Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Captain - Updated

No, not that captain.

Last night we went shopping for beach supplies, including snacks and easy food for the couple of days we don't leave the beach house. For me that generally means cereal. I love me some cereal. I grew up on Alpha-Bits and Frosted Flakes. These days it's more like Honey Nut Cheerios and Smart Start Maple Brown Sugar. Still sweet enough but somewhat healthier adult cereal. So last night I picked up a box of my usual healthier sweet cereal when I spotted it and stopped in my tracks.

Cap'n Crunch.

In all honesty, I don't think I've had a bowl since college. But I ate enough of it in college to last me a lifetime. I looked longingly at it, holding my healthy cereal, with a little drool on my chin. I wasn't going to buy it, I was just reliving the yummy crunch, the tasty milk... Greg made me buy it. Said it was vacation, I should have kid cereal. I think he was using that to cover his own Corn Pop purchase. Regardless, I may have to go back for more, this box of Crunch is half gone already. I fear this has reawakened a long dormant addiction.

And no, Lauren, I didn't buy the Crunchberries! I'm no cannibal!

UPDATE: Apparently they now make a Cap'n Crunch with berry-flavored shapes, which is technically not a Crunchberry. Hmmm. Lauren emailed me that tidbit after reading my post. Ediwn picked them out at the store the other day, which launched a debate about whether or not I could eat those, since they're actually shapes and not berries. I say it's like strawberry ice cream, which is decidedly not a strawbery. Berry-flavored shapes SHOULD be fair game. I think. But it could still be considered inappropriate. I don't know what to do with that one.


*1NotSOcLUCKyRN* said...

I prefer the "Oops All Berries" but I haven't seen them in years~

The only thing keeping me from getting a box right this minute is the memory of the super-sore roof of my mouth after eating it.

Have fun~

Super Mom said...

I like the ones with berries and then fish all the regular cereal out saving the berries for last.

Well, I used to. I don't eat cereal anymore. But it's funny to see my son doing the same thing.

Susan said...

BWAAA! Not the berries!

I had forgotten about the roof of the mouth problem until after my second bowl. Well worth it though. Not nearly as bad as pizza-burn, and tastes soooo yummy! Plus, if you give it the proper amount of milk, they soften up just enough toward the bottom not to cause further damage.

As for the berries, no. I'm forbidden. One of my many nicknames in college was Crunchberry, so eating them was canibalism. Can't do it to this day. Yeah. We were a wild and rowdy bunch. Sitting around watching Animaniacs and eating Crunch.

mayberry said...

Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch was my favorite of the Cap'n's cereals. Cinnamon Toast Crunch was, and is, my sinful kids cereal indulgence. I get it every once in a while and it takes me back to Saturday morning cartoons when it was Bugs Bunny and Garfield!

My new fave - Raisin Bran Crunch!

Sandi said...

Cap'n Crunch is one of my all-time favorites, right up there with Golden Grahams.

Susan said...

Cinnamon Toast Crunch had the best effect on milk ever. Turns it into a cinnamon-sugar soup!

mayberry said...

Oooh Sandi! Golden Grahams are a close second to the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And yes, the milk after CTC is quite tasty!

Super Mom said...

Boo Berry
Count Chocula
Fruity Pebbles
Cocoa Pebbles

any sugar coated junk!

MR should have that as a question of the day. LOL