Once bitten, twice shy buggy experience@Post Cranberry Almond Cereal Crunch


I had to blog about this. I am a big fan of Post cereal, especially cranberry almond crunch as the two items are my top favourites in cereals. Each box cost about RM 14.90, slight plus minus from different stores.

I had been eating the cranberry almond crunch for a good one year already and had grown to love it….until several weeks back, when I purchased a box from Mercato and was happily eating it with milk in my room, not knowing I had swallowed in the extra protein!

Tiny bug-like insects started to surface up (I guess they drowned from the milk), and I was petrified. Utterly petrified. Borderline regurgitating everything back out. When I checked back the half box leftovers, I saw them in the cereal.

I called up Mercato and went back to get a refund. The staff was apologetic and gave me back my money. Before I left, I told him to really check back every single box that was displayed as I believed they were from the same batch and may likely be infested with bugs as well.

I am not sure how serious did the grocer take this matter but I played my part in filing a complaint.

I stopped buying for a while as the image of the floating bugs in my bowl still haunted me.

Until today…

After working out at the gym, I headed to Village Grocer to buy some food. I walked past the cereal section and saw that the Post Cereals were in promotion, and I’d thought it was time I regain my trust in the cereal.


As said before, I went to the gym earlier. And I was HUNGRY. And when one is hungry, the 5 senses are somehow enhanced.

When I took the pack out, I saw thess grey-like dusty looking stuffs stucked to the plastic. At first, I dismissed it as dirt, but when I zoomed in….*horror*. They looked like cocoons or shedded skin of bugs to me.

The first thing that came to my mind was ,” you gotta be kidding me”. Again????


I opened up the pack, to see if I would get another dejavu. And as coincidental as it was, I was again greeted by these creeping friends. Boy, the anger fumes started (plus I was hungry and really looking forward to eat).

To add the trouble further, I had to drive myself back to the grocer. And when I complained to the manager, I had no forms to fill unlike Mercato, so everything was verbal.

I reiterated several times for the grocer to bring this matter up urgently to the distributor as I had already experienced this once at a different time and location. I was told too, that two individuals came to file a complaint on the cranberry cereal yesterday too. In my heart, I was thinking, “2 individuals filed a complaint the day before and yet they are still sold on the shelves today? Wh——at…?”

Still unsatisfied with how these matters were handled so lightly, I came home and tried to check online to find out which vendor is distributing the brand in Malaysia but could not find any information.

Instead, I forwarded this complaint on the official Postcereal website in America. I’ll see what responses and replies I will(or will not?) get from here forth.

Here’s the link for a short video:

Can you spot them? Haha. These are just the frontliner squads. Many more are hidden much further in the pack.


One of the best cendols ever@Swee Kang Ice Kacang, Kuching


The day was exceptionally hot, clear skies, cloudless, bright sun. We did a lot of walking under this heat and I believe that I am few tones darker by the end of the day. We finished work at about 6 pm and my colleague brought me to this wonderful place!

As I walked in to Swee Kang, I observed locals of various races all having a good time with balls of sweetened ice. This should be the way we behave in Malaysia, all you corupt leaders who played the racial game.

Everyone was having fun, smiling and eating ice kacang and chendol without racial barriers.


Best part of all, the owners are Chinese. I really felt the strength of peace and unity here..as a Malaysian. Not as a Chinese or immigrant or anything along the line of division as such.


The look of my ice kacang was different from the ones I had in the Peninsula. There were no ground nuts inside and best part of all…the ingredients looked delicious!


You can see that the cendol strips were fattened, plump and short. With a deep dark green colour Yummy! To add on, the cincaus were very thinly sliced as well, thus when you slurped in, they just swooshed right in your mouth!

Another interesting point to add was that the red beans were the small beans and the colour was offwhite-slight reddish. My colleague said that they looked like this because they were home made and boiled until softened nicely, unlike the bright red big ones you get in the Peninsula.

Of course the most important point, the ice! skillfully shaved with evened out icey bits ensuring all the santan, gula melaka and ingredients fused in together to form a iceylicous dessert!

A worthy try if you are visiting Kuching! One of the best cendols I had ever tasted! 🙂

Swee Kang Ice Kacang (corner lot),
Ground Floor, Lot 176,
Jln Hj Taha, 93400 Kuching.