I’ve talked before on this blog about discontinued cereals from my childhood that I miss, but let’s talk about one I don’t miss: Rocky Road Cereal:
I remember getting a box of this one time. I was really looking forward to it. What’s not going to be good about “sweetened corn cereal with marshmallows covered with a chocolate-flavored coating and nuts?” However, I’ve never been so disappointed by a cereal experience in my life.
I know that sometimes compromises have to be made on ingredients put into breakfast cereals. Marshmallows, chocolate, it’s generally not feasible to use real stuff. Fake stuff instead. Odd flavors, often feeling stale. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.
In this case, it didn’t. No matter how much sweetener, chocolate, and marshmallows drew me to Rocky Road Cereal, the taste was just too off-putting. Even as a sugar craving kid, I thought this was kind of rancid. Some people dug this one, but personally I’m kind of glad it’s gone.