Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mystery Cereal

The suspense!
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You buy a pack of mini-box single serving cereals with the words "Mystery Cereal" on the front of them. You open it and what do you get? Is it Frosted Flakes? Lucky Charms? Cocoa Pebbles? Fruit Loops? Rice Crispies?Who knows? No more fighting over who gets what cereal.

What cereals you possibly could get and the chances of recieving them are printed on the side of the box(es). (Thanks sartep)

DesertFox, May 24 2004


       This sounds like a game we used to play called "Taco Roulette." At then end of a night of drinking, we would stop by a taco shop and order as many tacos as we could buy with the change we had left. They would put medium hot taco sauce on all the tacos, save one that was spiced with "Fire" sauce. It was great fun, especially when someone with a weak palate got the Fire sauce taco.
Salted Nuts, May 24 2004

       my luck it would always be shredded wheat without the sugar.
dentworth, May 24 2004

       I'll trade ya, I got fruit loops. I love shredded wheat without the sugar.

You may want to put what you could possibly get from the box or what your chances are. For example, I would take a chance with a box where I could either get rice crispies, shredded wheat and corn flakes as a one in three chance but I may not not want anything with a chance containing a sugar cereal. But I do like the idea of chance. +
sartep, May 24 2004

       //I love shredded wheat without the sugar.//   

       Zuh? That just doesn't make any sense.
Letsbuildafort, May 24 2004

       Some shredded wheat comes frosted but that frost isn't frost or even frosting but sugar crap.
sartep, May 24 2004

       I kinda like this idea, though I don't know why. Here's a croissant, anyways...
kranedawg, May 24 2004

       I like this idea. I think it would be a good way to market to children. Perhaps the surprise factor would be enough to make them enjoy healthy cereal. Though, this could be a disaster waiting to happen - Little Bobby wakes up early on a Saturday morning while his parents are still sleeping. He tears open one mini box of mystery cereal to find something he doesn't like, so he continues to tear through 8 more boxes until he finds his fruity-crispy-choco's. Still, I think it's a fun idea & I wouldn't be at all surprised if I saw something similar on grocery store shelves in the near future.
funkychunky, May 25 2004


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