At this time Super Mario... Read All In the 90’s Nintendo sold us everything from Mario underwear, trading cards and cereal. I was down to get all of it, or at least as much as Mom and Dad would buy me. One seemingly unattainable aspect of the 90’s Mario craze was Nintendo’s Cereal System that had a split box of Zelda and Mario cereal. The only time I ever had any was at my cousins house and it was pure magic to open the box, eat Zelda cereal and after breakfast play Nintendo all day. Fast forward to the dystopian hellscape of now and Nintendo doesn’t sell us trading cards or underwear anymore but the cereal thing is back in the form of Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal.
At this time Super Mario Cereal is a bit hard to find in stores but they seem to be getting it back in stock and if you can’t find it the old fashioned way you can get it online. I luckily found some at a local grocery store for about $3 a box and picked up two. A few weeks later a work friend gave me some as a present(thanks Joe) so i’ve had enough Super Mario Cereal to make a grown Italian plumber stomp on some poor Goombas.
According to Kellogg’s Super Mario Cereal is 8.4oz which means super mario cereal is in a small box. It’s about the height as a normal-ish cereal box but it’s thin and it’s not as large as a normal box of Cheerios, think about the size of a box of Grape Nuts.
How’s Mario Cereal taste? Well… about what you’d expect if you’ve ever had Lucky Charms, Marshmallow Mateys, Flintstones Marshmallow Fruity Pebbles or Marshmallow Fruit Loops. Wait… Marshmallow Fruit Loops… *clicks some shit in Google* OH GOD THAT SOUNDS HORRIBLE WHO WOULD DO THAT TO A KID? *sigh* Since I don’t eat this kind of cereal nor subject my kid to stuff like it trying Super Mario Cereal was like a blast back to the sugar rush of my youth. The cereal isn’t really great outside of one bowl but that one bowl is pretty incredible if you like cereal that is way too sweet. Come to find out I do and eating a whole box was a fun ride down marshmallow lane.
Speaking of way too sweet if you read the ingredients one cup of Super Mario Cereal being 32 grams for each cup contains 10 grams of sugar. That’s right kids ⅓ of Super Mario Cereal is sugar. ⅓. But it’s cool because it has 3 grams if fiber so you know that 10% really buffers out the sugar part.
But who buys this stuff as health food? Super Mario Cereal is supposed to be a glucose spike with an amazing sugar crash just like Saturday morning intended. Oh and while your at it you can also swipe your box by your Switch in the Mario Odyssey game for 3 gold coins. Not sure that’s the worlds greatest in game reward but isn’t ⅓ content being sugar it’s own reward? I think so.
Super Mario Cereal nutrition information - https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/products/super-mario-cereal.html#nutrition-modal
Game Explain scans Super Mario Cereal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9tNcTpOOJc
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Timogorgon: As luck would have it, the same day I finally found a box of the Mario cereal Jon sent me an email saying he was going to do a review of it and wanted to know if I’d like to contribute to the post. I decided to rope in my children too, since kids are probably the target demo anyways.
I thought I knew what I was getting into since it looked like a lucky charms knock-off, but I was not prepared for the cereal itself being berry flavored. That was kind of an odd choice. It’s like someone took the marshmallows from Lucky Charms and then dumped them into a bowl of Fruit Loops. However, the berry flavor must be a coating on the cereal because after about a minute in the milk the “berry” flavor was basically gone.
To say this cereal is sweet is kind of an understatement. For the record I do normally like sugary cereals, but this one was a bit much even for me. The box is pretty small, which depending on your point of view might be considered merciful. All four of us each had a bowl and the box was nearly empty afterwards. I’m glad I found a box and got to try it, but I have no plans to purchase another one.
But what do kids think of this? Let’s turn to our panel of judges:
Mia (age 9): I think it tastes really good and that it should be one of the top five cereals. (I asked her what the other “top five” cereals are and she informed me that they are: Fruit Loops, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Raisin Bran.) I like the fun marshmallows a lot.
Briley (age 8): Super duper good! I want this all the time. It tastes sugary good, really sweet. My favorite part is the marshmallows.
Micah (age 5): Two thumbs up! (I asked him if he wanted to say anything more, to which he answered “Nope!”)
Timogorgon: In closing, let me say that the resulting sugar rush for all three kids was pretty epic.