New and Recommended: Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

Never Soggy Cereal Bowl (Image: Obol)

This is the first in an ongoing feature here at AppleEats that evaluates new products for the kitchen or dining table that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without.

Our shoppers will evaluate each item in terms of cost, utility, and — especially critical to those of us living in New York apartments, which never have enough space — size.

Introducing…  the Never Soggy Cereal Bowl

If there’s a number one complaint from breakfast cereal consumers we have spoken to, it is the “sog” factor. Put simply, you pour your favorite cereal into a bowl, add milk, and behold: a bowl of soggy mush.

Granted that some cereal manufacturers have come out with products that they promise will still crisp — Crispix comes to mind — and there are people who enjoy mushy cereal.

But for non-Crispix fans and the rest of us, there is the never soggy cereal bowl, from Obol. The bowl is compartmentalized, with one side for cereal, the other for milk. When you are ready for a spoonful, you scoop up some cereal, dip it in the milk, and eat. That way the cereal stays dry and unsoggy throughout breakfast.

The cost, the item is available at Amazon for $18.95, is on the high side, but as a one-time investment, we judge it to be worthwhile. (Yes, you can accomplish the same task with two bowls — we tried it — but it’s a little less practical.)