Yesterday’s power ensemble…

Hydra cufflinks, a 12 year old Glenmorangie, and dog-riding-bicycle socks.

Power lunch…

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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):

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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#6. Frosted Flakes

Corn Flake’s hipper, sexier cousin.  THEEEEEY’RE Pretty Good!

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#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.

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#4. Trix

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.

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#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).

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#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.

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#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.

And you?

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Erin
Erin

I’m almost there on your cereal list. I would replace count chocula, and corn flakes with Cheerios and honeycomb. And, confession, I still eat cereal quite frequently…. though I do eat a lot of Museli and granola. 🤣

Rebecca
Rebecca

Anything chocolate + Lucky Charms. Actually, it’s just the marshmallows. Put the Lucky Charm marshmallows into the chocolate cereal – that would be my favorite.

JeffW
JeffW

Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula, and Cocoa Puffs? I think I see a trend here… wink

Since I couldn’t do the chocolate cereals (since age 5 anyway), I found other flavors. Number one for me was Cap’N Crunch Peanut Butter, followed closely by regular Cap’N Crunch. I wasn’t much for fruity cereals, with maybe the exception of Fruity Pebbles. Regular standbys were plain old Cheerios, and Corn Flakes (not the Frosted kind).

I suspect that I’m a bit outside the normal category as a kid because I actually liked LIFE cereal.

For some strange reason, I didn’t care for the sugary versions of the classic cereals; Frosted Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios, Rice Puffs, marshmallow cereals of any kind, et cetera. Cap’N Crunch Peanut Butter was the exception (and addiction) as a kid…to the point that my mom would limit me to one small box per week.

And that burger looks amazing! I might add a hot pepper or two, but it’s still, it’s got me salivating. Unfortunately I have to head to the airport for travel to Detroit this afternoon (getting in late), so it’s airport food for me with no chance to fulfill my new Mallozzi inspired burger craving. Maybe we make a visit to Burger Priest on my next visit to Toronto?

nantokanaru77
nantokanaru77

Corn flakes was my “favorite” … but that was also the only choice I had during my childhood days.
12 years old Glenmorangie and High Priest though … I want!

ceresis64
ceresis64

Another snazzy ensemble!

That burger looks fab.

I can’t give a Top 10 for cereals as I tend to favour one over any others, and that’s porridge 😊

2cats
2cats

Okay, as a child, I often ate Kelloggs Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, adding white refined sugar and whole milk!! I tried fruit loops and Kix at my cousin’s homes and never liked them. The thought of chocolate cereal isn’t appetizing to me then or now.

Today I eat multi grain Cheerios with low fat milk or just dry on occasion, but not ever for breakfast. I don’t care for cereal early in the day.
How’s that?
😸😸

Sparrow_hawk

As a kid I liked Wheaties. Really. I don’t eat much cereal these days, except maybe Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds as a late night snack.

Thanks for all the updates on your projects! I still check in to see what’s happening with you, even though I don’t comment too often.

John
John

I was always given Corn Flakes (do you remember the plastic model airplanes they used to give away in the boxes for a few years, Joe?) and having Cap’n Crunch for a while so I could get box tops to get a free Mtchbox car. But I have never been a real fan of cereal!

Jerry
Jerry

Grew up with Rice Honeys, eating entire boxes to get to the plastic dinosaurs in the bottom. Btw cereal is named after the goddess Ceres which is also the name of the biggest asteroid. So another out of this world connection.

Rachel
Rachel

I always loved me some Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Mini-Wheats, Frosted Flakes, Fruity Pebbles, Trix and Cocoa Puffs, in no particular order. I also enjoy Crunchy Raisin Bran and the very hard-to-find Blueberry Morning. Oh! And Honey Bunches of Oats. As an adult, I mostly eat Honey Nut Cheerios or hot cereal.

Tammy Dixon
Tammy Dixon

We used to get Cheerios (only plain was sold then) and dump a load of sugar on top. When the cereal was gone, there would be a lump of sugary goodness at the bottom. Mmmmm!

Captain Crunch Berry was a favorite too. Didn’t they have a special edition a few years ago with only the berries? I would have eaten that edition until my stomach exploded. https://www.amazon.com/CapN-Crunch-Cereal-Berries-15-4oz/dp/B01M07NFPA/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=captain+crunch+all+berries&qid=1551988362&s=pantry&sr=8-5

I’ve been watching Murdock Mysteries. I’m sure they only film the scenic, historical parts of Toronto but it sure is pretty.

PBMom

Out of the ones you listed I still eat Cocoa Pebbles and Cocoa Puffs.

Jeff is a HUGE cereal eater. From the above we have Cocoa Pebbles & Cocoa Puffs & Rice Krispies. We also have Great Grains, Special K, Special K with berries, Raisin Bran. Sometimes we’ll having Cracklin’ Oat Bran or Life Original Cereal up there. We like Cheerios (original and all the flavors). Jeff likes Wheaties.

shinyhula
shinyhula

What is in that burger; looks like KFC breading with green bits, are the patties chicken-fried or parmed? Fascinating. The six packs of cereal take me back! As the runt of six siblings I ended up with the cereal no one wanted, and I still like Corn Pops. I do like Peanut Butter Capn Crunch and Strawberry Special K, but my all time fave is the chocolate goodness of Oreo Ohs. Long live Hydra.

gforce
gforce

Burger’s Priest!

I’ll agree with most of your cereal list EXCEPT the Corn Flakes, which as a kid I found tasteless and too “hard”, and I feel the same way now. I do love that Froot Loops dispense all pretense of being nutritious and go straight for the “candy in cereal form” approach.

