Summer is officially upon us! For normal people, summer means ditching the jackets and hats and throwing on some shorts and flip flops. For me, it means trying to make a regular s’more, getting tired, and proceeding to eat as many s’mores-themed processed food products as I can find.
After going on an absolute rampage in 2016, this year has been a quiet one for s’mores. In fact, S’mores Oreos, my favorite s’mores-themed product that I reviewed last year, are nowhere to be found in 2017. So, I’ve got to find something else to serve as consolation.
Honey Maid S’mores Cereal features chocolate cereal puffs, marshmallows, and Honey Maid graham cracker cereal pieces. There are probably some longtime cereal enthusiasts out there who are going to look at Honey Maid S’mores Cereal and ask if it’s really any different than three previous cereals from Post and its brands: MOM Brands’ Madagascar S’mores Jungle Party Cereal, Post’s S’mores cereal, and Malt O Meal’s S’mores cereal. And to you s’mores fanatics, I say: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Who cares if it’s actually the same, as long as it’s good?
Welp, it’s not very good. There’s a slightly smoky aroma to Honey Maid S’mores Cereal that seems appealing at first, but then it just becomes unappetizing. The crisp graham cracker pieces are dusted rather heavily with sugar, allowing only a slight honey flavor to come through. The chocolate puffs provide a dense crunch, but have very little cocoa taste at all. The marshmallows, which are like stiff little hockey pucks, add a very basic sweetness and somehow manage to taste cheaper than the marshmallows in Booty O’s Cereal.
Milk improves Honey Maid S’mores Cereal ever so slightly. The marshmallows become a bit creamier in flavor, and the honey taste in the graham cracker pieces emerges. But even in milk, the chocolate is still the weakest of the three components. There’s virtually no chocolate, which is insane because chocolate is either the best or second best part of an actual s’more, depending on who you ask. At no point while eating Honey Maid S’mores Cereal did I ever feel like I was eating the cereal version of a s’more. Give me Booty O’s over this stuff any day.
If Honey Maid S’mores Cereal is any indication, maybe s’mores should have just stayed in 2016. This year’s version of s’mores misses on all levels–mild graham cracker flavor, nonexistent chocolate, and below average hockey puck marshmallows.
Can we just have S’mores Oreos back now?
|Item:||Post Honey Maid S’mores Cereal|
|Price and Place of Purchase:||$3.98 at Walmart|
|Nutrition Facts (serving size-3/4 cup):||120 calories, 25 calories from fat, 2.5 gram of fat, .5 grams of saturated fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 210 milligrams of sodium, 60 milligrams of potassium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, 1 gram of protein.|
|In a Nutshell:||Lackluster graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow flavors. 2017 is looking like a bad year for s’mores. #BringBackSmoresOreos.|
|Overall Score:||5 out of 10|
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