Is there something missing from your life? Do you seek more flavor, fun and happiness? Need something “Extra”? Then maybe Raisin Bran Extra! with its cranberries, almond slices, and yogurt clusters will do the trick…or maybe not.
If you have plans to feast on this cereal it’s a good thing the Taste Test comes complete with yellow caution tape, flashing warning lights, a “Beware of the Cereal” sign, and an evacuation siren. Whatever you decide to do after reading this is totally at your own risk. First, the good points…
Cranberries: No complaints here. I found a few that were dried out, but overall they have a decent size, plumpness and taste.
Raisins: There’s way fewer than what you get in regular Raisin Bran, but the cranberries make up for it.
“Beware of the Cereal”
The concept for Raisin Bran Extra! is good & tasty, but Kellogg’s fails to deliver because:
Almonds Slices: Don’t believe the picture on the box. Calling them “slices” is a bit of an overstatement. What you really get are “insignificant bit and pieces” that provide no real value or flavor. I even went so far as to dump out the entire box in search of better almonds, but “The Case of the Insignificant Almonds” is still an unsolved mystery.
Yogurt Clusters: The vanilla-flavored clusters resemble bird poop clumps (seriously). Biting into the crunchy poo-poo is reminiscent of crisp rice in a Nestle Crunch bar, and since we’re not eating candy, why do I have to deal with this? Yogurt Clusters are made
from what Kellogg’s called “confectionary coating”, which is nothing more than a concoction of sugar, oils, and yogurt powder. Nastiness.
Farting Lady: Yes, that’s right. When I stopped to read the box at the grocery store the lady standing next to me released a gaseous cloud of noxious fumes from her arse. I was trapped for a few moments and didn’t know if I was going to live to do the Taste Taste.
“Extr “Extra!” Notes
- Price: $4.99 for 14 ounce
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 190
- Fat Calories: 25
- Total Fat: 3g
- Carbs: 44g
- Fiber: 7g
- Sugars: 13g
- Protein: 5g
I’ll never buy another box of Raisin Brand Extra!, but I’ll finish the box that have. It’s too expensive for such a small package (14 ounces). I’d rather buy my own cranberries and almonds to snack on and just throw some into my cereal whenever I get the urge. But nix those yogurt clusters. They’re a piece of crap.
Yum Up! to: Tasty cranberries.
Yuck Down! to: Faux yogurt clusters … Farting in the grocery store (I’ve never ever done that).