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  • I almost want to buy some cereal

    I saw these images on reddit. I'm amazed by this collection, actually. It's really kinda cool. Have you eaten any of these? I didn't know most of them even existed.
    Cereal - Imgur
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    nice. bill and ted's excellent cereal. hilarious.

    I buy cereal every once in a while. in fact, I have it on the shopping list for this weekend. some sort of organic high end gluten free granola. why not, ya know?
    Last edited by not on the rug; 06-06-2013, 05:36 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
      I saw these images on reddit. I'm amazed by this collection, actually. It's really kinda cool. Have you eaten any of these? I didn't know most of them even existed.
      Cereal - Imgur
      These images inspire nothing to me, as I grew up with fresh French baguettes and grass-fed butter. These colorful boxes were definitely not on our table at a time when most western kids had cereals. But the smell of a croissant in a French bakery still triggers some very nice memories ...

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      • #4
        I find the boxes all kind of fascinating, actually. They are sort of beautiful in an artistic way. And they form an interesting cultural statement when you see them all at once like that in a collection. It becomes glaringly, horrifyingly obvious that this isn't food at all. Not to mention all the issues around marketing to children that become so obvious when it's all put together in a collection like that. Plus the one that looks like a "health food" but has chunks of chocolate makes me laugh. We were so gullible pre-primal, some of us anyway.
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          If you didn't believe that big, ugly, multinational food companies exist, a box of Kellogg's (pick one, any one) in thirty different world languages should do the trick...
          I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
            It becomes glaringly, horrifyingly obvious that this isn't food at all. Not to mention all the issues around marketing to children that become so obvious when it's all put together in a collection like that.
            Those kiddie cereals with all the colors and shapes were one thing. Its when they started putting bits of chocolate in "healthy" Special K and "organic" cereals that I broke up with cereal for good.
            Sandra
            *My obligatory intro

            There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo

            DAINTY CAN KISS MY PRIMAL BACKSIDE. ~~ Crabcakes

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              I find the boxes all kind of fascinating, actually. They are sort of beautiful in an artistic way. And they form an interesting cultural statement when you see them all at once like that in a collection. It becomes glaringly, horrifyingly obvious that this isn't food at all. Not to mention all the issues around marketing to children that become so obvious when it's all put together in a collection like that. Plus the one that looks like a "health food" but has chunks of chocolate makes me laugh. We were so gullible pre-primal, some of us anyway.
              I understand that totally. I've purchased records where the vinyl wasn't in that great shape, but the artwork and inserts were damn near perfect. So, I can see how you might care more about the packaging than the innards.
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

              B*tch-lite

              Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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              • #8
                Garbage

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                • #9
                  Not food at all, but i suppose I can see art in the way they are arranged on the shelves.

                  However, my eyes just gloss over these types of supermarket displays now, looking for the real food.
                  Annie Ups the Ante
                  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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                  • #10
                    The guy who collects them says he does not eat them. He keeps them mint in box. It's an actual collection.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I saw these images on reddit. I'm amazed by this collection, actually. It's really kinda cool. Have you eaten any of these? I didn't know most of them even existed.
                      Cereal - Imgur
                      I saw Peanut Butter Toast Crunch in there! I've never seen THAT before! Cinnamon Toast Crunch used to be a dessert in my home...
                      Last edited by Wildrose; 06-07-2013, 05:53 PM.
                      Out of context quote for the day:

                      Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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                      • #12
                        Mmmmmmm.....cereal, not so much, seeing that last pic makes me want to get out my SNES and Virtual Boy :-)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          I find the boxes all kind of fascinating, actually. They are sort of beautiful in an artistic way. And they form an interesting cultural statement when you see them all at once like that in a collection. It becomes glaringly, horrifyingly obvious that this isn't food at all. Not to mention all the issues around marketing to children that become so obvious when it's all put together in a collection like that. Plus the one that looks like a "health food" but has chunks of chocolate makes me laugh. We were so gullible pre-primal, some of us anyway.
                          That is so true. And none of it tempts, me aside from the Peanut Butter Toast Crunch. If that were in my home it would vanish quickly, never to be seen again.
                          Out of context quote for the day:

                          Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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                          • #14
                            In the original reddit thread that I read lots of people remarked that peanut butter toast crunch was amazing and they were really upset that it's not available anymore. Also the Oreo-Os. I've never had either one. The only sugary cereals I ever had were way back when I was a kid and you got either a Lucky Charms or a Sugar Corn Pops in the multi-pack of little individual serving boxes. Sugar Corn Pops were my favorite and sometimes my mom would buy them for me, but not often. Eventually my favorite cereal of all times became, oh now I can't remember the name, but they were oat bran, O-shaped and tasted like cookies and marketed as oat bran healthy cereal.
                            Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                            • #15
                              Hey sb - that wouldn't be Cracklin' Oat Bran, would it?

                              Since my family was dirt poor, Mom bought Cheerios and Shredded Wheat (the old one with the biiiiig sections of tumbleweed and no frosting). I thought everything else was for seriously special occasions! Of course I added probably a quarter cup of sugar to each bowl.

                              When I could buy my own stuff, I tried Captain Crunch and it was love at first bite. I gave up boxed cereal many, many years ago on my own, tho, while still CW, because I could literally eat almost an entire box for breakfast and not get full, but get sugar sick, and the experience set me back some serious food budget money! I switched to oatmeal and a brown cream of wheat, and one bowl set me for hours. And was waaaaaay cheaper.
                              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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