Monday, February 1, 2010

Cockoo For Cocoa Puffs


You know that saying that you have to choose your battles? Well, I finally waved the white flag when it came to the Great Battle of the Cereal. Big Daddy wanted to buy the sugary kind, I wanted to give the kids something more nutritious. I actually threw out the Lucky Charms a couple of times because my kids would only eat the marshallows (that's what they call them). But the Corn Pops, Sugar Smacks, and Honeycombs kept coming in, and naturally they liked them better than the Dirt & Bran Twigs and Pecan Pine Cones I kept buying, so I gave in.


Personally, though, I prefer less sugary cereals. For one, those sugar cereals aren't very filling. But also, breakfast candy just isn't the same now as its 1980's counterparts. Sugar cereals used to be delicious treats on the rare occasions that we got them. But now Cookie Crisp and Peanut Butter Captain Crunch are made of a strange space materials that resemble cereal......until it gets wet. Then it blows up in to this nasty, frothy goo. EEEWWW. No thanks. But for some reason my kids still love it. I guess cause they don't know any better.


Well, this week I found a new sugary atrocity in my cabinet, care of Big Daddy: Cocoa Puffs. I couldn't remember actually ever buying these, even as a kid. But somewhere in the furthest recesses of my mind, a dark chocolaty flavor waved around like a cocoa mirage. I wondered if I actually had eaten this cereal and if it might actually be tasty, as my memory seemed to suggest.


IT WAS! Sweet heaven of chocolate breakfast, it was. My first bite almost made me drop my spoon, it was so good. It tasted like super fudgey brownie bites! FOR BREAKFAST! I quickly scarfed up a whole bowl. Then another. Then another. I guess those sugary cereals CAN be filling. All you have to do is eat three bowls.
Hmmmm.....maybe losing a battle once in a while isn't such a bad thing after all.

13 comments:

Nicki said...

I personally don't eat cereal but the one that the kids (and Ben) beg me to buy is Reeses Puffs - it's like Cocoa Puffs but it has puffs of peanut butter too - they will easily go through a box a day :)

Just SO said...

We have sugary cereals here but usually they are honey nut cheerios or frosted flakes so I can pretend that they are kind of healthy. I've never had cocoa puffs!

Kristina P. said...

We never had good cereal growing up, so I was so excited when I got to be an adult and can buy sugary cereal until my heart is content.

veronica said...

I will wear my Cocoa Puffs t-shirt today. Just for you. You're welcome.

Tiffany said...

Welcome to the dark side. Now, go make some rice krispie treats with those cocoa puffs instead. You'll be in heaven. Even moreso, if you add golden grahams to the mix. Tastes like s'mores.

The Boob Nazi said...

I love honey nut chex. I bet that counts as sugar. But I also like corn chex! I'm divided.

Plain Jame said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm cocoa puffs. I love cereal, oh so very much. We consume it in this household, and I dont even care about admitting that it's sugary. I think I was so deprived as a kid that as I got to be an adult everything extremely forbidden was suddenly consumed in copious amounts. Eating disorder ensued.

I know, I know... I have issues.

alex dumas said...

I do love Cocoa Puffs. And drinking the milk afterwards, which has turned into chocolate milk, is a lovely experience.

L. said...

Hahaahahahahahahahahahahahhahhahaha!

Sara said...

cocoa puffs are my favorite right now too. Being band from sugar cereal should be a crime in America :)at least that's what i told willie.

kado! said...

ok...for my comment basically copy Kristina P. word for word and that would be my comment....Seriously!

MiaKatia said...

Haven't ever tried them, maybe that is a good thing!

tiburon said...

Mmmmm Cocoa Puffs.

You need to give Fruity Pebbles a try.