An unfortunate side effect of trying to make the sugar-loaded cereals you grew up with a little healthier for today’s kids has been to sacrifice the taste of those cereals.
Companies like General Mills, who makes Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and others, tweaked the recipes to eliminate artificial flavors and extra sugar, though the results have been…less than favorable. Sure, if you grew up with the taste of today’s Cookie Crisp, you might not know the difference.
But Millennials know, man. Millennials know.
So General Mills, at least, is bringing back the, and I quote, ’80s taste’ of Trix, Cocoa Puffs, Golden Grahams and Cookie Crisp. Plus, Trix will have the fruit shapes! No more generic, round blobs of color! Both Puffs and Cookie Crisp will have a stronger chocolate flavor, while Golden Grahams will be made with actual honey.
Now, if they would only dump the Cookie Crisp wolf and bring back the real Cookie Crisp mascot.