Saturday, January 9, 2021

Saturday Morning Cereals - 3 different types of Lucky Charms - Original, Frosted Flakes, and Honey Clovers

It's Saturday morning and I'm still in bed when I hear Alli come into the room.
Alli - Daddy, can we do a taste test this morning?!?
Me (rubbing the sleep out of my eyes), sure Alli, let me go look and see what I have. 

In my taste test cabinet (yes, I have a cabinet for just my things), I find three different types of Lucky Charms. 

The marshmallows are the same, but the cereal part is very different. There's the original Lucky Charms Oat Cereal (similar to Cheerios), Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes (made from smashed corn), and Lucky Charms Honey Clovers (made of puffed corn, similar to Captain Crunch). 
The back of the boxes. The Frosted Flakes has a game you can play with marshmallow pieces to help describe your cereal experience. If, for example, you randomly picked 8 marshmallows in the order of Hearts, Stars, Horseshoes, Clovers, Blue Moons, Hourglasses, Rainbows, Tasty Red Balloons, then you would say "It's like - the biggest - awesomely - brilliant - mouth watering - crunch - to appreciate - at breakfast."
We've seen the Original Box before when we did the Lucky Charms Cereal Bars. We get a look at the Cereal Squad. 
The Honey Clovers have a follow-the-pattern type puzzle to make your way to the finish, plus a hidden image search to find all the different shaped marshmallows in gold. 

Lucky Charms are magically delicious with its frosted oat cereal and marshmallows. 

A nice mix of marshmallows and cereal. 

Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes is an interesting choice. We've seen Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows when we had that 7 Frosted Flakes taste test

Those had squishy marshmallows and at the time, I said they weren't like Lucky Charms marshmallows. Apparently now Lucky Charms is now doing their marshmallows with Frosted Flakes. 

The Lucky Charms Honey Clovers are puffed bits of crunchy corn, very similar to Captain Crunch in texture I'd say. 

I like the clover shape. It would have been really clever if they'd had mixed just a few 4-leaf golden clovers in with the rest of them. 

Who is ready to taste some cereal? 

Reading the back of the box while they chow down. 

Alli is moving everything into her preferred order. 
Alli's rankings are: Original, Flakes, Clovers. 
Ian and I prefer: Original, Clovers, Flakes.

Theresa said she prefers just the Original, though she could do without the marshmallows. What?!? The marshmallows are the best part!

This little boy thinks they're good, but nothing could be as good as his favorite cereal Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows. 
Unfortunately I think they're seasonal, so while we have found Chocolate Frosted Flakes, we haven't been able to find them with Marshmallows. Ian has figured out a solution though. Buy the regular Chocolate Frosted Flakes and he'll save the marshmallows from his other cereals to eat with them. Seriously, he has a little baggie of marshmallows in the cereal cabinet that he's saved to eat with his other cereal. 
Well, I'm all sugared up and awake now and ready to attack the day!


  1. All of the flavors sound good! That's a great idea on a few special 4-leaf clover cereal pieces...would make eating the cereal more fun since one would be on the lookout for it (although this may lead to slow eating of the cereal due to being careful not to eat it before noticing it :-) ) Lucky Charms without the marshmallows?...that's my favorite part of the cereal :-)...maybe next time Theresa can pick out all her marshmallows and add them to Ian's stash (Ian is quite determined to taste Chocolate Flakes w/ Marshmallows!...quite disciplined to forgo immediate eating pleasure for a better taste combination down the road) Like that random marshmallow word game to describe a "magically delicious taste"!! Another fun breakfast cereal taste test. EOM

    1. Good idea. Theresa and Ian share and he'll slowly build his stash. He's still collecting them too.

  2. Ian can get “just the marshmallows” (amazon, cheap for a 3lb bag!) and turn any meal into any meal with marshmallows :)

    1. Hmm, $8/lb. Maybe... Pizza with marshmallows?