@Targaryen Haven’t made my own Chex mix. Don’t see the point. I have a “snack basket” on the coffee table in the livingroom and can eat the Honey Nut Chex, the M&M’s, the peanuts, Raisins, or anything else in the basket. No sense in pre mixing them ahead of time because I might crave one item without any of the others.
When I was a kid my best friend (who I thought was rich) introduced me to it. He called it cat food. My parents would never get it for me.
I still buy it to this day just because I can.
I also really took a shine to peanut butter chocolate blasted shredded wheat (the mini variety, not the raft-sized shredded wheat), but about a month after I discovered it, I saw it in the Dollar Tree and then saw a cart full of it for 50¢ a box in the entrance to my grocery store. I didn’t buy any there because I had 2 boxes I got at DT already. So I guess I was the only one that liked it, and I won’t be able to get it any more.
Grape nuts also hold a special place in my heart because that’s what I would eat with my grandfather when I stayed at their house. So I always thought that was a very manly cereal to eat, with absolutely none of the bullshit that attracts kids.
Are a lot of people’s cereal preferences tied to childhood?
@callow Agree. It works out perfect that the only time it is available (at least in my area) is for a few weeks before Halloween. Once a year is really all I want it, yet it still seems like a treat when I do eat it.
Sidenote: the giphy algorithm is both eerily impressive yet totally wrong.
Not my favorite or anything. In fact, I’ve never had it. However, this seems like a good time to give a shout out to the uncool kid who’s always the last to be “picked”. The one who never gets invited to the parties. Whose lucky day involves making it back home without spending any time in his locker and with his pants still on. It’s time to invite this guy to come over and hang out (but just for a bit):
… Puffed rice is my favorite but very difficult to find so my go-to cereal is Crispix… I like the rice/corn blend. Old school I will take Wheaties or Kellogg corn flakes (no other brand that). Sweetened, sugar frosted flakes. Hot, Old Fashioned Oats… But I’ll waive all of them for two fried/one scrambled egg with mini linked sausage, hash browns w/gravy, toast and jam with coffee… with side order biscuit with sausage gravy…
Teenage Mutant Ninja cereal was the best. It was basically Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed Lucky Charms. The cool parts about the cereal are when they gave out cereal bowls attached to the front of the box, and the collectible trading cards on the back of the box!
I guess I stopped eating the sugary stuff after high school. Somewhere along the line I ran across these, and after many many years of not eating breakfast at all I’m eating a bowl of these every day now. Anything sweeter would be too much.
But then I usually eat some kind of pastry (or cake!) after my cereal, so it’s not like I have an aversion to sugar in the morning.