View Full Version : I have a food question...

05-04-2013, 09:26 AM
I know this thread is going to be moved, I can just feel it...:flag:

Anyway, can anyone tell me why Captain Crunch cereal rips up your mouth as though you have been chewing on razor blades? Is this a chemical thing or just cuz it is so crunchy?

05-04-2013, 09:34 AM
It's because you don't watch cartoons while the cereal soaks up your chocolate milk. :tongue

Was I the only kid who asked for Raisin Bran?

05-04-2013, 09:40 AM
You have to ask yourself why they would do this to children. I liked Boo Berry just slightly more than CoCo Pebbles.

05-05-2013, 01:13 AM
...Was I the only kid who asked for Raisin Bran?


I also preferred Shredded Wheat (with bananas) as opposed to the sweet cereals.


Except for Frosted Flakes - Lurved me some FroFlakes ;)

05-05-2013, 01:37 AM
That happened to me! The only reason why I have never since I was a kid was because it tore up my mouth! Too hard and pointy-edged.

Niti Newtfinger
05-05-2013, 01:48 AM
Oh my God I've always wondered the same thing! I sometimes have the same problem with pineapple too. But I'm not sure why it happens, sorry!

Ari Meermans
05-05-2013, 02:03 AM
I knew someone who made Cap'n Crunch shakes.

Yeah, me either.

Caitlin Black
05-05-2013, 02:33 AM
We don't have that brand here... I probably would've eaten it as a kid. I used to be all over the Froot Loops and Coco Pops. Eventually moved on to Weet-Bix with some sugar on top (still less sugar than the others, I'm sure) but now I don't eat breakfast...

There was something I was eating not too long ago that cut up my mouth a bit... Blanking on what it was.

05-05-2013, 03:46 AM
Has no one read Cryptonomicon and its brilliant two-page treatise on the right way to eat Cap'n Crunch? I just loved it.

Maryn, who liked Grape Nuts as a kid

05-05-2013, 05:33 AM
Grape Nuts were the STUFF!

One of the few things I actually miss being gluten free, although since discovering kamut I can't really say I miss them anymore, plus I don't have that carb crash an hour after I eat. :)

05-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Maryn, who liked Grape Nuts as a kid
Ditto on the Grape Nuts. Not the flakes, either. The Grape Nuts. Hard, tiny little things.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-05-2013, 06:20 AM
Rocks. You might as well have made yourself a bowl of pebbles.

Ari Meermans
05-05-2013, 06:24 AM
Ah, but they were tasty little rocks that didn't get soggy as quickly as flakes. :)

05-05-2013, 06:52 AM
Rocks covered in extra coarse grit sandpaper.

Ever see a clip of the classic SNL spoof-mercial for Quarry cereal?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
05-05-2013, 02:38 PM
I remember that one... as well as the one for 'Colon Blow'. Same difference. ;)

05-05-2013, 02:58 PM
Oh, I loved the Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch.

But I also loved those big ol' haystacks of shredded wheat with lots of sugar on top. that was at Grandma's house.

OFG, I don't want to embarrass you, but I can see your bra!

05-05-2013, 03:12 PM
Count Chocula was my absolute favorite, then Crunch Berries, Frosted Flakes and Honey Comb. On the healthy side loved Cheerios cold Granola cereal. Hated Grape nuts, nasty little rocks.

05-05-2013, 04:03 PM
Not only did Cap'n Crunch rip your mouth, it mashed down into sticky yellow bits that lodged in your teeth that took forever to brush out. I think that the company was in cahoots with dentists everywhere.

I too was a kid who liked the unsugary cereals better and I loved the the "haystacks" my mother would run them under hot water for a second, then drain them and it was instant hot cereal.

05-05-2013, 04:22 PM
Grape Nuts? Ermmmm...... where I'm from, that's a euphemism for haemarhoids -hemarrhoids - piles.

Now I am laughing and feeling really sick....