Also browless breakfast-cereal criticism

The problem with Honey Bunches of Oats stems inexorably from the cereal's key selling point. There are, as even schoolchildren know, five different kinds of cereal within a box of HBofO. Those different cereal pieces are different sizes, and some are sweeter than others. This makes for an engaging mix. But: the smallest pieces (the little granolalike clusters) are the sweetest. Inevitably, they settle at the bottom of the box, while the less sweetened cornflakes (or, as Post insists on calling them, "sparkle flakes") remain at the top. The result is that the first few bowls from a given box are insufficiently sweet, while the last few are cloying. I'm not sure what to suggest.