Saturday Morning Cartoons

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Never having been one for ultra sugary, rainbow-hued cereals, MY complete breakfasts – even ones accompanying Saturday morning cartoon-a-thons – have never included anything bearing the suffix -ebbles, -arms or ix.  I was totally that kid that willingly ate – and really enjoyed! – Grape Nuts and Fruit ‘N Fiber (miss you, Blueberry F’NF.)

But that hasn’t precluded me from scenting my home like those cereals.  Although…sense of scent and sense of taste being so closely linked, I’m not surprised that I’m really not all that fond of cereal scents.  To me, there’s an irritating note – literally; it kind of tickles my nose – that I presume is meant to mimic the sugary crunch of those high fructose cereals, and it’s not my absolute favourite.  But I received a number of cereal-scented wax chunks in some Rosegirls samplers I purchased this year, and even if they’re not my particular bag, they still smell pretty great.  Particularly when you tart ’em up a bit with the addition of some Mini Melters, for the ultimate in scent customization.

So what creations did I cobble together?  And did I actually overflow that one melter?  I did not, but hoo baby, it was close!

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Top left: Fruity Pebbles blended with Strawberry Jam.  This one was pretty darn delicious, even before the addition of half of one of Rosegirls’ precious Strawberry Jam berries. It’s really just a whole lot of delicious citrus, with that tingly note well buried under layers of luscious lemon.

Top right: Strawberry Frankenberry, straight up.  Mr. Finger Candy, an actual Frankenberry-lover, asked me to leave this guy un-modded.  It was a pretty pleasant strawberry scent; quite true to the cereal in both scent and alarming pink hue.

Bottom left: Boo’s Spooky Castle blended with Berry Creme Brulee.  Boo’s Spooky Castle, a blend of Boo Berry, Vanilla Crunch Donuts and Monster Cookie (oh, I know with these names, right?) is a favourite of seemingly everyone but me.  I find it overwhelmingly cereal-y.  So I added a couple of Mini Melters in Berry Creme Brulee, a super strong, rich, warm, berry bubblegum kind of scent, and just about overflowed the melter.  But oh, it would have been a dee-licious-smelling calamity – the two went together really quite well, the butteriness of the berry brulee sweetly smothering the crunchy Boo (that was like some weird, Dada-esque poetry.)

Bottom right: Are You Cereal? blended with Raspberry Sauce.  I could pair Rosegirls’ sweet-tart Raspberry Sauce with just about anything.  And I often do, such as here alongside Are You Cereal?, a blend of lemony Froot Loops and Crunch Berries.  The wax pool here is so cool, and the Raspberry Sauce really punched up the mild lemon of the Loops.

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Ha, Batman crouched protectively over the slice of Strawberry Frankenberry – seems he’s a fan!

But on that note, with regards to the header photo, MY childhood Saturday morning cartoon ritual never included The Simpsons, Hello Kitty OR any Arkham-oriented version of the Dark Knight, but kids these days, amirite?!  Also, I didn’t have my Care Bears figurines or big box o’ My Little Ponys immediately at hand, although they were definitely more my particular cartoon speed (and yet I, a woman of a certain age, DO have a can of Buzz Cola, a plush Hello Kitty and an Arkham Batman figurine right in my apartment, go figure.)

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4 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Cartoons

    • Wah-wah…that’s very good punnage. 😉 I can’t say I care for the Boo Berry one very much, because it’s super cereal-y, and when it burns off it takes on this very odd charred scent. But I can work around the others.

  1. MMmmmmmmm!!! I have green eyed envy over your pie slice. But HUZZAH! I have my beloved Peppermint Coconut Marshmallow coming in a half pie in about 6 weeks or so! All these yummy cereal scents have made me hungry. I can appreciate a good granny cereal too (Oh’s! and Grape Nuts… yezzzz) but I love my crispy marshmallow and 100% pure sugar flakes too. I used to be a huge Fruit Loops freak, I’d blend it with pink sugar, lemon, marshmallows and serendipity. But Boo Berry and the others really don’t do it for me for some reason. Too much bread I think. Love this post and your photos! SO fun!

    • Ooh, those Froot Loops blends sound great! Serendipity, huh? Who knew?! I have no idea what to do with the stuff other than just have it sit there as Froot Loops (or, if we’re talking the actual cereal, I make this Froot Loops cream pie for my husband’s birthday every year. It contains Loops, Koolaid AND Cool Whip! It’s a trifecta of sugary gross! But weirdly pretty yummy.)

      And thank you for the sweet blogging compliment – high praise from somebody who knows her waxy stuff as well as you do. Also, I’m in agreement – there’s a weird bready note to Boo Berry (like, all of them. What’s up with that?)

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