Cap'n Crunch's Strawberry Shortcake Flavor Is Dessert For Breakfast

Amy Pilkington 19 May 2019

I don't care how old you are, you're never too old to enjoy sugary cereals.

Sure, you may be grown-up enough to know that it's far from a balanced breakfast, but that doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a childhood favorite every now and then.

My #1 favorite cereal is Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, but Cap'n Crunch holds the crown when it comes to nostalgia.

Giphy | Cap’n Crunch

Really, I'd forgotten how much I loved those soft-palate-tearing bunches of corn and oats, until I started working here at Diply, l where Cap'n Crunch is a staple of the office kitchen.

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While I'll never stop loving the classic, it's the special edition flavors that are so exciting.

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I'm not talking Chrunch Berries here. I'm talking the sugar bombs of nostalgia like the recent Cotton Candy flavor.

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You can't even pretend that these flavors are a healthy breakfast.

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And that's okay, assuming that you aren't eating it for every breakfast for the rest of eternity. A box here and there isn't going to kill you.

I'm not a parent, though, so if you have kids, it may be better to avoid these sugar bombs.

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While the Cotton Candy flavor ended up a bit too sweet for my liking, I am HERE for the Strawberry Shortcake.

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This flavor has been quietly popping up in stores for the last couple of months, with no official announcement.

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Oddly, it's only available in the big bagged packaging and not a classic cereal box.

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The most common pace people seem to be finding it is Walmart, so I'm definitely going to look for a bag next time I'm running errands.

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