What is it with children's cereal?
When I was little we had like four kinds of cereal we could choose from--besides all the "flakie types" that all kids loved to hate. There was, as I remember, ONE kind of Cheerios, ONE kind of Froot Loops, ONE marshmallow cereal which was Lucky Charms (my brother and I were only allowed to have this special treat in the summer months when we were out of school) , etc.
Why do we have to have all this junk cereal now for kids? And just to point out, the trend certainly does not stop with cereal. There are multiple choices of everything now, I even get bewildered searching for the old stand-by flavor of something. I saw a commercial a few minutes ago that was for Fruit-smoothie Froot Loops. What? Sugar-Coated sugar rings?That doesn't even sound good, not to mention the amount of sugar in one bowl. "Here, have a bowl of hyperactivity with your toast this morning, son."
Some cereals have upwards of 15 grams of sugar for 8 ounces of cereal; some worse than that. There are at least five kinds of Cheerios, bunches and bunches of marshmallow cereal, everything has a chocolate-coated option, and we wonder why our children can't sit still. "He sure was bouncing off the wall today!" Well, how many ounces of Fruit-smoothie cereal did ya feed the kid?
Heck, now we can even get the sugary concoction minus the bowl, "to-go" in the form of a prepackaged, preservative-rich "energy bar". Take a dose of that without milk. A no-brainer--literally.