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Bring back Crispy Wheats ‘n Raisins!
You know, I wouldn't exactly consider myself a die-hard fan of raisin-based cereals, but as a youngster, I couldn't escape their presence, and I quickly formed my own preferences. Spending weekends with my grandmother was always a treat, especially when she'd whip up French Toast on demand - a true culinary wizard! But on those busy mornings when we had to rush out somewhere, she'd offer me a bowl of cereal, and it's no surprise that the sweetest option a grandma would have in her cupboard would involve raisins. So, that's what I'd go for - raisin cereal it was!
Depending on the weekly sales at the A&P, my grandmother usually had three options to choose from: Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins, Raisin Bran, or A&P Brand. And out of these three contenders, the clear winner in my book was Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins. Wanna know why? Because unlike the others, it didn't go soggy in the blink of an eye. That crunchiness in milk was crucial for my cold breakfast cereal, and Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins managed to hold on for minutes longer than the rest. So, I've always wondered why it didn't win the Raisin Cereal wars.
To me, that crispness was a top criteria for a delicious bowl of cereal, and Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins aced it! But fast forward to today, and when I stroll down the cereal aisle to grab something sweet and fruity, it's Raisin Bran that stands tall, reigning as the soggy champion of the Raisin Cereal wars. And all I can do is wonder, "Why?" and lament the loss of a superior product like Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins. Oh, how I miss those longer-lasting crunchy bites in the morning. Farewell, my crunchy companion. You shall be missed.