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  • Jeff Lebowski
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    When I was a kid, this was our cereal rotation:

    shredded wheat
    corn flakes
    puffed wheat
    puffed rice
    cheerios

    They are all terrible, but I learned to tolerate them. My mother was morally opposed to sugar cereal (too expensive!). I would eat it when sleeping over at a friends or cousins home and ponder how picked on I was.

    Funny thing is, my kids never were that much into sugar cereal, other than maybe the occasional lucky charms or golden grahams. They typically went with some kind of flavored instant oatmeal, or granola, or something.

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  • Pelado
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    Originally posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    i've been eating the malt o meal golden grahams lately. will have to give those ddl ctc's a try for sure.
    That's probably in the next tier down of frequency of acquisition at our house. Good stuff.

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  • smokymountainrain
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    i've been eating the malt o meal golden grahams lately. will have to give those ddl ctc's a try for sure.

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  • Pelado
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    Originally posted by Commando View Post
    Confession: I LOVE Grape Nuts.
    It's good stuff. Of course, I also liked [non-frosted] Shredded Wheat. It's just one ingredient.

    I haven't purchased either one for many, many moons, but I don't really eat a lot of cereal anymore.

    The cereals I buy most often tend to be among the least expensive:

    Frosted Flakes
    Frosted Mini-Wheats
    Life (at Costco)



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  • Donuthole
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    Originally posted by Commando View Post
    I know it is fairly brand new, but I will take Peanut Butter Chex as the Best Cereal right now. Only because Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal was discontinued about 30 years ago. For now--- can't even touch Peanut Butter Chex.
    I have looked for PB Chex at all of our regular grocers (Smiths, Albertsons, Vons) and none of them carry it. I may have to make a trip to Wal-Mart just to give this a try.

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  • Commando
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    Confession: I LOVE Grape Nuts.

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  • Northwestcoug
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    Shredded wheat would be a zero for me. My mom used to buy it for us. It was meant to be a treat from the daily oatmeal

    Grape nuts came next, which was always the fullest box of cereal in the cupboard. That’s probably a 2 for me. Enough sugar and finding the mushy sweet spot so it doesn’t chip a tooth made it barely palatable.

    Frosted mini wheats (all flavors, really) are a 7 for me. Will gladly eat them, but I can definitely get tired of them after a few boxes.

    The afore-mentioned CTT and Reese’s Pieces are at the pinnacle of my cold cereal ratings. I can always eat them.

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  • Commando
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    I know it is fairly brand new, but I will take Peanut Butter Chex as the Best Cereal right now. Only because Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cereal was discontinued about 30 years ago. For now--- can't even touch Peanut Butter Chex.

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  • Commando
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    Originally posted by Donuthole View Post

    Not sure I’ve had a 10 yet. I’ll put Honey Ohs (fka Oh’s or Honey Graham Oh’s) at a 9.5. Great texture. Great flavor. Great in milk. Great by the handful. Takes a long time to get soggy, but isn’t so hard it hurts your teeth.


    On the bottom end of the spectrum, I’ll put plain Shredded Wheat at 0.5. Awful flavor. Awful texture. Gets soggy fast. Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I’m sure it’s possible to make a worse cereal, but it would take some effort.

    So there’s your range.

    Puffed wheat takes the bottom for me.

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  • Donuthole
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    Originally posted by BigFatMeanie View Post

    Thanks, that helps a lot. I agree that plain jane Shredded Wheat, no frosting and in the humongous dry squares, is scraping the bottom of the barrel. I will occasionally go for some Frosted Mini-Wheats when I need a snack that's not too sweet, but plain jane Shredded Wheat is definitely in the no buy zone.
    Frosted mini wheats are delicious. I remember when they weren’t so mini at all—each mini wheat was about 1” wide by 2.5-3” long, roughly the size of a mini candy bar. They were only mini in comparison with the bricks of regular SW. You pretty much had to cut them in half with your spoon as you ate.

    Today’s standard FMW are a much better size. Still, the best are if you can find the FMW “Little Bites” which give you a much better frosting-to-wheat ratio.

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  • BigFatMeanie
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    Originally posted by Donuthole View Post

    Not sure I’ve had a 10 yet. I’ll put Honey Ohs (fka Oh’s or Honey Graham Oh’s) at a 9.5. Great texture. Great flavor. Great in milk. Great by the handful. Takes a long time to get soggy, but isn’t so hard it hurts your teeth.


    On the bottom end of the spectrum, I’ll put plain Shredded Wheat at 0.5. Awful flavor. Awful texture. Gets soggy fast. Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I’m sure it’s possible to make a worse cereal, but it would take some effort.

    So there’s your range.

    Thanks, that helps a lot. I agree that plain jane Shredded Wheat, no frosting and in the humongous dry squares, is scraping the bottom of the barrel. I will occasionally go for some Frosted Mini-Wheats when I need a snack that's not too sweet, but plain jane Shredded Wheat is definitely in the no buy zone.

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  • Scott R Nelson
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abuQk-6M5R4

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  • Donuthole
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    Originally posted by Clark Addison View Post

    How about if you microwave it? That's what my FIL (and I presume other old-timers) does.


    That’s not making a worse cereal, technically speaking. But that is definitely making a bad cereal worse.

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  • Clark Addison
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    Originally posted by Donuthole View Post

    On the bottom end of the spectrum, I’ll put plain Shredded Wheat at 0.5. Awful flavor. Awful texture. Gets soggy fast. Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I’m sure it’s possible to make a worse cereal, but it would take some effort.

    So there’s your range.

    How about if you microwave it? That's what my FIL (and I presume other old-timers) does.

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  • Donuthole
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    Originally posted by BigFatMeanie View Post

    What's a 10 on the donuthole scale? (I'm too lazy to re-read the whole thread to see if you've stated this before)
    Not sure I’ve had a 10 yet. I’ll put Honey Ohs (fka Oh’s or Honey Graham Oh’s) at a 9.5. Great texture. Great flavor. Great in milk. Great by the handful. Takes a long time to get soggy, but isn’t so hard it hurts your teeth.


    On the bottom end of the spectrum, I’ll put plain Shredded Wheat at 0.5. Awful flavor. Awful texture. Gets soggy fast. Absolutely no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I’m sure it’s possible to make a worse cereal, but it would take some effort.

    So there’s your range.

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