I was rasied on colored, highly sugary, don't-spare-the-marshmallows breakfast cereals. But these days many parents don't think trisodium phosphate artificial flavor and yellow 5 & 6 plus blue 1 is the best way to start their little one's day. Hippies.
Now these health nut parents have a new thing to get their organic panties in a twist about — sugared cereal muffin mixes. Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reese's Puffs are now available to be whipped into hot muffins thanks to Betty Crocker.
What's in them? Even more magically delicious food-like substances! Check this out:
Betty has been hard at work in the kitchen — tinkering with the classic cereals to make mornings more delicious. For example, Cocoa Puffs have corn syrup, but Cocoa Puffs muffin mix has corn syrup and dried corn syrup. Plus the plain old cereal has no partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil — but the muffins do.
Some would say the reason for sugary cereals is that they are a convenient, fun and fast way to fuel up your kids that isn't illegal (yet). But now with these new cereal muffin mixes you can take away the fast and convenient part and serve them something they'll love that's even less healthy. That's dumb genius.
My only quibble is that unlike cereal there's no prize inside these muffin mixes. This stuff should come with something, right?
Although I guess the prize comes after you eat it — when your pediatrician hands your kid a glucose meter.