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Topics that are controversial: Cereal dust

Updated on October 3, 2011
An example of either Lucky Charms or Marshmallow Matey's cereal mixed with cereal dust. This looks like a decent ratio.
An example of either Lucky Charms or Marshmallow Matey's cereal mixed with cereal dust. This looks like a decent ratio.

With an election year on the horizon we are beginning to get into pretty heated debates about some pretty controversial topics, such as abortion, gay marriage, immigration, and cereal dust.

It is the latter of which I would like to address as it seems to be a lesser known topic despite strong stances for and against throughout not only the United States, but the world.

For those unfamiliar with the term cereal dust, let me offer Urban Dictionary's definition:

"A fine dust rendered from pulverized cereal at the bottom of the box. The dust is usually the kif of the cereal box with all of its sugary goodness. Usually one is blessed with this treat when the other members of the household have damn near eaten all the cereal." - H.R. Manager

Most likely you have already formed an opinion if you had not already brought one to the breakfast table, but if you have yet to come up with a stance on whether or not cereal dust is tasty, let us explore cereal dust further through my opinionated stance.

I am for cereal dust, any and all kinds

1st - I am a staunch conservative when it comes to cereal. Waste not, want not. By eating the remaining cereal in the form of cereal dust we can reduce something, I just can't figure it out yet.

2nd - But my desire to not waste food is not the only reason behind my support of cereal dust, I also thoroughly enjoy the taste. I honestly don't mind when others in the household eat most of the cereal, as long as they don't throw away the cereal dust. Now, I am not a purist when it comes to eating cereal dust. I cannot eat the sugary goodness alone. It must also have the full cereal pieces as well. My favorite ratio is 75% actual cereal, 25% cereal dust. However, I will and do eat 25% actual cereal, 75% cereal dust.

3rd - In addition to not wasting and it tastes good, let me offer a third: Ashton Kutcher. I know what you are thinking, what does he have to do with cereal dust. Well, it just so happens that Ashton worked at General Mills as a cereal dust sweeper. It seems to me that cereal dust is also creating and providing jobs! Plus it creates actors. I know there may be some controversy in regards to the authenticity of the cereal dust created at General Mills from the dust found at the bottom of bags, but come on, cereal dust is cereal dust.

Presidential candidates cereal likes

I did some research on the presidential candidates and their positions on cereal dust and came up empty handed. It seems to me that they are doing a good job at dodging this topic so early on in the game. However, I followed up by searching for their favorite cereals. Only two candidates had offered an answer thus far.

I think we can determine that these will be the two candidates to see go head to head as they are the only ones who have even remotely offered a stance on cereal dust by providing their favorite cereals for public knowledge. Perhaps as time goes on other candidates will begin revealing their favorite cereals for public perusal. I hope so, it would sure shake up things in Washington.

I only hope that as the election draws nearer that you find a positive stance on cereal dust as it provides jobs and saves American's money in this troubling economy, all while tantalizing our tastebuds.


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      3 years ago

      We've arerivd at the end of the line and I have what I need!

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      3 years ago

      That's really thikning of the highest order

    • scottcgruber profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      Interesting hub about one of the most important topics of our modern era. Voted up and funny.

      It's interesting that Mitt Romney's favorite is Count Chocula, as there are some striking similarities between the two. They have the same hairstyle, at least.

      Could it be that you've discovered Mitt's secret identity?

    • DIMIR profile image


      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      See, now I've been searching all over the internet for some true, gritty and edible truth about these elections, and all I've gotten was old,dusty campaign hype. Thank you for finally emptying the box and showing me the delicious, powdery contents.

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      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Sure, eating the last of the cereal and dust reduces both the dust and the cereal; and the milk you poured gave you some exercise, as did your chewing. Have you tried instructing anyone on how to chew cereal dust? :-)

      You have a great attitude - and humor! Glad to meet you.

    • Jared Zane Kessie profile imageAUTHOR

      Jared Zane Kessie 

      7 years ago from Richland, Washington

      emichael, it was my pleasure to spread the joy and good news that is cereal dust. I am quite surprised that more do not openly speak about their love of cereal dust. Perhaps it is here on this very hub where we can unite and begin to make a difference.

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      7 years ago from New Orleans

      This is one of those things I always thought that I was alone in. My soul feels a little freer knowing that there are others out there like me. I love that tasty, dusty goodness.

      Thanks for having the courage to speak out on a seldom broached issue. It is inspiring.

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      Deb Welch 

      7 years ago

      I do not care to eat cereal dust - I usually put it with stale bread bits or wild bird seed in a bag and feed the birds - they love it. When I eat cereal I usually put two or three kinds and blend them. At the Mall of America in Minnesota - they have a fantastic - Cereal Place - You have several choices and all kinds of fruit, nuts,and other sweets as you wish. Never forgot it.

    • Jared Zane Kessie profile imageAUTHOR

      Jared Zane Kessie 

      7 years ago from Richland, Washington

      Perhaps cereal in the form of dust can aggravate allergies, yet when ingested is delicious and semi-nutritious. Therefore by reducing the amount of cereal dust that becomes air born we are reducing allergic reactions.

    • Rochelle Frank profile image

      Rochelle Frank 

      7 years ago from California Gold Country

      If you step down firmly on the box of cereal before opening the package, the amount of dust is greatly increased.

      "By eating the remaining cereal in the form of cereal dust we can reduce something, I just can't figure it out yet."-- I think it reduces dusting.


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