Last summer, the Internet went absolutely bonkers for deep-fried Kool-Aid balls, made of Kool-Aid powder, water and flour. The creator of this masterpiece, Charlie Boghosian, couldn't just rest on his laurels. This year, he's back at the San Diego County Fair with a new item: deep-fried cereal.
With a choice of Trix or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, the "delicacy" is tossed in the fryer and served with a bit of syrup and cereal garnish. Darlene of the food blog My Burning Kitchen, said it "didn't leave as much as impression as last year’s items." The Imperial Beach Patch felt similarly, calling the Trix version "disappointing" (see more of the fair's fare here).
It goes to show you, when it comes to fried food, maybe you can't get any better than Kool-Aid. In the video below about the 2012 fair, Boghosian says that he sold 1.1 million balls of Kool-Aid last year.
The Most Memorable Cereal Commercials:
Rice Krispies (1950s)
Snack, Crack and Pop have been around for quite awhile. Who knew they could groove so well?
Cheerios (1950s to 1960s)
The Cheerios Kid was one of the cereal's first advertising concepts.
Cap'n Crunch (1960s)
Pretty amazing how little has changed about the Cap'n in about five decades. Cap'n Crunch to the rescue!
Count Chocula (1970s)
Ah, Count Chocula. You remind us of a simpler time in vampire history.
Life Cereal (1972)
Remember Mikey? Cutest cereal mascot ever, and he's not even a cartoon. This spot was on TV for more than 12 years, making it one of the longest running commercials in history.
Frosted Flakes (1980s)
Something about this advertisement seems a bit misleading, no?
Ghost Busters Cereal (1985 to 1990)
Who can forget the eternal lyrics, "Marshmallow ghosts, fruit flavored O's. Ghostbusters tastes great with milk and juice and toast!"
Man, that lady has a lot of cereal. Seriously, why does she have so much cereal?
Fruit Loops (1990s)
It's like an Indiana Jones movie with cereal!
How come the rabbit never got to have any cereal? Why is everyone in the Trix universe so mean?
Michael Jordan and Wheaties. Cereal was never the same.
Cocoa Puffs (1992)
Aw, look at little Joseph Gordon-Levitt go coo-coo for cocoa puffs.
Fruity Pebbles (1992)
Because who doesn't love a rapping Fred and Barney?
Cookie Crisp (1993)
The law prevails yet again! Also, word of caution to burglars: Don't freaking steal from policemen. It never ends well.
Golden Crisp (1993)
Golden Crisp and giant murder are a perfect pairing, apparently.