Am I Strange?

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Am I Strange?

Postby Grasshopper » August 7th, 2018, 8:16 pm

I'm sat here, at this time of night, eating a bowl of dry cheerios. We have milk, lots of milk, but it's supper-time, & they actually taste quite nice dry, and are healthier than crisps & peanuts. :chops:

Am I strange to be eating cereal like this?

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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby suffolk » August 7th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Perfect bedtime snack. Lots of people in my family have cereals at bedtime ... but then my family could be considered a bit odd ...
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby earthmaiden » August 7th, 2018, 9:38 pm

The lovely thing about being grown up is that you can do what the hell you like! I think certain cereal is lovely eaten without milk as a snack. You must eat it in your fingers though.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby StokeySue » August 7th, 2018, 10:27 pm

I don’t mind Cheerios eaten dry, like popcorn, but I don’t like the way the sugar glaze goes a bit slimy in milk. I’d probably prefer them without so much sugar to be honest but that’s just me
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 7th, 2018, 10:44 pm

I've never eaten Cheerios, but I am sure you are not strange eating them naked, as it were! I love bitesize shredded wheat straight out of the packet. Could easily nibble dry granola if the urge hit.

If it hits the spot, whatever time of day, I say go for It! :tu:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Ratatouille » August 8th, 2018, 8:03 am

It's probably me who is strange because I loathe all cereals at whatever time of day and I don't like milk either :lol:

I only eat a banana before I go to bed, have done for years. Mr R has a fat free yogurt.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby hickybank » August 8th, 2018, 8:11 am

Yes, thats all I have to say on the matters,Cheerio :wave: :wave: :wave: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Suelle » August 8th, 2018, 10:45 am

A few years ago, one of the cereal companies started selling pots of luxury granola, designed to be eaten dry, as snacks. They didn't stay on the shelves for long - presumably people who liked dry cereal realised it was cheaper to buy the standard bags.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby StokeySue » August 8th, 2018, 11:07 am

I like Mornflake granola (cheap and less sugary than most) I find the container empties rather more rapidly than you would expect from the frequency of granola breakfasts :oops: Gets eaten in place of biscuits
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Grasshopper » August 8th, 2018, 7:33 pm

earthmaiden wrote:The lovely thing about being grown up is that you can do what the hell you like! I think certain cereal is lovely eaten without milk as a snack. You must eat it in your fingers though.


I did. :chops:

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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby KC2 » August 8th, 2018, 8:15 pm

A long, long time ago when Coffee Mate was first introduced I used to enjoy eating it dry with a teaspoon .... I also used to like to eat Marvel like that ... :sprout:

Sucking condensed milk out of the tube was also delish :chops:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Zosherooney » August 8th, 2018, 8:40 pm

KC2, it's not just me then..... I used to do that many decades ago !

Eating cereal at night saves time in the morning :lol: I know some peeps have cereal and pour orange juice over it.

On the odd occasion when I need a chocolate fix I eat dry chocolate pillows (Cereal) from Lidl.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby StokeySue » August 8th, 2018, 9:51 pm

Me too on the Coffee Mate. Also St Iceland 5 pints dried milk

Couldn’t do cereal with orange juice, but not really liking milk I have been known to use apple juice or yogurt with my granola
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby KC2 » August 8th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Ha, Zosh and Sue, I am delighted to hear it wasn't just me :lol:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby StokeySue » August 8th, 2018, 10:15 pm

Love spell checker
St Ivel not St Iceland (patron saint of fish fingers) was
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby KC2 » August 9th, 2018, 9:20 am

StokeySue wrote:Love spell checker
St Ivel not St Iceland (patron saint of fish fingers) was


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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 9th, 2018, 9:39 am

KC2 wrote:Sucking condensed milk out of the tube was also delish


I daren't have any in the house ... it would be used on bread and butter (thickly spread) :chops: :hungry:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby earthmaiden » August 9th, 2018, 9:54 am

Bournvita.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby liketocook » August 9th, 2018, 10:19 am

weetabix spread with butter and jam or marmalade or marmite :hungry:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby PatsyMFagan » August 9th, 2018, 10:51 am

liketocook wrote:weetabix spread with butter and jam or marmalade or marmite :hungry:


I had forgotten about Weetabix with butter and jam :chops: … never marmalade or marmite though ! :sprout: However, marmite is fine on Ryvita ;) :tu:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Seatallan » August 9th, 2018, 2:50 pm

Oooh yes re Coffee Mate! It was gorgeous! :chops:

Used to enjoy Horlicks and Ovaltine by the teaspoon too.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby scullion » August 9th, 2018, 3:15 pm

not a cereal fan here - maybe granola at a push - but i did like mapleton's 'fru-grains' especially eaten straight from the pack. i have not tried the prewet's (take-over?) version as the reviews are not good.
as these are the Ingredients:- Fruit (dates, figs, vine fruits), wholemeal flour, dextrose, molasses, bran, hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, wheatgerm - maybe some sort of experimentation could happen...
they looked like a cross between bits of a chocolate flake and lumps of rotten wood but tasted wonderful.
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby earthmaiden » August 9th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Oh scully ... I had forgotten all about them! :chops:
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Re: Am I Strange?

Postby Amber » August 9th, 2018, 8:54 pm

I remember the first time I had Cheerios - it was at the GYS (about 20yrs ago?!?!) - served dry, in a tiny polystyrene cup. They were delicious, and to me, just like Sugar Puffs. :D
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