Cereal Eats: If You Could Create Your Dream Cereal...

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

A ton of great new cereals have come out in the past year, and I'm excited to see what else there is to come. These new flavors have got me thinking: what would my ideal cereal look like? Would it have a cornucopia of mix-ins, like a make-your-own-sundae bar? Would it have one under-used defining flavor? What shape would it be? Has it already been created in the form of Reese's Puffs or Rice Krispies Treats Cereal? If I had that amazing job of creating new cereals, what would I do?

The possibilities are endless, but I guess what I've been looking for is a coffee-inspired cereal that turns the milk into, well, coffee milk. Unfortunately this Japanese cereal, which promised to do just that, fell short. My dream cereal would be the shape of Honey Comb, with a coffee-flavored "sugar crust." I can nearly taste it. It would perhaps be called Coffee Crunch. A girl can dream.

I guess the more important question is, what would you do? Share your dream cereal in the comment, won't you?

About the author: Aside from doing an awesome job with her role as Advertising Sales Manager, Leandra Palermo secretly harbors a lifelong passion with all things crunchy and served with icy cold skim milk. This column represents the culmination of that love affair.

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