Sometimes I sit down and think to myself, life is good, I am a lucky lucky man, this morning was one of those times, after 4 beautiful portions of ineffable magnificent Chocolate Corn Flakes this week I hit the jackpot again, Curiously Cinnammon or as they were previously known, ‘Cinnammon Grahams’, this crisp, refreshing cereal that packs a ton of flavour into a 1.4cm square. They are a beautiful, beautiful cereal, and if I am not mistaken the only cereal thats main flavouring is a spice.
And better still these are an incredibly yummy snack, forget p p p p p picking up Penguins or, if you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, having a Club for lunch boxes, take a little tub full of these beauties, satisfaction guaranteed. Day 21, my 3 week anniversary, what a way to celebrate, no wonder there is a Facebook page dedicated to them!
Get Curious, get Curiously Cinnammon.
I am still loving the Curiously Cinnammon. Although they are very thin they still hold quite a good crunch when under strain from milk.
Following my comments yesterday about them being a great snack dry without milk I have seen they sell them as ‘Grab2Go’ bags, great minds think alike although you get a better deal if you just pour some from the box in to a pot each day.
For those of you creative enough I have also found a fun recipe for them here. Of course to keep to the quest I can’t go making recipes with these, I have to work out important figures, and unlike the governments they can’t be massaged. I take this role seriously.
Another brief observation I have made is the Curiously Cinnammon slogan “Crave those crazy squares”, unfortunately for Nestlé it sounds like description of a rival Kellogg’s cereal.
They must be annoyed at this, it confuses me that they didn’t think this through in the same way Cadburys didn’t suspect “TAKE IT easy, with Cadburys Caramel would encourage 11 year old shoplifters.
Today started joyously, my wife awoke and said to me that she had a weird dream in the night, in her dream she had been to see “Neighbours: The Musical”. What a thought, how great would it be! Characters like Paul Robinson who has a wooden leg yet can pull any woman on Ramsey Street and of course the legend Karl Kennedy who is the most flexible doctor out there, no matter if someone is giving birth, been in a car crash, been in a fire, drowned, cut their finger, he is the man to sort them out in the same room on the same ward, would work perfectly as a musical, unfortunately I then came out of this dream world and realised that the musical did not exist. But as the song goes, happiness was just round the corner, in this case, the form of said happiness was some more beautiful Curiously Cinnamon.
As you can see from the photo they get loads of beautiful flavour on the cinnamon scrabble tiles by sprinkling it all over the curly indentations.
You may or may not be wondering about the effects of these cherubs on my stomach, well I am pleased to say they have been great, no issues at all even today when we were driving home and my daughter was sat in the back behind me with her seat reclined sleeping I had to have mine as far forward as possible, my knees could put the windows up and down and I was sat intimately close to the glove box, my body was cramped up but my stomach was fine. On a side note on the way home I saw an advert for a nativity play with a great typo, “Voice of the Angle”, Pythagorus would have loved it.
Things are good, Bournemouth won again today, unbeaten in 13, since starting the cereal quest still no defeats for the Cherries!
Another day, another yummy bowl of Curiously Cinnamon, sometimes words can take away from things so tonight I want you to ponder:
Nothing to do with the fact I have an early start tomorrow!
Well, another day down another wonderful bowl of Curiously Cinnamon, starting to want a change but I think that’s natural. I’m still really enjoying it but I just fancy something that keeps me full up for longer. I didn’t have my cereal in the morning which left me a bit grouchy first thing, unfortunately this brought on my slightly sarcastic side. I work doing a lot of online sales on Amazon and eBay, business is great but at this time of year you find you get a whole load of absolute idiots emailing you stupid questions, not village idiot style idiot, I mean the type of person who has thought to email you questions like “please can you send my order to my address”, or “do you know what day my order would turn up if I order today?” and if I had a pound for every person in the last week who has asked me “will my order will be delivered in time for Christmas ?” I would have £136.75. Suffice to say some of those people may not want to email me again.
