Rice Krispies-lovers have long complained that the taste of this much-loved cereal has changed, but are now rejoicing after it was announced that the original recipe will be back on a shelf near you. Produced by Kelloggs, the company replaced the original recipe with Vanilla Rice Krispies that contained double the amount of sugar approximately two years ago.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, Head of External Relations for Kelloggs SA, Zandi Mposelwa, said they took note of their customers’ dissatisfaction with the Vanilla recipe and have been working hard behind the scenes to reintroduce the original recipe back to the market.
Getting a box of the original recipe Rice Krispies won’t come cheap, however – this variant is only produced in the United Kingdom, and needs to be imported to South Africa. This means locals will pay approximately R70 for the large 510g box.
Locals are happy to have them back. Here is what they have to say:
I’m currently eating the original rice krispies and I couldn’t be happier.
— Gugulethu Mahlangu. (@GuguladiM) January 14, 2020
Good news & bad news, my sis in law sent this pic, original Rice Krispies are back 💃🏽 but they are going to set you back R70 😖 pic.twitter.com/wek2VKcrsW
— The Real Flo Letoaba (@floletoaba1) January 12, 2020
— KND (@KINGNEXDOOR) January 11, 2020
I really don’t understand why they would remove the original Rice Krispies for the vanilla flavored ones, now that they brought the original ones it’s pricier nevertheless I’m grateful they are back! pic.twitter.com/wo79aqfSW2
— Thubelihle Ngcobo (@Thubzin_terris) January 10, 2020
Is it true that Rice Krispies original are back? I about to go back to eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love them so much
— Phumie Tsabedze (@LadyPliciouzzz) January 10, 2020
Best news I’ve heard today…Original Rice Krispies are back pic.twitter.com/SwobklRcFw
— B U L E L W A (@thehoneybeee__) January 8, 2020