It's March 11th, it's absolutely beautiful outside and the snow is finally melting. I think that's as good a reason as any to bounce back and write a new post for The Holidaze. It's surely been a while - almost a month - and I hate when the downfalls take place. It's common this time of year, but it aggravates me when I can't find new topics or the time to cover them. If you follow me on Instagram @HolidazeBlog, you might have already seen today's topic posted and, surprisingly, it caught a lot of attention and increased my number of followers by more than expected. So if you're not one of them yet, make sure you are one now! During the "off-season," I find myself focusing more on social media and pictures than the site itself. It's quick and easy! Now.. Let's get into the crunch - Cap'n Crunch's Sprinkled Donut Crunch, that is!
Like many of the new products I cover and am interested in, I first discovered this on Instagram and was thrilled to find out it wasn't an elaborate hoax. Why does new cereal intrigue me so much? I think it's because I've never had a really bad cereal and they all bring something different to the breakfast table. Growing up, it was all I ate. Whether it was the early morning or a late night snack while watching Nick-at-Nite, nothing's better than a bowl of cereal and milk. This past weekend, I was sick with a cold and didn't have an appetite for much, but cereal is something I've never not been in the mood for. So yeah, new boxes and flavors will always attract my attention and, really, Cap'n Crunch always has something new up his sleeve to entice us with.
I knew Donut Crunch would look cool, but I didn't think it would look that awesome. The tiny donuts, covered in rainbow sprinkles, look too good to be considered cereal. They're also pretty big. I was expecting them to be the size of Cheerios, but they're more like Cheerios on steroids. I was impressed by them in every way and they were already living up to my expectations. In terms of flavor, they're hard to describe, but there's definitely a distinct donut flavor. They remind me plain and glazed Entenmann's donuts that come in variety boxes. There's also a hint of birthday cake flavor thrown in that works really well. I think we can attribute that to the sprinkles. Overall, these little rings of Heaven are great and worth every penny. It's your traditional Cap'n Crunch undertone covered in Donuttiness. Not a word? Now it is!
Before I conclude, I think this little bit of info is important for those interested in trying Sprinkled Donut Crunch. According to various reviews I've read, especially on TheImpulsiveBuy, this new cereal is very similar to that of Sprinkle Spangles. They were star-shaped sprinkled bits that I vaguelyyyy remember and most of my memory is sparked by Google images so I can't confirm or deny, but if you were a fan of Sprinkle Spangles, this may be the return you've been waiting for. It's an added bonus to this limited-edition and it may be better than any premium they could have thrown in the box.
Based on my research, Cap'n Crunch has released a plethora of limited-edition flavors in the past and I'd absolutely love to give them a try if ever resurrected. It looks like I missed out on a bunch before my time, but just look at these names - Punch Crunch, Vanilly Crunch, Polar Crunch, Choco Crunch, Deep Sea Crunch, and Volcano Crunch - whoaa!! I remember a few, but never tried them. I'm particularly intrigued by Fruit Punch flavored cereal, but they all sound awesome. So if Sprinkle Spangles can come back for all of you, I'm holding out hope that a few others return for me. In the meantime, Sprinkled Donut Crunch is a hit!
P.S. St. Patrick's Day is less than a week away, so get ready for a few posts here and there celebrating the color green, shamrocks, leprechauns, beer, and - oh, right - my heritage :)