Top Five Cereals

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It’s the most important meal of the day, which is probably why so many breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar.  This week, we take a look back at our top five cereals.

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  1. I’ll just list mine here.

    5 – Star Wars Cereal. Sure, it is a limited time cereal and isn’t much different from existing cereals, but I like it and it is Star Wars. But I’d probably eat a lot of food I normally wouldn’t if it came in a Star Wars package or shapes (Star Wars brussels sprouts, Star Wars lima beans, Star Wars Rocky Mountain Oysters, etc.).
    4 – Fruity Pebbles. Always one of my favorite cereals and one of the few I never grow tired of. Outside of breakfast or snacks, it is also good sprinkled on ice cream, as a partial substitute for Rice Krispy Treats (substitute 1/3 of the Rice Krispies for Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles) or for Pebbles treats.
    3 – Cap’n Crunch. Sometimes I need to drown out the voices of relatives, so why not do so with a hard but tasty cereal?
    2 – Frosted Flakes. Just as the mascot says, “They’re Grrrrrreat!”
    1 – Honey Nut Cheerios. Practically my most consumed cereal, and definitely my favorite. Not only does it taste good, being sweet without being overpowering, it is relatively good for you compared to other sweet cereals. I also like to snack on it dry, getting a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios instead of potato chips or popcorn or other snacks. There are even a couple of generic versions that aren’t too bad, but the real Honey Nut Cheerios is by far the one I like best.

    Honorary Mention – Monster Cereals (Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry). I really like these cereals, but they only stock in my stores around Halloween these days. Luckily, they also go on clearance with the rest of the Halloween items so I can stock up on them for cheap.

  2. Frederick Pagliarulo on

    Here’s my favorites:

    5. Honeycomb (Post): This was a childhood favorite. It’s changed over the years, but not for the better.
    4. Chocolate Delight Cereal (Kellogs): Special K with real dark chocolate bits! There are variations with strawberries or almonds to, but chocolate will do.
    3. Count Chocula (General Mills): Was always my favorite, until my top two recently discovered cereals.
    2. Peanut Butter Puffins (Barbara’s) Just started having this over the past year. It’s found in the organic aisle, and is addictive.
    1. Cocoa Marshmallow Safari (Mom’s Best Cereal): Like Count Chocula, but with Cocoa Puff style cereal and twice the marshmallows, which makes it shockingly good!

  3. Haven’t listened to this yet (plan to do so at work on Monday), but I do have a question – does the outro for top five still mention the forums? Since those aren’t around anymore, maybe it’s time to make a new outro?

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