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Cereal Eats: What Are Your Favorite Cereals?

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Any true cereal lover knows the second best thing to eating cereal is talking about cereal. It's been a while since we've had a good, rousing discussion here on Cereal Eats and I think it's about time.

Perhaps we should start at the very beginning. What appears to be a basic question, but what any true cereal-lover knows is, in fact, the very opposite. OK, yes, push comes to shove, first thing that pops into my head, I've got to say Cinnamon Toast Crunch—but the conversation doesn't stop there. Well, at least not for cereal obsessives. It's all about categories: sugary cereals, dinner cereals, dry cereals, mixing cereals, and the list goes on.

Here are my favorites:

Breakfast Cereals

Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Frosted Mini Wheats
Any Chex
Special K
Kix

Dry Snacking Cereals

Frosted Cheerios
Just Bunches
Kashi Go Lean Crunch
Kix

Dessert Cereals/Guilty Pleasures

Fruity Pebbles
Cocoa Puffs
Reese's Puffs
Lucky Charms
Honey Smacks
Count Chocula

Dinner Cereals

Original Cheerios
Corn Flakes (Kellogg's, Trader Joe's Brand)
Cracklin' Oat Bran
Raisin Bran (Again, Kellogg's, Trader Joe's Brand)

Favorite Mixing Cereals

Grape Nuts
Honey Nut Cheerios
Trader Joe's Berry O's
Just Bunches
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs

Most Underrated Cereals

Honey Comb
Fruity Cheerios
Wheaties
Cinnamon Chex
Mini Cinnamon Churros

All Time Favorites

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Grape Nuts
Honey Bunches of Oats
Multi Grain Cheerios
Rice Krispies Treats Cereal

I'm probably going to regret this post the moment is it published. I always find that when i list my favorite cereals, someone mentions some dark horse and suddenly I'm questioning everything.

Alright Cereal Eaters, your turn! Agree with me? Disagree with me? What are your categories? What are your favorites?

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