Sunday, November 25, 2012


Every once in awhile I come across some creative individuals who take ubiquitous cereal and turn it into art. Some of it is actually quite good.

The latest is Cerealism (although the name has been used before), the work of photographer Ernie Button. He takes various forms of cereal and using close shots often with vivid backgrounds creates some amazing, and at times surreal, results.

Worth taking a look at!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Those of you following this blog will have noticed little activity here in quite some time. In fact, this has been one of the biggest dry spells in the seven years I've been doing this!

I would like to blame it on the fact that I am busy (which I am), but the truth is that there is little of significance going out there in the world of cereal right now. Normally there are some announcements, product introductions, or industry developments to track and comment on, but in the last months there has hardly been anything. Sure, I could have highlighted General Mills' annual run of monster cereals, but even this story is hardly noteworthy as it basically the same thing they've done in recent years.

I wonder if there are a couple of things going on here. First, could it be that the less than vibrant economy is finally taking its toll and stifling innovation? Or, is it that the big players are diversifying more and giving less attention to their cereal portfolio?

In any case, I am hoping to see some cereal excitement coming as we approach the new year. Maybe some holiday cereals, some innovative new brands or packaging, and perhaps some industry shake-ups?

I will be watching. Keep following me as these things unfold.