The cereal Trix

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#1 Posted by Chemystery (355 posts) -

Was Trix better when the cereal pieces were shapes of fruit? I feel like it tasted way better back then, but maybe my taste buds were young and more sensitive to the delicacy of flavored cereal.

Trix before
Trix before
Trix now
Trix now

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#2 Posted by Marcsman (3823 posts) -

Silly poster. Trix are for kids

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#3 Posted by Chemystery (355 posts) -

@marcsman: That only hurt me because I wasn't smart enough to see it coming.

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#4 Posted by Hailinel (25785 posts) -

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

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#5 Edited by noizy (984 posts) -

I doubt the shape impacts the taste. I suspect they are making them all round because it's cheaper to produce? It's also quite possible they changed the recipe. The ingredient source might have changed over time affecting taste somewhat. There might also be a bit of nostalgia. Hard to test. Maybe others will have anecdotal evidence, or maybe an anonymous employee will give us the low-down, Bombcast style. Sorry I have no data to provide. Good luck :P

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#6 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

It turns out cereal is expensive cook up in those shapes. So then it becomes a question if one is ready to pay for a more expensive of Trix?

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#7 Edited by jSlack (1186 posts) -

Shapes or bust.

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#8 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5578 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

Yep. Also Tricks sucks, Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for me.

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#9 Posted by Niceanims (1754 posts) -

Fucking duh

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#10 Edited by Bane122 (971 posts) -

I used to love Trix as a kid but then had some maybe 10 years ago and thought it was absolutely disgusting. I've seen others make similar statements enough that it makes me think they changed the formula somewhere along the way.

Do they still make Peanut Butter Crunch and All Berries Crunch?

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#11 Edited by Hunter5024 (6706 posts) -

Trix are just Kix, but with food coloring. This way they look like one of the cool sugary cereals like Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops, but actually aren't so bad for you. You're adult brain has probably just recognized how bad Trix have always tasted. This is my conspiracy theory.

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#12 Edited by Zeik (5206 posts) -

I think the old Trix did taste better and I still eat them every now and then. I don't think the shape is necessarily the issue, but I expect the formula got changed at some point too.

Also Lucky Charms are gross.

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#13 Edited by jaycrockett (860 posts) -

I grew up in the 80's when Trix were still very hard, crunchy monocolored spheres. I thought the versions with shapes were not nearly as good, haven't tried them recently.

Peanut Butter Crunch and Oops All Berries Crunch still taste ok to me.

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#14 Posted by Asky314159 (79 posts) -

Yeah, they totally changed the flavor at the same time they changed the shape and made it way worse.

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#15 Posted by Veektarius (6410 posts) -

I always preferred Fruit Loops to Trix. Nowadays if I eat cereal, though, I eat Quaker Oat Squares.

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#16 Posted by Shadow (5356 posts) -

Wow, Trix is pure, uncut, Colombian bullshit now.

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#17 Edited by Fear_the_Booboo (1088 posts) -
@noizy said:

I doubt the shape impacts the taste.

YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING !

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#18 Posted by ajamafalous (13819 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

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#19 Posted by StarvingGamer (11518 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

I am so old!

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#20 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (7612 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

Exactly...New Trix is old Trix.

Speaking of which what was up with Honeycomb cereal in the 1970s? All television commercials featured visitors to a children's clubhouse called the Honeycomb Hideout. (What sort of degenerate behavior was happening in that wooden shack full of hippie kids we all would wonder?) A adult male visitor would arrive, initially hostile for some reason, and exclaim a need for a "big" taste. The 15-16 y.o. hippie kids would introduce the visitor to the cereal [which was a metaphor for a free-love or Mary Jane in all likelihood], winning over the visitor, examining the size of the cereal bits [wink wink] with a tape measure and singing the jingle:

Honeycomb's big...yeah yeah yeah!

It's not small...no no no!

Honeycomb's got...a big big bite!

Big big (taste/crunch) in a big big bite!

Then, the visitor would stay in the secret shack in the woods having seemingly joined their free love teen-hippie cult despite being AT LEAST twice as old as these 15-16 year old hippies. Jeff knows what I'm talkin' bout!

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#21 Posted by Zeik (5206 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Actually, they used to be colored spheres before they were fruit shapes, so welcome to the 1980s.

Exactly...New Trix is old Trix.

On in shape. Not in any other conceivable way.

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#22 Posted by dudeglove (13765 posts) -

Either way it looks like garbage, why would you eat that stuff? Yeesh.