What We’re Eating: Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch

I don’t know when it happened, but I’ve suddenly become the Indiana Jones of limited edition cereal. I’m determined to find the most obscure—and most delicious—spoonful of cereal in the world.

This is my quest, my destiny. I didn’t choose it—it chose me.

Today, I’m on the hunt for the legendary Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch cereal.

Why Cap’n Crunch?

While I would love to describe to you the taste of Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch cereal, I unfortunately haven’t found a box yet! Yet is the key word here—I am determined to get my hands on it.

I’ve never tried this limited edition holiday cereal in my life, which is just an insanely missed opportunity. I only learned about it from targeted ads on my social media, teasing me with the box art and tantalizing buzzwords describing the sheer deliciousness of each crunchy tree-shaped berry.

I can only imagine these ads knew I would be interested in this cereal based on my previous obsession of finding a box of Super Mario cereal. For once, I’m grateful for this privacy invading promotion! I may never have known about Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch otherwise—the stores in my area don’t carry it, which is bizarre.

I live in Boston, and you’d think cities would have more or higher access to limited edition items in general, but that’s not the case with this cereal. When I realized this horrifying fact, my quest to find a box began. Even though I’m sure it will lead to a toothache and a sugar headache, I need to taste it.

Tracing My Roots Back to the Crunch

My history with Cap’n Crunch actually extends beyond this holiday-themed cereal. Cap’n Crunch was always a favorite of mine, running alongside Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Fruity Pebbles. I got sick of Cinnamon Toast Crunch after a while, and Fruity Pebbles never left a good aftertaste, so Cap’n Crunch honestly might be my favorite. Even limited edition releases, like French Toast Crunch, couldn’t compete with the classic Cap’n Crunch flavors!

But beyond the taste, I also loved the Cap’n Crunch video game: Cap’n Crunch’s Crucnhling Adventure. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it’s similar to Tamagotchi. You raise a “crunchling,” which starts off as a puff and grows into a cute but monstrous creature. You can feed it Cap’n Crunch and play various mini-games to raise its stats, like strength/athletic ability.

The game is not spectacular, especially by today’s standards, but for a free game that came in a cereal, it’s pretty good! I remember being downright obsessed with this video game growing up. Around the same time, I was really into Pokemon, Digimon, and raising Chaos in Sonic Adventure 2, so this fit right in.

If you’ve never heard of the game or want to take a trip down nostalgia lane, check out some gameplay here:

Anyway, I hope to report back soon with the actual taste of Cap’n Crunch’s Christmas Crunch! It sounds like the perfect holiday treat.

Happy holidays to all, and to all, a good crunch!

Featured image courtesy of Delish.

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