– Let’s get ready to cereal! – Let’s talk about that. (upbeat music) (yelling) – Good Mythical Morning. – It’s Monday morning and that means another fresh episode of Ear Biscuits, which is our podcast, available on iTunes
and Spotify every week. – Yes, now all around the country basketball lovers are
reveling in March Madness as 68 college basketball teams compete to crown one national champion, but basketball ain’t the only thing they go mad for in March. – Mm-hmm, now last March we ate 32 of the most popular snack foods and crowned Lays Sour Cream & Onion chips as the overall snack
champion, but this year, we’re gonna crown the
champion of breakfast cereal. I’m so excited, my honey
oats are in a bunch. – Welcome to day one
of a cereal competition that will span five episodes
of Good Mythical Morning. In the end, one cereal
will remain standing, and Link will most like
snap, crackle, and pop. It’s time for March
Milkness, Sugary Region. Behold our gigantically
ginormous, deliciously delicious cereal bracket board, aka
the breakfast bracket. – Complete with a fountain on top. – With us in in it. (both laughing) – As you can see, each of
the four regions represents a category of cereal. We’ve got sugary, healthy,
fruity, and chocolaty. – Now, we’re beginning
with 32 competitors, which we’ve narrowed down
from 64 with your help. We did that by compiling a list of the top 16 cereals in each category based on sales stats, online sentiment, and mythical crew surveys. – Next, 25,000 of you
voted on your favorites within each of the categories
and that brought us to the top eight cereals per category. – And today, we are moving
through the sugary region which includes Cinnamon Toast Crunch. – [Link] Rice Krispies Treats. – [Rhett] Cap’n Crunch. – [Link] Honey Nut Cheerios. – [Rhett] Frosted Flakes. – [Link] Frosted Mini-Wheats. – [Rhett] Lucky charms. – [Link] And Honey Bunches of Oats. – Let’s get to our first match up. (bell dings) – Okay, we’re starting
with the top ranked seed in this category, with 13,238 votes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch versus
the lowest ranking seed with 3,151 votes, Rice
Krispies Treat cereal. – Now, just a point of clarification, you may be thinking, I’m
picturing a sugary cereal that you didn’t mention,
but just hold your horses because in other regions,
there are sugary cereals that are also something else,
maybe fruity or chocolatey. – They’re all sugary. – They’ll come up later so, just trust us. Let’s start over here with the favorite. – Cinnamon Toast Crunch,
been around since 1984, and it is, incidentally,
the most popular cereal in over half of the states in America. So this is a strong, strong
contender in terms of sentiment. – Dink it, (food crunching) and sink it. Magically cinnamony, sugary. – This is a good cereal, man. – But, I’ve never had Rice
Krispies Treats cereal, which was introduced in 1993. – I missed that one. – Fun fact, the world’s
largest Rice Krispies Treat weighed 11,327 pounds. – That’s significantly
more than this bowl. – Larger than this one. – That’s a big frickin’ chunk.
– Is that supposed to happen? (crew laughing) – I’m not gonna complain. – I wouldn’t give my kids that. It just feels wrong. – Dink it? – And sink it. (chomping) – You ever had it? This your first time having it? – I’ve had it now. – It’s just Rice Krispy Treats in milk. – What you would imagine, is like, this ain’t a cereal, this is like grandmas Rice Krispy Treats
and she put ’em back in a box and called it Rice Krispies
Treats which is really, you should just call
it Rice Krispy Treats, that’s what we all call it. – Here’s the thing dude. – The Krispies part. – It’s really good. – Come back to the toaster. Awe man. – Classic. – It’s so complex. It’s complex, man. It’s simple, yet complex. – This is going in my repertoire, but it also seems a little wrong. Hey, lets take a desert
that’s just a bonafide desert and let’s just throw it in milk. – That one’s just morally wrong. – Agreed. – Which means, we’re gonna move
Cinnamon Toast Crunch along. Alex, how you doin’ over there? (crowd cheering) – Pretty good. [Link]- Oh, you’ve got a whistle. – [Rhett] Woa! [Link]- Blow it, blow the– (whistle blows) – Yeah! – Yeah, that was good. I like your technique.
