Wait… Honey Cheerios? Just Honey Cheerios? Isn’t something missing from that phrase? Gaddamn right there is. This is the austere Irish Version.
Some people might think that Cheerios aren’t junk food, and they would sometimes be right. With all of the purported nutritional value–“74% Whole Grain,” “High in Fibre,” “4 delicious whole grains”–Honey Cheerios might seem like a healthy start to your day. There are much more junky cereals: Chocolate Hazelnut Krave, Cookie Crisp, Captain Crunch Crunch Berries, Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch, and Captain Crunch Classic. As you may have guessed, when I draw a 10 (categories) in Kings, cereal is a frequent choice. I could go on and on about cereal. However, my ingestion of cereal is not generally for breakfast. I never was that into cereal for breakfast, and will only eat either Kashi or homemade granola (some kind of junk food cat I am, right). I can eat copious amounts of cereal though, dry, as a snack. Honey Nut Chex, the now defunct Frosted Mini Chex, Yogurt Burst Cheerios, and the old standard, Honey Nut Cheerios. But here’s the thing–they don’t have Honey Nut Cheerios in Ireland. They only have Honey Cheerios. It is a weird, annoying adjustment that I can’t really get my head around. Perhaps it was an attempt to be allergy friendly but I can’t help but feel that the Irish people are getting a sore deal. I was hoping that maybe it was just a marketing tool, and that they would taste exactly the same. Ireland hasn’t really gotten the honey-nut, banana-nut (oh that reminds me–Banana Nut Cheerios), whatever-nut thing, it just isn’t a thing here. So, I tried these things.
There is a definitive lack of nut in these Cheerios. They resemble HNCs in every other way. I have to say though, they just aren’t as good as Honey Nut Cheerios.
Will I still eat the whole box? Yes
Will I eat as much as if they were Honey NUT Cheerios? No
Will I buy them again? Maybe, but I would be more likely to bring back some HNC’s from the states
Honey Nut Cheerios wouldn’t have been a common buy for me in America. The selection of breakfast cereals is just so diverse. I hate to complain, but there is a huge lack in the cereal market in Ireland. If Honey Cheerios are the best that they have to offer, I should just go home now.