Don’t mess with the ’90s.
If you’re a fan of Trix cereal you would expect to see a bunch of bright colors and crazy shapes anytime you pour it into a bowl — you know, just a bunch of neon colors. It’s something that is supposed to get your morning started off right. But there’s been a massive change, and people aren’t happy about it.
As part of a new initiative, General Mills has decided to remove artificial flavors and colors to their cereals. And as far as Trix cereal go, “fruit and vegetable juice are now used for flavoring and spice extracts for color, replacing lab-made ingredients such as Red 40 and Yellow 6.” You monsters.
Just take a look at what Trix looks like now.
Bruh I just poured a bowl of Trix and almost threw the whole box away. When the hell did they change the color? pic.twitter.com/XjsWxREOwl
— Molly Cyrus (@PrettyBoy_Zwagg) May 22, 2017
And while Golden Grahams and Cocoa Puffs also got a makeover, it’s Trix cereal that got the most dramatic makeover of all. Here’s what Lauren Pradhan, a senior marketing manager had to say:
“We recognize food culture and food values are changing. We wanted to say ‘Hey we get it’ and ‘You can love your favorites all over again.'” No Lauren, you don’t get it.
And Twitter also didn’t get it:
That’s not “Trix” cereal, that’s “Pranks” cereal. https://t.co/qYzqFAS2bO
— Yung Pay Arrangement (@d_weezy) May 23, 2017
I mean, I get that artificial flavors are bad and all that shiz, but man I miss neon colored Trix.
— Mel (@paisleypuddles) April 9, 2017
My childhood fading away with the colors of trix cereal… https://t.co/JdKzElqovZ
— Eliot Snyder™ (@evsnyder) May 23, 2017
wow, Trix cereal has lost all its vibrancy, joy, & optimism. what an apt metaphor for the Millennial Soul! hahaha please hire me https://t.co/j6HMONEbRW
— dale walker (@warmsynths) May 23, 2017
@PrettyBoy_Zwagg These shits went down hill when they changed the shapes. Ain’t been the same since.
— woah (@GodOfTheLowKey) May 23, 2017
— Mora Dee (@tamoraciara) May 24, 2017
RIP ’90s Trix.