Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's People!

I love breakfast cereal.  Whenever I get a box, I will usually have one bowl or cereal with milk and then eat the rest straight out of the box over then next day or two.  I am a firm believer in the Chuck Biscuits' theory of cerealogy - "All breakfast cereal, ALL breakfast cereal should have sugar...and lots of it."  If a cereal doesn't have sugar, sugar must be added.  A few spoonfuls of sugar can make even the grossest cereal tasty and then you have the delicious milk syrup afterwards.

However, Chuck and I disagree with his taste preferences because I have never been one for marshmallows in my cereal.  Cereal marshmallows are gross, although admittedly fun to squish against the top of your mouth.  Breakfast cereals have a distinct hierarchy in my house.

  1. Fruity Pebbles
  2. Cookie Crisp
  3. Cocoa Krispies
  4. Cap'n Crunch Berries (but not the all Crunch Berry variety)
  5. Frosted Flakes
  6. Cinnamon Life
  7. Apple Jacks
  8. Cracklin' Oat Bran
  9. Raisin Bran
  10. Everything Else
  11. Kix (worst of the worst)

There has been something that has disturbed me ever since I was a kid about Fruity Pebbles.  I understand they are supposed to be little fruity rocks, and who better to advertise little fruity rocks than the boys from Bedrock - Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble.  Genius, right?  Until you start thinking that Fred's daughter was named Pebbles.  How did the marketing guys not think about this?  I always get this picture in my head (especially after seeing The Wall in the mid-80's).  Whenever I grab a bowl, this thought always goes through my mind "Fruity's people!" ala Soylent Green.

Even if it is people, it is still delicious.



Dixon said...

IMHO, Cocoa Pebbles > Cocoa Krispies. Just sayin'.

Michael said...

I eat too many Fruity Pebbles, when I eat the Cocoas I always think that I wish I was eating Krispies provide a different texture that I find appealing every so often as a change of pace. Krispies are also not quite as strong on the Cocoa, which I also like...not a huge chocolate fan.