Top Four

Top Four 19: Cereals From A Van 🚐


  so you want to introduce the van do you

  guys want introduce yourselves here

  outside yeah yeah alright hey everybody

  we have a special top four we are live

  from xoxo fest here in Portland Oregon

  and we are recording from serial from a

  van this is literally a van filled with

  cereal and two peoples that serve it and

  you buy the cereal and you eat it and

  they make kind of cereal cocktails it's

  kind of amazing so we figured this would

  be a great opportunity for us to come

  down here try out all the different type

  of cereals that we would ever want to

  try instead of having to buy tremendous

  boxes of all of these things ourselves

  and so we're going to test all these out

  you ready guys yeah I have with us it's

  Mia Marco typical we also have popped a

  fascist and we have AI Mike from the

  internet also from the internet and we

  are here with who are you guys no I'm

  Joel and this is Mary and we just had

  this as a wild and crazy idea and we

  thought why not and wait you you missed

  the key like a key component of the van

  because people are hearing this and

  they're thinking like well that sounds

  like normal and it's like no it's not

  but also they're wearing pajamas he has

  a nice Joel has a nice like 50s era

  it's a dead jam is from a 50 sitcom and

  then we have a Snuggie on Mary which is

  is just lovely

  yes previous days we have seen the Elmo

  onesie yep a couple superhero onesie no

  dip those have proper feet the Elmo's

  did not they came with a cuff offs

  because they were up about my knee right

  yeah and then I have a short robe it's a

  nice like Fight Club style short pink

  robe so all the profits from this van

  have been going into pajamas yeah

  it's a money-losing venture but your

  pajama collection wardrobe is sure we're

  warm in the winter and it seems like a

  pretty special van - is there a history

  of the van a little bit it's a 1969

  Dodge a100 8 so it's a long wheelbase

  big engine and just you know kind of a

  beast of a machine and how many murders

  took place in this before you bought the

  van and how many years you've been

  selling cereal out of this van this has

  been about two and a half years we're

  doing private events and it's been been

  a blast we've done a couple in

  California that has been really

  enjoyable it's kind of how we where I

  got a big start on it 2,500 miles in a

  van like this with no airbags and two

  weeks yeah so this is sort of a food

  truck but it's not a food truck in the

  sense that like you're not out every day

  no you just private event that's okay

  all right so we're gonna all kind of

  pick our first bowls to try out are we

  gonna do a proper top four list of so

  we're all gonna kind of pick cereals

  that were interested in trying and then

  at the end we will rank what we think is

  our favorites kind of like as a

  quickfire okay list because there are a

  lot of us okay um yeah I guess I'll go

  first I'm gonna start off with some

  fruity pebbles fruity pebbles yeah solid

  pick tips got notes on what she's going

  to order I did not prep enough we have

  sponsors funning con if I had more hands

  that have notes I took the five heads

  better 20

  we're gonna go with 2% milk there's a

  whole bevy of milk options here as well

  but they do not have a fridge it's a

  it's a cooler that I assume is is it

  plugged in okay okay yeah it's a CBC

  power okay

  very nice okay so it is Bridge so anyone

  else who's next I think for my first one

  I'm gonna try some Golden Grahams yeah

  I'm gonna try this right away and then

  possibly send the spoon around to anyone

  who wants to try this because Fruity

  Pebbles get very soggy very quickly and

  they are awful so when you got to go

  through the golden ribs quick cuz those

  get bad too my microphone tried it

  pretty bad alright our resident British

  man amazing I'm Pinkberry no I don't

  like that no no milk and water update so

  so we also have just cereal marshmallows

  if you want to add that to any cereal

  particularly pebbles do you want to try

  some good well yeah I'll try that it'll

  go to good my golden yeah you gotta try

  them seeing if they're already gone

  they're already have yep alright I'm

  gonna go with the captain crunch crunch


  okay those are fine they're a little the

  sugar wears off really fast on no

  probably getting really sweet but they

  just they can't just hit my cornflakes

  we now go for Golden Grahams it's

  colorful and beautiful I love this room

  I'm Mary what is your favorite cereal


  applejack no Apple fake apple pie yeah

  okay so we did that we've had that is

  there another one that you as it's a

  little complicated but it's my mic

  Captain Crunch

  peanut butter and jelly Sam oh I heard

  about this I do our listeners what's in

  your peanut butter and jelly sandwich

  and then in your fake apple pie the the

  Captain Crunch peanut butter and jelly

  sandwich starts off with a layer of

  Captain Crunch followed by a layer of

  peanut butter Captain Crunch followed by

