My Cereal Problem

My Cereal ProblemWhen I go grocery shopping, I can't resist buying a box of our preferred cereal when it's on sale. Even if we have a couple of unopened boxes of Cheerios, if No Frills has it in their flyer, I'll pick up another box.

This is the top of our refrigerator right now. The cereal comes in faster than we can eat it.


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Too bad you don't have kids.

August 17, 2014 @ 1:06 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere, but I'm afraid it's gone right over my head.

August 17, 2014 @ 1:13 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

A few years ago, I gave the kids a 3 grams of sugar rule when it comes to cereal. Essentially, they could have any cereal they wanted so long as the label said there was 3 grams of sugar or less per cup. All cereals I buy fall into that category.

Both James and Michelle prefer Cheerios and Rice Krispies. That's their cereal.

I love Special K, so that's for me.

Both Monica and I enjoy the Blue Menu Bran Flakes, so that's for us.

I'm sure baby Jarvis will be tapping into the Cheerios before the year is over.

August 17, 2014 @ 1:17 PM



Kids are hoovers and should have taken care of your serial cereal shopping problems.

August 17, 2014 @ 5:54 PM


My favourite cereal now is called Edge with Protein cereal. It has flakes of stuff mixed with almond clusters. It's awesome.

August 17, 2014 @ 6:08 PM


Fibre 1 or spoon sized shredded wheat with bran is the way to go. 0 g. of sugar per serving. I currently have 4 full boxes of Fibre 1 on my shelf as it was on sale at Metro last week!

Edge with protein is full of sugar (11 g. per serving). But my kids love it.

August 17, 2014 @ 7:04 PM


Cold pizza & flat beer, the breakfast of champions.

August 17, 2014 @ 7:39 PM


Takes off glasses.... you're a serial... offender....

August 17, 2014 @ 8:59 PM

Blind Dave

Blue Menu Omega-3 almond vanilla granola or PC Raisin Bran (the PC flakes are better than Kelloggs).

When no one is looking, then it's my granddaughter's Quaker cookies and cream instant oatmeal. Hey, I buy the groceries, so I'm allowed!

August 17, 2014 @ 9:11 PM

Rick C in Oakville

You need something nice and sugary in their like Mini Wheats or Lucky Charms!

August 18, 2014 @ 7:41 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Yeah I'm all about sugary serial too. Guess it's probably a good thing I don't buy it very often then. But when I do it's usually fruit loops, Lucky Charms, Mini Wheats, Sugar Crisp or Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I also don't mind Cherios or Frosted Flakes. used to love Honeycombs till they went and changed the formula and ingredients about 10 years ago or whenever they changed it.

August 18, 2014 @ 8:39 AM


"Special K"? What's the point?

August 18, 2014 @ 8:55 AM

Ben Vidal

@Toronto Mike: If you took the time to price match, especially at No Frills you wouldn't have to buy cereal only when it's on deal there. Thus you could eliminate a slight case of cereal hoarding.

I have weetabix every morning. There is essentially no sugar in there and it's the easiest cereal to eat while I'm running around getting read for work. It also only has 2g of sugar

Might be time to close the lids on two of those boxes of cereal in the picture, you wouldn't want them getting stale.

August 18, 2014 @ 9:35 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Ben Vidal

All open bags are clipped shut with my handy Ikea fasteners.

August 18, 2014 @ 9:37 AM

James Edgar

I hate to say it but my favourite is shreddies. 9g of sugar :(

The good part is I only eat cereal once a week at most. Usually i make a yogurt and fruit smoothie .

On a side note when I went to have some cereal today because there was no fruit for a smoothie i discovered there was no milk . After i poured the cereal in the bowl . that's annoying. Especially as I'm the one who should have got the milk

August 18, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

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@James Edgar

I loved Shreddies as a kid. I gave it and Raisin Bran up when I started reading the labels.

But, the President's Choice Blue Menu Bran Flakes taste like Shreddies to me, but with much better contents. It never goes on sale, and not every No Frills carry it, but my wife and I both love it.

August 18, 2014 @ 10:16 AM


Does Edge with Protein really have that much sugar. I love that stuff. I don't pour milk on it though. I hate soggy cereal.

August 18, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Aurora Bob

why do you keep them on top of the fridge - have you no cupboards?

August 18, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

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@Aurora Bob

There's insufficient cupboard space for the cereal boxes, so they live on the fridge.

August 18, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

Ben vidal

The big question is what type of milk you use. Skim , 1% or 2%

August 18, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Ben Vidal

you could shave off .2 grams of sugar if you go with skim.

