Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Best Meal in a Bowl--My Top 10 Cereals

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My favorite one-bowl meal is called orange chili chicken. I love it. It is so good. But it takes a really long time to make. My favorite simple one-bowl meal is cereal. And that is what we are talking about today.

This is what I've been waiting for because I love cereal and rating things. Please tell me your #1 cereal, or Top 10 Favorite Cereals or any other brief or long comment and you will have a chance--your penultimate chance--to win $100 Gift Card from Visa. Please try. Tweet for an extra chance. Here are more rules, et cetera. And without further ado, my top ten cereals.

*10. Coco Puffs (For a treat. Or every day.)

9. Raisin Bran (You may not have heard: Bran is really good for you.)

8. Captain Crunch (I like Cap'n Crunch original. Crunchberries hurt the roof of my mouth.)

7. Rice Crispies/Rice Chex (Tie.) (So what if I sprinkle sugar on them? Your blood needs sugar.)

6. Cinnamon Life

5. Multi-Grain Cheerios/Honey Nut Cheerios (Tie.) (I don't know if you've heard: Multi-grain things are really good for you.)

4. Frosted Flakes (After two bowls my sweet receptors stop working--try it.)

3. Frosted Mini Wheats--Giant (used to be "regular".)

2. Quaker Oatmeal Squares (More than anything, these help me get out of bed in the morning, even though the extremely thick cords from which this cereal is woven sometimes come undone and swell in the milk--which really freaks me out.)

1. Diet Coke

*When I was a kid I would have said Trix, Boo Berry, Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Fruit Loops, Sugar Smacks (now "Honey Smacks"), Super Sugar Crisp (now "Golden Crisp"), Cookie Crisp, Kix, and Apple Jacks.

Sugar Bear is way cooler than Dig 'em.
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138 comments:

  1. Special K and plain yellow-box Cheerios. And they have to be SOGGY or it's just not right.

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  2. Ohs
    Multi Grain Cheerios mixed with a little Grape Nuts (my kids think that Grape Nuts are really Wheat Rocks)
    Original Captain Crunch for a treat.
    Rice Chex and/or Crispix
    Granola sprinkled over yogurt (gourmet cereal, no?)
    Muesli (for when I dream of the Swiss Alps)

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  3. I love Rice Chex. I know that's strange, but I can't help it. They are yum.

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  4. I love frosted mini wheats and Quaker oatmeal squares, too. I bought twenty boxes once when they were on sale.

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  5. Oatmeal Squares, Life, Wheat Chex, Muddy Buddies (when you mix chex with peanut butter and chocolate and powdered sugar--you know. Jason calls this Puppy Chow, but he is wrong.) I used to love Trix till they changed it to all the same boring shape. And I used to love Honeycomb till they changed the recipe. Nate used to love Oreo-O's, which made me gag just walking by him while he was eating them.

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  6. Honey Nut Rice Chex is delish. And one of the Kashi granolas - not the one that tastes like twigs and dirt.

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  7. Special K, Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats, Kashi Go Lean Crunch, Honey Nut Shredded Wheat, Cap'n Crunch...Lucky Charms were my childhood favorite, but I'm pretty over them now. I liked Trix, then they made them fruit shaped and the texture changed, but now they're back to the puffs, so I like them again. Cracklin' Oat Bran is good, but only dry. I, uh, eat a lot of cereal.

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  8. YESSSSSSS. Rice Chex. Cheerios. Corn Flakes.

    My kids like Frosted Mini Wheats. I don't understand it. It's just a big bite of straw.

    My parents used to make me eat Wheaties. That was quite wrong of them, I think.

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  9. For every day, frosted mini wheats, except I am living in a country where they are not available, darn it. For a treat, peanut butter captain crunch. Yum.

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  10. I love Cinnamon Life and Golden Grahams (not together).

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  11. I love Cracklin' Oat Bran, Golden Grahams, and Frosted Mini Wheats Bite Size (regular not flavored. ick.)

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  12. TEAM flakes (which you can't get anymore, boo)
    Quaker Granola
    Wheat Chex
    Crispix
    Quaker Oat Squares
    Rice Chex
    Special K
    Raisin Nut Bran
    Lucky Charms
    Honeycomb

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  13. My ultimate all time #1 favorite cereal that I would love to eat every single day of the year and never get sick of? Count Chocula! Mmmmm! I don't know why I love them so much but these days you can only get it during Halloween. :-(

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  14. Cinnamon Life (but really Reese's Puffs).

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  15. I am right there with ya on the quaker oat squares. I had some this morning. :)

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  16. Multigrain Cheerios are my new favorite.
    Captain Crunch with crunchberries.
    Grapenuts.

