On this Independence Day, when we celebrate our liberty and freedom, let’s tip our cap to American cereal manufacturers, who clearly have taken the notion of liberty to heart. Here’s a new cereal I saw in the grocery store today that consists of a “crispy shell” filled with real chocolate. Not nuts, not fruit, not even honey — but actual chocolate.
And so cereal moves ever farther from its original conception as a kind of health food and moves closer to invading the candy aisle. When cereal includes actual chocolate, and not just cocoa, we’ve truly reached a new frontier.