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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)

Date: 2015-09-14 03:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] woggy
"normal" cheerios taste of bland and eurgh. Honey Nut all the way.

Date: 2015-09-14 11:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rebelsheart
there are also apple-cinnamon, multi-grain, [something]-yogurt, and chocolate cheerios.

Date: 2015-09-14 01:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ofearthandstars
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).

Date: 2015-09-14 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] branchandroot
Lucky Charms, the universal constant. It was my weirdly comfort-food dinner, at college.

Date: 2015-09-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cheyinka
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.

Date: 2015-09-15 07:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] highlander_ii
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).

Date: 2015-09-15 08:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] swaldman
Just wait until you visit .uk and discover the differences in chocolate bars!