When I mentioned this week's column topic to people, I got the same two reactions from almost everyone: "OMG amazing cereal" and "OMG do you know how fattening that cereal is?" Both are very true stories. And so we explore the delicious and dangerous world of Cracklin' Oat Bran.
My sister Giavanna knows how to do something called "exercise restraint" when it comes to food. She's into healthy eating, knows how to make good choices, and overall knows how to enjoy things in moderation. Which is why she, like many other well-meaning souls, have been made a fool by this cracklin' menace. While I was busy stuffing my gullet full of the obvious sugary offenders, she was attempting to be healthy and pick a cereal that had no colors or fun shapes, just sensible-looking brown rings. Poor thing thought it was a smart choice.