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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Fruity Pebbles

I've never eaten this stuff, but now that it's gluten free, I somehow felt obligated to buy a box and try it. I also have a box of Cocoa Pebbles, but I haven't come down low enough from the sugar high to try those yet.


As a teacher and a parent I find it frightening that THIS is how many children are starting their days. Okay, fine. I'm glad they're eating SOMETHING for breakfast. I'm also glad it contains vitamins and minerals to give them something they need also. BUT WOW!

As a kid, I had the joy of adding sugar to my cereal, especially such flavorful treats as Rice Krispies (soon to be gluten free) and Wheaties or Shredded Wheat (I don't miss those breakfasts!!!). Sometimes I added too much, but that's what kids do, right? Maybe I just don't have the taste buds I had when I first hit double-digits, but a taste of these Fruit Pebbles reminded me of the days when I discovered that you actually CAN add too much sugar to your cereal.

At the risk of sounding like I'm complaining though, I must say that they were quite tasty. My daughter agreed. I just won't be serving them to her for breakfast. I'm thinking desserts.

They're fun straight out of the box, but I think they could be a fun addition to Rice Krispies Treats when the cereal is made gluten free (don't jump on it just yet- Rice Krispies still have that pesky malt flavoring right now). So for now, maybe some Rice Chex treats or Envirokidz Koala Crisp treats with the Fruity Pebbles...... maybe even sprinkle some onto more boring cereals for a splash of color and sugar? Would they be good sprinkled on ice cream? I think they could be.

I'm excited for one more gluten free option available to us; my personal opinion is that it ought to be found in the candy aisle rather than the cereal aisle, however.

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