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No-Trix (tricks) here! When I set out to create this cereal, I wasn’t trying to mimic any other cereal, I had no intention of making it taste like anything in particular, other than de-lic-ious! But while it was dehydrating the cereal and its aroma was escaping my pantry… it smelt… fruity. I couldn’t wait.
The next morning I pulled it out of the dehydrator and set it out on the counter top to cool. Bob walked by and snitched a piece, Bob walked by again and snitched another piece… I decided I better snag a photo and yield amount before he wore a path in the wood floor.
As I was getting it ready to take a picture, I popped one in my mouth. It tasted like… what did it taste it like… I know this taste… I have tasted it before… “Bob, does this cereal taste familiar to you, maybe like Trix Cereal?” He agreed, it tasted just like it. It doesn’t look anything like it but it sure is scrumptious.
I did a little research on Trix Cereal. When it was introduced in 1955 by General Mills, it was composed of more than 46% sugar! The original cereal included three colors: “Orangey Orange”, “Lemony Yellow”, and “Raspberry Red”. Sort of odd that I used apples and strawberries, so totally opposite of the GM version, yet it tastes so close. Hmm.
Anyway, as I read on, my eyes drifted over this write up from their site, “Fruity flavors and calcium make Trix® a fun, healthy way to start the day. Trix cereal is not only a good source of calcium, it also provides 11 other essential vitamins and minerals, and 12 grams of whole grain* in every serving. It’s a cereal with the taste kids love and the goodness moms love to serve.” (source) I did more research, I wanted to see what they used to make it. They used 37 different ingredients;
Ingredients (37): Corn Meal, Corn Flour, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Canola Oil and/or, Rice Bran Oil, Corn Starch Modified, Corn Starch, Salt, Guar Gum, Gum Arabic, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Trisodium Phosphate, Red 40, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Other Color Added, Baking Soda, Sodium Citrate, Flavor(s) Natural & Artificial, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Zinc,Iron, Vitamin C, BHT, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Wheat Starch Freshness Preserved By, Vitamin aB, Vitamin aB, Vitamin A Palmitate (source)
I am not a mom but I am a wife who loves to feed her husband and I don’t think that I would feel so good serving this cereal to my husband. The version that I made below, now that I can get on board with. Enjoy.
Yields 2 cups cereal squares