  a layer of Captain Crunch oops all

  berries also topped with a layer of

  Captain Crunch so you've got the bread

  the jelly the peanut butter and then the

  bread on bottom and I gotta say I was

  very happy with with the cocktail you

  made me yesterday which was the the

  Grape Nuts with the app with the Apple

  Jacks it's a nice solid layer of the

  Apple Jacks on bottom topped with some

  cinnamon toast crunch and then a little

  sprinkling of Grape Nuts to fake that

  apple pie in there yeah I mean it seems

  like you are really a pioneer in the

  area of cereal cocktails I have not

  heard of anybody else doing this and it

  really does work impressively well yeah

  well I recommend mixing sometimes people

  get something weird and I'll be like I

  don't know about that somebody actually

  ordered Apple Jacks with peanut butter

  Captain Crunch and at first I was like

  no that's not right but then I realize

  it's it's a very good like that metal

  taste in your mouth

  alright could I go with the peanut

  butter puffs peanut butter puffins well

  let's see now there's Reese's puffs

  there's Reese's puffs there's peanut

  butter puffins oh and of course the

  peanut butter Captain Crunch okay I

  think the one I'm thinking of is

  probably the Captain Crunch let's try it

  but which is the better peanut butter

  the reason that is the best

  is the be hands-down most requested

  cereal absolutely okay

  well that seems like a blend of

  chocolate and peanut butter

  it is these couple see I actually I

  prefer peanut butter only just straight

  I think I'm gonna go Cap'n Crunch right

  fair enough

  all right Captain Crunch

  there's I see a warning on the box

  really it should be that and then the

  milk on that one you want to do two

  percent sure yeah all right I think two

  per say I'm Amy to me two percent is is

  the default cereal know what what do you

  guys sell the most over what do you

  recommend two percent is the is the most

  popular one followed by whole milk and

  then almond milk yep right oh is that a

  cereal same way that Cinnabon is with a

  little it's like a bandit and less

  disbanded dog mini breakfast foods in a

  bowl all right two percent

  cookie Christmas sucks like a BS cereal

  no it's not it is great

  it's totally be us yeah they're like if

  we make it small it's no no full-size

  cookies no nobody will note him yeah

  yeah a bowl of cookies doesn't work any

  other way

  yeah yeah let's just like a polar cookie

  all right my next one I'm also gonna try

  a cinnamon toast crunch of course yeah I

  mean that seems like like you know a

  staple yeah we can try Apple Jacks

  anybody else for peanut butter crunch

  yeah I'll put your mouse that you're

  holding the recorder my god this is

  gonna be a good recording just crunching

  noises I'm just gonna take a cookie no

  that's Apple Jacks just Apple Jacks yeah

  see the cookie crisps I think is a

  little bit disappointing it tastes a

  little bit like cardboard e to me like

  compared to real cookies all right

  cinnamon toast crunch the classic hmm so

  have you sold any 5 or 1 since last

  night I don't know why you have it on

  the list

  that's wet I like yeah I like the Apple

  Jacks one but I didn't like the free

  public cinnamon toast crunch holds up

  yeah that's a really good flavor

  yeah drinking the milk at the end of

  cinnamon toast crunch is always the best

  idea agreement yeah yeah I'd say it's

  one of the better cereal milks that you

  can you can make yeah

  oh yes easy don't scrunch big fall I'm


  still we have frozen milk do you like

  sloshy like hopefully not I I believe

  yeah extra good that way we we had a guy

  tell us the story about how he ground-up

  frosted flakes cinnamon toast crunch and

  whole milk in the blender and just to

  make like a smoothie out of it I would

  yeah post-workout toast crunch oh man

  that's so good alright what's the

  weirdest cereal you guys think you have

  like most bizarre or just the do you

  have any or close no no Oracle oh those

  went out of line long time it was a

  Steve Urkel themed cereal yeah oh oh

  like yeah

  Oh quiz see quizzed is like a that's

  like a 6000 that they brought back okay

  yeah but people people have ordered this

  so it's not like it's super bizarre why

  you have it I also bought one just

  because I love the box on it and how

  just kind of like a basic Uncle Sam

  berry flakes yeah toasted whole wheat

  berry flakes and flaxseed which is

  something you always want your breakfast

  cereal yeah

  packed with protein only four ingredient

  what is one whole grain

  or whole wheat kernels whole flax seeds

  salt and or Lehman's and patriotism well

  is that more insidious than that's a

  good question and I believe so I think

  which has neither no actually rape nuts

  has five ingredients

  no misplaced comma four ingredients all

  right yep I'm gonna go with a bowl of

  rice krispies sure the classic nope just

  the regular Krispies I love them

  especially with grapes green grapes cut

  in half

  that's an interesting combo I know it's

