Hostess Donettes Cereal
If you haven’t had Donettes in a while, here’s a refresher. They’re tiny, thick, little yellow cake donuts covered in powdered sugar. I hadn’t had a Donette in a hot minute, so I ate one. To be honest, the hot minute was the length of my entire life until the present. You see, growing up in the Philadelphia area, I was a devoted Tastykake man. That five-star company has its own line of adorable powdered donuts called -- get this -- Mini Donuts. But when I took a bite of those Donettes, I understood why they’re a Hostess staple: they’re bite-sized, delicious, and when you buy ‘em at the supermarket, you get at least 15+ in a bag.
When I opened the Donettes Cereal box, I was pleasantly surprised. It smelled like cake batter! But I wondered how the company was going to replicate the donut’s soft, pillowy mouthfeel in cereal form. Bad news: if there’s a way to do this, Post hasn’t figured it out. Can’t they just buy that shrink ray from late ‘80s-era Rick Moranis or something?! Instead, eating the little corn-based mini-Donette cereal is like eating supersized Cheerios covered in powdered sugar. Which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s super crunchy, and you lose out on one of the best parts of an actual Donette: that glorious mouthfeel. But the sugary finish in the cereal is fairly reminiscent of the donut, so I’ll count that as a win.
Because I can’t help myself, I dunked a Donette in a glass of milk to see if it tasted better than eating a bowl of Donettes cereal. It just makes the donut taste wet. Do not try this at home. Unless you like wet donuts! In which case, carry on! Freak.