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Chutz
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you eat cereal for breakfast when you were a kid??? I think many of us did. So, what was your favorite breakfast cereal? Something you got to choose? Or a very 'healthy' one that mom made you eat?? Oooo, bran buds anyone??? shocked rolleyes

No thanks but I did put away my share of the dry stuff and some hot cereal too. Mom bought only healthy food and was rarely talked into something like Sugar Corn Pops <yumm> Now day they are called Corn Pops, ever notice??? Somewhere the sugar fell off the front of the box but not the inside. I could much down an entire box over a long afternoon but I don't. lol... We ate corn flakes which I liked and once in a while we had rice chex. That was a good treat. But when it was cold I loved old fashion oatmeal and cream of wheat. I still like them but the oatmeal can NOT be that instant stuff. It looks and tastes just like the stuff mom used to stick wallpaper to the bedroom walls. I often eat cereal for breakfast and some also at bedtime. If my tummy is cranky a bowl of cereal usually calms it down if I"m hungry.

What was your favorite cereal as a kid? How about now...what do you eat?
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caligirl2001
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   Posted 1/26/2010 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
We got primarily "healthy cereal" because my brother was hypoglycemic. Grape nuts, Cheerios, corn flakes, granola, Shreaded Wheat or Wheatbix were standard choices. Ultimately, they weren't actually that bad. Grape nuts on yogurt was pretty good. Sometimes Rice Chex or Corn Chex, but extremely rarely we could get a "sugar cereal" as a treat like Honey Combs or Rice Krispies. I always loved going to my grandmother's because she would sometimes get those mini boxes of cereal for us and we just thought that was the greatest thing ever! I always liked cocoa puffs or cocoa pebbles. Now, because of gluten intolerance, I'm severely limited. My current favorite indulgence is Chocolate Chex.
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   Posted 1/26/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to love "Quisp." It tasted similar to Captain Crunch and had a little space man on the box. I haven't seen it in stores since I was a child.

We weren't incredibly healthy eaters when I was a kid (we didn't wear seat belts either, among other dangerous behaviors!), so we used to choose our cereals according to the prize inside.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/26/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, it was so long ago that I can't remember the name of the cereal!  Hush, Marlee!  devil   It was like a puffed wheat with a sugar glaze over it.  The character was Sugar Bear, too.  THAT I remember!  Mom would buy regular puffed wheat but that just tasted like dirty styrofoam to me.  I started skipping breakfast at the age of 9 because I didn't like what was offered to me.
 
Now I remember!  It was Post Sugar Crisps!  I don't think they make them anymore but I'm sure Marlee remembers them WELL!  devil 
 
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Libby08
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   Posted 1/26/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I loved the plain old peanut butter Capn Crunch but our Mom was kind of a health nut so we didn't get that too much.  Alot of times Mom would get the dreaded millet puffs, which I get now as an adult and love!

vestabula
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   Posted 1/26/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Do any of you dinosaurs remember Maypo?devil  That was my fav and the hubby actually found some recently in a store that carries everything.  (Nana Monster...Wegmans).  Chocolate Chex?  I have to find me some of that!

 

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/26/2010 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
T-Rex checking in, yes I remember Maypo! I used to beg my mother for whatever sugary cereal was on the market, she would finally relent and after one bowl - discover that I didn't like it. That would be a 'treat' for Sat and Sun. During the school wk I had either oatmeal or Cream of Wheat. My mother usually made my breakfast, but a few times when she was in the hospital or really sick, my father would make Cream of Wheat for me. I loved the way he made it, so lumpy - yummy! When my mother was back 'on the job', I would ask her to make it like Daddy did. As I described the lumps, her face became all contorted. She thought I was kidding.
 
