Could they see the difference?
At first glance, four out of six of our testers thought the generic flakes were the real stuff, as they were larger, and didn't have "that weird white stuff on it."
Which one tasted better?
But when it came down to taste, the generic just hit our testers' palates as a bland alternative to the original.
"Oh, I'm a cereal girl at heart... and I know these aren't Frosted Flakes. They are harder, and crunchier. And not as sweet."
"Adding milk really brought out the difference here, dry they kind of tasted similar, once I added milk, the real stuff got a lot more flavorful, while the generic pretty much stayed the same."
"Hm, this has more of a nice crunch, and it's not overwhelmingly sweet. I actually think I prefer the generic more."
"These [the generic kind] suck."