’s flavor lasts an eternity in comparison.
This cereal sets records for gum AND cereal flavor loss at the same time. Ripley’s can back me up.
Anything else you need to know?
The flavor doesn’t really hold much longer as a dry snack, and it didn’t transform the milk at all – no flavor, not even much color runoff from the rings that are basically pink and blue Apple Jacks. If you were so inclined, you could buy a box, split the colors, re-seal it and have the cheapest gender reveal party of all time.
With that said, maybe don’t eat this cereal if you’re in the process of creating human life because there’s a rather ominous warning on the box. Luckily for me, I don’t live in California, so I guess I’m just immune to the effects of acrylamide.
I hate wasting food, but these are worth picking up even if you try ’em once and then toss the massive box. It’s a buck (and a quarter.)
One of the big dogs in the cereal world should take notes and release a bubble gum-flavored cereal with at least four seconds of flavor. I’d be down.
Purchased Price: $1.25
Size: 17 oz
Purchased at: Dollar Tree
Rating: 4 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 cup) 160 calories, 1 gram of fat, 150 milligrams of sodium, 34 grams of total carbohydrates, 12 grams of total sugars, 1 gram of fiber, 3 grams of protein.