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afuna ([personal profile] afuna) wrote2015-09-13 08:12 pm

why is the cereal different?!

A couple weeks ago, I decided I was in the mood for cheerios and bought the normal ones. I was then very confused when it was not at all sweet. Turns out what I'm used to is honey-nut cheerios, which was the only kind we had back in the Philippines. Here you get (no-adjective) cheerios and honey-nut? what is this.

And then the other day, I was putting together a grocery list. [personal profile] zorkian suggested I buy Captain Crunch. I knew that name! So I put it on the list...

Turns out canonical Captain Crunch is actually called Captain Crunch Berries, and just plain old Captain Crunch is weird.

I knew I was going to run into culture shock in the move over here. I just didn't expect it to be the cereal that got me.

(But at least I have Lucky Charms <3)

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[personal profile] woggy 2015-09-14 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
"normal" cheerios taste of bland and eurgh. Honey Nut all the way.
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[personal profile] rebelsheart 2015-09-14 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
there are also apple-cinnamon, multi-grain, [something]-yogurt, and chocolate cheerios.
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[personal profile] ofearthandstars 2015-09-14 01:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Cheerios are weird. The normal ones are blaaaaah, but I've found that the multi-grain ones are surprisingly sweet (almost like the Honey Nut, but not quite as sweet).
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[personal profile] branchandroot 2015-09-14 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Lucky Charms, the universal constant. It was my weirdly comfort-food dinner, at college.
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[personal profile] cheyinka 2015-09-14 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll have to be the dissenting opinion and say standard Cheerios forever. A sandwich-sized bag of those and a box of raisins was my treat at church until I was 6 or so and stopped getting treats at church, they're a go-to food for me when no food sounds tolerable, because they're just so... simple. They're like dry toast but cereal.
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[personal profile] highlander_ii 2015-09-15 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
I like the multi-grain ones too. And the chocolate ones. There are a bunch of others too - like banana nut and sometimes frosted (in addition to the ones folks have already mentioned).

[personal profile] swaldman 2015-09-15 08:27 am (UTC)(link)
Just wait until you visit .uk and discover the differences in chocolate bars!
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[personal profile] pne 2017-01-04 12:07 pm (UTC)(link)
A US "Milky Way" is not the same as a European "Milky Way"!

[personal profile] swaldman 2017-01-04 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Nor is a Twix a Twix, or a Mars a Mars.
In general we don't do peanut butter in chocolate bars here... OTOH, our chocolate bars actually have cocoa in them :-P
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[personal profile] pne 2017-01-04 12:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Really! I didn't realise that with those bars.

Oh yes, US chocolate is a different thing.

On the other hand, I've heard that UK chocolate and continental European chocolate (or at least German) are different again, and that some things which can be sold in the UK as "chocolate" could not be in Germany.

Complicated!