Original Trix, made with artificial colors, is coming back
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Trix is back to its old tricks. The colorful cereal will once again be made with artificial dyes. And it will be made with artificial flavors. This comes nearly two years after they were taken out of the cereal.
Food maker General Mills said Thursday that Classic Trix will return to the supermarket. It will be on shelves in October. But it will also continue to sell the version without artificial colors. And without the artificial flavors.
"We heard from many Trix fans that they missed the bright vibrant colors. And the nostalgic taste of the classic Trix cereal." That's according to Mike Siemienas. He is a spokesman for Trix. The move was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
General Mills switched to using natural sources for color. This was in early 2016. The sources included turmeric. They included strawberries. And they included radishes.
The company's hope was that the change would appeal to parents. They are becoming more concerned about what ingredients are in their food.
The cereal lost its famous neon colors. The blue and green pieces had to go. This was because the company couldn't find natural replacements.
General Mills Inc. said it is also working on bringing back another fan favorite. That favorite would be Trix made in shapes of fruit. It stopped selling them a ten years ago. It returned to round pieces.
General Mills is based in Minneapolis. About 90 percent of its cereals are still made with no artificial flavors. They also lack artificial colors. Its cereals include Cheerios. It includes Cocoa Puffs. And it includes Golden Grahams.
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why do people prefer Trix with artificial colors and flavors?
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