A few years ago, I discussed/reviewed the new Ghostbusters cereal, which was a huge improvement from the Ralston created cereal of the 1980’s. Ralston, once known as the Ralston-Purina Company, was a company that made dog food, as well as tie-in cereals in the 80’s and 90’s such as GI Joe, Batman, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I have fond memories of the tie-in cereals and their bonuses (Batman bank and TMNT bowls!) but not for the taste of those cereals. I’m pretty sure the dog food they created had more flavor.
Later this summer, a new TMNT movie is coming out called Mutant Mayhem. Being a lifelong Ninja Turtle fan, I’m optimistic that the movie will be entertaining and I’m always excited to see what merchandise will come out during the marketing of the movie. This first piece of merch I’ve bought was a box of the new TMNT cereal. Thankfully it’s being produced by General Mills and actually has flavor.
I was a bit skeptical of the Cowabunga Cinnamon Apple flavor since I’m not a fan of artificial apple drinks or candy. When I opened the box, the sour apple smell was strong and I was pretty sure I wasted my four dollars, but surprisingly when eaten, the apple taste is subdued and the cinnamon kicks in.
I’m pretty sure the apple/cinnamon wafers are just Cookie Crisps without the cooking flavoring. They are the same size and texture, which means they eat well. The little Ninja Turtle marshmallows made for a nice touch and overall, it’s a decent bowl of cereal.
I plan on finishing up the box, but I won’t buy it again. It’s good, not great, but when compared to the original TMNT cereal this is a thousand times better. My only wish is it came with a Ninja Turtle bowl or something inside the box, rather than just a lame game on the back of the box.