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What happened to my Life (cereal)?


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What happened to my Life (cereal)?

alkapal | | Jan 30, 2010 05:08 AM

Out of nostalgia, I bought some Life cereal. I hadn't had it in 35 years, and was anxious to have some again.

What happened?

The cereal looks like Chex cereal, with similar texture. Each piece seems smaller, too.

It seems to have corn in it? I thought it used to be all wheat.

It used to get nice and mushy if you let it sit in the milk for a while -- and this never got mushy! What affects that quality?

It also seemed -- yes, wait for it -- sweeter!

Does anyone know what happened to my Life?

(I mean, what happened from a food production standpoint). Why did they change it?

Is the corn subsidized so that it incentivizes "cornification" © in other products that heretofore had not used corn?

And what about the lighter "Chex" texture? It gives a similar volume, but I'd venture the weight is a lot less.

Your insights, please!