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What was your favorite cereal when you were a kid?
"They're grr-r-reat!" Yes, it's true. My favorite breakfast cereal when I was a kid was Kellogg's Frosted Flakes™. As it turns out, Frosted Flakes are not great. They are full of stuff one probably shouldn't eat. They are likely made from Monsanto's GMO corn and their Nutrition Facts (right) speak for themselves. But back when I was a kid in the 50's and 60's, they tasted grr-r-reat...to me, anyway. And, back then, they hadn't GMO'd the corn yet. [Insert cereal killer joke here]
I could eat them straight out of the box, or I could eat them with milk. Eating Frosted Flakes with milk required exquisite timing. I liked them al dente. I didn't want them hard and crunchy, but I also didn't want them to get soggy either. So it required a continuous effort and intense concentration to capture them all before they became the consistency of wet scraps of paper. Once I had scooped out each and every flake, I got to drink the sugar-infused milk by lifting the bowl to my eager lips.
I tried other flashy, Johnny-come-lately concoctions like Lucky Charms with their cute little marshmallow moons, stars, and hearts. I went briefly cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but the chocolate flavor was awful, even though it purported to be Hershey's. I never liked Fruit Loops or Cap'n Crunch or Trix or most other exotic brands. Chex was only good in Chex Mix. I didn't really care for it without nuts, tiny crackers, pretzels and salt. I did eat some oatmeal in my day, but it was never my favorite thing. As a proud Georgia native, I eat grits with salt and pepper, never sugar. I don't really consider grits a cereal, although I suppose that, technically, they are. I have never tried Cream of Wheat, but something tells me I'm not missing much.
I did like some of the less sugary brands like Rice Krispies and Shredded Wheat and Cheerios, but I added sugar anyway. I have never been a big fan of granola and other "healthy" cereals like müeslix. They're too hard to chew, and they make me feel like a ruminating bovine. These days I rarely eat cereal. We usually have some Honey Nut Cheerios around because that's what my sons like, and I have eaten a bowl on rare occasions, like when I have the screaming munchies at 1 am and there is nothing else in the house to eat.
I suspect most people's tastes change as they begin to realize that all that sugar and crap really isn't good for them. But I also suspect that a fair number of adults still eat sugary kids' cereals. What about you?
What cereal do you eat these days?
Frosted Flakes Nutrition Facts courtesy blackgirlsguidetoweightloss.com
Cereal collage courtesy kellythekitchenkop.com
Heartburn Unnatural Cereal courtesy annanimmity.com
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Saturday, March 15th
LAKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for shanikka!
TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: City Tavern
9739 Culver Blvd. • Culver City
ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks - Rolling out the Red Carpet for Shanikka - March 15, Culver City
1. Dave in Northridge
2. shanikka (Guest of Honor)
4. Gay CA Democrat
Former Chicagoan Now Angeleno
Saturday, March 15th
Sacramento/Central Valley Kossacks, Silicon Valley Kossacks and the SFKossacks Demonstrate at "Don't Frack California"
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: California State Capitol lawn
1315 10th St. • Sacramento
YOU CAN FIND US GATHERED AROUND OUR DAILY KOS 7 ft. BANNER
-courtesy of tmservo433.
After the protest ends we'll be heading over to a local watering hole. Meet us at KBar at 1000 K Street, a couple of short blocks north of the Capitol building.
The Don't Frack California website has also arranged for buses from all over California. Places as far away as San Diego and Los Angeles. Check out their ride board and buy a ticket STAT.
Latest diary: The California Frack Wars: Episode 3 Revenge Of The Greed
1. Anthony Page aka SecondComing
3. Dan Bacher
7. Meteor Blades
11. Glen the Plumber
Sunday, March 16th
NYC Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC
ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to RSVP
Latest diary: NYC Meetup, Sunday, March 16: Good times ahead, now with special guest!
4. belinda ridgewood
8. No Exit
9. Its the Supreme Court Stupid
10. Denise Oliver Velez
Saturday, March 29th
Houston Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fadi's Mediterranean Grill
4738 Beechnut Street • Houston
ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, March 29 (plus a note on future meet-ups)
3. Libby Shaw
5. Bree Davis
7. Mary (Honorary Kossack)
8. Alan (Honorary Kossack)
Mr. Libby Shaw
Saturday, April 5th
Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: Noon - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant
1201 First Avenue South • Seattle
ORGANIZER: Send EagleOfFreedom a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Seattle & Puget Sound Kossacks Arrive
Saturday, May 3rd
DKos Asheville Kossacks Meet-up
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville
ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
7. GulfGal 98
8. Otteray Scribe
10. people power granny
Tuesday, May 13th
SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for LeftOfYou & Expat Okie
TIME: 11:00 AM, Early lunch!
LOCATION: Yank Sing
Rincon Center, 101 Spear St. • San Francisco
ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.
3. Expat Okie
4. side pocket
5. Justice Putnam
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