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My name is Emily…

June 7th, 2009

… and I’m a cereal-holic. Pictured above are the nine types in my cupboard today.

I grew up in a traditional and strict household. Recently, it dawned on me how hilariously stark the contrast was between the rules we had to follow and just how much free rein we had over one single thing: breakfast. Plainly put, we ate a LOT of crap: Lucky Charms, Count Chocula, Apple Jacks, Alpha-bits… you name it — if it was sugar-coated, we ate it!

A few fond childhood cereal memories:

  • Cap’n Crunch — loved this stuff, but ended up dropping it because it tore up the roof of my mouth everytime I ate it.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch — got this a couple of times, but it was too sweet even for me. Whew!
  • Mini Wheats — See below…

  • Cheerios — Bohhhh-ring! My sister devised a terrific way to sweeten them up: after pouring them into milk, we’d sprinkle Quik chocolate milk powder over them. (We had to be careful not to inhale the powder as we ate it, or a coughing attack would ensue.) After all the cereal was done? Chocolate milk!!
  • Cocoa Puffs — I loved these dearly… I had to take a break from them at one point after my uncle pointed out that they looked just like rabbit poo. Ew.

I think I make some slightly more responsible cereal choices these days… though I have to admit, the Rice Krispies you see pictured above were bought with the express reason of making squares, heh heh.

Got any cereal favourites, anecdotes or memories?

general rambling, in the memory bank , ,

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