Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Favorite Cereal

I know this is super silly, but my favorite cereal (besides my old faithful Familia) was taken off the market in 1996 - it was Kellogg's Honey Nut Corn Flakes. Growing up in Michigan where Kellogg's is based we always seemed to have it at home. After I moved out to California in 1996 I started looking for it to no avail, I thought maybe I couldn't get it on the west coast. After more research I found that it had been discontinued. What a crock! This stuff is so good, crunchy, the right amount of sweet and a bit nutty. How sad to see it disappear.

Well, the story continues...when I was in Malta in 2006 while buying my groceries I noticed something on the shelf called Kellogg's Crunchy Nut. Could this be it? I had to buy it and try it and guess what? It was IT! The cereal I remembered as a child, ohh, so good I ate two bowls the first go round. I ate it for dinner. I ate it almost every day I was there. I think I went through two boxes by myself. Then, I saw it again in Greece in May and remembered I could get it over in Europe - why is that? Do Americans not crave what Europe considers "ludicrously tasty"? Why don't they sell this in the states any more? Anyway, just this morning while in the "think tank" (aka the shower) I was thinking about grocery shopping in Malta and I remembered my favorite breakfast cereal! I called my Mom to tell her about it, she remembered it too when we were kids and how good it was. Needless to say, I can't wait to go to the Tower Grocery Store when we arrive in Malta and enjoy some "ludicrously tasty" cereal of my youth. It may be made in the UK now but as long as it still exists, that is OK with me.

1 comment:

pomegranate seed said...

it's like same but different - in new zealand, rice krispies are called 'rice bubbles' (no idea why they wanted to change the name just here and australia?) and raisin bran is called 'sultana bran'... but we have very limited types of cereals here... so few varieties! the scariest part is that they don't have to disclose what is in the food entirely and can use codes like 'food preservative 202', on the labels so you never know unless you buy a secret decoder book, what is in your food! creepy!


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