Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday Morning Cereals - Captain Crunch Birthday Crunch Cereal taste test comparison

It's Captain Crunch's 60th birthday? Happy Birthday Captain!

And the day I'm posting this happens to be my birthday too! Happy Birthday to me! 

Seems fitting that I should do a post about Birthday Cake cereal!

A friend of mine from California from California let me know that she saw these in the cereal aisle of their local grocery store. She said her boys loved it. I will definitely have to find a box of those! Thanks Amanda!

And find them I did! Now if only I had someone who could help me make some cupcakes to go along with it and compare these too... Hmm... Who could possibly help me? 
I asked for help and all three kids came running. Thanks Alli, Avery, and Ian!

And by "let them help" I mean, I let them do it all on their own with some supervision. Cracking those eggs, measuring out the oil. 

Adding the cake mix. Stirring everything together. 

Ian had the idea that for some of the cupcakes we should add bits of cereal into the bottom of the cupcake liners. I'm up for it! We like to experiment!

And they all took turns scooping the batter into the cupcake liners. 

I helped a little with the baking, but they're doing a great job so far. 

Once they cooled down a bit, they were ready to be frosted.

Excellent job. 

And we've got to add a few sprinkles to our Funfetti Cupcakes. 

Ian also had the idea that they could sprinkle some of the cereal pieces onto the tops of the frosted cupcakes. That sounds like a great idea! 

Everyone helping add cereal to the tops. 

Well that just looks beautiful.

Taking some time to read the back of the box. There's usually some fun activities there. 

I see lots of the Captain Crunch crew here for his 60th birthday. I wonder what happened to the Soggies? 

Just in case you're curious about the answers to the questions on the back of the box. 

You know I'm always looking to try all the flavors Captain. This makes 10, having already tried Regular Cap'n Crunch, Christmas Crunch, Crunch Berries and Oops All Berries, Peanut Butter Crunch, Chocolatey Berry Crunch, Sprinkled Donut CrunchCotton Candy Crunch, and Chocolate Caramel Crunch.

The cereal pieces look like colorful party balloon! There's lots of colors too! 
Megan - I like Captain Crunch!
Joe - Really? 
Megan - Well, I like Peanut Butter Captain Crunch. That's my favorite cereal.

Patrick - I won't have much. I like having the roof of my mouth intact. 
Megan - Nope! 
Joe - Too much corn flavor? Not enough birthday cake flavor? 
Alli - That just tastes like Corn Oops All Berries. 
Patrick - I don't get any cake. 
Sheila - It tastes like Captain Crunch. 

Theresa - At the beginning, there's a hint of birthday cake flavor, then it just goes to Captain Crunch. I'd eat that. 
Megan - It kinda tastes like the Rice Krispy Treat Rice Krispies, not the homemade one, but the prepackaged ones in the store. How they're nasty sweet. 
Joe - A lot of artificial sweetness is what you're tasting? 
Megan - I don't hate them. But I don't like them. 
Alli - Avery, new breakfast cereal?
Avery - (no words, just shoving more cereal into her mouth)

Patrick - I still don't get any bonus flavor. 
Joe - I think it's fine. It's good for Captain Crunch. 
Sheila - I'm not a big cereal fan. Not a sweet cereal fan. 

The Funfetti cupcakes look beautiful! The kids did an awesome job! 

The cereal pieces inside the cupcake... not so good. It got soggy and didn't have a pleasing texture. It turned chewy. The cereal pieces on top however were delicious! I loved having the two different textures. Soft cake and crunchy on top. 

Theresa - The cake is so moist, it just falls apart. 
Ian - That has a lot of frosting!
Megan - I love Funfetti. I don't know why. 
Joe - It's a celebration! It's so fun!

Joe - Alli looks super happy. 
Patrick - I'm sugared out!

Thank you Amanda for recommending the Birthday Crunch Cereal! 

1 comment:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joe!!! get to share it with a famous Captain, too :-) The 3 eager kitchen helpers did a wonderful job on the colorful and thought the balloon-shaped cereal topping added a special, celebratory look to differentiate them from the usual Funfetti look. Such a colorful cereal all those colors! Looks like the Birthday Crunch Cereal wasn't too bad...but agree with Patrick about not eating too much Cap'n Crunch to save the roof of one's mouth (forgot about that one downside despite liking the flavor of Cap'n Crunch). EOM