I popped to Tesco at lunch to by nappies and nappy bags and to forget to buy one of my bosses some Lemon Fools. On the way out I was just leaving the shop and a young skinny lad in front of me started to leg it, he bolted, 2 security guards went after him, they were not very fast, imagine if you will Theo Walcott stealing Arsene Wenger’s toupé, running and then Arsene and Pat Rice trying to chase across a crowded, rainy Tesco car park. I did what any man would have done, I watched. The guy in the grey was pretty much in the clear but then a young man in a hi-vis jacket who was pushing approximately 27 shopping trolleys in to a space that didn’t look like it could store more than 20 shopping trolleys spotted what was happening, this was his moment, in his head he could hear the song from Chariots of Fire, he could probably foresee his name on the front page of the local newspaper, this would definitely get him a girlfriend, this was his moment, he went after him like a disobedient jack russell chasing a 3 legged rabbit. The shoplifter thought he was away, you could tell, he was slowing, the 2 ‘security guards’ stopped running, then he turned to see this trolley boy sprinting like his life depended on it, classic running techniques, high knees, big strides (cheers Linford), and he was gaining, he got to the corner of the car park and dashed out of sight towards where I work. I got in my car, the chase was on, well at least until I got round the corner, I lost them, the Zafira is many things but a car suitable for chases it is not, who knows if the trolley boy caught him, I’ll check the paper to see tomorrow.
When I got home I had my Curiously Cinnamon, I have it in the evenings most Mondays as I play football so a bowl of cereal is just enough that it doesn’t give me stitch but does give me energy, tonight Curiously Cinnamon did good, I really enjoyed the game and got stuck in where possible, we drew 4-4 but it was a great game, I had plenty of energy and that can only have been because of those Cinnamon Scrabble tiles. I am yet to find a fault with Curiously Cinnamon (besides the name which makes little sense), I have one bowlful left.
This morning saw an end to the Curiously Cinnamon section of my quest and might I say, what a wonderful delight they were. They are quite a simple product, just a simple whole grain square with some sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on it but it really is a brilliant change to the normal cereals that are out there. They were delightful and I am grateful for the help and support of Curiously Cinnamon themselves. I know they do Curiously Strawberry which I will encounter further on in my quest, I look forward to seeing how they live up to these. Strangely for such a small box you get a good amount of servings in comparison to say Froot Loops (avoid avoid avoid) and Kelloggs Chocolate Cornflakes. One strange thing I noticed was there was no dusty goodness that you usually get with cereals at the bottom of the bag, I was expecting a nice load of intense cinnamon flavours to sprinkle over the cereal but there was none, the glue that holds the cinnamon to the squares has done a good job. If I had to sum up Curiously Cinnamon in a two words I would say ‘Intensely Delightful’.
Here are its vital statistics:
Cereal Cost: £2.29
Real Servings per Box: 6
Cost per Serving: 38p
Pros – Refreshing, bold flavour, stands up to milk well, brilliantly versatile as party snacks.
Cons – None I can think of.
Tonight my wife was at college (panic not, she is not 16 she is doing an evening course) so I couldn’t be bothered to cook, which of course meant it was time to start my next cereal…..Sugar Puffs! I have had Sugar Puffs plenty of times before but to analyse them will mean more than just saying that they make your wee smell of Sugar Puffs (although that is very much the case). My first bowl was good, they do struggle a bit with milk, they start melting in to mush if you give them to much time so I was a little rushed. Something I noticed was that despite their famous hero the Honey Monster the cereal only contains 3% honey, I will be bringing this up with them. Saying that the world is losing it and there are worse things in the world, like the fact that manufacturers of presents I have bought people are starting to write instructions in text speak (or spk) like this:
Unbelievable, although saying ‘please’ is a rare bit of politeness in operational instructions, usually they speak to you like you are an invalid.