27: Meat Cereals
Title text: Disgusting
In this comic, Randall parodies several real-world breakfast cereals (which typically consist solely of grains and sweet flavourings) by creating versions that contain meat (animal products). The cereals that appear to be parodied (clockwise from top-left) include: Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Honey Bunches of Oats, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes and Cheerios. There does not appear to be a deeper meaning to this comic than that.
The Scrapple Jacks parody (the only slightly obscure reference) appears to be made with scrapple, which according to Wikipedia, is a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and wheat flour, often buckwheat flour, and spices. Real Apple Jacks had an ad campaign around the 1980s in which an adult or authority figure tasted the cereal and declared "these don't taste like apples!", thus missing the point of why kids liked the cereal. The slogan is parodied on the Scrapple Jacks box. Randall will reference this same slogan in "xkcd 38: Apple Jacks".
As the image text notes, the concept is disgusting.
- [A collection of fictional meat based cereals]
- Pork Loops
- Mice Krispies
- Frosted Bacon Flakes
- Scrapple Jacks
- Honey Bunches of Goats
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