It has been a long time since I've written anything on The Holidaze. There were so many things I missed, and so many things I meant to write about, but either never found the time or was limited in one way or another. So, to catch up quickly, let me wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, Happy St. Patrick's Day, and Happy Easter. I hope each holiday found you well and you enjoyed yourself. Believe me, even though it wasn't shared with the three people who read this blog, I certainly had a great time. No doubt, CK was in a 'daze!
But now, let's forget about what I missed and focus on the present. Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20th, but that doesn't mean we can't kick the party off early. In New Jersey, the weather has been beautiful for months. The shorts and t-shirts are out and, before you know it, the beaches will be packed with bikinis, flip flops and board shorts. It's one of the greatest times of year and should be celebrated as a three-month-long holiday.
There is so much you can get out of the Summer months. Everything from food and snacks to parks, beaches and events. In case you've forgotten, The Holidaze celebrates everything and anything that puts you in a daze during the holidays. For Summer, the possibilities are endless and I plan on capturing as much as possible between now and our transition into Halloween. To begin, let's talk about something that caught my eye yesterday and was fundamental in my decision to once again get motivated and rock this blog...
CINNAMON ROLL CRUNCH!
I'm the type of guy who can sit back and relax with a bowl of cereal at any time of day. For some, it may strictly be a breakfast item, but not for me. In fact, in my life, I've probably eaten more cereal before bed than I have upon waking up. It's quick, it's simple, and it's awesome. So whenever I find something new, especially when it relates to the time of year, you know it's on.
In October, Cap'n Crunch pumps me up with Halloween Crunch. In December, they do it again with Christmas Crunch. Both of those limited edition cereals are amazing, but at that time of year, while they're highly anticipated, they're also expected. So, when I was walking down the aisle at Path Mark last night, this was a big surprise! I was actually looking for the new Spider Man cereal, but this was much better than finding that. Cinnamon Roll Crunch? Awesome!
I don't know who manages the Cap'n Crunch brand, but they do an amazing job. Every time they release something new (or even the classics,) they never cease to impress me. Look at that box. The graphics are perfect. It's just enough without going overboard and, much like Summer, it emits the feeling of warmth. It expresses Summer and, for that reason, it was a no brainer.
Cinnamon Roll Crunch Cereal looks like a box of golden Crunch Berries, but they're much softer and taste like..well..cinnamon! I know, right? Who woulda guessed it? It's actually not a flavor I would have ever associated with Cap'n Crunch, but that's what makes it even better. You're not really sure what to expect when you buy this, but you can only assume it's going to be greatness. Believe me, it is!
One of the greatest cereals I ever had as kid was French Toast Crunch made by General Mills. Not only did it taste exactly like French Toast, but the cereal was shaped like bread. It was tremendously popular in the CK household and I couldn't leave for school until the bowl was completely gone. Then, out of nowhere, it was gone and I was stuck with Waffle Crisp. Well, guess what? Cinnamon Roll Crunch is as close to French Toast Crunch as you can get!
It's been a long time since I had French Toast Crunch, but I know the flavor is close, if not exactly the same! In my opinion, the only difference is the shape. There have been many cinnamon flavored cereals that have come and gone, each tasty in their own way, but this new Cap'n Crunch flavor takes the bun and I hope it sticks around. It doesn't appear to be limited edition, so let's hope it isn't!
The back of the box features the "Family of Great Flavors" and a game that asks you to find the differences. We've all seen this game before. It's on hundreds of boxes of cereal, but it never gets old. How many can you find?
For those of you too lazy to play, (or aren't any good at it) here are the differences..
Not too hard, right?
Now, get get yourself a box of new Cap'n Crunch Cinnamon Roll Cereal!