CCC: Rice Krispies with Holiday Colors – Review

Chris Shields, Head Editor

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies – because who doesn’t want to start their day off with a nice bowl of soggy rice? All jokes aside, Rice Krispies is a classic cereal that was first released in 1927, and only found its way into your cupboard because your mom was making homemade Rice Krispies Treats for you and your friends. I’m not ashamed to admit that’s why I purchased Rice Krispies with Holiday Colors, the Christmas version of Rice Krispies. It’s the original Rice Krispies cereal, but with some added green and red colored pieces mixed into white. 

Like I said, I bought these because of the fun festive box and because I planned to make Holiday Rice Krispies treats (which turned out awesome by the way). Seeing as how I still had about a third of the box leftover afterward, I figured I would review this iconic cereal.  

The mascots of Rice Krispies cereal Snap, Crackle, and Pop are as famous as the cereal themselves. They’re named after the crackling sound that the cereal makes when you add milk to your bowl.  

Cocoa Krispies, Strawberry Rice Krispies, Cookies & Crème Krispies, Frosted Krispies, and even Rice Krispies Treats Cereal are some varieties you may be able to find near you. The popular dessert treats Rice Krispies Treats have also become their own line of products with lots of varieties to choose from. 

The pale blue cereal box with the three lovable, smiling elves is a staple on store shelves. Rice Krispies is one of the healthier cereals you can find out there, only containing 150 calories and four grams of sugar for every one and a half cup. The sister cereal Cocoa Krispies will cost you a lot more with 160 calories and 15 grams of sugar for every one cup, which is a huge difference.  

There’s not a ton to say about this cereal. It looks like rice, smells like rice, and tastes like rice. The pieces are small, puffed rice pieces that have a light, airy, crisp texture. It goes soggy unbearably fast and after adding milk you’re setting yourself up for what’s essentially a bowl of mushy white rice. Dry though, this cereal isn’t awful. It’s definitely a little bland, but the texture and flavor aren’t horrible. 

The holiday colors and holiday box are the only draws and differences for Rice Krispies with Holiday Colors, and that’s okay. Rice Krispies Cereal isn’t an awful cereal, it’s just not one that you or I would probably grab over literally any other cereal unless you’re planning to make treats. I’m not heartbroken that I have to finish off the rest of the box instead of Cinnamon Toast Crunch until it’s gone, it’s just not ideal. The true highlight is the delightful crackling noise the cereal makes with milk, and that pretty much sums up Kellogg’s Rice Krispies in a nutshell.  

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