    When I was a kid we didn't eat cold cereal (except at my grandma's house, hello giant shredded wheat!)
    We ate cracked wheat every day and we loved it. Which is why none of us siblings eat it ourselves now, or make our children eat it either.

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  17. I don't know how this happened, but I eat a lot of generic Grape Nuts.

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  18. Crispix
    Raisin Nut Bran
    Grapenuts
    Cracklin Oat Bran
    Cranberry Almond Crunch

    For a treat:
    Captain Crunch (NO CRUNCHBERRIES OF DISGUSTINGNESS)
    Corn Pops

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  19. Cap'n Crunchberries tear up the roof of my mouth also! I've never discussed that with anyone before, it's been my secret shame.

    I do however love, love, love Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. Yummy.

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  20. Top of my list is Honey Bunches of Oats (shortened to Honey Boats by my daughter when 2)
    I also like a mix of Honey Nut Cheerios and plain Cheerios together.
    Then comes Fruit Loops and Luckey Charms. I think I like these because we were never allowed sugar cereals when growing up.

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  21. I am loving Reeses Puffs but when I want to get serious I go for some Fruity Pebbles.

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  22. My Top Ten:
    Chocolate Chex
    Reese's Puffs
    Kellog's Raisin Bran
    Kellog's Rasin Bran Extra
    Cinnamon Chex
    Special K Vanilla Almond
    Special K Cinnamon Pecan
    Maple and Brown Sugar Frosted Mini Wheats
    Honey Nut Cheerios
    and
    Honey Bunches of Oats with Pecan Bunches

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  23. Honey Bunches of Oats!
    dumei42 gmail com

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  24. Top 10
    Grapenuts
    Frosted Mini Wheats
    Captain Crunch
    Life
    Wheaties
    Apple Jacks
    Granola
    Golden Grahams
    Chex (any kind)
    Reeses Puffs (my boy's favorite)

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  25. Grapenuts. They are good.

    My dog liked grapenuts, too. His name was Barney and he could do math and say mama. And every morning my mom would make him hot grapenuts in the microwave. Which was ironic cause my dad made dog food for a living. (Barney was also ok with Mighty Dog.)

    I think people with (deceased) talking dogs who ate cereal should win $100.

    (I also have stories about people who eat dog food, if that seems more interesting.)

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  26. 1. Raisin Nut Bran--by a mile
    2. Quaker Granola
    3. Plain Cheerios
    4. Life
    5. Frosted Shredded Mini Wheats

    Apologies to your sponsor. I don't think any of those are made by Kellogg's.

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  27. I like corn flakes. My daughter likes lucky charms.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

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  28. I would eat frosted miniwheats for every meal if I could, but my digestive system just won't stand for that.

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  29. Love the bite size Miniwheats. Cinnamon Life was great when I was a kid but I think they changed the recipe enough that I didn't like it anymore. But the most dangerously addictive one for me is Capn Crunch Peanut Butter. I just can't buy it or it will all be gone in a day. And my kids won't get any.

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  30. Great Grains Crunchy Pecans, Kashi Golean Crunch, Waffle Crisp, Raisin Nut Bran, Reese's Puffs, Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Corn Chex, Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, Fruity Pebbles. In that order. For now. Mmmm, cereal.

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  31. I eat coco puffs for dessert, being in my 40's means I need my bran in the morning. Too get things started, you know.

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  32. Golden Grahams is my favorite.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  33. I can never find it any more, but I love Cracklin' Oat Bran.
    But I've recently fallen for Special K's Cinnamon Pecan. YUM...pecans!

    seasoncolor at gmail dot com

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  34. My number one cereal is Frosted Flakes (duh, they're great!) with super-cold milk and strawberries/bananas.

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  35. Life. Just plain Life. Dry. Yup. You bet!

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  36. Life
    Raisin Bran (Kellogg's is the best. Seriously.)
    Frosted Flakes
    Froot Loops (Haven't had them in forever, but remember them fondly.)
    And honestly, plain old Corn Flakes - with lots of sugar so they turn into Frosted Flakes, I guess.

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  37. I don't see a need for any cereal other than Count Chocula.

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  38. golden grahams in s'mores bars!

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  39. Eating cereal is like eating my childhood covered in milk. All of my favorites have been favorites since I needed a booster chair to reach the breakfast table. Frosted Flakes was always/is still my #1.

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  40. My number 1 cereal is frosted mini wheats but when I was a child I loved plain cheerios with loads of sugar!

