Cereal Wars

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Cereal Wars

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2.7 billion boxes of cereal are sold per year, and when you factor in that there are, on average, around ten servings per cereal box, that means that 27 billion servings of cereal are eaten per year around the world.

With figures as big as those, it’s no small wonder that cereal is the ultimate breakfast food.

What cereal we choose to indulge in is one of the few things that (by and large) doesn’t change as we grow older; thus, many people have strong opinions on the matter.

We all have cereals that pull at our heartstrings and fill us with nostalgia, but with all the choices, it’s hard to choose a definitive best cereal.

The website HiConsumption wrote an article detailing the top 20 cereals of all time in their opinion. The list showcases classics like Captain Crunch, Coco Puffs and Froot Loops, but their top three is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes, respectively. The top selling cereals of all time, however, are Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Flakes and Honey Bunches of Oats.

After one glance at these lists, it is immediately clear that one category of cereal reigns supreme: sugary cereals.

Sugary cereals, according to the numbers, are clearly the best out of the many different types of product out there. Apparently, healthy options can’t touch these sugar bombs.

What do AAHS students think the list should be made up of, though?

“Frosted Flakes are good, it deserves number one, actually. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a scam; after a few bites, you have cardboard squares in cinnamon milk. Lucky Charms taste like baby food, but the marshmallows are good,“ said junior Antonio Barraza.

“Raisin Bran is overlooked but by far the best cereal,” he continued. “Raisin Bran is a good cereal any day of the week, it’s not too sweet and it’s not too bland. It’s the perfect balance. The flakes don’t leave a nasty unwanted aftertaste like Cheerios. Before you second guess what I’m saying I want you to try a bowl. No matter what, it’s my go-to. It just doesn’t get old.”

The true answer to this conundrum, though, is that a person’s favorite cereal is completely subjective; most cereal is great.

However, many believe that some are better than others.

Frosted Flakes seem to be the overall favorite, as almost all students mentioned Frosted Flakes in their lists and it appears on both HiConsumtion’s list and on the top-selling cereals list.

As for me?

I am, and always will be, coo-coo for Coco Puffs. The way that they taste is 10/10 and it’s like the only cereal that makes the leftover milk in delicious chocolaty goodness.   

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