Monday, May 17, 2010

Poll of the Week - 5.17.2010

This weekend, some friends and I finally found our way over to Momofuku Noodle Bar for their fried chicken dinner. And it really is as good as they say, but more on that later! We were all completely full by the end of the meal, but still decided to saunter over to Momofuku Milk Bar for dessert afterward, since it’s practically just around the corner.

Momofuku Milk Bar has some really wild and inventive desserts like a “compost cookie” (pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, butterscotch, and chocolate chips), kimchi and blue cheese croissants, and “candy bar pie” (chocolate crust, caramel, peanut butter nougat, and pretzels). But maybe the most wonderful creation to be found here is the “cereal milk”. It tastes exactly like what you’d think it does – the milk leftover in your bowl after you’ve eaten your morning cereal.

As we were standing around trying to decide what to order, the “cereal milk” naturally led into an excited conversation about favorite childhood “junk food” cereals (you know, the ones Mom would never let you have), and how much you loved slurping down that sugary, flavored milk at the end!

This week’s “Poll of the Week” takes you back to the days when companies could advertise with cartoon characters (farewell Toucan Sam and Count Chocula!) and before whole grains were an “essential” part of breakfast cereals. These sugar-laden cereals were a special treat, a rare indulgence, and we all had our favorites! Whether you loved it for the leftover milk or the cereal itself, Little Scarlet wants to know what’s your favorite junk food cereal?

8 comments:

  1. Froot loops all the way!! But Cocoa puffs were a close second.

    Those lucky charms marshmallows were a terrible consistency and made a terrible noise when you bit into them. Like nails on a chalkboard. The cereal part was good...

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  2. @Anonymous: that's exactly how I feel about those marshmallows!! Personally, my favorite was always Cracklin' Oat Bran, but I didn't think enough people would love it the way I did :)

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  3. Terty Two TerkeysMay 17, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Cracklin' Oats are good... but they ain't magically delicious

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  4. Funnily enough, I have never tasted any of these cereals. We were a granola and Cheerios kind of family when I was growing up.

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  5. i never ate any of this junk as a kid (long live the cheerios family: multi-grain, apple cinnamon, regular, yum!), but i couldn't scarf down enough cinnamon toast crunch once i hit college

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  6. ever heard of count chocula? that was my fave...it sat on the shelf alongside frankenberry and boo berry. Seriously, does anyone else remember?

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  7. When I was younger they used to have a fruity marshmallow Rice Krispy cereal that I still yearn for.

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