Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats

As some of you know, I perform stand-up comedy. The thing I miss most about being away this summer is Humor U. They recently performed their spring show and it was the first Humor U show that I wasn't in in nearly two years. I was in 12 straight shows.

So anyway, to keep me sane I've been writing some jokes for a glorious return in the fall. One has to do with cereal. When I told it to Kortney it took on a life of its own, and on Sunday, we reaped the rewards.

So it has to do with the wierd ideas for cereal that continually pop up on the supermarket shelves (muffin tops, cookie crisp, french toast crunch) and the wierdest idea of all, Rice Krispies Treats Cereal. Come again? A cereal based on a popular recipe that mainly uses a different cereal? Can it even work?

To me, the idea is preposterous, and I was first introduced to the cereal at Kortney's family home when I first visited them last July. I was surprised but I gave it a chance. I did not like it. I mean, just think about what it is. It basically tastes like regular rice krispies except you do not need to sweeten them at all. They are also a bit more chewy. But then, every once in a while you come across this hardened chunk that seriously feels like biting into a rock. It makes for an unpleasant experience. For some reason though, Kortney loves them.

So the joke revolves around the premise that Kellogg's is clearly not very creative with their product development and so it is likely that if people started making rice krispies treats using their newer Rice Krispies Treats Cereal (i.e. Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats) and it got popular enough, they would naturally come out with the newest Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats Cereal. And then we would really be able to make some delicious Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats Cereal Treats. Well, Kortney loved the idea and on Sunday we made our first Rice Krispies Treats Cereal Treats. I wasn't very hopeful but wouldn't you know it? They are delicious! I'm not being sarcastic at all, they are chewier and sweeter than normal rice krispy treats. I really think I'm on to something. Everyone should try these and then we'll contact Kellogg's about getting the cycle in motion. I see a future filled with ever worsening cereals matched with ever improving desserts.

1 comment:

  1. Ah Ha Ha Ha. Wonderful. Simply fantastic. I need to try some of these one day.