Is milk really the best ally of cereals? Why not try the beer and these five other liquids?
Free yourself from the tyranny of fat milk.
All our lives we have been told to eat our cereals with milk like good little sheep, when all the time this combination has been just a sinister global plot for the cereal makers to increase their alleged health benefits. for health by relying on the high nutritional value of milk.
Granted, the cereal and milk are extremely delicious, but there’s no reason it can’t be a scam of royal proportions at the same time. Even in Japan, on a bag of Corn Frosty (also known as Frosted Flakes or Frosties in other countries), Tony the Tiger can be seen proclaiming, “Make it more delicious with milk!” Magic with milk! “
F you, Tony. I won’t do what you tell me!
In Japan, Grain Day falls on May 29 because the numbers 5-2-9 read as “ko-fu-ku” in Japanese vaguely coincide with “corn flake” if you use your imagination very hard. So, our reporter Seiji chose this day to become the New Cereal Independence Day, celebrating our liberation from the drudgery of pouring milk on our cereal every day, and instead opening up a whole new world of flavor combinations and possibilities with various other liquids.
Without further ado, let’s take the red Fruit Loop and dive into …
Orange juice is known not to mess with others, so Seiji chose his milder, sweeter cousin orange drink for his first test. Seiji figured that since they were both sweet, there shouldn’t be much conflict with this drink and Corn Frosty.
He was right! The sweetness of the drink and the sweet corn flakes mixed together well, and the orange aroma was also very pleasant. If anything, that was a little too sweet for Seiji and he thought a little pure orange juice could have been more balanced after all, as opposed to that ten percent juice, but that would have to wait. another cereal day.
Hojicha (Roasted Green Tea)
After successfully warming up, Seiji tried something more adventurous with the classic Japanese drink hojicha. He wasn’t quite sure how it would work, and at first glance, the century-old drink didn’t seem like a cartoon tiger and his sugar-coated corn.
But Seiji was wrong! He could best describe this jumpsuit as “cool” in the sense of style rather than heat. Like the orange drink, this combination also had an appealing aroma which really added to the experience more than milk. The flavors of tea and cereal contradicted each other but balanced out for a refined taste. It was even better than the orange drink!
Soup broth seasoning
Dashi, the name for a variety of Japanese soup broths and sauces made from them, is as widely used in Japan as Corn Frosty is in the world. Thus, bringing them together was an exciting intercultural experience, but also risky since the fish and seaweed base of the dashi was not guaranteed to go with the grains.
Seiji took a bite and was overwhelmed by how incredibly delicious it was! It tasted like a full-bodied meal, but the essence of the cornflakes was still firmly present in the mixture. This sauce is generally used for noodles, but with the cereal there was a new crispy texture which was also very good.
Monster Energy Drink
Corn Frosty’s flexibility turned out to be much wider than Seiji had imagined, but so far he had mixed with other highly compatible items. For his next test, he wanted to find something that tasted unique, not often mixed with other flavors, so he got himself a Monster energy drink.
It looked pretty disgusting to be honest, and it made a bubbly noise from the carbonation of Monster. Seiji imagined the sound to be Monster infusing the Corn Frosty with pure energy as he took a spoonful of it.
It was not bad ! But it was very busy, the crackling of cereals and sparkling bubbles left to right in his mouth against a background of intense sweetness. It seemed like an American taste to our reporter, which would make sense since both were American products.
Low malt beer
The previous test showed Corn Frosty could withstand soft drinks, so Seiji decided to take it a step further and grabbed a can of beer for the next race. The wheat base of the beer and the corn base of the cereal seemed to get along well.
That being said, the bitterness of the beer might not lend itself well to the cereal. Let’s see…
It worked! The bittersweet taste found fighting harmony and it turned into a kind of edible cooler. It was really a solid bowl of Corn Frosty.
extra virgin olive oil
So far, the experience had exceeded Seiji’s wildest expectations, so he decided to push the limits for his final race and give his last bowl of cereal a generous coating of olive oil. Corn Frosty has proven to be well suited to a number of foods, which olive oil is also famous for, but can they find common ground between them?
Would you not know? It worked too! The oil mixed with the sugar coating and created a kind of sweet buttercream frosting, and its viscosity kept the flakes crisper for longer. It was a nice texture for those who like to keep their cereal crisp while being lubricated.
Since we didn’t expect this to work at all at first, we’re excited to report that cereal can go well with a number of things other than milk. It was a tough choice, but if Seiji had to pick a winner from the peloton, he felt he appreciated the soft elegance of hojicha and Corn Frosty the most.
Certainly, none of these substitutes equal milk in terms of nutrition. In fact, a few of them would probably be downright dangerous to your health, but this experience opened the doors of preconception, leading us into a world of limitless possibilities of liquids with which to enjoy your cereal.
Happy Cereal Day!