A few weeks back, while grocery shopping, I spotted something in the cereal aisle. They had an Avengers cereal, but I didn’t get that. Later on, I spotted Star Wars Cereal, from General Mills, one with Yoda on the box, and one with Darth Vader, to bring balance to the force and your breakfast.

I decided to go dark side, and get the Darth Vader box. But while Darth Vader may be the master of evil, GM wants to make it clear that the cereal is not. Look, it’s made with whole grain, and it doesn’t have HFCS, only has 9 grams of sugar per serving (which is the same as the healthy Kashi cereal I usually get, although it does seem to taste sweeter), and is fortified with vitamins and stuff.

Call me a weak minded fool, but they’ve got me convinced. All that stuff totally makes up for the fun shaped marshmallow pieces.

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So how close do the actual pieces get? Pretty close, and some of the cereal seemed to be tie-fighter shaped.

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As for the taste, the cereal part reminded me of another cereal but I can’t quite place it. I’ll update if I remember, but it might be a taste presence I’ve not felt since...

Maybe it reminds me of Captain Crunch? Not sure. Update 7/22: Its Froot Loops that the taste reminds me of!

But it tastes good if you like sugar and milk.

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And the fun doesn’t end with the sugary goodness, there’s also some kind of Star Wars themed checkers game on the back.

So enjoy, and may the force be with you. But if you don’t like really sugary cereals, even if they’re fortified with vitamins and stuff, or if you’re trying to avoid those all too familiar artificial food colorings red 40, blue 1 and yellows 5 & 6, then I guess stay away, and don’t fall for the pretty packaging.

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