Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Favorite Breakfast Cereals

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It’s no secret that my family eats a lot of cereal in the mornings.  I find this to be especially true once the school year commences, as this is when everybody’s schedules go a little bit haywire.  Due to the fact that our two oldest children are in middle school, our next child is in elementary school and our youngest is in preschool, we all end up on a different schedule during the week.  Claire and Iain (the middle schoolers) get on the bus at 7:15am, while Ellis (the elementary schooler) does not get on the bus until 8:30am.  On top of that, Colin’s preschool doesn’t start until after lunch, so we’re all up and moving at different times of the morning.  Cereal is our easy, fast option and it is one that I love because I know the kids are taking in enough food to get them through the morning while still enjoying something healthy.  The type of cereal in our home changes on a regular basis, though it’s not uncommon to find Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, Apple Jacks or one of the many different varieties of Special K in our pantry.  Our kids love all flavors of Special K; in fact, they love it so much that it’s hard to keep it in stock at our house!  As a parent, I love that they enjoy this cereal so much because I have confidence in knowing that it is a healthy option for them, and ensuring that they eat healthy meals is something that is so important to me.

 These just happen to be a few of the favorites in our house!

When I think about my own childhood and the things that I loved to eat growing up, cereal truly is one of those things that rates pretty high up on my list.  I absolutely loved (and still love!) cereal and would eat it for as many meals as my parents would allow!  I have always preferred the classics like Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies.  While I still love those cereals today, my tastes have broadened beyond eating them just for breakfast cereals, as I now also enjoy making them into Rice Krispie bars or Special K bars!  No matter how I have them, though, they always hit the spot and oftentimes take me back to the simple times of my own childhood, which is a journey that I always enjoy taking!

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121 comments:

  1. I love Frosted Flakes.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm with you, I like making Rice Krispie Bars! They make great healthy snacks!

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  3. Special K bars are my Absolute favorite!!

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  4. We love cereal of all kinds-with 6 in our house and 4 being children we eat at lot of it and love it. All kinds really but I would say Fruit Loops top up there as one of the favorites.
    Love your blog-missing reading lately but I totally understand why.
    Hope you are feeling well and your pregnancy is going well too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Jill

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  5. Cereal is one of the only things I can eat the first few months of pregnancy :)

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  6. My favorite cereal at the moment is Smart Start Original Antioxidants. It's especially yummy with craisins and a banana.

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  7. My favorite is Pops! So yummy :)

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  8. Tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/22067496278

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  9. Mmmmmm cereal. My children are non-discriminatory cereal eaters. They're all good!

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  10. LOVE me some Rice Krispies! Especially covered in melted marshmallows & butter!

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  11. I love most sweet cereals, but I usually only buy what is under $2.00 a box! :)

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  12. Special K, delicious and nutritious!! great start to my day!

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  13. Fruit Loops is a family favorite here :)

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  14. We love Frosted Mini Wheats, especially blueberry and strawberry! :)

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  15. Mmm, I love just about all cereal...frosted mini wheats, frosted flakes, & special k (especially the chocolate kind!) when I'm feeling healthier, and Marshmallow just-about-anything and the new Cinnabon cereal when I want something sweet!

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  16. We like Rice Krispies and Special K.

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  17. my sons favorite is apple jacks! i like their raisin bran
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  18. My favorites are Rice Krispies and Frosted Flakes!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  19. We're a big fan of fruit loops in my fam :)

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  20. For as long as I can remember, Frosted Mini Wheats are one of my favorites. I think I've passed on my great sense of taste to my family.

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  21. Frosted Flakes is by far my favorite.
    anitarn13811@gmail.com
    www.feedingmypickyeaters.blogspot.com

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  22. Frosted Mini Wheats are what I eat almost every morning! :)

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  23. I can’t help it….I love the kids cereals still! For my favorite, it’s a toss up between Fruit Loops and Honey Combs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  24. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/22199102458

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  25. My favorite is Frosted Flakes!

    pittsy82@Hotmail.com

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  26. Tweeted http://twitter.com/pittsy82/status/22204347293

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  27. Rice Krispies treats are delicious; I love them with peanuts added in!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  28. We like Kellogg’s Mueslixf

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  29. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/22207117789

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  30. We have 5 kids, and of the 5 only one does not like cereal. My husband has a huge love of cereal as well. We go thru 3-5 boxes a week. Favorites include Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Mini Wheats, and Rice Krispies for treats. I don't know what I would do with out cereal!!

