Cap'n Crunch, what's there to say about this cereal and the 'ole Cap'n (Full name Captain Horatio Q. Crunch)? The Cap'n is definitely 'ole at this point, around since 1963, Cap'n Crunch was created by Pamela Low, a flavorist at Arthur D. Little and "the mother of Cap'n Crunch," from one of her Grandmothers recipes which is kind of strange.. To think of something mass-produced like Cap'n Crunch as potentially being 'one of Grandma's recipes' but I guess some get lucky and hit upon something like this that really takes off and Grandma's recipe is suddenly enjoyed the world over.
It's interesting to note that MOST variations of Cap'n Crunch aren't actually different from the original recipe, they're simply re-branded and re-purposed in the way most popular in the marketing world.. Is it surprising? Not really.. Is it bad? Eh.. Not really, no.. Is it good? Again.. Not really, no.. Neither good nor bad, re-branded and re-purposed Crunch is often simply changed in perhaps a cosmetic fashion if we're lucky but it's still damn cool and there are a LOT of varieties out there to choose from.
How many? Gods.. In sports alone there were numerous..
Home Run Crunch:
Yeah.. "Crunch-a-tize me, Cap'n!" WHACK! and CRUNCH as your kneecap shatters into a billion crunchy bone pieces.
I wonder if anyone else notices that the Cap'n is kind of violent, chucking cereal and dishes at this kid like he's some poor red-headed step child? Man, Cap'n.. You kind of abusive..
Mystery Volcano Crunch:
I don't know what the logic behind this is, I guess it's meant to emulate a volcano erupting but who really cares? They goddamn popped and crackled and tickled your mouth, it's totally freakin' worth it and heavenly awesome. Who doesn't love Pop Rocks? Adding them to cereal is an epic idea!
Careful with the lava rocks! You'll shoot your eye out!
Cap'n Crunch Milkshake:
Unsurprisingly this thing in all it's weirdness is quite thick and noticeably abnormal in consistency however in a surprising turn of events the shake is actually pretty good tasting, in fact it's quite delicious and almost viciously sweet. Looking at it's stats it's really no wonder, I mean jeez;
35 g fat, 24 g saturated fat
ADDITIONAL INFO: 79 g sugar
That's enough sugar to set a goddamn elephant into diabetic shock/coma - I mean seriously, what the hell?!