Crispiness Stamina: 10 minutes
Cereal Milk: 8/10
Spoonfull Milk to Cereal ratio: 9 pieces
Overall Experience: 8.5/10
It has been inexcusably long since I have posted a review, but now that Thanksgiving is over, it is now time for that most wonderful of holiday celebrations...Christmas, and what better gift to find under the tree then one of the most beloved special edition cereals of all time, 'Christmas Crunch'? Steeped in tradition, Christmas Crunch does not try to get creative or derive from the 'Crunch Berry' idea, but it packs enough holiday flavor to turn the most humbuggiest of Scrooges into a whole-hearted cereal lover.
Santa first began delivering this appetizing stocking-stuffer in 1988 (during the golden age of children's cereal creativity and ingenuity), and for over 20 years it came in the form of regular Cap'n Crunch paired with red and green Crunch Berries. This year, however, it seems the Cap'n has stepped up his holiday game, changing the crunch berries to Christmas trees, stars, and Santa hats!
This reviewer has also detected the absolutely slightest hint of peppermint, which makes sense for the season but is not overwhelming, just noticeable (if anyone else tastes this, let me know. Maybe it's just me.). I recently read an excellent post on Christmas Crunch with some terrific pictures and links to old ads and commercials; it's available here. Whatever cereal one chooses to enjoy the next month with, Christmas Crunch is a surefire way to make the most of the season. Merry Christmas, all, and to all a hearty spoonful!