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  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Ohh, wow. I haven’t had Cookie Crisp in years and years. I hate to make you jealous, but I have to tell you that in the dining halls at the dorms in KU (my “uni” :P) they all had cereal buffets. The one I worked in, at the girls’ dorm, had the biggest – 12 different cereals, all-you-can-eat, all day every day. Everything from Cookie Crisp to Corn Flakes to Lucky Charms to Honey Nut Cheerios to Froot Loops to…just everything imaginable. Haven’t thought about that in a long time…that may be the one thing I actually miss about that place. I ate “suicide cereal” for dinner all the time. (Suicide Cereal, named after Suicide Soft Drinks, is when you go down the line and put a little bit of every available kind in your bowl and mix them all together to eat them.) ANYWAY, I support you in your apostrophe-misusing-products ban. But you HAD to give the one box a go 😉 I would’ve too!

  2. Camille

    Oh, Cookie Crisp! I did love that stuff when I was a kid, though my parents wisely refused to buy it for me and my brother very often. Reading Amber’s comment reminded me of a cereal I used to buy for snacking purposes when I was in college – we did not have a kick-ass cereal bar in my college dorm – Waffle Crisp! Even better than Cookie Crisp because it did not suffer from lame chocolate substitutes.

    1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

      Ohh, I forgot all about Waffle Crisp! That stuff was so maple-y and amazing! For awhile there they also made French Toast Crunch – also stupendous! Mmm, processed sugar snacks of yore…

  3. hungryandfrozen

    I think I’d shun them on account of the “Mum’s Checklist”. Mum’s Checklist? Really??!! The horror of that distracted me from the apostrophe – what’s it doing? What does Bite’z even mean? On top of that, they’re more ‘chocolate dust particles’ than chocolate bits, aren’t they?

    But, at first glance, I can see how you’d want to grab it from the shelf. Cookies for breakfast!

    1. whisperinggums

      Good for you H&F…Mum’s checklist indeed. Though, they did get THAT apostrophe right.

  4. L-Izzle

    Hahaha yeah, there apostrophe horrified me too, but I know, deep down, that I won’t be able to resist buying it much longer. And the waffle version. Arghhhh.. They know me so well……

    1. L-Izzle

      that was supposed to be *THE, by the way. Not ‘there’. Which looks horribly like I tried to write ‘their’ and failed.

  5. Simply Life

    oooh what a fun little snack! 🙂

  6. Louise

    Dear Hannah, I greatly admire your apostrophe stand. I myself can’t get past the fact that a company flogging itself as “back to nature” has such a preposterous product as the bizarrely named Cookie Bite’Z. The whole notion that you could or indeed should eat vaguely disguised chocolate chip biscuits as breakfast cereal, well quite frankly it’s laughable. Gee I wonder why Australia and America duke it out to win the title of the fattest countries in the world. This is the cereal of Rosemary Stanton’s nightmares. Don’t even get me started on my hatred of every biscuit becoming a cookie. I feel that I’m on a losing battle on this one, but fight on I shall. So No. I won’t be buying it either.

  7. Mandee

    Cookie bite cereal! I saw this in the supermarket recently but I put it back on the shelf because of the price :/ I might buy it one day but I’m probably better off sticking with my gluten free muesli!

    And how does bad grammar go unnoticed when they must have so many people working for them?

  8. Anna Johnston

    I think I’d go for your granola for sure over this…… but 10 outa 10 for reviewing it all the same, now when I see these little sukka’s calling for me as I pretend I don’t see them and walk by quickly I’ll know ‘all about them’.

  9. Agnes

    Goodness gracious, I think the world is coming to an end. Two processed food products in less than a month…

  10. Nazarina

    Heck no, I am sticking to my good , old fashioned Kashi! I believe that a bowl of cereal should not give our kids & us the shakes in the morning!
    I love your cynical choice of words “masquerading as a valid breakfast”…..etc. he!he! This breakfast impostor sure as h… ain’t getting your endorsement, bummer for them!

  11. Iron Chef Shellie

    Think I need to get some of this… that way I can justify eating cookies for breakfast and not feel bad 😛

  12. Kath Lockett

    I’m with YOU, Hannah – anything ‘lite’, ‘brite’ or with a ‘z’ on the end immediately gets my vote for ‘ignore it and walk on.’

  13. Johanna GGG

    yeah maintain the rage on the apostrophe – it is so misused and misunderstood! In fact I suspect with the apostrophe properly used these might have tasted more like the choc chip cookie cereal you were expecting. Though then we wouldn’t have the important question of the post – why don’t cereal manufacturers employ editors?????

  14. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    I’m confused by the “318g Serving Suggestion”. Firstly, why 318g? Secondly, are they suggesting you serve the entire thing at once? Thirdly, the serving suggestion picture is stupid – it would go everywhere at the first spoonful.. why not get a larger bowl? There is a lot of stupid here. Don’t get me started on the checklist.

  15. GirlonRaw

    Are you kidding me? These look just like little cookies. I, too wouldn’t be able to stomach them for breakfast but any other time of day would be just fine!

    Love that they are gluten free too. USA get all the good stuff. Oh and Thailand!

  16. Tammy

    Thank you for your defense of correctly placed apostrophes! I love your discipline and it’s brought a brown sugar smile to my face this morning.

  17. Alisa Cooks

    You crack me up! I would probably not buy them again because they don’t taste like cookies! Though if I recall, the ones growing up didn’t taste much like cookies either, just the name made us really excited as kids.

  18. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    Hello, fellow chocoholic! Loved reading this review. I would personally be wary of buying anything that involves a “z” instead of an “s” and that apostrophe is appalling, yet for some reason I sort of wish I had that in my cupboard right now :p I’m gonna have to settle for chocolate Cheerios 😉

  19. Vaala ◪

    Just imagine pouring yourself a bowl of miniature chocolate chip cookies and then pouring milk all over them and eating them for breakfast…hmmmm, perhaps that’s what you should be baking.

  20. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    hehe yes the horror!!!!!! Perhaps you should send them a letter! I would love to see what they had to say in reply hehehe

  21. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    haha, I have a friend who’s pet peeve is incorrect grammar! I thought of America when I first saw this. America and their crazy cool cereal! I am impressed with the ingredients list too! I will buy this for my brother, he will go nuts! Nuts, I say!
    Heidi xio

  22. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Chocolate flavoured things just aren’t the same as chocolate. I don’t eat chocolate biscuits unless there is actual chocolate in it and the same goes for chocolate cereal. I bet every time you had to write the name you had to correct your natural typing huh!

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  24. Okky

    I WAS going to buy this cereal!!!
    Will try it and blog about it too!! Lemme try the waffle one and compare to yours ok?

  25. Fallon

    I’m actually on my 3rd box of the stuff! I love it! But only because its Gluten-free, if I was allowed to eat normal wheat filled cereal goodness this one would no longer be on the morning menu…

  26. Miriam

    Just putting it out there, you can get cookie crisps in Australia. Namely at select IGA grocery stores (in sydney), but they cost way too much – $15 for one box! I think I’ll stick to the cheaper alternative.

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