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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Eight Signs of the Cereal Treat Trend Take-Over

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Fresh Bacon Rice Crispy Treats!less than a minute ago via Facebook Favorite Retweet Reply

You have our attention, Cheese-ology, with your weekend Tweets about adding bacon to Rice Krispie treats. We thought it was a one-off -- and probably pretty tasty -- incident, until we saw The Burping Camel tweeting a similar tune:

Not that this is the first sign of the cereal treat take-over. Park Avenue Coffee's been doing Wacky Wednesday, where they offer treats made with cereals of their customers' choosing. Like this June 29 offering:

Wacky Treat Wednesday @ParkAveCoffee Coco Puffs and Coco Puffs with brownie bites. Hurry. Available at both locations while supplies lastless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply

Are fancy-pants Rice Krispie Treats the trend predecessor to cupcakes?

Lorraine Alessandro of Encino, California, added a Rice Krispie Treat Mulholland Bridge to her cake sculpture ode to Los Angeles' Carmageddon.

Rice Krispie Treats at Carmageddon. - LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS
  • Los Angeles Daily News
  • Rice Krispie Treats at Carmageddon.

When trends collide! The Good Food Truck in Atlanta offers a rotating selection of internationally-themed Rice Krispie Treats: Japanese candied ginger and sesame seeds; Mexican chicharrónes, chili and lime; Chinese candied peppercorns, orange zest and cashews; and Presleian peanut butter, banana and bacon.

TLC's Cake Boss Buddy Valastro made a 2,000-pound Transformers cake last month that included Rice Krispie Treats as an integral part of its structure. Trendy and functional!

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