Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Forbidden Breakfast

When I was a kid, my mother had it in for sugary cereal in our house. Occassionally, a box of Cocoa Pebbles would slip by, and Honey Nut Cheerios were allowed in moderation. But Count Chocula and Lucky Charms were rare (Mom fought the war on cereal marshmallows like nobody's business) and she put her foot down whenever the subject came up about that sugary breakfast abmonination: Cookie Crisp.

"Cookies for BREAKFAST? They'll be robbing liquor stores to feed their crack addiction by the time they're 18!"

But as I've noted before, I have the advantage of living far far away from Mom. (Love you mommy! :-) So on Monday morning, after years of denial I finally had a bowl of the stuff. It was... pretty good. I guess. Not as good as the Pebbles or Count Chocula, but pretty good. And really, Ma? Those "Cookies" are just sweeten bits of corn puffs, as are the "chips". And I have no urge to rebel against authority, so I think it turned out OK.

3 comments:

Wyoming Princess said...

You poured beer over it instead of milk, didn't you? I knew it ...

ninjaterp said...

Fine! But if your teeth rot and you die from lack of actual nutrition, don't come running to me! And at least use light beer! It's probably more nutritious than the cereal!

Brian said...

i also lived under iron fist of a mother who loathed sugary cereals. fortunately though, we were allowed to have one bowl on sundays to sate our cravings, and i was thus able to try certain kinds that your mother would have had a conniption at the very idea of. that being said, i wasn't a big fan of cookie crisp. lucky charms, count chocula, and reeses cereal were much bigger hits for me. at least one box of booberry is still bought every halloween season.