What kind of cereal do you eat? Should you only eat adult cereal?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Raisin bran has as much or more sugar than your “kids” cereal. And while the others aren’t great,  there are tasty alternatives. Cheerios are amazing and even though the apple cinnamon ones have a lot of sugar,  they are better than apple jacks. Rice crispies aren’t really even bad,  not good but not horrible




 I eat a lot of oatmeal (old fashioned cooks up less pastey) with sugar in the raw or a tatablespoon of brown sugar and it is delicious. But totally can chow down on Honeycombs or rice crispies or apple cheerios. Moderation is the key and yep,  the best part of being an adult is if I want to eat honeycombs four meals in a row,  I can. 


Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee

I don’t eat cereal too often, but I do buy Lucky Charms and Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. 

Post # 6
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Dh and I have Lucky Charms every morning 🙂 as long as you watch the serving size they really aren’t bad for you! I love Apple Jacks too! Some of theadult cereals are equally bad or even worse for you. It’s probably all the new regulations on promoting healthy eating for kids that makes the kid cereal not so bad anymore.

Post # 7
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LadyBlackheart:  Bleh, I bought my first “adult” cereal (Special K Red Berries) and I hate it lol. The berries are basically dried strawberries that taste super sour to me? Everytime I eat it I just want a big ass bowl of Lucky Charms instead.


On a side note, do you guys remember Oreo O’s cereal? It was my favorite and they stopped making it in the US 🙁

Post # 8
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Just because it is marketed towards kids doesn’t make it less healthy! Actually 1 cup of raisin bran has 190 calories and 18 grams of sugar and 1 cup of apple jacks has 110 calories and 12 grams of sugar.

Post # 9
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t necessarily agree that only kids should eat those cereals because they are quite tasty! With that said, I dont eat them because they are full of sugar. A lot of cereal is, even the “grown up” ones lol!

my FI loves capt’n crunch and golden grahams and I’ve never judged him for it!

Post # 10
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Coco Crispies. I would die if I didn’t have a bag in my home at all times. I’m an adult, I eat coco crispies, therefore it is an adult cereal. Lol.

Post # 11
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I still love kids cereals. We have Lucky Charms and Trix in the pantry right now!

Post # 12
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

“Not very healthy” as in “loaded with sugar and fake stuff”.  I would relegate that to a rare treat, and find a healthy breakfast instead!  

Post # 13
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I eat Special K now…would love to eat Lucky Charms for breakfast every morning but I seem to be always on a diet. Stupid failing metabolism.

Post # 14
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I still like some “kid” cereals such as cinnamon toast crunch. But I never eat a whole bowl of it, I mix like 1 cup bran flakes and 1/4 cup cinnamon toast crunch. That way I get the taste but I have overall a healthier breakfast.

Post # 15
4827 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

We all love kids cereals (the colors! the nostalgia! the high fructose corn syrup!) but that shit is deadly.Seriously. Have you read the ingredients?

This is going to sound snotty but I only eat Grape Nuts, shredded wheat, no sugar added Kashi and Bran Flakes (husband calls them “poopy flakes”).


Post # 16
1159 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@LadyBlackheart:  I was never allowed to eat sugar cereals as a kid, so I make up for it now! I love kids cereals especially Lucky Charms, I literally cannot keep them in the house or else I will go through a whole box in a week. And Rice Krispies are a totally legit adult cereal, they’ve got a lot less sugar than Raisin Bran and have fewer calories than Special K.

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