August 18, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

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@Ben Vidal

And even more if I go with water.

I honestly can't tell a difference between 2% and 1%, so we buy 1%. But, I can tell the difference between 1% and skim, and no sir, I don't like it.

August 18, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

this guest

Organic oatmeal, organic milk, organic honey every fricking Jack is a Dull Boy
but Jack feels like he is eating nature's

August 18, 2014 @ 12:53 PM


My sugar limit on cereal is 6g and the new Cheerios Multigrain with Ancient Grains just makes it. I use unsweetened Almond Milk and it is fantastic!

August 18, 2014 @ 2:30 PM


I rarely eat cereal any more, but this post brought up some childhood memories:

We weren't allowed to have Count Chocula, or Lucky Charms or any of that stuff with marshmallows, etc. in it. To get around that, we'd sprinkle white sugar all over whatever cereal we had. By the time we'd get to to bottom of the bowl, all that was left was super sweet milk, and probably two spoonfuls of sodden sugar that we'd happily eat. Absolutely gross when I think of it now. I'm sure we would have been better off eating Count Chocula.

Our cereal boxes were always bowed and bent out of shape since whoever opened the box first would jam their little arms up to the elbow in it retrieving whatever crappy prize was included.

Skim milk back in the day was indeed watery and gross and had a bluish tinge to it. Also, my mum went through a phase where she would buy tons of it and freeze it. Often after thawing, the milk would weirdly separate so little white dots would be stuck to your glass after drinking it. I hated having friends over during that phase. Skim milk is much, much better now.

August 18, 2014 @ 3:23 PM

Jason from Sudbury

Yeah we usually buy 1 or 2%. Skim milk is just nasty!

August 18, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

this guest

my morning oatmeal
carries me to 10:30 easily
even though it's boring

haven't thought to count sugar grams
in the honey

August 18, 2014 @ 4:52 PM

Mike from Lowville

Those clips are ok but, ants can STILL get by those. I put ALL of my dry goods in plastic/Tupperware. Keeps things fresh and beasties out.

August 18, 2014 @ 6:01 PM

Mike from Lowville

Nobody in my house reads the box anymore.

August 18, 2014 @ 6:03 PM


Blue Menu 30% Fruit & Nut. with a handful of frozen blueberries, sprinkle of ground cinnamon & ground flax seed, skim milk. Put that together the night before, leave in fridge overnight.
Recently tries the Special K Low Fat Granola, the texture and taste was... manufactured.

Always wanted Honeycomb when I was a kid, but never got it. "They're too big, you only get six of the damn things in the box" - Mom.

August 18, 2014 @ 6:29 PM


You should try harvest crunch light & crisp honey nut.

August 19, 2014 @ 3:35 AM


Well, I drink unsweetened almond milk. I don't pour it onto cereal though. I hate soggy cereal and I hate porridge because it was forced down my throat when I was in boarding school. Anyway, there will be lots of Edge with Protein at my World Series party and lots of sushi as well.

August 19, 2014 @ 4:51 AM

this guest

@ Cheryl:
Anyway, there will be lots of Edge with Protein at my World Series party and lots of sushi as well.


August 19, 2014 @ 7:52 AM


ought to

August 19, 2014 @ 8:40 AM

this guest

needled with


August 19, 2014 @ 4:30 PM


So what's wrong with sushi. Oh well, not like anyone is forced to come to my World Series party. There will be one though.

August 19, 2014 @ 6:04 PM

this guest

Sushi is great Cheryl.
It's a little hard to imagine it being served
with cereal at a party

California Roll and Cheerios anybody? :- )

August 19, 2014 @ 6:44 PM


Cherios? No, we're not having cherios. We are having edge with protein and we're having sushi, lots of it. Now you ask what else we'll be having? Well, haven't decided yet. It won't be until October anyway. It will be after the Orioles win the World Series. It's to celebrate.

August 20, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike


How big a crowd are you expecting for your Baltimore Orioles victory party here in Toronto?

August 20, 2014 @ 10:38 AM


I didn't even think about how big of a crowd. I have no idea.

August 21, 2014 @ 5:06 AM

Norfolk Melanie

Has anyone ever tried Janet and Greta Podleski's granola recipe? Made with peanut good! Found something new at Superstore today: Porridge Oats by a Canadian company called Rogers. Contains steel cut oats, large flake oats, oat bran, wheat bran and flaxseed. 0 grams sugars and 6 g fibre. Going to give it a try.

August 23, 2014 @ 8:19 PM

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