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Why is there no imitation Life Cereal?

Old 08-22-06, 11:29 AM
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Why is there no imitation Life Cereal?

Ok, so I have been acused at times of being "Mikey" and I love my life cereal. Also, been teased about the hoard of Life that I had in my office when Costco had a 2 for 1 deal (no burrito jokes please ) on the big boxes of Life, which I might add they don't carry anymore.

[side rant]Why isn't Costco consistent with their stock, I mean, you might see something one time you are there and never see it again?[/side rant]

Anyway, was at the grocery store and was wondering why there is no imitation for Life cereal?? It seems like there is a imitation (store brand) for every cereal but Life. There's Krispy Rice, Golden Puffs, Honey Grahams, but no imitation Life. Cereal is just too expensive and the imitations taste exactly the same, minus all of the packaging, marketing, b.s., etc. So if anyone knows why or where I can get some imitation Life cereal if there is one out there, I would appreciate it.

Rant over. Let's try to keep the "Damn, looks like somebody didn't get their Life cereal this morning" comments to a minimum.
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I never thought of that. I'll have to check the store next time I'm there. That is kinda weird since you can get store brand anything these days.
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Nobody fucks with Mikey.
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interesting

generic life cereal

answer: There USED to be
Old 08-22-06, 12:17 PM
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Because it doesn't get much more generic than Life cereal.
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Imitation of Life -> Frankenstein -> Frankenberries.
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
interesting

generic life cereal

answer: There USED to be
Thanks for the article Ferris, didn't get that when I googled.

According to their spokeswoman Jamie Stein, Life Cereal is a unique formula that cannot be copied generically.
This can't be right?
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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh
This can't be right?
Based on the article it seems the key is the equipment needed to make the cereal being more expensive. It's not like life cereal is some amazing invention, to say that it can't be copied is complete BS more like it's just not cost effective to try.
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Cinnamon Life cereal is by far the best cereal ever! Close 2nd is Yogurt Frosted Cheerios.
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What the hell are you bitchin' about? I'm still pissed off that they discontinued BucWheats.
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Do you have a Target near you? They usually sell life for about $2.25 a box, and it's often on sale for less than $2.
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Originally Posted by waporvare
Because it doesn't get much more generic than Life cereal.
agreed.
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I'm still pissed off about Cookie Crisp dropping the Cookie Crook for some fucking dog with a red nose.....
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Yeah, and what happened to the other two Cinnamon Toast Crunch chefs?
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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh
Cereal is just too expensive and the imitations taste exactly the same...
Uh..yeah, that's not anywhere near true.
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Introducing Virtual Life. Less filling and tastes great.
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Originally Posted by Duh Vuh Duh
[side rant]Why isn't Costco consistent with their stock, I mean, you might see something one time you are there and never see it again?[/side rant]
I don't know the exact reason, but the end result is downright devious once you realize it...

Not only do I find myself going back to costco fairly often to "see what new stuff they've got in stock" (there's always at least a couple neat things for a good price), but also once you see something there that you like, there's a far greater impulse to buy it on the spot, since you know there's a very good chance that it won't be there the next time you're in the store.
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I don't think I've ever seen generic Cap'n Crunch either and they're both made by Quaker.
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Originally Posted by xVladx
I don't know the exact reason, but the end result is downright devious once you realize it...

Not only do I find myself going back to costco fairly often to "see what new stuff they've got in stock" (there's always at least a couple neat things for a good price), but also once you see something there that you like, there's a far greater impulse to buy it on the spot, since you know there's a very good chance that it won't be there the next time you're in the store.
Yeah, Little Weasels or good marketing strategy.

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Originally Posted by kakihara1
Based on the article it seems the key is the equipment needed to make the cereal being more expensive. It's not like life cereal is some amazing invention, to say that it can't be copied is complete BS more like it's just not cost effective to try.
I hope somebody gives it a try, there has to be a market for this.

*runs off to secure loan to buy manufacturing equipment for "shreaded oat" cereal.*
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Well, I know that I'm a huge fan of Life cereal (especially Cinnamon Life, as stated above), but here's some Food for Life cereal for ya:

http://www.shopnatural.com/html/19981.htm

Life cereal may taste great, but at least you'll be blessed with each spoonfull of this.
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Originally Posted by slappypete
Do you have a Target near you? They usually sell life for about $2.25
I think that tells you all you need to know about the state of our society.
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Well i am going to invent an imitation cereal to life..... I think I will call it "Art."

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