Top 10 List: Breakfast Cereals

The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer since cereal is good for lunch, dinner, and a snack as well.  Generally though we eat it for breakfast.  In any event, here’s my top 10 cereals:

  1. Frosted Mini Wheats
  2. Honey Bunches of Oats
  3. Cinnamon Toast Crunch
  4. Cap’n Crunch
  5. Frosted Flakes
  6. Honey Nut Cheerios
  7. Peanut Butter Crunch
  8. Pops
  9. Honey Smacks
  10. Cocoa Krispies



21 thoughts on “Top 10 List: Breakfast Cereals

  1. With all those sugary cereals on your favorites list, do you hyperactively bounce off the walls much?

  2. You need an appointment with my dietitian wife! The only cereal on there with the kind of nutrition you need with breakfast is #1 :)

    Though, I have recently been less excited about Frosted Mini-Wheats. I think they’re putting on less frosting.

  3. I don’t really eat cereal much (I don’t like milk so I eat cereal dry) but any list I made would have to include Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, and Pops, and then one of those cereals with the nut clusters (maybe like Honey Bunches of Oats).

    Bryan L

  4. Bitsy: I like all that stuff too, except grits, eww… But they don’t fit too well on a top 10 cereal list. ;-)

    Edward: Fortunately no. I don’t eat cereal as much as I’d like to, and when I do I’ve been sticking pretty much with #s 1 & 2 over the past year or so.

    Patrick: Your wife could do a case study on me since I probably eat more unhealthily than anyone she’s ever met! And I’ll let you in on a little secret (I add an extra spoonful of sugar to my bowl of mini wheats).

    Bryan: That’s how I was when I was a kid. I ate all my cereal dry which made me not want to eat it at all. I can’t stand fruity cereals though. Probably because I don’t like fruit. Or maybe because they taste gross with milk.

    TC: Add a spoonful of sugar to them and I’d be glad to eat ’em! ;-)

  5. Ah, hitting the “When you can’t think of anything else to blog about” list again, eh?

    My diabetes is prolly genetic, but I can’t say I didn’t eat sweet cereals with extra doses of sugar as a kid.

    But I grew out of that, unlike some bloggers, apparently…. :-P

  6. Chuck: Actually no. I was hitting the “I’m hungry for some cereal so I might as well blog about it” list this time. And I only add sugar when necessary. ;-)

  7. I remember the good old days when “Pops” were “Sugar Pops,” “Honey Smacks” were “Sugar Smacks,” and “Frosted Flakes” were “Sugar Frosted Flakes.”

    My favorite burger chain is Culver’s which originated in Wisconsin and is mainly found in the Midwest. Their specialty is the “Butter Burger.” Ya gotta love a place that wears its heart (attack) on its sleeve.

  8. Oatmeal Squares! Preferably with frozen blueberries.

    I love a good granola, too.

    When I want the sugar, gotta be Cocoa Puffs.

    My other favorite breakfasts are real oatmeal, pancakes or waffles, including crepes and Belgian waffles, and sometimes a nice homemade sourdough english muffin with raspberry curd.

  9. John: I seldom eat breakfast early in the morning. I generally don’t eat before lunchtime but as I said in the post, cereal is good at any time of the day. Alas, I can’t stomach raisins. :-(

    Vinny: I remember Sugar Smacks but the rest I’ve only known by the names I’ve called them. Sugar Frosted Flakes sounds so redundant. But then again, if you’ve never had them you might not know what they’re frosted with. And I’ve never eaten at a Culver’s but it sounds fantastic! Just the kind of stuff I love!

    Marcy: Eww… oatmeal! I can eat a granola bar if I’m really hungry but I generally avoid the stuff. Perhaps if I made my own fresh then I’d like it better because when I’ve seen it made it seems like there’s a lot of stuff in there that I like. I’m a big fan of pancakes myself, french toast too. I rarely eat either though.

  10. Oatmeal is easy to make yucky. I use the regular oats — no instant or quick kind — and I cook it with skim milk instead of water. The proportion has to be just right — too dry is gritty, too gloppy is just gross. A pat of butter does wonders, and a splash of real maple syrup is required. Honey is gross in oatmeal, IMHO. Brown sugar is okay.

    Granola, too — most of the boxed kind I don’t like. My favorite was C. W. Post, but it’s not made anymore. I made some once, but it wasn’t as good as C. W. Post. I found some nice ones at a farm store where we used to live, though.

    I forgot about french toast! Mmm. Especially when made with homemade bread.

    As for raisins, I’m with you there — yuck. I liked them when I was little — I’d line them up and pretend they were ants, I think. Yeah. I am still weird, but about other things now.

  11. Good list, Nick. Lots of good sugary goodness! Frosted Mini-wheats are definitely atop my list, as are Froot Loops, Cocoa Crispies, Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Golden Grahams!

  12. Marcy: French toast with homemade French bread is a gift from God! And to hear my mother tell it I used to like raisins when I was a kid too. I can’t seem to remember that.

    Derek: You know, I don’t think I ever tried those. I might give them a shot.

    Jason: I always had a hard time considering Cookie Crisp cereal. It’s just little cookies! Delicious, but not cereal.

  13. Jason: Exactly! I’ll have to see if I can’t get my hands on some Honey Combs. It would be best if I could find them in the inidividual serving boxes in one of those mixed packs that way I’m not invested in a big box in case I don’t like them.

  14. I grind my own grain and make my own cereal…obviously, anyone overeating sugar at my house gets.a well deserved…ummmmm!

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