Dear Mr. Kellogg,
I have been a loyal customer of yours for over 40 years. You've had some hits and misses along the way. Cocoa Pebbles; yes. All Bran; not so much.
I must say, I bought your Kellogg's® Frosted Chocolate Mini-Wheats® with a little trepidation. A product touting high fiber and low sugar grams wrapped in a chocolate shredded wheat biscuit sounded explosively healthy. But once I started eating these delightful bits I couldn't stop, which is why I am writing this letter.
I have a problem with the Mini-Wheats (MWs).
I couldn't quite put my finger on why I was so addicted to them. The little bits of chocolate inside kept pulling my hands back into the box for more. And then, after single-handedly consuming an entire box, I realized why I couldn't stop eating one after the other. To prove my unspoken theory right, I decided to conduct a scientific study of your product.
The study involved:
My kitchen counter
The Chocolate Mini-Wheats®
Paper and pen
I placed 10 mini-wheats on the counter. For every one I ate, I marked off on a tick sheet which pieces had the little semi-sweet chocolate in them. It turned out that not EVERY single Mini-wheat had this lovely little bit of chocolate in it. In fact, one out of every 5 pieces eaten had the chocolate inside.
I thought I was a little crazy for thinking that your company would create such a manipulative cereal so I phoned a friend for cereal guidance. This friend (who I will only refer to as "Lena C") strangely had the EXACT same experience (minus the kitchen counter study). She too, became addicted for the same reasons and was enticed by the thought that the "next" piece would have the chocolate in it, only to be disappointed to bite into just shredded wheat. Blah!
We are on to you, Mr. Kellogg! And we've been suffering the consequences of your "Keeps 'em full, Keeps 'em focused" motto. And that is why we are both enclosing our bills to Roto Rooter for reimbursement for damages, pain and suffering to our families.
Really, is it too much to ask for the chocolate bit to be in EVERY MW?
Becky and Lena C.