General Mills is bringing back its original, colorful Trix recipe following customer backlash against 'miserable' all-natural cereal

Trix cereal is going from all-natural to rainbow-bright once again. 

On Thursday, General Millsannounced that it was bringing back the "colorful" Trix.

That means that in addition to selling Trix cereal dyed with natural ingredients like radishes and turmeric, it will also sell a version that uses classic, brighter artificial dyes: Red 40, Blue 1, and Yellow 6, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new colorful Trix will be sold at supermarkets starting in October. 

General Mills said that the change came after some backlash from customers. 

"Who thought it was okay to change the trix to these miserable colors?" reads a tweet in the General Mills video announcing the change. "It doesn't taste the same BRING BACK THE COLORFUL TRIX!" 

"It’s basically a salad now," Justin Storer, a Chicago lawyer and 7-Eleven fan, told the Wall Street Journal.

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As demonstrated in the above example, reading labels is a must. Although a Reader's Digest article says that expert advice varies, the general rule of thumb is not to select boxes that contain more than five to eight grams of sugar per serving. (Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, Cap'n Crunch: you're out!).
The professionals over at WedMD don't mince their words: "There's no excuse not to get at least one serving of whole grains if you eat cereal for breakfast." If your kids scoff at the lack of sugar or healthy-tasting grains, offer to put some sweet fruit in the bowl as well. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries make delicious accompaniments to the breakfast bowl.
Make a beeline for the section of organic cereal choices. Reading the labels is still important, but you're far less likely to encounter the bad guys (high-fructose corn syrup, salt, fat), which make eating a bowl of cereal a recipe a nutritional disaster.

Changing over to one or two percent if you've been purchasing fat-free skim might help the amaranth flakes go down easier. We're big fans of the organic variety because it tastes just a bit sweeter than the regular stuff. Yes, it's more expensive, but its shelf-life is at least twice as long, so if you see it on sale, buy accordingly.

Truth is, while it might take your family some time to get used to eating the healthier types, after time a bowl full of the dessert disguised as cereal will taste too sweet first thing in the morning, and your kids will be asking for the Kashi.



Simply looking at a comparison between the all-natural Trix and the classic, colorful Trix cereals reveals just how different the new cereal looks. 

Here's the all-natural Trix: 

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Here's the old-school, colorful Trix:



The difference is so stark it's become a meme:



General Mills announced plans to remove artificial colors and flavoring from all cereals in 2015. However, it's nearly impossible to replicate the color of Trix or the bright marshmallows of Lucky Charms with all natural ingredients. 


Cereal sales have slumped in recent years, in part because of changing millennial tastes. General Mills reported on Wednesday that the company's net cereal sales dropped 7% in the most recent quarter.  


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