I love cereal.
I go thru phases where I am addicted to one kind for many months. This has occurred with: Quaker Harvest Crunch, Vector, Life, Raisin Bran, Ginger Zing (by Nature's Path..this stuff is AWESOME). But right now I am in limbo. Haven't quite committed to an oat. Corn bought a new cereal recently - something with dried strawberries in it. What is the reason for dried strawberries anyway? They look dead and taste like styrofoam (see also: Joan Rivers). And adding milk only makes them look bloated and dead and taste like styrofoam (see also: Liza Minelli).
So, I was eating this stuff (because I'll complain but I ain't gonna do bubkiss) and whattdyaknow - a veritable explosion of strawberry-(like) flavour! Amazing! I was about to rewrite my opinion on the whole dried fruit fandango when I noticed that the taste had not come from the berry itself but from a soft, little pill-sized pink blob. I inspected further. Swirling round with my spoon, I noticed that the pink blobs were everywhere - ready to falsify my breakfast consuming experience with every innocent spoonful!
I felt cheated. Used. A victim of false advertising. If you are going to give me strawberry(like) flavoured pink blobs - just tell me. Don't sneak 'em in there between the flakes, whistling all innocently like they're waiting for the bus. Pink blobs are NOT strawberries. In fact, I don't even know what pink blobs are! Maybe they are some kind of mind control medication to make me embrace the idea of dried strawberries.
Bah on the mysterious pink blobs. Tomorrow morning, I am going to pour a box of strawberry nerds into a bowl and add milk. At least I'll know what I'm gettin'.