Monday, August 31, 2009

Cereal Rules

Scott and I both love cereal. If we have a late lunch, or have a big lunch we will often grab a bowl of cereal for dinner. When I grocery shop I make sure to buy cereal when it is on sale, and when I have a coupon. I refuse to pay more than $2 for a box of cereal. That may sound really cheap, but when it is on sale AND I use a coupon I can get it often times for around one dollar. And when these cereal sales go on, I often stock up. Our pantry can often be found with twelve boxes of unopened cereal on the top shelf. Somehow I think having this type of cereal variety makes Scott happy. :)

I think most cereal can be put in one of two categories: Adult or child. Anything with Special K on the label is adult, as is anything by the Quaker brand. If there is a cartoon on the front of the box, then it is probably child cereal.

For the most part, I stick to the adult cereal. But every once in awhile I will stray away from my responsible adult cereal and indulge in a bowl of my all-time favorite cereal: Fruity Pebbles. This multi-colored sweetened rice cereal is so tasty. I remember when my mom would buy it for us as kids. I have always loved this cereal.

When I was in college my swim coach would supply breakfast to us during swim meets and training trips. She had a rule about cereal. She said that if more than half of the carbohydrates are listed as sugar, then it was off-limits.

I remember being thankful that Fruity Pebbles made the cut. And I was also pleased to see a Fruity Pebbles/ Coco Pebbles coupon this past Sunday in the paper.

Cereal, I love you!


Grandma Mary said...

I was, ok am still, a Tony Tiger fan...Sugar Frosted Flakes are my favorite!! I don't dare eat them other than right out of the box! If I use milk, I'm doomed to emptying the sugar bowl on top!!
My almost favorite grownup cereal is Raisin Bran Crunch..Raisins are still somewhat sugary, Bran is for, well, you know, and Crunch is for fun!
Ok, Ok, still a kid at heart!
Love to all...

Adam said...

I love getting kid cereals. Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Frosted Mini-Wheats. Yum, yum, yum.

But the Special K with good.