Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle Mixed Berry (Kellogg's)
Frosted Mini-Wheats Touch of Fruit in the Middle Mixed Berry, in addition to having the longest name of any cereal, ever, is one of the most delicious cereals ever, certainly, at the very least, the best of the many Frosted Mini-Wheats variants that have been coming out lately. The fruit flavor is pretty authentic, but not overbearing; wheat is still the predominant flavor. I have yet to see flavors other than Mixed Berry, but I’d be curious to try more.
As far as both frosted and fruity cereals go, this one’s pretty mild in the sweetness department—but make no mistake, in this case that’s a welcome change. You don’t want your hearty, wheat cereals to be super sweet. Leave that to corn and oats.
As with all cereals of this nature, there is pretty much no crunch whatsoever. Dry, straight from the box, the pieces are light and crisp (though dense), but I’d stop short of calling it “crunchy.” Add milk and it gets soggy fast. But since the cereal isn’t really supposed to be crunchy, it’s no big deal.
Admittedly, when I first heard of it, I immediately started drawing comparisons to the long-gone Hidden Treasures cereal. Of course, this is nothing like that sorely-missed breakfast delight, but it does bear a slight, superficial resemblance. True to its name, you can see a “touch of fruit” filling sticking out of either end of each wheat pillow. I don’t know why, but I love that.
For whatever reason, the purple box is very appetizing to me. I can almost taste the fruit just looking at it. The back has an extreme closeup (and I mean extreme!) of one of the cereal pieces cut in half. It’s impressive, but there’s not a whole lot to read or look at otherwise.
This was an excellent cereal all around, and as long as it’s still on the market, I doubt I’ll be buying regular, strawberry, chocolate, or any other breed of Frosted Mini-Wheats for the foreseeable future.
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