Welcome to Day 2 of Alternative Cereal Mediums Week. Day 1 saw me conflicted about eating cereal in whipped cream, and I’m sorry to report that today’s experiment has left me no closer to finding a winning combination. No reason to beat around the bush, let’s examine Kelloggs’ Double Chocolate Krave eaten in Coffee. Be forwarned: little children and goofy adults may find the following pictures gross but curiously comical.
- Cereal: Double Chocolate Krave
- Medium: New England Coffee Vanilla Hazelnut (temperature: warm-hot)
Chocolate and coffee get paired in many desserts and beverages, so suggesting a liquid with a flavor affinity for a chocolate based cereal can’t be too far-flung, can it? Yes and no. It should have occurred to me that the weak structural nature of Krave would cave to a hot cup. It did in fact, turning the cereal into a mushy gruel. A tasty mushy gruel, however, at least with the first few bites. The hot liquid served to awaken the dormant “cream” center, and the background vanilla hazelnut flavor took on a mellow edge against the sugary rush of the cereal pieces. But little flavor was left behind in the coffee, and after a minute or so the pieces had collapsed like the (God forgive me for this analogy) Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl. A few good bites unfortunately can’t salvage something I won’t be trying again.