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  41. Favorites:
    10. King Vitamin
    9. Corn Pops
    8. Honey Bunches of Oats
    7. Super Sugar Crisp
    6. Cinnamon Life
    5. Grape Nuts
    4. Alpha-Bits
    3. Honeycomb
    2. Clusters
    1. Quaker 100% Natural Granola

    Least favorite:
    10. Kix - what is that, air?
    9. Rice Chex - where's the flavor?
    8. Raisin Bran - raisins are evil
    7. Rice Krispies - snap, crackle, and poof
    6. Reese's Puffs - that's just wrong
    5. Shredded Wheat - never stays together
    4. Chocolate Cheerios - sell-out
    3. Cinnamon Grahams - cardboard is more like it
    2. Cracker Jack Cereal - what the rip is this
    1. All-Bran - like I want that much bran

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  42. Coca Puffs and milk is a bowl is my favorite.

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  43. http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/27898455161

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  44. capn crunch is my fav
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  45. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/27902081558
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  46. Lucky Charms. It's seriously much less sugar than if I eat Cheerios or Chex and spoon it on myself.

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  47. My favorite cereal "meal" is Kashi Heart to Heart with a scoop of peanut butter and my favorite "dessert" cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Yum!

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  48. Off the top, my favorite cereals:
    10. fake yellow egg whites
    9. cinnamon life
    8. cinnamon toast crunch
    7. cinnamon toast
    6. almond granola
    5. almond poppyseed muffin
    4. cheerios (plain, no sugar, skim milk)
    3. grape nuts
    2. psyche about the grape nuts
    1. soup

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  49. Shredded wheat (the original giant size) and crunchy corn bran. not to forget Oh's or Muffin Top cereal. Oh yeh and chocolate cheerios and chocolate chex or honey-nut chex for that matter. delish.

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  50. LOL @ Diet Coke! :) My favorite cereal right now (it changes almost daily) is Oatmeal Squares. Yummy and very filling too!

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  51. http://melissa987654321.blogspot.com/2010/10/christmas-is-coming-maybe-kelloggs-can.html

    My blog post about this great giveaway (and the 24 others too!)

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  52. Since I eat cereal every morning, that is my favorite meal to eat in a bowl. My top cereal is Maple Pecan Crunch

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  53. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Grandma3710/status/27984320547

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  54. I'm a Diet Dr. Pepper and chocolate mini-doughnut man myself. I like to start my day happy rather than healthy.

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  55. Multi-Grain Cheerios are our family fave

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  56. My #1 cereal is reeses puffs!
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

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  57. I've been on a frosted mini-wheat kick lately. But it varies every few weeks!

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  58. Frosted Flakes

    Rice Chex (but mostly I just want to eat those in Muddy Buddies form)

    Frosted Mini-Wheats

    Honey Nut Cheerios (except for the bad breath for 3 days after eating them)

    Life

    Oatmeal Crisp

    Colon Blow

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  59. OMG, those oatmeal squares are so good. I love 'em and I love Golden Grahams, too. But it's been total and yogurt for me lately because I am old and sickly and I need $100.

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  60. Currently I love chocolate frosted mini wheats. It took me months to realize they were being marketed to children, and not me.

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  61. i like raisin bran or honeycomb. but i am currently on an elimination diet for the benefit of my nursing baby with food sensitivities, so my current fave is barbara's organic brown rice krispies. being a mom is hard work sometimes - i deserve $100 for that, right? :)

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  62. My current #1 favorite cereal is granola w/raisins and honey.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

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  63. I tweeted about this
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/28063832374

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  64. My favorite breakfast in a bowl as it gets cooler is oatmeal with maple syrup.

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  65. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/LuigiFranco/status/28067398801

    scoopster(nospam)at yahoo dot com

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  66. lucky charms! scg00387 at yahoo dto com

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  67. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/28357072206 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  68. I can't ever remember the name, but it's Quaker and branny and square. Ah, Google just delivered: Crunchy Corn Bran. Very good. And obviously, I never buy.

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  69. My favorite is Frosted Mini Wheats! Quaker Oatmeal Squares are a close second -- there aren't too many cereals I DON'T like, really!
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

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  70. I posted this on my blog.
    http://pudyqat48.blogspot.com/
    pudyqat2 [at] aol.com

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  71. Frosted Flakes
    Honey Bunches of Oats
    Honey nut cheerios
    rice crispies

    that's about the only cereals i eat!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  72. i tweeted about this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/28374190996

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  73. My #1 cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats...yummy yummy. I definitely would have said something sweeter when I was younger though...like Cookie Crisp or Frankenberry :)

    stephanierosenhahn at yahoo dot com

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  74. I love grape nuts on my raisen bran..I know, but, I do.

