Yesterday’s power ensemble…
Hydra cufflinks, a 12 year old Glenmorangie, and dog-riding-bicycle socks.
The High Priest from Burger’s Priest. I’ll never get tired of this place.
In honor of National Cereal Day, here are my Top 10 Breakfast Cereals (considered and voted on by 12 year old me since it’s been that long since I’ve actually enjoyed breakfast cereals):
#10. Rice Krispies
This one was part of our regular breakfast rotation given the fact it was always included in the one serving six-packs mom would pick up for us. I was (and have never been) a fan of puffed rice, but thankfully this cereal was devoid of any actual puffed rice flavor. In fact, it was pretty much devoid of any flavor. Nice textural crunch though.
#9. Lucky Charms
While not exactly “magically delicious”, this cereal had its charm – in the form of those colorful marshmallow bits that I would always save for last, turning the milk in the bowl a lurid kaleidoscope of colors. Those other non-marshmallow bits though? They were a necessary evil.
#8. Corn Flakes
This is as healthy as it gets – for twelve year old me. Seriously. If I wasn’t eating cereal, it was powdered mini donuts and milk. This one had a great texture and just a hint of sweetness offering the promise of something more.
#7. Cocoa Pebbles
Every day, I’d come home for noon, eat lunch and watch The Flintstones. So when they came out with their own breakfast cereal, Fruity Pebbles, I was all over it. And then, when they offered up a chocolate version – even better!
#6. Frosted Flakes
Corn Flake’s hipper, sexier cousin. THEEEEEY’RE Pretty Good!
#5. Count Chocula
With all due respect to Franken and Boo Berry, the Count had the edge. Still, I never found the chocolate cereal bits quite chocolatey enough.
Although its deranged mascot clearly belonged in a mental institute, this one was one of my favorites – despite the fact that they were just round froot loops.
#3. Cap’n Crunch
If I were to choose a top cereal today, this would probably be it – mostly based on the fact that its milk remnants make for a delicious ice cream base (see previous blog post).
#2. Froot Loops
Now THIS is what I’m talking bout. Straight sweet color and crunch without any of those good-for-you bits to spoil your breakfast.
#1. Cocoa Puffs
With a mascot crazier than the Trix rabbit and product that promised a crispy-crunchy-chocolatey trifecta, this one was always top of my list. It seemed to have disappeared from store shelves when I went looking for it a few years back, but I have recently discovered it lining the shelves of my local dollar store. Yes, I am, admittedly, cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.