    Jennymomtofive

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  31. I love Corn Pops and Apple Jacks. I also love how Apple Jacks is now made with more fiber. I could always use more of that!

    Thanks for the give-away!
    Jen

    jennifer.gilmore@gcmweb.org

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  32. Special K- red berries or vanilla almond. Yum-o!
    annie@thepurcell.com

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  33. i started eating a lot of cereal since college, it's quick and tasty, i like Kellogg's Special K.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  34. i tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/22229516188

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  35. Our favorite cereal is Kellogg's FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch.

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  36. My all time Kellogg's favorite is Frosted Flakes...yum-o!

    Jenni Carlisle
    carlisleclanconversation@hotmail.com

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  37. We love Rice Krispies

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  38. I tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/22234463881

    Email address is in blogger profile

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  39. My own & my family's very favorite Kellogg's cereal is... Crispix.

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  40. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/22247356823

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  41. For someone who doesn't really love to cook cereal is one of the number one staples in our home.

    Thanks for hosting this Giveaway.

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  42. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/swisspotluck/status/22256022914

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  43. We eat tons of cereal in my house, especially Rice Krispies.
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  44. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/22281488941
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  45. I like Corn Pops but my daughter and husband love Frosted Mini Wheats

    thransom@gmail.com

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  46. I tweeted about your giveaway
    https://twitter.com/THRansom/status/22281757671

    thransom@gmail.com

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  47. Would love to win a $100, Kellogs and you are so nice to do this, my favorite Kellogs cereal is Cocoa Krispies, love how it turns my milk into chocolate milk, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  48. I love special k
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  49. http://twitter.com/carafferty/status/22282298375
    carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

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  50. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/22282424615
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  51. I'm a big fan of Fruit Loops, and so are my boys!

    Kelli.hooyer@interstates.com

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  52. I love Rice Krispies with a little sugar on top and fresh strawberries! The kiddos love their Apple Jacks. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  53. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/22317506467

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  54. Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Cinnamon Streusel is my favorite, but I also really like Raisin Bran.

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  55. Hi - My favorite cereal is Raisin Bran. Love those 2 Scoops! I also like frosted mini wheats, just don't let myself buy them very often. Thanks! Tina

    Contact(dot)thebooklady(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. After visiting several of the other blogs and leaving comments about cereal, I'm starting to get hungry! I love Kellogg's® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal (but I don't ever eat it in the morning with milk) and I love to eat dry Crispix as a snack. My favorite way to eat cereal is by making Rice Krispie Marshmallow Treats or Peanut Butter Cereal (Corn Flakes or Special K) Bars.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  57. Tweet! http://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/22333566765

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  58. Can't get enough Frosted Flakes by Kellogg!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  59. Tweeted your Giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/22350247583
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  60. We love cinnabon and Special K! Thanks!

    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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  61. I love Special K with Red Berries - tasty and helps me lose weight :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/22379551617
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. We eat a lot of Frosted Flakes around our house.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  64. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/22386037609
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  65. I love cereal especially Apple Jacks.

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  66. my favorite is kelloggs frosted corn flakes, crunchy, sweet and good for you thanks
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  67. my tweet
    http://twitter.com/itsallnew2me/status/22406859534
    sewitupjulie at gmail dot com

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  68. I grew up eating a lot of cereal; there wasn't much money in our family and cereal was healthy, cheap and easy. I always ate it for a snack too. My kids are the same way; I have to buy at least 3 boxes every week to get us through. My 2nd husband would come over after work when we were dating and have a bowl of cereal; he always says he married me because I buy good cereal.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  69. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/22415076312

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  70. I loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  71. My kids love chocolate lil bites. uheeter at comcast.net

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  72. We all love Apple Jacks, Special K and Frosted Flakes

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  73. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/22440201936

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  74. I’ve loved Frosted Flakes since I was a kid, and they’re still my favorite.

