Monday, March 3, 2008

giant bag of costco cereal: breakfast of champions

It doesn't matter how many boxes of the crunchy, sweet stuff I have in my cupboard, every time I go grocery shopping I'm tempted to buy more cereal. It is my one absolute food weakness, and while I'm able to admit that I have a problem (that's the first step!), I haven't been able to curb my cereal craving in the slightest. I think part of my obsession is that there are so many cereals out there, so many new tastes, shapes, and textures to try, that I feel like I need to give them all an equal chance to be my breakfast. This would probably be a reasonable approach to the most important meal of the day if 1. I ate cereal for breakfast on a regular basis and 2. I did not shop at Costco.

I have to admit, I sometimes (read: always) get up late, forcing myself to nab a granola bar or piece of fruit as I hurriedly grab my backpack and rush to class. Sadly, a bowl of cereal is not a very portable food, so my collection of boxes sits in the pantry waiting for their time to shine, which is usually only on weekend mornings. Cereal lasts for quite a while if you keep it stored properly, but I'm running out of room. No sooner did I finish a giant bag of Oat Bran purchased last semester than I snagged up a new box of Puffins at Trader Joe's. Every time I take two steps forward in my effort to actually consume what I buy, I take another three back...down the cereal isle to grab some Chex before I checkout.

2 comments:

Bergdorf Brunette said...

i love cereal too, and oatmeal. that's why i like rolled oats in cookies.

luckily at google they have a ton of cereals - like, i am obsessed with lucky charms and cinnamon toast crunch, even tho those are probably the worst things you can eat before 9am. oh well. still love it.

i also love cookie crisp. it turns the milk blue! weird.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone has "bread" as their grocery shopping weakness.

I don't have a weakness. I'm perfect.