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  75. 1. Golden Grahams
    2. Frosted Rice Crispie Treats
    3. Special K strawberries
    4. Frosted Corn Flakes
    5. Frosted Mini Wheats original
    6. Honeycombs
    7. Any cereal with BLUEBERRIES
    8. Fruit Loops
    9. Golden Smacks
    10. Lucky Charms


    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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  76. My #1 cereal is definitely Pops! So good :)

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  77. Tweeted the giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/28422114347

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  78. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/HavensTwit/status/28431440766

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  79. I love Lucky Charms! I have since I was a kid and they just keep getting better with age I guess!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  80. I prefer cheese grits over cold cereal any day...but cold cereal choice would be cracklin oat bran! :-)

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  81. https://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/28501261009

    tweet

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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  82. My favorite cereal: Apple Jacks.
    Thanks! kmassman gmail

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  83. My number one cereal has and always will be Honeycombs.

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  84. When I'm being good: Special K with Berries
    A little naughty : Frosted Mini Wheats
    Bad girl : Capt Crunch!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/28562694699
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. I like almost every cereal! A fave is Cheerios with fresh fruit
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I will get stuck on one kind of cereal for 6 months or a year and buy it each time, then I eventually change to a new favorite.

    My current favorite is Raisin Bran Extra. Love it!

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  88. I love Kellogg's Bran Flakes (in a bowl with icy cold milk). I also love to eat Crispix dry--right out-of-the box. It's a great snack. Not too salty, not sweet, not sticky or messy--it's perfect! Thanks for the giveaway.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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  89. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/28574278002

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  90. My #1 cereal is Lucky Charms! I love them! I could eat a whole box in a day...but I don't! :-D

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  91. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/28582738611

    Thanks

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  92. I like Raisin Bran, Lucky Charms and Apple Jacks

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  93. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/28607771251

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  94. I love any kind of hot cereal in a bowl, oat meal, co co wheats, what ever, I love it!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  95. Tweeted here also:
    http://api.twitter.com/gmissycat/status/28608083160
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  96. I'm an old fan of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

    When I'm sick, it is always the first thing I want and in the middle of a dark night, I think of Corn Flakes.

    I'm hopelessly hooked forever.

    theredheadriter(at)aol(dot)com

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  97. I like hot oatmeal and baby food oatmeal. Thanks for the contest.

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  98. Blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/10/ms.html

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  99. http://twitter.com/slehan/status/28627800900

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  100. #1: King Vitamin (the old school King Vitamin, not the new version)
    #2: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
    #3: Frosted Mini Wheats
    #4: Raisin Bran
    #5: Cheerios
    #6: Honey Smacks
    #7: Trix
    #8: Captain Crunch with Crunchberries
    #9: Frosted Flakes
    #10: Lucky Charms

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  101. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/28630310985

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  102. #1 Special K Red Berries,
    #2 Kashi Go Lean,
    #3 Fiber One,
    #4 Raisin Bran Crunch
    #5 Crunchy Corn Bran
    whitbrit AT gmail DOT com

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  103. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/28647201519

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  104. 1. Kelloggs Cornflakes
    2. Fruit Loops
    3. cinnamon toast crunch
    4. smart start
    5. raisin bran!

    :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  105. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/28648207196


    tweeted

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  106. Frosted mini wheats are my favorite.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  107. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/28653333371
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  108. Great grains with raisins, dates and pecans
    Cheerios
    Shredded what
    Raisin bran

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  110. my number one cereal is quaker oh's
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  111. SECOND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/28710156279 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  112. Of your 10 my fav is cocoa puff but my biggy fav is cheerios

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  113. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/28711197293

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  114. My fav. Cereal is Cinnamon Life!!
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  115. I tweeted
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/28712741495

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  116. My favorite cereal is frosted flakes.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  117. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/28716584606

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  118. Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/28669893826

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  119. Peanut butter Cap'n crunch. It was my middle-of-the-night staple through two of my pregnancies, and I never threw it up, so I still like it.

    Saylorsue@aol.com

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  120. I love love love Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch...total favs!
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  121. my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/28725139259
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  122. My favorite cereal is Special K Vanilla Almond

    adennispac@yahoo.com

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  123. My tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/silverwoodkids/status/28726023934

    adennispac@yahoo.com

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  124. My all-time favorite cereal is peanut butter crunch!!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  125. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/28725390054
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  126. My favorite cereals are:
    1: Cocoa Puffs
    2: Lucky Charms
    3: Golden Grahams
    4: Raisin Bran
    5: Count Chocula

    prizeentry @ wesharewithyou dot com

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  127. my fave is frosted flakes.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  128. 1) Wheaties
    2) Cinnamon Life
    3) Cap'n Crunch
    4) Honey Comb
    5) Corn Chex

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  129. My previous comment should have had

    mrdarcy at taylordarcy dot com

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