Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yup, It Really is About Breakfast Cereal

Some time ago there was an article posted somewhere about mommy blogging being essentially about breakfast cereal. We all know that this is not true, except in the case of this post. I have a cereal issue. My thing has always been to buy a few boxes of Cookie Crisp cereal whenever I'm in the U.S. We can't get it here. I'm not sure that I even like it anymore, but this tradition has been ongoing for over 20 years, and I enjoy the odd looks I get from my fellow travellers when I load up on the stuff. Last week when I was killing time while Pumpkin was at her ballet class, I wandered into a neighbouring Kosher supermarket. As I meandered up and down the aisles, I found myself staring at a wall of "American" cereals that we don't usually have access to. Cocoa Puffs, Fruity Pebbles, Kix, and yes, Cookie Crisp. For some reason, the folks who keep Kosher in the area love their sugar fix in the morning. I always figured that our government had determined certain cereals to qualify as NOT FOOD, and therefore banned them from our shelves. Maybe religious restrictions trump government policy? Anyhow, now I'm kinda bummed out about it. I can't make trips to the U.S. for a cereal that I can get locally, so I need to get a fix of something new. It doesn't have to be kosher. It doesn't even have to be cereal. Just don't recommend cheese in a can - we don't seem to have it here and I stand behind whomever made that decision.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

:) LOL

Nora said...

I'm like that with scrapple--I miss it SO much in Seattle that I plot to get it, but then the years I lived in PA I went years without. The thrill of scarcity...

creative-type dad said...

Fruity Pebbles and Cookie Crisp are NOT FOOD.

They're drugs. Really, really good drugs...

Chantal said...

We live in a border town and my mom used to love going there and getting butter in sticks. Of course now they have it here, but it is still cheaper there.

No Mother Earth said...

Is Target a good enough reason? They won't deliver to Canada.

And for the record, I will stand by my Golden Grahams till the day I die. I LOVE them. (I would have married them if they had been available when I was still single.)

motherbumper said...

I second NME - Target is reason enough. And where is this kosher market you speak of and would they sell those non-food items to a heathen like me?