– Nice! (battle music) – Our two middle seeds are
only separated by 460 votes we’ve got, in the fourth seed position, Cap’n Crunch with 37,032 versus, in the fifth seed, 6,572 votes going to Honey Nut Cheerios. – Now, Honey Nut Cheerios,
you may remember this if you’re a long-time Mythical Beast, I actually said in an episode called Best Cereal Ever, in Season one and I thought that this
was the best cereal. So, let’s just see if my taste buds have held up over 15 seasons. – It’s a good cereal. (crunching) All right, familiar taste to me. I, too, love it, but I’ve never said that it’s my actual favorite. Cap’n Crunch, over here, is a higher seed. It was introduced in 1963. Here’s the thing, Cap’n Crunch
is not actually a captain because he has three
stripes, instead of four, which makes him a
commander in the US Navy. – I don’t think he’s in the US Navy. (laughing) Either way, I don’t think he qualifies. – I’m just saying, we’ve
been lied to, my friend. – Its like a sweet corn, almost. It almost tastes lik Pops,
but it’s a little sweety. – It tastes good, but I think there’s a roof of the mouth abrasion factor, which is higher with the Cap’n Crunch than with the roundness of the Cheerios. – I like roughing out the roof of my mouth every once in a while, just to feel alive. But, you know what? I can’t depart from my fave. – I know you love this, your fave. I, too, prefer this nutty, sugary flavor over the corny, sweet flavor. – All right, Honey Nut Cheerios moving on.
– A little bit of an up step. (crowd cheering) – [Link] There you go, with emphasis! (battle music) – Next up is the three seed, with 9,225 votes, Frosted
Flakes verses the six seed, with 6,520 votes, Frosted Mini-Wheats. – Now, in Best Cereal
Ever, back to Season one, I’m on record saying that
Frosted Mini-Wheats are my fave. – Not just that episode. You have stood by Frosted Mini-Wheats many times in the past. – And we’re both trying to get some that have just the right amount of milk. (crunching) This is a very familiar feeling to me. – Its a great taste, I mean, it’s mostly from the frosted part. It’s not from the wheat. Now frosted flakes introduced in 1952 now you might know their
mascot Tony the Tiger well– – Great mascot, man. – In the 70s, kelloggs announced that his full name is actually
Anthony the Tiger. (crew laughing) The mystery was solved! – He’s Italian. Now, I’m gonna make an argument for the Frosted Mini-Wheat, obviously. – These are so good. – And, at this point, my argument is, that’s a one dimensional experience. This is multi-dimensional, including there’s health benefits. In fact, Mini-Wheats have
the highest, over all nutrition score among all
child and family cereals. I think the fiber has
something to do with it. – Heres what I’ll say. I prefer the taste of these to those. These are like that, distilled
into the heavenly parts, that’s got too much dry wheat, you gotta do too much work, but I don’t feel like we can de-throne your favorite cereal that you’ve become associated with,
in the first round. – I think he knows translation. That I will fight him tooth and nail at this point, especially,
so move ’em on Mini-wheats. (crowd cheering) (battle music) – Okay, now we’ve got our two seed with 9,327 votes, Lucky Charms verses our seven seed with 3,966 votes, Honey Bunches of Oats. – Okay, Lucky Charms,
been around since 1964 and they have the highest sugar content in the sugary region.
