Creamy, crunchy, sweet child cereal and milk were my nectar and ambrosia when I grew up. I would have eaten the stuff day and night – even if not occasionally toys had been waiting inside. In those days, I got my chocolate sugar bombs and a chance at a delightful new toy? These were the best.
Unfortunately, Google's marketing team has not fully grasped this nostalgia in a new Pixel 4 giveaway, as the image above (and accompanying video) is a terrible, horrible lie.
Can you imagine breaking a box of cereal and wondering if a free $ 800 smartphone is in it? That a blast of alkali-processed cocoa and crumbled corn could be accompanied by a flagship of Google phones falling into your bowl?
But suppose Google did it right and made it a complete surprise. Your phone has IP68 protection from Google! It should be able to cope with shredded corn dust and a dash of milk. Yes, maybe it would be too heavy for a box of cereal and would give it away – but I would have definitely sent some boxes to get a phone with built-in radar . Surely I would have hit a propeller cap, if you knew what I mean.