Wednesday, March 17, 2004


I bought a box of cereal today.

While this may be a relatively common occurrence on your planet, this is a momentous occasion in my life.

Every so often, when in the store, I'll buy a box of something -- generally Frosted Flakes or Raisin Bran.  I'll eat a bowl or two of cereal, and then ignore it.  I haven't reached the bottom of a box of cereal since I was a kid and had my whole family helping me.

Well, last week, I bought me some cereal.  And I've been having it for breakfast every morning.  And this morning, I reached the bottom.  I haven't enough left for a bowl.  I've done it!  I've eaten a whole box of cereal!  (And I went to the store today for more!  I can't get enough of this stuff.)

What fine breakfast product has done this?

Berry Burst Cheerios.

It's like Cheerios with strawberries in it -- except you don't have to go the trouble of washing and slicing the strawberries.  (It's precisely that sort of labor-intensive process that made me give up on cereal in the first place.)  At first it seems a little weird to have these dried out strawberry-like items floating in your cereal, but once you've thrown in some milk, they taste remarkably strawberry-esque.  And there's EXACTLY the right amount of them in there.  You get a little strawberry flavor in each and every spoonful.

Is modern breakfast cereal technology something or what?


annalisa135 said...

if you want to spread your horizons alittle bit, try Cheerios Multi Grain. They are really fantastic!!!

grodygeek said...

Sorry NZ, I haven't been reading much in awhile. I like that one as well as the SunCountry raspberry and their banana granola cereals. Very similar. The raspberry is very tart. My fav lately is the Reeses peanut butter one. I love that. I'm like Seinfeld, love cereal.

andreakingme said...

I love cereal! If you buy the good for you kind (Cherrios, corn flakes, any of the Chex brands), even some of the NOT so good for you kind (Golden Grahams, Frosted Flakes, Fruity Pebbles) and eat a bowl with 1% or skim milk, you're actually doing something GOOD for your bod.

The bad thing? My tummy is rumbling for more an hour later.