Saturday, February 9, 2013

alisonism #15: my favorite cereal

I eat a lot of cereal.  I just grew up that way.  I love it! and it helped that my mom bought good kinds.  We weren't allowed to eat it all the time, though.  Milk was too expensive for all of us to eat cereal whenever we wanted.  When my parents would on temple trips or dates, it was so exciting when we got permission to have cereal for dinner.  We asked for it as a snack after school (and always got turned down) so often that my mom made a rule that we could have cereal for a snack on Fridays.  IT WAS AWESOME.  I still remember how excited I was when she made that rule.

This is my room at my parents' house.  If you look at the background in my closet, you can see how much cereal I had in there.  It was mostly full, but probably 10 or so boxes are gone. Also, there's a pantry shelf and two other closets with that much.
Anyway.  I have three top favorites.  There are others I like a lot, of course, but I don't think these three will ever be topped.

Oh, Oreo O's.  The day you were discontinued was the day the music died.
It was momentarily resurrected when we found a box of you in my mom's stash, it's true,
but it died again when the box was all eaten.
Note: For those of you interested in getting me an awesome gift, Oreo O's are still sold (!!!!) in South Korea for an outrageous price.

I looooove Cocoa Pebbles.  If these were ever discontinued, I would die.
They are, by far, the most delicious chocolate cereal (Oreo chocolate doesn't count as chocolate) and produce, by far, the most delicious chocolate milk.  Well, Cocoa Puffs milk is pretty good, too.  But I love Cocoa Pebbles.

Absolutely DELICIOUS.  I looooove blueberry morning!  I get excited just thinking about it!  The old version.  The new version, with its new "healthy" "rice flakes" or whatever the heck they are, is not as delicious as the old version.  It's still good, and they still have the dried blueberries just right.  But the old version is a cereal to get excited about.

Well, there you have it!  Coming in at #1, we have Oreo O's; at #2, Cocoa Pebbles; and at #3, Blueberry Morning.  When I was younger I might have said Cinnamon Toast Crunch and perhaps Rice Krispie Treats Cereal, but Cinnamon Toast Crunch is now just as good as many other cereals and I haven't seen Rice Krispie Treats Cereal in years.  Who knows, that one might still be a contender.


"'Can anything harm us, mother, after the night-lights are lit?'  'Nothing, precious,' she said; 'they are the eyes a mother leaves behind to guard her children.'" - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


Allison said...

I love the old Blueberry Morning cereal. It was my favorite. And I agree... the newer version isn't as good.

Mom said...

I remember the day that we found out about Oreo O's. It was a sad day indeed.
I also remember when I agreed to let you eat cereal on Fridays after school! Man, I was a cool mom!

Hey, I thought Cracklin' Oat Bran would have made your top 3 list! I have some of those upstairs right now!

Holland Hettinger said...

This post is so fun!

Katrina and Jesse said...

I just opened a box of Rice Krispie Treat cereal. It was yummy.

Alison said...

Lucky! Also, Mom, Cracklin' Oat Bran and Blueberry Morning were the two I chose between for spot #3. :)

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