Enter, Trix Swirls.
As far as I know, Trix isn't available in Canada... yet, I'd wager to say that the vast majority of Canadians under 60 know the slogan, "Silly rabbit, Trix is for kids!" The box I picked up looked neo-retro like this, possibly because the "give-away" was a plug for watching retro cartoons Underdog and Tennesee Tuxedo on some website somewhere that's probably blocked outside the US anyway. (Assholes.)
Simply put, this shit is terrible. They're coloured-up to the tits, and the box professes that they're "naturally and artificially fruit-flavored [sic]" — and yet, when they hit my mouth, there really wasn't a whole lot of flavour to speak of. They sure smelled fruity, which is strange, because when you think about it, does breakfast cereal usually have a smell?
At any rate, these ended up being like smaller Corn Pops, which aren't that bad, I suppose. I was expecting a whole lot more out of Trix Swirls, but in the end they were pretty disappointing.
CEREAL RATING RUBRIC
Appearance: 4/5 (very colourful... a bit too colourful, maybe?)
Mouthfeel: 3/5 (slightly firmer than Corn Pops, not altogether unpleasant but not novel)
Taste: 1.5/5 (as discussed above)
Giveaway: 1/5 (retro TV is what YouTube is for... well, that and awesome music videos)
Overall grade: 9.5/20
Nothing exciting. Was hoping for more.