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Old 05-05-2012, 04:13 PM   #31
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Oddly enough, the one aisle I thought I was done with after all the kids left home was the cereal aisle. But I find myself there trying to find cereal that kids will eat for the food bank. And while I am there, I pick up a box of Chex or Cheerios or myself. Two of my favorite snack foods. Just plain right out of the box. No milk or sugar.

When I buy for the food bank, I have to get sugary cereal. Some families don't have sugar. And kids won't eat cereal without sugar. I would like to know that they don't go to school hungry.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #32
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Oddly enough, the one aisle I thought I was done with after all the kids left home was the cereal aisle. But I find myself there trying to find cereal that kids will eat for the food bank. And while I am there, I pick up a box of Chex or Cheerios or myself. Two of my favorite snack foods. Just plain right out of the box. No milk or sugar. I liked Wheaties and Cheerios.

When I buy for the food bank, I have to get sugary cereal. Some families don't have sugar. And kids won't eat cereal without sugar. I would like to know that they don't go to school hungry.
The only cereal I wanted sugar on as a kid was oatmeal. I don't know why my mother told me that Rice Krispies only go "snap, crackle, pop" if you put sugar on them. I'm sure I would have eaten them more often without sugar.

I like Spoon Size Shredded Wheat straight out of the box. I remember watching an episode of Mike Hammer. Someone asked him how he knew he was tough. He replied, "I eat Shredded Wheat with no milk." I said to myself, "I must be tough." 'cause I had my hand in a box of Shredded Wheat. Too bad I can't find the spoon sized ones anymore. Now it's all that Kelloggs c**p with sugar on it. Don't like those.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #33
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Cool Whip.

I grew up eating it, my mom always had some in the fridge, and we had plenty of Cool Whip to-go containers, so mom didn't have to try to get her Tupperware back.

MY tastes have changed, and I just don't like the stuff, to me the flavor, in no way resembles whipped cream. The ingredient list is pretty awful to boot.

At work I have to decorate cakes with Rich's Bettercream, it tastes pretty much the same as Cool Whip and has a similarly creepy ingredient list. It has gotten to the point where I don't even like the smell of it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:50 PM   #34
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The only cereal I wanted sugar on as a kid was oatmeal. I don't know why my mother told me that Rice Krispies only go "snap, crackle, pop" if you put sugar on them. I'm sure I would have eaten them more often without sugar.

I like Spoon Size Shredded Wheat straight out of the box. I remember watching an episode of Mike Hammer. Someone asked him how he knew he was tough. He replied, "I eat Shredded Wheat with no milk." I said to myself, "I must be tough." 'cause I had my hand in a box of Shredded Wheat. Too bad I can't find the spoon sized ones anymore. Now it's all that Kelloggs c**p with sugar on it. Don't like those.
As a kid, my mother would take two large SW biscuits, pour very hot water over them, drain and press out as much water as possible, and then pour milk over them with a sprinkle of sugar. I think it was her version of a hot cereal?
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #35
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As a kid, my mother would take two large SW biscuits, pour very hot water over them, drain and press out as much water as possible, and then pour milk over them with a sprinkle of sugar. I think it was her version of a hot cereal?
A lot of people skip the first step and just put sugar and hot milk on them. They advertised that as a way to turn it into hot cereal, but it never sounded good to me (and I love some hot cereals).
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My mum ate the big Shredded Wheat with butter.
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My store carries cilantro sauce in a jar. To me cilantro is vile, and I can't imagine creating a whole sauce out of it. It would taste like a jar of soap to me. I even hate the smell of it.
Me too! There is a great mexican restaurant we go to, sometimes. I have to say no cilantro, in order to eat it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:59 PM   #38
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I have to admit I'm not a food snob. I love homemade things and have to bend the rules, sometimes. Money is an issue on occasion, as well as time.

I can think of a couple things... sugar or fat-free ice cream and sodium-free V8 juice.... bleh.
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I hate commercials for junk food. I am so good about avoiding crap food, because I don't generally keep it around the house, but ice cream commercials make me want to go out and buy it!! Hm.
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I hate anything pre-made. Thank G-d we keep kosher in Minnesota. In Minnesota there is nothing pre-made. I have to “pre-made” everything myself.
But I do have to admit. The pre-made guacamole is really good. It has no taste and no flavor; I think they are lying when they say they add anything to avocado. It comes out cheaper to buy that stuff, than fresh avocado and because I usually need like 2 dozens avocadoes to make guacamole I simply buy this “readymade” stuff and then make it into real guacamole my elf.
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