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  75. Frosted Mini Wheats! I loved them when I was little...and we all love them now!

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  76. My favorite is Special K Blueberry and instant Oatmeal. Thanks for the contest.

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  77. Blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/08/moms-breakfast-club-100-visa.html

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  78. loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  79. I have always loved their Frosted Mini-Wheats

    littledeadmommy@gmail.com

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  80. Frosted Flakes is my favorite cereal. I have liked it ever since I was a child and my tatstes haven't changed.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  81. http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/22469168916

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  82. I saw the words "Rice Krispies" and now I'm craving Rice Krispie treats! (:

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  83. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/stillmiss/status/22469589221

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  84. I like the corn flakes! they are just soo good. I have tried generics, and its no where close to as good at the original!
    jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

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  85. I LOVE HOW EVERYONE IS "JUMPING" ON YOUR MAIN HEADER. OH AND MY FAV CEREAL IS MINI WHEATS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  86. FURTHERMORE, I TWEETED @ http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/22481310432 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  87. I’m a Kellogg’s Raisin Bran or Special K girl, but my husband and daughter are huge fans of Frosted Mini Wheats.
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  88. tweet
    http://twitter.com/maybaby522/status/22489856270
    nbalogh522 at gmail dot com

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  89. I love Rice Krispies. I loved them when I was a kid and still do today! And nothing beats homemade Rice Krispy bars! Yum!

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  90. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/22493081942

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  91. Kelloggs Cornflakes and Apple Jacks for sure were my faves! crunchy and delicious :)

    dreamzz12{at]aol{dot]com

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  92. tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/22494507541

    dreamzz12[at]aol{dot]com

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  93. Raisin Bran all the way!!!

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. We all eat tons of Kellogg's Raisin Bran!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  95. Our whole family likes Rice Krispies!
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  96. I love Raisin Bran Crunch
    sahmofdq@gmail.com

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  97. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/SAHMofDQ/status/22510610022
    sahmofdq@gmail.com

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  98. All Bran with yogurt bites!
    mommycreations(at)gmail.com

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  99. My fav cereal has always been Rice Krispies.

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  100. Oh I'd love to win this, thanks! And my favorite Kellogg's cereal is Frosted Flakes.

    lifeblessons at gmail dot com

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  101. I blogged http://simplydab.blogspot.com/2010/08/moms-breakfast-club-favorite-kellogs.html

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  102. We love our Special K Blueberry!

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  103. My kids love fruit loops!
    braundk at comcast.net

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  104. We always had Kellogg's Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran when I was little. Still love them now. Also like mini-wheats.

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  105. I love Kellogg's Rasin Brand.


    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  106. I tweeted the giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/ccboobooy/status/22562739265


    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  107. I’m eating healthier now, so I love Kellogg’s Special K with strawberries or Kellogg's Cornflakes and I slice bananas and put in it! Yum!

    BUT, I still love a good bowl of Fruit Loops every now and again lol YUM! brings back childhood memories of my brother and I watching cartoons on Saturday mornings(What would kids today do if they didn't have a 24 hr. cartoon network?haha)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

    *I too, love being taken back to the simple days of childhood..Life was good..not a care in the world haha

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  108. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/22564625176

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I still LOVE cereal (like really reallly love it) I thinkk I'd rather snack on a bowl of cereal than eat ice cream or cake. Now that I'm older and my thighs don't agree with what Honey Smacks do to them I'll eat Smart Start or Special K.
    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  110. tweeted: http://twitter.com/happyenchilada2/status/22567009264

    kessandcrystal(at)aol.com

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  111. I loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  112. I loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  113. loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  114. loved the regular Kellogg's corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult
    joretta933@roadrunner.com

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  115. Special K with red berries is my favorite!! thanks
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  116. tweet
    http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/22572059936
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  117. snap, crackle, pop!! rice krispies are a classic favorite!

    liaabreuster@gmail.com

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