I am well aware that this is probably interesting to no one but me, but it had such a positive effect on my mood I feel obligated to share it with you all, in case you are having a similar problem with your Raisin Bran.
The situation here is that I love Raisin Bran, and I was buying it with some regularity until I discovered that the number of raisins in the box had dwindled down to nearly nothing. I exclaimed indignantly to Mike that I THOUGHT each box was supposed to have TWO SCOOPS, and he was forced to remind me that “two scoops” is not exactly a standardized unit of measurement, so it was entirely possible each box did in fact contain the advertised two scoops. While technically correct, this did nothing to increase my blood raisin level, which at that point was dangerously low.
A few months later, I was thrilled to discover that PC made a cereal called “Twice The Raisins” and then was subsequently disappointed by the realization that 2 x the raisins is, shockingly, way WAY too many raisins. I actually considered buying a box of the regular Raisin Bran and mixing it with the extra-raisiny kind to create a hybrid cereal with the perfect ratio of raisin to bran, but that seemed like a lot of trouble, even for me.
But! But. I was wandering the cereal aisle at the grocery store yesterday, and was lured in by the siren song of the new PC branding. Twice The Raisins, which is now called Loaded With Raisins, called out to me with its saucy new name, fancy packaging, and new improved formula, and I put it in our basket, and I poured myself a bowl this morning, only to discover that part of the new formula is a slight reduction of the number of raisins in the box and if you can think of a better way to start your day than than a bowl of perfectly raisined bran, I don’t want to hear about it.