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