Gotta have my Pops. Trix are for kids. Magically delicious. We've all been indoctrinated with these slogans since childhood, and if you're one of the weak like us, you've become addicted to those sugary cereals of your past.
You may love them because they truly do taste magically delicious, but maybe you just think you love them because of the nostalgia factor. You know, those childhood memories of sitting at the kitchen table eating your Corn Pops and watching Captain Kangaroo.
HuffPost Taste decided to put 12 classic sugary kids cereals to a double-blind taste test, because we wanted to know if we could identify these cereals by taste alone, without seeing them. And better yet, we wanted to know if we still liked them, without all the glorified childhood memories with which they're associated.
Check out the slideshow below to find out how the cereals ranked.
As always, this taste test is in no way sponsored or influenced by the brands included.
#1: Golden Grahams (Recommended)
<em>10g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Surprisingly delicious and satisfying." "Yum." "Tastes slightly burned, like toast." "Classic Golden Graham flavor. Love it." "Solid cereal."
#2: Cap'n Crunch (Recommended)
<em>12g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Fluffy and sweet. This makes me happy." "I like the crunchiness of this!" "Addictively delicious." "I can't pinpoint the taste, but I love this."
#3: Cinnamon Toast Crunch (Recommended)
<em>9g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Love the loads of cinnamon and the light crunchy texture." "Very sweet, and gets pretty soggy." "Loving this, I could eat a box of it." "Great initial cinnamon flavor, but an artificial aftertaste."
#4: Cap'n Crunch's Peanut Butter Crunch
<em>9g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Great, but I don't know if I could eat this in the morning for breakfast." "I smell peanut butter, but I don't taste peanut butter." "Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? I like it but it might be gross in large quantities." "Peanut butter perfection."
#5: Lucky Charms
<em>10g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Decent." "Classic, but not very exciting." "Way too sweet." "Isn't it weird that the marshmallows are crunchy? Marshmallows aren't supposed to be crunchy." "Tastes like sugared cardboard."
#6 (tie): Apple Jacks
<em>12g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Not a fan of the grainy texture." "Too much coating." "This becomes very mealy in your mouth." "Just the right sweetness factor." "What is that?!?!" "Are these Froot Loops that tastes like apples?"
#6 (tie): Froot Loops
<em>12g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Are these stale?" "Way too sweet, with an odd orangey flavor." "Are these Apple Jacks?" "Predominantly tastes like artificial lime."
#8: Honey Smacks
<em>15g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "These taste like a waxed honey-flavored carpet." "Too sweet, but I would eat this." "Mild tasting but too sweet." "Too wheaty and not sweet enough."
#9: Cocoa Pebbles
<em>10g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "I love these, but they disappear quickly into the milk." "Not for breakfast." "Gross and muddy." "Yum. Both chocolatey and wheaty." "Tastes like crunchy chocolate milk." "If these are Cocoa Crispies, they need more cocoa." "These taste like dusty sugar."
<em>10g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "This tastes like uber-strong artificial fruit punch." "Are these Trix? I used to love these." "Fake fruity flavor." "Fruity but boring." "Tastes like Bubblicious bubblegum."
#11: Cookie Crisp
<em>9g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "What is this? The disk is too big and it's very hard." "One-dimensional." "Very sweet -- I can't tell what this is." "Exceedingly mediocre. This is definitely Cookie Crisp." "Way too heavy with the vanilla." "Is this Cap'n Crunch?" "I know these are Cookie Crisp, because nothing else is frisbee-shaped."
#12: Corn Pops
<em>10g sugar</em> <b>Comments:</b> "Gross and corny." "Boring." "Strangely corny." "This doesn't taste good. Is it healthy?" "Great crunch, nice honey flavor." [<em>Editor's note: Well, someone's gotta like it.</em>]