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The Cereal Report: French Toast Crunch Returns At Last Pt. 1

Ten years… it’s been almost ten long years since General Mills discontinued one of the greatest cereals of all time. A cereal which not only tasted great, but also had a really fun novelty and gimmick. A cereal which produced exceptional cereal-milk. And a cereal which was pretty good for you as far as sweet ones go. I speak of course of French Toast Crunch…

 

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About one month ago, the big GM announced they had plans to resurrect the long-gone cereal, and at long last, French Toast Crunch is back on shelves. Words can’t express what a glorious time this is for mankind. Naturally, I sought it out as soon as possible because this was going to be one of the most important Cereal Report entries this website may ever see. We live on Long Island, and it took a couple weeks for it to make it here, but now it should be readily accessible in grocery stores like Path-Mark, Shop Rite, Waldbaum’s and others…

 

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We Can Do It Better: Homemade Crunchwrap Recipe

Ever wonder what the most popular posts here on PCFG are? I imagine not a lot of you have, but regardless, our homemade Taco Bell/Mexican food posts are actually really well-received. I imagine that partly makes sense on account of a little correlation I like to call “Younger People Like Taco Bell”. I’m sure plenty of old people like burritos too, but thanks in part to a rising health consciousness in the 18-30 bracket, it seems like people are very interested in figuring out how to make some of these delicious foods they grew up with, while also ensuring that no human body parts or rat feces end up in said food. Hey, tacos and cleanliness, it’s a winning combination! Who know?

Nonetheless, I consider myself a much-learned sage on the venerable fast food chain, thanks to my dark past. So believe me, I know the one menu item which seemed like it was made of pure taco magic, which you could never recreate: the Crunchwrap. A few people have asked me for advice on how to make your own crunchwraps at home. Fortunately, the two of us were able to bullshit and piece together the process step by step, which is actually not as hard as you’d think. And best of all, it is indeed “affordable”. Or let’s just say cheap. Because let’s not beat around the bush.

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Tortillas: $1.30 Tostadas: $1.20 Fifteen-Year-Old Commercial References: Priceless

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The Snack Report: Kit-Kat Vanilla Ice Cream Flavor

One of the more interesting but benign trends Japan has gotten into over the past decade or so has been the rise of fancy flavored Kit-Kat bars. Obviously, in America we simply know them as plain wafer cookies coated in boring milk chocolate and pretty much nobody likes them, since after you’ve eaten one there’s not a whole lot compelling you to ever eat them again. However as weeaboos, otaku, and even people just casually aware of Japanese culture have found out, Nestle actually expanded the Kit-Kat brand into bold, delicious new territories in Japan. There’s more than just the one or two types you see in the west here; Kit-Kats come in dozens of different varieties in Japan, ranging from delicious to interesting to downright insane. Stawberry? Got it. Sweet potato? It’s sweet. Spicy wasabi? You bet your ass they got wasabi. Virtually everything is a Kit-Kat flavor in Japan. Long have I wanted to get my hands on some of these magical flavors, and ironically we ended up finding them not in the multiple Asian grocers we frequent around here, but instead in a gawdy candy store we visited on our trip to Baltimore.

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*cue angels*

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Quick Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

I recall years ago when I was younger my mother bought a can of pumpkin spice pancakes, and I absolutely loved them. It was a small amount and we ran out pretty quickly. When I asked for more, she told me that it was too expensive to keep buying it. Fair enough. As I’ve mentioned before, come Fall, so many companies love to charge extra for dumping pumpkin spice into their products. It’s a bit silly, but if you’ve been following PCFG, you know that we’ve covered how easy it is to make pumpkin spice at home. Don’t get me wrong either, I think the upcharge is silly, but I do love pumpkin spice flavoring and love that it’s a fun seasonal treat (and I also think John Oliver is a total piece of shit, and cordially invite him to shove a lit candle up his own ass, since his whiny rant about pumpkin spice is akin to hating the Autumn season itself). But I digress. Pumpkin pie spice is something you can make at home, and it goes great in different foods since it can easily be added in small quantities to provide a nice spicy zing.

So that leads me to this recipe, where you can make your very own homemade pumpkin pie spice pancakes. No more paying extra for fancy pancakes, you can just throw in your own pumpkin pie spice and make them in minutes.

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The Cereal Report: Millville Blueberry Crunch

The Cereal Report is a column in which PCFG conducts various cereal reviews, of new or limited products, as well as providing brief backgrounds on the cereal. Cereal is delicious and fairly cheap as far as meals go. Everyone should eat cereal!

Recently, an Aldi supermarket opened nearby us and we’ve started doing a lot of grocery shopping there due to their super delightful prices. Recently we picked up the following cereal:

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Much to my own pleasant surprise, this turned out to be one of my new favorite cereals, and not just because it only cost $2 bucks.

 

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