Breakfast Cereal

When I was a lad, there wasn’t a huge choice when it came to breakfast cereal. There were cornflakes, Shreddies, Weetabix and if you were well behaved, Frosties. These days there are about a thousand varieties (more, I hear, if you live in the US) and most of them look weird, as if they’d taste like extruded polystyrene* if they weren’t so encrusted in refined sugar. In fact they look a bit like wostits or monster munch, if you removed the bright yellow ‘savoury’ ‘cheese’ substance – or whatever it is – and added a thick casing of sugar. Perhaps they make them all in the same factory and don’t decide until the last minute what they are going to be.

Anyway, I’m sticking to Shreddies.

* Popcorn. That tastes like extruded polystyrene at all times, and is chewy in much the same way.


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