Friday, December 23, 2011
It's not only Kellogg gearing up for new cereal launches in 2012. General Mills has announced two new Cheerios varieties coming to grocers shelves, bringing the total number of Cheerios products to 13 (yes, you read that right, 13)! Multi-Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter brings together a strong breakfast combination, and Dulce de Leche Cheerios takes advantage of a popular Latin American flavor obviously with the intent of targeting that market. These are creative offerings, but two questions emerge. One, will they taste good (at least one review so far isn't impressed), and, two, how far can a cereal brand be extended before it loses its core identity? Obviously, General Mills believes that their expanded Cheerios offerings so far have been good moves. Time will tell how these two new cereals perform.