The Good: Flavorful, Surprisingly good nutritional benefits
The Bad: Somewhat generic fruity flavor
The Basics: Quaker Cap’N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal is fruity, but somewhat indistinct on the flavor front, making for a good sugar cereal.
At some point, one reaches an age that they just sound old. Yeah, if one lives long enough, they invariably get to a point when a decent number of stories begin with "I remember when . . ." Well, I remember when sugar cereals were utter crap. Seriously, growing up, sugar cereals were loaded with sugar (not corn syrup) and they had no nutritional value whatsoever. Things have, apparently, changed and when I picked up boxes of Cap'N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal for my wife, I was shocked by how nutritious this obvious sugar cereal actually is.
In fact, the Oops! All Berries Cap’N Crunch is good, but the berry flavor is somewhat generic, and surprisingly nutritious.
Quaker Cap’N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal is a new variation on the classic Cap’N Crunch cereal. The Oops! All Berries is just crunchberries that were a novelty addition to the Cap’N Crunch with Crunchberries cereal without the standard yellow bricks of Cap'N Crunch cereal. Each of the Cap'N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal pieces are approximately 1/2" to 5/8" in diameter. The crunchberries in the Oops! All Berries feature four colors of berries - green, red, purple and light blue.
The standard box of Cap’N Crunch’s Oops! All Berries cereal is 11.5 oz. That represents approximately ten servings and we were able to get that many servings out of a box!
Ease Of Preparation
Cap’N Crunch’s Oops! All Berries cereal is a breakfast cereal, so this is one of the low-impact breakfast options as far as preparation goes! Simply open the box of Cap’N Crunch’s Oops! All Berries cereal, pour out a cup (I’ve taken to using a measuring cup) and add 1/2 cup of milk to it. I have discovered, as part of getting healthy, that one of the biggest challenges one might have with breakfast cereal is actually eating the serving size recommended by the manufacturer. After years of doing more rigid portion control, I am now able to enjoy only a proper 1 cup serving of Cap’N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal in a sitting.
For the purposes of my reviews, and my regular consumption, I only use skim milk (fat free) milk with cereal.
Opening the box, the Oops! All Berries Cap’N Crunch has a sweet, vaguely fruity scent to it. The aroma is infused with the recognizable underscent of corn, but the sugary, fruity scent is more prevalent than the grain scent.
In the mouth, the Oops! All Berries Cap’N Crunch cereal is very sweet. The standard puffed corn spheres are sugary and only vaguely fruity in their flavor. The sugar flavor dominates the palate, with only hints of a generic fruit flavor beneath the sugary coating. The corn flavor does not manifest in the taste of the Cap'N Crunch's Oops! All Berries; all of the flavor is sugary and slightly fruity.
Covered in milk, Oops! All Berries Cap’N Crunch pop with a more fruity flavor. The berries might not taste like any specific berry, but with milk the cereal is less generically sugary and more generically fruity.
There is nothing particularly distinct in the aftertaste to the Cap'N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal. The aftertaste is indiscintly sweet, but not unpleasant.
Quaker Cap’N Crunch’s Oops! All Berries cereal is a sugary cereal that is about as nutritious as most cereals used to be, back in my day. Made primarily of corn flour, sugar, and oat flour, the Cap’N Crunch's Oops! All Berries ingredient list degenerates into a chemistry equation after “strawberry juice concentrate.” This cereal has a lot of preservatives in it, as well as sprayed-on vitamins and minerals, making it important to drink the milk after one consumes the last of the Cap'N Crunch's Oops! All Berries.
A single serving of Quaker Cap’N Crunch’s Oops! All Berries cereal is 32 grams, 1 cup. In that serving, there are 130 calories, with 15 calories coming from fat. There is only half a gram of saturated fat (4% RDA) in this cereal and there is no cholesterol. With 200 mg of sodium and a gram of dietary fiber, this is not a bad dietary choice for those striving to improve heart health. With a gram of protein and 60mg potassium, Oops! All Berries Cap’N Crunch has some decent nutritional elements other cereals do not. On its own, this cereal has significant percentages of seven vitamins and minerals, most notably 100% of the RDA of Folic Acid!
Cap’N Crunch Oops! All Berries is a cereal, so as long as it is kept sealed in its box, it ought to remain fresh for quite some time. Obviously, when you are done pouring the cereal from the box, fold down the plastic inner wrap to help maintain the cereal’s freshness.
Cleaning up after Cap’N Crunch Oops! All Berries cereal is simple as well. Simply brush away crumbs left by it and you are done! It is that simple! This is a cereal that only minimally discolors the milk added to it!
Cap’N Crunch's Oops! All Berries cereal is surprisingly healthy, though not distinctly fruity, making for a good cereal that is not truly remarkable.
For other cereals, please be sure to check out my reviews of:
Quaker Life Vanilla
Kellogg's Cinnamon Frosted Flakes
Nature's Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Granola cereal
For other food reviews, please visit my Food Review Index Page for an organized listing of all the food reviews I have written!
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