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The Best Cereal

Let's Dish: What Was Your Favorite Kid Cereal?

While I appreciate the freedoms of adulthood, sometimes I have a hankering for a morning watching weekend cartoons while munching on a bowl of the sweetest cereal that would pass parental approval. Now, I’d wager that the true parental divide is as such: those who would and those who would not allow sugary cereal in their house. While my mom was staunch in her disapproval of Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, French Toast Crunch (RIP), etc., my dad was a bit more permissive on that front.

Throughout my childhood, most mornings spent at my dad’s house started off with filling my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bowl to the brim (at least once) with some saccharine-sweet goodness. Like any cereal addict, I had certain rituals for eating my favorite, Lucky Charms:

  1. Eat all the cereal pieces.
  2. Group the marshmallows together by shape.
  3. Eat each group one by one, in jingle order (“hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and red balloons”).
  4. Repeat ad nauseum (literally).

What were your morning gustatory rituals as a child? Were you allowed to eat sugary cereal, and if so, which types are you most nostalgic for?

Source: Flickr User stev.ie

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Anna-Monette-Roberts Anna-Monette-Roberts 3 years
I actually loved Cheerios and multi bran chex. And only the lucky charm marshmallows (I always picked them out of the corn cereal)
Emily-Bibb Emily-Bibb 3 years
Cinnamon Toast Crunch! All day, everyday!
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 3 years
I loved honeycomb and lucky charms when I was little. They were only in the house a few times a year, thankfully for my teeth!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 3 years
I liked many cereals; however, the two that still tug at my heart are Froot (not Fruit, lol) Loops and Frosted Flakes!
nikkisoda nikkisoda 3 years
I was a weirdo kid. Cracklin Oat Bran and Grape Nuts were my favorites.
Susannah-Chen Susannah-Chen 3 years
Froot Loops! I got to have them about twice a year.
honeybee17 honeybee17 3 years
I thought I was the only one who ate Lucky Charms this way.  Glad I'm not alone in that.  However, may favorite cereal as a kid was Cookie Crisp.  I guess I was a chocolate addict at an early age.
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