Monday, May 11, 2009

"They're Magically Delicious!"

General Mills Variety Pack: Lucky Charms, Trix, Golden Grahams, Cheerios, Honey-nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch

I don't know about you, but I love cereal. I loved it as a kid, eating a big bowl on a Saturday morning while watching cartoons. I loved it in college - I practically lived off the stuff when my food budget was low. In the past couple of years I have been eating less cereal. I don't know exactly how it began, but it may have involved the transportation issues of bringing milk and cereal into the office. I also found it difficult to finish a half gallon of milk by myself before it spoiled.

This morning, however, I was just craving some cereal. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted, but I wanted something nostalgic. Perhaps Lucky Charms, with their deliciously crunchy marshmallows? Or maybe some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, that sugar-cinnamon milk left in the bowl is reason enough. Decisions, decisions. I ended up going home with the General Mills Variety pack!

The variety pack was a thing of beauty - 8 different kinds of cereal to choose from! Due to the exhorbitant pricing, my mom would rarely allow us to indulge in the variety pack. Her decision may also have been influenced by the high sugar content, and the battle among her children for the coveted box of Lucky Charms. Well now that I'm on my own, I can buy what I want.

I selected the Golden Grahams this morning, adding in some sliced bananas (now it's a balanced breakfast!) AJ went for the combo of frosted and honey-nut cheerios. Mm sugary goodness.

So tell me, how do you feel about cereal? What's your favorite kind?


Malia said...

Ay me lucky charms! Lets go follow the rainbow! (Oh we were silly kids :p)

Ellen said...

On Facebook, they have a "5 Greatest Cereals of All Time" function. I chose: Smacks, Lucky Charms, Nintendo Cereal (1/2 Super Mario Brothers, 1/2 Zelda), Trix, and Croonchy Stars.

Keep in mind, "Greatest" doesn't mean healthy or tasty. I'm a fan of wacky spokesmen and nutty frogs and rabbits. Most of them (Smacks and Lucky Charms excluded) taste like absolute crap.

Ariel said...

That is awesome Ellen! Sadly I don't think I ever had Croonchy Stars - what are those like?

Gastronomer said...

I'm very fond of TJ's Organic Morning Light. It tastes like Honey Smacks.