They say everything is bigger in Texas but do "they" mean cereal too? "Bigger" can be relative, especially in the cereal aisle where birds, rabbits, cavemen and leprechauns all compete for your attention and a place in your shopping cart. In order to stand out from the crowd you need to do something big.
And then along comes our old friend Cap'n Crunch with something we didn't even know we wanted: "Cap'n Crunch's Texas Sized Crunch Berries." It's been way too long since we've had a Texas themed cereal and I was surprised at what a welcome site this was. The "Limited Edition" breakfast treat boasts Crunch Berries that are three times bigger and has the Cap'n decked out in his Texas dude duds.
Depending on your familiarity with Crunch Berries, these may or may not seem "Texas Sized" to you. I have to admit I was a little unimpressed at first glance. I guess it's been awhile since I've had a bowl of the Cap'n's delight since they didn't seem all that big to me. I assume that regular crunch berries are three times smaller but I honestly didn't want to expend the extra effort or cash to buy a regular box for comparison. That would be a lot of cereal to get rid of.
So in order to give you a better idea of their size, I've included some State Fair of Texas tickets for perspective. You can also see here how much bigger the berries are than the regular Cap'n Crunch pieces (do they have a name?). This also got me in the mood for the inevitable "Deep Fried Cap'n Crunch" which must be coming to the State Fair at some point, if it hasn't already (like the Deep Fried Froot Loops I tried awhile back).
While you chew on that, let's head to the back of the box. Sure, the "Texas sized" Crunch Berries might have been a disappointment but the Cap'n makes up for it with some Texas themed activities for your morning meal entertainment. Apparently the "Tex-A-Tron XL" is the machine that makes the bigger Crunch Berries? Regardless, it's up to you to unscramble the names of famous Texas locations in order to fix it.
If Crunch Berries aren't big enough for you then there are plenty of things in Texas that are. Before you drink the milk, take some time to find your favorite Texas "big things" in the Cap'n's word search. Not a bad way to start the morning.
Are we the only state in the country to have their own cereal? Probably not. I assume there's some kind of "California Something Or Other Granola" out there somewhere but I'll take the Cap'n over that any day of the week.