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":