On Facebook I asked my friends and fans if they had outgrown Rice Krispies Treats or if they still found them exciting. An overwhelming response of Rice Krispies devotees expressed their love for this childhood treat.
Woa, watch out cupcakes! I think there’s an untapped market to bring back the nostalgic crispy treat in gourmet form! Clearly, Milk and Krunchies is not the company to do so, but someone out there would enjoy an enthusiastic audience if they were to make fresh, delicious renditions of the Rice Krispies treat.
I spotted a promising display of “Marshmallow Dream Bars” at Starbucks today and had to buy one in vein of the Facebook response. You could tell this shiny bar would be nice and chewy as it sported whole little marshmallows in the batch. Additionally, the sign advertised that the Dream Bars were made free of high-fructose corn syrup. Considering that’s not an ingredient in the traditional recipe, nor is it even an edible additive, I considered this a good thing.
When I brought the treat up for my first bite though, I smelled a faint strawberry flavoring. Hmmm, that was odd. I took a bite and pondered….it didn’t taste like sweet fruit, in fact, it tasted almost like a normal treat.. however, something was off. A few more bites and I determined that they must have used cheap butter. Well, what can I say, this was much better than the Milk and Krunchie rendition that I just had a few days ago. Not perfect or divine, but really not all that bad. 3 cherries for Starbucks’ high-fructose corn syrup free Marshmallow Dream Bars!