N Cereal AA: The Elite Eight
1 Rice Krispies vs. 2 Frosted Flakes. Wowie. Now this is a contest! I have to hand it to you fiber-loving TN voters: truly, these are the two entries that deserve to be facing off as the last two Classics standing. Frosted Flakes have a lot going for them, granted: the basic (solid) corn flake, Tony the Tiger, and sugar that melts off so pleasingly in milk. But Rice Krispies…y'all. They truly do offer something for every taste, in that they kind of have no taste. They're like the tofu of breakfast cereal! With apologies to Tony: they're also grrrrreat! And they will win.
1 Honey Bunches of Oats vs. 2 Raisin Bran. Okay, seriously, how have I gotten this far along in life and never tasted a Honey Bunch of Oat? You guys are making an extremely powerful case for me to add them to my cereal-cabinet roster. It's obvious the HBoO has a very vocal cheering section, and if Raisin Bran had been knocked out in an earlier round, maybe it would have a chance to go to the finals here. But I think the simple purity of Raisin and Bran will strike down the upstart.
8 oatmeal vs. 6 Honey Nut Cheerios. We didn't expect oatmeal to get this far, honestly — we kind of threw it into this draw to fill it out, and yet here it is, fighting for the Fiberfest crown.Having come this far, can it beat the last Cheerio standing?It seems unlikely — it got into this round with only 52% of the vote, not exactly a mandate, while HNC posted a healthier 67% of the vote last time — but we could see a bloc of oatmeal-cookie lovers carry it to victory.I don't think so, though.Honey Nut Cheerios as your Fiberfest champ.
5 Cinnamon Toast Crunch vs. 2 Froot Loops. …I know, right?I thought we'd see the Cap'n in the semifinals, but after a previous-round upset in the Sugar Shock draw, it comes down to this: starchy sweet against fruity sweet.Both of these cereals present as rather stale, no matter how fresh the box, but CTC is slightly worse in that regard.On the other hand, if I could only eat one for the rest of my life, I'd probably vote cinnamon over fruit.…Excuse me: "froot."All that said, I predict a win for the Loops, which is a comforting old-school favorite.
– Sarah D. Bunting
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