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Trix Cereal Brings Back Popular Dyes, Because No One Cared About All-Natural Colors

A while back, General Mills promised a major change with their Trix brand, pledging to remove artificial coloring from the popular children’s breakfast cereal. Unfortunately, the well-intentioned execution ended up like that episode of The Simpsons where all the kids had to wear uniforms: dreary.

Looks like the cereal company has had a change of heart.

General Mills announced that they will kick it old school with the original colors of the luminescent cereal. Sorry, All-Natural Trix. Being reintroduced to the ingredient line-up, along with high-fructose corn syrup, are artificial dyes Red 40 and Blue 1.

Complaints were made that the new variation was essentially a shadow of the cereal’s former sweet self, both in taste and appearance. Some even compared it to a salad, reported the Wall Street Journal. You know kids aren’t going to want salads for breakfast.

Like the ending of the aforementioned Simpsons episode, Trix will return to their classic colors this October in all its saturated glory. Truthfully, they look much more appetizing at this vibrance. Definitely tastes better, too.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.