Those Were The Days

Breakfast for me has never been about toasting, spreading or frying anything. I’ve never been a big coffee drinker or a fan of bacon and eggs. My name is Janet, and I’m addicted to crunchy, puffy and colourful breakfast cereal.

Consuming these sugary treats formed a core ritual for the average kid growing up in America during the ’80s and ’90s. Whether I was watching Muppet Babies or DuckTales while savoring my favorite milk drenched goodies, the combo of cartoons and cereal never failed to brighten my day and make the ensuing trip to school somewhat bearable. Without the cute mascots, crunchy treats and early morning sugar buzz, I daresay my development as a human being may have been stunted.

The trend towards healthy eating has seen many cereals boasting of "puffs" and "treats" replaced with those gravely presenting their quotients of "whole grains" and "fiber", while whole milk apparently no longer "does a body good". Soy milk, almond milk, skim milk, and even water have replaced the white gold that once comprised the soul of each saccharine bowl.

Look... I'm not saying we should be unhealthy in the face of the widespread nutritional facts and information we have at our disposal these days. However, the classic breakfast cereal experience is endangered, and I think that deserves some acknowledgment. I, for one, intend to pay homage directly...if not everyday, then at least with the Saturday morning cartoons.

In a nostalgic effort to revisit the glory days of breakfast cereal, here are just a few of my top breakfast cereal brands from yesteryear ~ I still eat the top two with more regularity than I'm sure is acceptable for a 37 year old but meh...they make me happy so I say...why not?

What are your favourites?


  1. I love lucky charms and cocoa puffs- waaaay more than the average adult! In fact, I just finished my dinner- I'm pretty sure I'll need a bowl of cereal for dessert!

  2. Lucky charms and cookie crisp :)

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who refuses to give up my kid's cereal!! I had a bowl of cocoa pebbles this morning and it was delicious!!! My 12 yo niece was very impressed wih our cereal stash on her last visit:)

  4. All of a sudden I feel a craving for Cocoa Krispies.

  5. I love Golden Grahms too! And Cocoa Crispies.

    But I also love some of the healthier stuff too like Grape Nuts.


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