Seventeen Years Already?! ^_^;
So, the weird thing about me and the 2003 movie "Elf," is that I vaguely remember watching some of the scenes on television when I was young, and often go to it when I think of early 2000s holiday films. Thing is, no one else in my family remembers us watching it. Can you have nostalgia for something that you're not even sure if you've watched or not?
Oh, and I mention this because today we're reviewing Elf Cereal, by the by ^_^;
Episode link: https://youtu.be/PsoXa7kMoMs
Well, regardless of having seen the film or not, this year Elf is officially seventeen years old! Time sure flies, huh? To celebrate, it's going to be available to watch on various streaming services this holiday season... and in promotion of that, General Mills has put out an "Elf" themed cereal!
For once, the box actually gives a good impression of what you're in for: Basically, corn pops with marshmallows, and some maple flavoring for good measure (no narwhals though, so they're kind of misleading there :3 ). Doesn't sound bad, per say, but sweetness in cereal is a very precarious balance. And maple plus marshmallows? Yeah, I was worried bad times were lying in wait with this one D:
On top of that, there is the whole issue with it being a licensed cereal; not to say every licensed product we've reviewed has been bad, far from it, in fact! But sadly, most tie-in cereals - and honestly just tie in products in general, edible or not - really just care about getting the brand image out there, and the cereal comes second.
See also: Every Funko cereal ever :<
So, was Elf one of the exceptions to this precedent? Can it stand on its own, without Elf's positive image to get it purchases? Me, I'd say... yeah, honestly it probably can :)
Before I go, I'd like to wish you all a happy holiday season! In light of this special time of year, I'll be making a super-special certificate for our supporters, featuring all the friends Spoony and Bowler have made along the way and how they're celebrating the holidays while staying safe ^_^
Anyway, that's it for this week. If you have any questions or just want to talk, feel free to sign in and leave a comment below. Have a fantastic Seriously Saturday; I'll talk with you again soon :)