Oddly, as a kid I always loved the cooked Red River Cereal (with brown sugar, of course) but in recent years it was purchased by some US company and they changed the mix of grains to make it far too rubbery and flavourless.

Now, Honey Nut Cheerios? Like pure crack.

Neil
Neil

Breakfast should be bacon on toast!
Cereals … Bah!!

26Mengel
26Mengel

I remember all of those cereals too, but I also remember eating a few brands that are discontinued. Many of these were bought by my grandparents because my Mom wouldn’t buy them. Clackers, was supposed to be a graham cracker tasting cereal. I remember it was crunchy and sweet. Another was called Kaboom, an oat based cereal that had colored smiley faces and circus character marshmallows and a cartoon clown as the cereal mascot. Puffed Rice was a favorite of my grandparents and occasionally ate these tasteless, air filled puffs. We added banana slices for substance. And finally, Sugar Smacks. A bowl of wheat puffs coated in sugar promoted by a frog. I rarely eat cereal these days. I mostly eat toast, eggs, homemade yogurt & fruit smoothies or steel cut oats for breakfast.

David Issel
David Issel

OK, I’ll play. Here’s my cereal list:

10 – Oatmeal (w/brown sugar and cinnamon)
09 – Cream of Wheat (w/lots of milk)
08 – Granola
07 – Spoon Size Shredded Wheat
06 – Frosted Flakes
05 – Trix/Fruit Loops (tie, they’re basically the same thing)
04 – Rice Chex
03 – Corn Chex
02 – Wheat Chex
01 – Honey Nut Cheerios

I’m pretty lactose intolerant these days, so the most I’d eat is hot Oatmeal without milk, but still lots of sugar and cinnamon. So, usually, my breakfast consists of toast, eggs, and some meat (bacon, etc.) covered in sriracha.

cat4444
cat4444

I was always partial to Cap’n Crunch myself. Never had Lucky Charms, Cocoa Pebbles, Trix, or Cocoa Puffs.

Broke a tooth while eating Froot Loops and it was a whole lot of years before I ever ate it again. It’s actually a pretty tasteless and bland cereal.

Jo Kemp
Jo Kemp

I love porridge! and Cornflakes would be a close second, must go get some!

Sillwee Wabbit Trix R 4 Kids
Sillwee Wabbit Trix R 4 Kids

Nice suit. You definitely look sexy and confident.
Especially since you’ve accessorized it so nicely
via holding a bottle of one of my top 10 single malts!
Ever try the Morangie Astar or Lasanta?
And while you do indeed own waaaaaaaay too many socks,
it would be much too difficult to deny the pink dog riding bicycle socks are
maybe? just perhaps? possibly? ever so slightly, a wee, tad, bit, endearing.

I was never much of a cold cereal in milk for breakfast type.
Albeit, I’ve always enjoyed eating it dry, straight out of the box,

Question: Does anyone know if Warner Bros ever decided to do a cross over spoof
:Wile E Coyote n The RoadRunner meet the Cuckoo For Coco Puffs Bird?

Some of my past-current go to’s for snacking:
Post’s Banana Nut Crunch.
Frosted Mini Wheats.
(I like them as a sorta sweet cracker base sometimes.
Covering each mini square in creamcheese and orange marmalade
before popping it into my mouth).
Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs.
Cinnamon n Sugar Chex.
Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter cereal.

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Ponytail
Ponytail

Your sandwich looks devine. My favorite cereal is Bran Flakes, no raisins please. I also like to snack on Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter. Frosed Flakes is always good and Rice Crispies just makes me want those marshmellowy Rice Crispy Treats. Yum, yum!

Barbaro
Barbaro

Oh, those little packs of cereal! My parents bought them for when we went camping. You peel the side down and eat right from the box. Sometimes I would eat two at a shot. It was always hard to drink the milk out of them, though.

jimfromjersey

Glen 12 D’or is one of my favorite single malts. And so would that burger be, if Burger’s Priest would open a state side location.

I’ve always loved Frosted Flakes. And Cocoa Pebbles are a close second. Try adding Hershey’s chocolate syrup to the mix. Double chocolate, is doubly good.

dasndanger
dasndanger

My top cereals, pre-gluten sensitivity:

1 – Grape Nuts. I would kill to be able to eat them again!
2 – Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch
3 – Life
4 – Shredded Wheat (frosted or plain)
5 – Regular Cap’n Crunch…maybe tied with Fruit Loops (as a rule we didn’t eat sugary cereals, so these two were rare treats)

For most of my childhood mom was on a diet, and so most of the time it was Puffed Rice or Puffed Wheat…ugh. Dad loved Grape Nuts so they saved me from the bland puffies! I would make a well of milk, with some sugar, in the middle of the Grape Nuts and let them sit about 15 minutes before eating…soooo good!

As a gluten-free adult my choices are really limited to Chex products (except Wheat), and maybe Cheerios, although there is some question as to how GF the latter really is. Out of all of them, Cinnamon Chex totally rocks, but I only have that as a treat. Mostly I just eat Rice or Corn Chex, loaded with fresh fruit, if I eat cold cereal at all.

For the most part I have scrambled eggs with some combination of onion, peppers, broccoli, and/or asparagus, and cheese. I need the protein to get me started in the morning! I tend to eat cold cereal at night (instead of ice cream or other sweets), and hot cereal (oatmeal with maple syrup and fresh fruit) or grits (with pepperjack, garlic, and hot sauce!) in the morning. In fact, I’ve eaten grits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…and as a snack. Basically, I’m just one big fat tub of hot cheese and pulverized corn. razz

das

P.S. I will never give up my Oxford comma! grin