25 Days of Cereal Day 4: Nutter Butter Cereal
It’s Tuesday, I feel like talking a bit-o-history. Back in the late nineteenth century a doctor who was kind of ahead of his time started the Battle Creek Sanitarium. He pushed for a clean living movement, and I said he was ahead of his time because he was an early proponent of the new at the time “germ theory of diseases” relating intestinal flora and the presence of bacteria in the intestines to health and disease.
This man was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, and he and his brother W.K. Kellogg invented Corn Flakes, which was the creation of modern day breakfast cereal.
I feel bad for Dr. Kellogg. His Wikipedia page has his picture, and under the “Known for” section, it reads “Promotion of enemas for health purposes”, while it should just read “Corn Flakes”
Charles William Post was going through a rough patch in his life when he decided to take a trip to the Battle Creek Sanitarium. There he became interested in the dietary products used there and decided to start his own company based on those products.
One of his first products was Grape-Nuts.
These were the forefathers of breakfast cereal. Kelloggs and Post are major players, along with General Mills and to an extent Quaker Oats.
We’re three days in and I’ve only talked about General Mills cereals so far, let’s change that.
I’ll be the first to admit, I LOVE peanut butter, so Im always down with a peanut butter cereal. This year Post brought a new one to the market with “Nutter Butter Cereal” based on the Nutter Butter Cookies.
The box has the Nutter Butter cookie design, and stands out well in an overcrowded shelving area. As soon as I popped the bag open, I was taken back by the great peanut butter smell. The pieces looked like they were coated really well, and I couldn’t wait to try them. I tried a dried piece and it was pretty good.
I poured a bowl and hit it with milk and dug in. I really liked the taste, it was a sweeter peanut butter taste, probably trying to taste more like Nutter Butter cookies, than just plain peanut butter, which makes sense.
My one complaint, is the same complaint I had from yesterday. The first ingredient is corn flour, making this a mainly corn based cereal. I’m not the biggest fan, as I prefer an oat or rice based.
I still liked it a lot, and almost finished the bowl.
I give this 2 out of 3 French hens
have you tried this and like it? Do you want to start your own sanitarium? Let me know in the comments below.