I recently returned from traveling abroad. I visited Germany, Switzerland and then flew to England to travel about the southern coastal area of Brighton. It was while visiting Germany however, that I picked up a few boxes of Unicorn Froot Loops made by Kellogg's. Before leaving for the trip, I learned this treat existed and thought it would be fun to bring a childhood favorite home in a cute, unicorn-adorned box. (I mean, come on! Who wouldn't?) Anyway, I snapped up a few boxes, sent all but one home with my husband, Russell, who returned to the United States while I flew to England to meet our older daughter, Alyssa. (Alyssa is studying for a term at Sussex University.) Anyway, me and my box of Unicorn Froot Loops were safely delivered to England, as was Alyssa. It took us a few days to crack open the box. We shared them with Alyssa's flatmate who said, 'Oh, these taste like Cheerios.' 'What?' Was my reply. 'These taste like Cheerios.' She repeated. Still a bit lost, I needed clarification. You see, the Unicorn Froot Loops taste like sugar-coated corn, not oat. Alyssa's flatmate went on to explain English Cheerios taste of corn. What the what? ALL Cheerios in England taste of corn. They are a bit sweet too. She couldn't believe our Cheerios are oat-based and I couldn't believe theirs are corn-based.
During our visit to England, this oat versus corn unicorn-related taste base was not the only flavor we found to be different and the other one is a biggie. We here in the United States are being cheated! That's right, Dear Readers, cheated! It is a well kept secret that In England, brace yourselves, they have SO many MORE flavors of chips! It's like dying and going to Chip Heaven! They don't just have sour cream and onion, barbecue, blah, blah, blah... They have chicken skin, truffle, bacon, maple bacon, bacon, aged cheddar and red onion. There are even lamb, gravy and beer flavored ones! The list of flavors and flavor combinations is endless. Alyssa's flatmate thought we were a little crazy over our excitement. She giggled at us... She even told her colleagues about our experimental chip purchases and they verified the deplorable lack of chip flavors here in the United States. Oh well, at least we have good Cheerios.
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