By Kevin Williams
If you are lucky enough to live in Bakersfield, California you can go to Taco Bell and order Capt'n Crunch Delights off of their breakfast menu. Taco Bell is testing this item in Bakersfield and may roll them out nationally.
Testers at Food Beast described them as:
"Essentially a deep-fried ball of sweet dough, the Delights are filled with the sugary cream and dusted with more Cap'n Crunch."
So, my question: would you order them if you had the chance? Wow, I think my answer would be a resounding "yes!" Who would have thought Capt'n Crunch could be ordered through a drive-thru window?? If you are reading this from Bakersfield, you have to try them and report back!
There's something comforting and nostalgic about the old boxed cereal that hearing about the newest Taco Bell creation got me thinking about. I know most of it is sugar-laden processed junk, but few things take me back to my childhood more than bowl of cereal that I'd rush to eat before it got soggy. And how many of you dug with your bare hands through the cereal to find the prize at the bottom?
1) Sugar Corn Pops
2) Capt'n Crunch
3) Honey Smacks
4) Apple Jacks
5) Frosted Flakes
But my list stops at my top 5. I did like Cookie Crisp, though. And Boo Berry and FrankenBerry were also favorites that would have made my list if I had it as my "Top 10". Holy cow, how much cereal did I eat as a kid if all of those were my favorites? I am sure there were others. What I am leaving off the list? When I got to high school and the oat bran craze was in full swing I liked Cracklin' Oat Bran. As an adult, I rarely buy cereal. Too often we'll not finish the box and there will be partial boxes of stale cereal deep in the back of our pantry
I remember when I arrived at college my freshman year my first meal away from home was a stop at the cafeteria's "cereal bar" for breakfast. There was just something comforting about clinging to the sugar-filled rituals of my youth, although not so comforting when my bowl slid off my cafeteria tray and clattered onto the cafeteria floor. Not exactly the first-impression a wide-eyed freshman wants to make.
I may just have to go buy a box of Sugar Corn Pops, for old time's sake. Or wait until Taco Bell offers a version of those....