While I was on vacation last week, I rediscovered the joy of cereal. I spent most mornings at home alone while my husband slept, so once I'd had my early morning PowerBar (which is what I eat for breakfast every morning), I'd often get hungry again before lunchtime. That's where the cereal came in. See also: late-night dinner.
I got on this subject in a conversation with Media Enthusiast and Dustin tonight and we got to talking about what kinds of cereals we like. That's when I realized how incredibly boring I am when it comes to cereal.
Here are my top five all-time favorite cereals that I will buy without hesitation:
- Post Raisin Bran
- Chex (any kind)
- Frosted Mini Wheats
With the possible exception of the Frosted Mini Wheats, I have the cereal preferences of an elderly person.
It's not that I don't like Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, Cookie Crisp, Alphabits, Honeycomb, Golden Crisp (née Super Sugar Crisp), Corn Pops (née Sugar Corn Pops), etc. I got to try them all throughout my childhood, although they were definitely treats rather than staples.
Now, though, they're just too sweet for me. They make the milk weird - and I feel very strongly about buying quality milk for my cereal. If the cats hesitate to drink your milk once your cereal has been soaked in it, I think that's a bad sign.
So now that I'm a grown woman who is free to purchase any cereal she wants, it turns out I want high fiber and low sugar. Feels like it's only a matter of time before I'm using the last of my cereal milk to swig down a Geritol while I'm at it.