– Is that right? – It’s at 12.6 grams of sugar per serving. You know, they’re marshmallows
and some sort of other thing. (crunching) – A little marshmallow goes a long way. – I’m a fan. – Honey Bunches of Oats,
they were introduced in 1989 a little history, Vernon J. Herzing originally called these
the Battle Creek Cereal. He was the manager at Pos
Battle Creek Michigan Office and he mixed existing
cereals to create this one. It really is a hodge-podge. It’s like he swept up
everything at the factory. – Yeah, in Battle Creek! Battle Creek Cereal! (crunching) Now, let me be honest with you, – Yeah. – Coming in to this, I knew that Honey Bunches of Oats was gonna move on because I thought that
I liked it a whole lot. But now that I’m tasting it in the context of all these things, And these marshmallows really
doing something for me? – You know what’s gonna kill it for me? It gets soggy almost immediately. – So fast! These marshmallows are holding
up like you wouldn’t believe. – It is the favorite,
but for either one of us, we didn’t think it would be, but it is! – [Rhet] We’re moving Lucky Charms along. (crowd cheering) – I’m surprised. (battle music) – All right, Cinnamon Toast Crunch verses Honey Nut Cheerios. – I’m not gonna argue with another opportunity to eat cereal again. – Still good. – What about this? (crunching) Also still good. It really comes done to, do
you like circles and nuts or do you like toast and cinnamon. – I don’t think it’s that simple (laughs) but here’s what I’ll say, you know what? Season one was a long time ago. I’ve changed a lot. My taste buds, apparently
have changed quite a bit. Also, I wasn’t tasting Honey Nut Cheerios directly next to Cinnamon Toast Crunch and now that I am, I can
tell you definitively, unequivocally, completely,
that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is better than Honey Nut Cheerios. – Hey man, thanks for being such a big boy and changing your mind
’cause I fully agree. (crowd cheering) Bam! (battle music) So the sixth seed, Frosted Mini-Wheats verses the two seed, lucky charms. The way that I like to eat
these, is frosted side down. – It’s a good cereal. – Again, that’s anther
part of the experience. Oh, am I going frosted side
up, or frosted side down? I can mix it up, it’s like
eating two cereals in one. – Well, speaking of that, Lucky Charms are right in front of you. – Oh, I can eat marshmallows,
or I can eat brown stuff. Like eating kids candy in cereal. In one! – But it’s so fun, you never
know what you’re gonna get. You get to examine each bite. You’re gonna get the same thing with every one of these spoon fulls. Plus, you find this at
the end of a rainbow. You find this at like
the end of a wheat field. – I adopted a miniature horse
and his name is Mini Wheat. You know, you gotta join me, man. – I feel for you, but I’m not joining you. – The texture. – Were gonna have to
bring in a tie breaker. [Announcer] Hailing
from the dark corners of someone’s basement, the
sultan of sweet, and the sole source of Link’s emotionally
crippling insecurities, It’s Cotton Candy Randy. (crowd cheering) – Happy Cotton Candy Day daddy’s. Do you wanna hear a sweet nothing? – You know, I do, but, for once, I think I have something
else for you to do and that is, we need you to break a tie between which one of
these cereals is the best. – And we’re not gonna say
anything about the cereals so as to indicate which
one one of us likes because maybe Randy is more fond of one of us than the other one. – That’s true, we’re not gonna think. – Yeah, that’s cool, I can be objective. (laughter) – All right, Randy– – You brought your spoon, I see. – Yeah. – Start anywhere you want. (grunting) – You’re using the thin end of the spoon. (crew laughing) – [Randy] Don’t spoon-splain to me. (crew laughing) All right. – He’s eaten the Frosted Mini-Wheat and now the Lucky Charms. It’s gonna be harder with
that technique but, okay. – Mmm, interesting. – Alright, Randy, we need
your buzzer-beater answer of which cereal you think is better in… [Rhett and Link] Five,
four, three, two, one. That one! Frosted Mini-Wheats! (laughing) – I agree Randy! (laughing) – This is nice. – Okay, that’s enough of that. – It was great, I like the texture. It reminds me of that bird skeleton I stole from the Natural History Museum. (laughing) All right, bye daddy’s. – Wow, congratulations Link. – I can’t argue with Randy, I think he’s great in every way. – [Rhett] Alex, (crowd
cheering) you heard the man. (battle music) – Okay, final round we’ve
got Cinnamon Toast Crunch verses Frosted Mini-Wheat then. Slipped on bye. – Yes, Randy, coming through. I frequently eat cinnamon
toast with sugar on it. I enjoy that. I could take cinnamon toast
that’s this big and make it little teeny tiny and put it in milk, wouldn’t that excite you? – There’s no denying the fact
that Cinnamon Toast Crunch is an amazing cereal. – What was that? – Heres the thing, I am
willing to acknowledge that this is special to me but might be odd to a lot of people. – No, that’s growth. – But this is special to so
many more people including me. So I don’t wanna force myself on everyone. – So you’re saying that
Cinnamon Toast Crunch is winning the sugary region? – As much as it pains me, yes. – [Rhett] There you have
it, the winner of the sugary region, the number one
seed, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Now make sure to come back tomorrow. We’re gonna determine a winner from our region of healthy cereals. – Thank you for liking,
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