I sometimes will have either oatmeal or C O W, w/o the milk (lactose intolerant). I just add cinnamon and/or nutmeg, no sugar. Now I can't stand the lumps in C O W, go figure. lol
 
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   Posted 1/26/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
There were so many sugary cereals when I was a kid. Frankenberry, Countchocula, etc... I can remember one cereal that had sliced strawberries in it, but can't remember the name of it. I also liked Captain Crunch and peanutbutter crunch. Now I eat bran flakes like a good girl should. lol...

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crazykitty
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine and Donna, I remember Post Sugar Crisps and Maypo. My favorite cereal as a kid
was Rice Krispies with bannanas and a spoon full of sugar!

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   Posted 1/26/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Honestly, there were a lot of cereals that I liked as a child. I was weird when it came to cereal. I would not put milk on it. I just ate it dry. I don't know why. (Hey! That rhymes!!) But, I really liked Cinnamon Life, Apple Jacks, Kix, and Grape Nuts. Yes, I liked to eat Grape Nuts. My grandpa and I ate them together. I don't eat Grape Nuts now, but they still hold nice memories for me.
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RedDiane
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   Posted 1/26/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to love Shredded Wheat-The big ones. I called them hay bales, but I put lots of sugar on them. I also liked Sugar Crisps, Sherrine. Diane
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 1/26/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Cheerios and my fave is still Cheerios

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   Posted 1/26/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok ladies... They were called Sugar Smacks not Sugar Crisps! I should know because I wanted them desperately, but they were not allowed in my house. Not because mom was a health nut, she just prefered Trix... So that's what we ate.

Now I love my mini wheats. I would eat them breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could get away with it!
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Okay. Yes, there was a cereal called Sugar Crisp...remember the song: "Can't get enough of those Sugar Crisps, Sugar Crisps...Sugar Crisps..." and so on into infinity sung by the dancing Sugar Crisp Bear.  Then the name was changed to Super Sugar Crisps...only 50% sugar.  Now they are called Golden Crisps.  There was also a cereal called Sugar Smacks.  Whatever.  We weren't allowed to eat any of them.  The  box it is packaged in has more nutrition in it than the cereal.

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LeilaLee
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   Posted 1/26/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG you are right! The Sugar Smacks had a dancing FROG. I guess all the dancing mascots have gotten mixed-up in the Trix induced haze of my childhood. *sigh*
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Chutz
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   Posted 1/26/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, Pterodactyl here...lol Yep, I remember "I want my Maypoooo" and Sugar Smacks...yuck-o! I didn't like anything that was puffed...pardon the visual on that one. And those hay bales were wonderful with brown sugar. I also could live on the mini-wheats but not sure why I shouldn't. lol... Gosh, didn't think this would be a trip down memory lane...fun stuff.

Did anyone ever have Muffets? It was like shredded wheat only was in a disk shape about an inch thick. The only place I can remember getting it was when we went to British Columbia, Canada. We would buy up several boxes and savor them once we got home. I have no idea why we thought they were so good because they were made by Quaker, just like the regular shredded wheat. Probably because they came from Canada.

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vestabula
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   Posted 1/27/2010 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
OMG, Chutz...I DO remember Muffets...my grandfather would eat them.  He poured brown sugar on them and hot milk.  They tasted like shreaded cardboard.  Also Grape nuts...which I broke a tooth eating when I was prego.  Gravel.  I had to have that fiber, you know.  Maybe we had access to Muffets because we were so close to the Canadian border.  Or back in the ice age when I was born, they were here in the states.  Geez...when I think that our first car was a Willy's and then a Studebaker...old broad...that's all!
 
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fitlissa76
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   Posted 1/27/2010 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember sugar pops, but they were the ones with the frog on the front in a red box.

Well, my favorite cereal didn't last long & I would kill to have it back. mmmmmm It was E.T. Peanut Butter cereal. The cereal was the letters E & T. There are peanut butter cereals out there, but none of them taste quite like that cereal did. It was awesome.

I also liked, and still eat, oatmeal and also cream of wheat.

In fact, I just ate oatmeal this morning. Now I want some E.T. cereal, gosh darnit ! LOL
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