I grew up in a small cotton mill village and cereal wasn't a big breakfast option but back i the day it was Kellogg's Cornflakes. We didn't have bananas very often or any other great fruit to make them more tasty. We also had raisin bran on occasion. When my little sister came along, it was Fruit Loops.
With out a doubt Kelloggs Cornflakes with whole milk. Let them sit for 15 mins until soggy then I used to drink the milk first and then eat my now soggy cornflakes. Very delicious. My little boy likes them too just the way I used to.
Rocky and Bullwinkle were Saturday morning regulars. I saw a documentary on PBS and the writers and voices had so much fun they had trouble getting the episodes done. It was all adult humor. I still love the shows. But you can't seem to find them anywhere.
The cereal was always advertised with the cartoon.
Oh my, I didn't mean to out you, Cybersupe! It's neat that you're here hubbing!!!
I wholeheartedly agree on Chex. Chexmix ROCKS! I could eat buckets of it. Chex with milk -- bleh.
Now LIFE cereal on the other hand.... that's sort of like Chex (square) but has SUGAR so it's sort of healthy/sort of yummy. And it has the most memorable, coolest ad in the history of cereal commercials! Mikey likes it!!!
The only cereal I had in my childhood was plain cornflakes. We just did not have any other brands in my country at that time! I still love them, but I do not eat them. After eating cereals I always feel hungry! My kids here in Canada tried them all! I find them too suragy and not healthy in a long run. Like dry cat food. For me just regular old fashioned cooked grains for breakfast, please, and no sugar in any form!
I "made" my mother buy Maypo because of "Markie" and "I Want My Maypo". It WAS horrible! Of course, that opened the door for her to be able to remind me about wanting stuff I saw on TV and her to not buy it after that. I went back to "Sugar Pops" after that Maypo fiasco.
Yes, I've always liked All BRAN. But my favourite is Weetabix - not too much milk, and tons of sugar. It's actually quite expensive here in Germany, but I have to have it. And ALL BRAN is even more expensive, because it has to be imported.
My Mum used to buy it for herself, and I wasn't allowed to eat it - had something to do with her never-ending diet. Anyway, I always wanted to do what I wasn't allowed to do, so that's probably why I like it. I hate Cornflakes. When they get soggy at the bottom of the bowl, they remind me of sliced off bellies of slugs and snails. YUK!
My mum used to buy it too for her diets and stuff and she would even eat it for her supper too which was a bit mad and then she would say would you like some for supper and I would noooooooooooooooooooo!
Hey, if a Facebook campaign can get Betty White onto Saturday Night Live I bet it could get Lucky Charms back into the UK! I had no idea you guys were so deprived.
Ready Brek -- makes you glow? Um, that sounds like it could/should be something naughty (rise and shine activities for adults).
Wayne -- Sounds like your Sugar Puffs are the same as US Sugar Smacks (name later changed to Honey Smacks). Same issue with the pee -- there's a whole page of Google entries about it! I don't think I remember that!!!
All you hubbers who like healthy grains and stuff. Yeah, I do too -- NOW. But c'mon. You telling me that at eight years old, given the choice between "sweetened" ANYTHING and "bran" or "oat" something you wouldn't go for the sugar rush???!!! I'm impressed!
I always suspected that "All Bran" is a residual product of some non-food industry, like nuclear bomb factory or smth., - they just have to get rid of their sub-product. They package, put nice label and sell it as a food product to ususpected people, who try to feed their innocent children with it.
I didn't like most cereals, couldn't stand them after they'd soaked up all the milk and were no longer crunchy. Except, I seem to remember liking Cap'n Crunch (peanut butter). As a teen, I remember liking Grape Nuts and Golden Grahams - because they didn't get soggy from the milk.
I have always loved Grape Nuts. Not sugary sweet out of the box but, you sure could load on the sugar and add lots of milk...each bite was a mouthful of chewey goodness. Grape Nuts have always been so satisfying because they didn't "melt in your mouth..." you had to chew for a while...and all the while, that yummy goodness filled your mouth and saturated all your taste buds. I have to be careful because I could (then and now) eat the whole box! YUMMY!!!
Ohhh...let's see... Shreddies (still have them today..not the same box mind you ) Cap'n Crunch Sugar Crisp (remember Sugar Bear?: "Can't get enough of that Sugar Crisp") Sugar Frosted Flakes (...Tony the Tiger: "They're Grrrreat!") Sugar Pops ("Are tops") Trix ("Silly rabbit...Trix are for kids") Corn Flakes Rice Krispies (I can still remember the jingle) Special K (sometimes) Shredded Wheat Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex (usually just the corn)
These days it's either Corn Flakes, Shreddies, or my current favourite, Nature's Path - Flax Plus granola (with pumpkin seed)...I think I'll have some right now, excuse me....
Fruit Loops and Trix. I still buy a box now and then. I also like Honey Nut Cheerios, and Coco Pebbles. For some reason those all seem very gay to me. Especially the fruit loops and Trix! That really makes me giggle!
Unfortunately my dad used to make us eat unbranded shredded wheat and Quaker oats. Yuk!!