They’re after my mushroom marshmallows
Days turn into weeks and weeks into months. Of course, it doesn’t really matter to me how long it has been, because I finally have it. I finally have the Super Mario Cereal in my hands.
Crazy, cereal-commercial villain antics aside, I have been looking for this cereal for some time. I have been low-key obsessed with finding out what all the buzz was about, but it wasn’t until last night that I found a box on the shelf at my local Cub Foods.
But was it worth the wait?
My first impressions are that it is really, a very small box.
The only thing in the house I had for comparison was a family-size box of Cocoa Puffs. Obviously, the family-size box is going to be bigger. However, the discrepancy is especially noticeable, the Super Mario Cereal being maybe 60-percent of the size of a standard box.
Price is notable too. That small box of Super Mario Cereal costs $2.99 at Cub. The family-size box of Cocoa Puffs cost just under $4.00. Though one isn’t necessarily splurging by purchasing the Mario Cereal, it could be an expensive habit in the long run.
Of course, in buying the cereal, I wasn’t really buying it with the goal of feeding myself and my family of one. The fact that it’s edible is merely a bonus to its novelty status. It’s a fun, goofy way to interact with gaming culture, dumb cereal-box puzzles and all.
And actually, the cereal itself isn’t half-bad. “Knock-off Lucky Charms” was a term I heard thrown around a lot, but I would say the similarities end at appearances. I actually happen to like the Super Mario Cereal better than Lucky Charms, its mixed berry pieces strange, but in a good way. Though it is hard to find the logo anywhere on the box, the cereal is produced and distributed by Kellogg’s.
After my morning bowl of Mario Cereal, I elected to try out the box’s amiibo functionality. I am pleased to report that the box actually does work in Super Mario Odyssey, despite my initial doubts. Uncle amiibo even recognizes when you’ve used a box of cereal.
With the help of my “delicious amiibo”, I was able to add a new Power Moon to my collection.
All things considered, I found the Super Mario Cereal surprisingly enjoyable, and I hope it sticks around a while longer.