  really I really liked fruit cereal

  I guess so huh you a grape your cereal

  breaks my cereal but that's not right

  the grapes in half otherwise it's too

  slippery sure and they're like just a

  little buzzing around their cereal and

  that's the madness right it's unfinished

  raisins yep being ready to make some

  rankings yet yeah now that a small line

  is forming behind us yeah listen the

  snap is the mic good enough to pick it

  out oh yeah and I got to get a little

  Reese's puffs yeah so that I can

  confidently state that it is the best

  cereal because it's Reese's rhymes yeah

  this they used to sell this do you have

  that rice krispies with the marshmallows

  yeah they sold those they had the rice

  krispies treats cereal no no oh just

  there was one with her marshmallows in

  rice krispies they used to sell that it

  was like a crossover yeah I believe it

  very good i when I was shopping I did

  charms because it's rice crispies with

  the marshmallows okay it's a way better

  that's that's rockin right you know I

  didn't make much I think I agree I think

  you've converted me from peanut butter

  Cap'n Crunch to Reese's puffs that is

  better Oh Paul do you want to try some

  rice krispies of lifts marshmallows I'm


  the marshmallows aren't vegetarian can't

  eat it even these like crappy little

  marshmallows they're not either full of

  cow hooves okay enjoy cool all right I

  think I think I've got my top four hmm

  all right Mike since you are the

  resident rudest person and this is all

  very strange do do you want to start

  yeah so I just go with the whole list of

  for sure so at number four I'm gonna go

  with Apple Jacks then number three

  Captain Crunch even though my tongue cut

  still number two I'm gonna go with the

  Rice Krispies plus marshmallow combo and

  then Cinnamon Toast Crunch is number one

  yeah yeah awesome

  all right Paul I mean my top four is

  Reese's puffs Reese's puffs Reese's

  puffs and then maybe we'll go like

  cinnamon life all right I think I gotta

  go with I think number one is Reese's

  puffs for me and part of this I mean I

  would I think I'd feel bad buying a

  whole box of it but this is tough for

  cereals from a van so that's different

  from necessarily what you'd buy at home

  like okay I like smart start a lot yeah

  because it sounded like Samara starts

  sounds like it's you can excuse a little

  sugar in it because it sounds like a

  healthy choice even though you know it's

  as healthy as anything else right you

  got it here alright it's a delicious

  cereal and it's full of vitamins and it

  sounds healthy

  and it has more sugar than frosted

  flakes I probably sugar but it makes you

  think that it's healthy it's a smart

  start exactly right but I wouldn't get

  it from the van because this seemed like

  an excuse to get something more

  indulgent yeah alright so from the van I

  would want

  number one I think my my number two has

  to be cinnamon toast crunch it's such a

  classic it works really well

  number three I would probably go with

  don't forget your cocktails I know see

  the cocktails are good the cocktail I

  had last night which was the Apple at

  the apple pie one which is the Apple

  Jacks the grape nuts and the cinnamon

  toast crunch yeah that was fantastic

  and even though Cinnamon Toast Crunch

  was my number two I think I could reuse

  it as part of it absolutely so the

  cocktail is number three and for me I

  think number four I'd probably pick

  something else it's a little bit weird

  but a little bit classic but I wouldn't

  always buy probably a frosted flakes

  this is the most serious Europe well I

  was I was gonna go with just cereal and

  now when you said it's brought

  specifically from a van I'm gonna have

  to switch some things up because I can't

  access the frozen milk that I would

  normally have with Froot Loops and you

  guys don't happen to have the fake Froot

  Loops from Whole Foods do you I know

  like fruit circles all right so I guess

  my number four then is gonna be Cookie

  Crisp my number three is gonna be Apple

  Jacks my number two is going to be

  fruity pebbles and my number one is

  going to be rice krispies with the

  marshmallows yeah I think we're good

  right yeah we are yeah I think I'm gonna

  get a cocktail maybe or maybe some more

  peanut butter all right and if anyone's

  worried this was our dinner I feel like

  yes yeah all right well thank you very

  much to the cereal man where can people

  find you have a web site or promoting

  cereal from a van coms exactly right all

  right man I can't believe that domain

  was available yeah

  all right thank you very much for having

  us here and thank you everyone for

  listening and we'll talk to you next

  time right yeah we will we kind of have

  a live audience

  say hey XOXO alright thanks for

  listening everybody and we'll see you

  next time the old milk from the same and

  toast crunch really is amazing yeah it

  really holds excellent thank you so much

  I mean it's not like you've had any

  cereal that's sure right