Tuesday, May 31, 2011

So what's your favorite cereal?

What are the 5 top-selling cereals in America?

Here's the results of at least one survey:

1-General Mills Cheerios
2-Kellogg's Special K
3-Post Honey Bunches of Oats
4-Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
5-Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats

In an earlier Zogby survey, Kellogg's Raisin Brain was listed as the top choice.

But not for kids!

However, age was a significant factor in cereal preference. Among respondents under the age of 30, Cinnamon Toast Crunch outperformed every other cereal.

When my kids were growing up, I had to walk a fine line when it came to cereal purchases. If I got something really good--like the aforementioned Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, or even Lucky Charms--well, I would be lucky to see those boxes of cereal survive until breakfast the next morning.

On the other hand, if I got something that was really good for them, like Cheerios or Raisin Bran,--or really cheap, like Corn Flakes--the boxes would go untouched for weeks.

So I had to get something that was good for them and tasted OK, but not so delicious that they felt that had to raid the box during distinctly NON-breakfast times of day.
Better to get something like Life or even Honey-Nut Cheerios. Something that tasted good, but not so good that it wouldn't stay around a while.

And OK, I admit it. I've been known to reach for a cereal box when it isn't breakfast time. And when you've eaten all the cereal in your bowl, and there's still a sizable amount of milk left, of COURSE you have to put more cereal in the bowl, right?

As for my favorite cereals, I think I'd have to say Grape-Nuts Flakes and Grape Nuts are at the top of the list, followed closely by various Chex cereals. And in cold weather, I do enjoy oatmeal.

So, what's YOUR favorite cereal? Or do you usually just bypass cereal altogether?

I'd love to know.

And I leave you with a chuckle..from College Humor.com, this from "If Boring Cereals Had Mascots":

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Kay Day said...

Well, I have to go with Captain Crunch. But Lucky Charms is a close second.
I rarely eat cereal, though, and when I do, it's usually something a little more healthy like Chex.

Cindy Swanson said...

Kay, I love Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch (although I pretty much never buy it). I do recall that it can really shred the roof of your mouth! :)

Daylyn and Jonathan said...

I haven't been eating very much cereal lately, but the boys love honey nut cheerios, fruit loops, and cinnamon toast crunch. I really enjoy quaker cereal (all the flavors) and frosted mini wheats.

Cindy Swanson said...

Daylyn, at least Cinnamon Toast crunch is healthier than it used to me...it's multi-grain now, I don't think it was when you guys were growing up!

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