I didn’t know there is a breakfast called cereal till I was 20.
I am not kidding.
I grow up in China, and our breakfast does not include such flaky crunching sweet stuff. A typical Chinese breakfast is either warm porridge, soymilk, or some buns.
When I was 20, I came across this breakfast creation called “cereal”. That was in England, when my landlady served me a bowl of partially soaked, clustered, sweet flakes and oats (btw, I didn’t even know it was called oat then). Looks like a snack bowl! I never turn down the opportunity to try any new food – therefore, I happily take a BIG spoon from the drawer and tried my first cereal in my lifetime.
It was soooooooo yummy! I guess sweets is something all human being can not resist. Sweets and crunching in the morning?! can’t be better than that.
So, in that three month, the landlady bought me all kinds of cereals available in England. Yes, literally, two big pantry are full of colorful boxes.
Since came to the U.S, I tried almost all the major brand cereals, in different ways ( like ‘soak’ them in the milk, eat them directly from the box, make them into my bread and cake, etc., etc.,) so finally I get enough of that sweet and crunchiness , that I stop buying any cereal for …uh, maybe 2 years.
Till these boxes showed up miraclely in my front door:
I can’t wait to open both of them and sample. See, I am still hooked to cereal:-P
I really love this yogurt cluster one. Sweet but not so sweet, crunchy but not so crunchy (as the cheerio ones), and the cluster is like little candy inside the breakfast bowl. I also tried the other one – em….not my type. But if you like cheerio, give it a try!
Here are some more information if you are interested.
I guess most of my readers are not as ‘cereal-blind’ as me…..haha 🙂 What’s your favorite type of cereal? Hope you all enjoy your everyday breakfast cereal!