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The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by jamesbond » February 7th, 2016, 11:40 am

Here is what a trip to General Mills is like.

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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by Mr S » February 14th, 2016, 3:27 pm

I ate almost all those cereals at one time or another when I was a kid, except for the chocolate flavored ones because I don't like chocolate. My favorite cereal was actually just plain old Cheerios or the honey and nut flavored one. I hated raisin bran for the fact they never put enough raisins in and the wheat flakes would always get too soggy. I didn't really like the hard, crunchy cereals like Captain Crunch cause it would tear up the roof of my mouth, plus too sugary. Boo Berry was definitely the best out of the monster cereals. Marshmallow cereals were awesome too as a kid, although too sugary now as an adult. Fruity pebbles was always good too, actually back in the 80's the type of toy or surprise it came with in the box was more important than the cereal half the time!

I stopped eating cereal for the most part after I finished High School, I'd eat it here and there depending on the circumstances. I've since learned that most cereals are not good for you and a waste of money so another reason not to buy them. There are videos where a magnet picks up microscopic iron files, which gives 'Fortified with Iron' another meaning.....
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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by droid » February 14th, 2016, 5:43 pm

Mr S wrote:There are videos where a magnet picks up microscopic iron files, which gives 'Fortified with Iron' another meaning.....
Hey that's pretty cool, I hadn't seen that:


Interestingly, we have about 4 grams of iron in our body, mostly in the blood for oxygen exchange.

http://www.irondisorders.org/how-much-i ... -the-body/
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/he ... s_of_iron/

The distrust on the iron in the cereal could be unfounded, i would think we can digest it, with hidrocloric acid in digestion turning it immediately into ionic form at least.
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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by Mr S » February 14th, 2016, 6:52 pm

That's in a bad way mind you...it basically means that the "vitamins and Minerals' they fortify the cereals with are pretty much useless, just junk and fillers.
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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by jamesbond » February 29th, 2016, 6:13 pm

Honey Smacks was introduced by Post cereal in 1953. It was originally called, Sugar Smacks but the name was changed in 1984 to Honey Smacks.

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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by jamesbond » October 1st, 2016, 4:40 pm

Monster Cereals are back for the Halloween season.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMX19S6YV6U[/youtube]
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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by Moretorque » October 1st, 2016, 8:57 pm

jamesbond wrote:Monster Cereals are back for the Halloween season.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMX19S6YV6U[/youtube]

James you should make a Wheaties box with Ct. Dracwula :twisted: on the cover, that would be so scary....... The kids would be like :cry:
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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by jamesbond » October 5th, 2016, 12:10 am

Moretorque wrote:James you should make a Wheaties box with Ct. Dracwula :twisted: on the cover, that would be so scary....... The kids would be like :cry:
How about this? :D

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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by w.p.o. » October 6th, 2016, 2:30 pm

I remember seeing a documentary of how cereal came to be. A few guys were trying to make a loaf of bread, but it came out in flakes. They tried again, and the result was the same. Out of curiosity, they wondered what it taste like (figuring it would taste like bread - you know, what they were trying to make). They ate it by itself. They tried it in water. Then they tried it in milk. They all believed it tasted better in milk.

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Re: The History of Breakfast Cereal in America

Post by jamesbond » April 1st, 2017, 2:45 pm

This would be a good cereal spin off from Frankenberry, it could be called, "The Bride of Frankenberry." :P

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