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2013-03-15 09:49:40 AM
Heck, sugar was a major selling point for cereal companies when I was a kid.
 
2013-03-15 09:53:02 AM
www.mrbreakfast.com

DEAL WITH IT
 
2013-03-15 09:53:13 AM
bycommonconsent.files.wordpress.com


Anyone remember when Kellog's Smacks where called "Sugar Smacks"?
 
2013-03-15 09:53:47 AM
I could go for a big ol bowl of Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs. But they're kinda bland until you scoop some sugar.

bycommonconsent.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-15 09:54:15 AM
Let me guess: $$$

[reads article]

In the end, though, the most convincing "argument" came from the marketing department. They were sure that Post would make big bucks from sugar-coated cereal. And that was that.

Yep.
 
2013-03-15 09:54:18 AM
What else is going to bring them up from the downers we give kids so they can try and pay attention in school?
 
2013-03-15 09:54:39 AM
MythDragon

That was thirty seconds of spell check and fact correcting,
 
2013-03-15 09:59:05 AM
images.politico.com
 
2013-03-15 10:02:23 AM
Experimenting at the sanatorium I see.
 
2013-03-15 10:03:49 AM
No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.
 
2013-03-15 10:03:51 AM
That's why you need government regulation, libertardians.
 
2013-03-15 10:04:47 AM
When I was a little kid, the neighbor that I hung out with would dump about three big spoonfuls of sugar on his Cap'n Crunch in the morning. His family was big on hot dogs and white bread and such, there were always Twinkies or DingDongs for after school snacks and the candy dish on the kitchen counter was always kept full. No real nutrition at all. Go over to his house for diner on a Saturday night and you'd get Kahlua, Frangelico or Creme' de Cacao milkshakes.

I wonder if that guy is still alive.
 
2013-03-15 10:05:13 AM
Hey at least they actually thought about it first. Lots of others wouldn't have even felt guilty about it.
 
2013-03-15 10:06:47 AM
Aww, I miss Postum.
 
2013-03-15 10:08:02 AM

MythDragon: [bycommonconsent.files.wordpress.com image 850x283]


Anyone remember when Kellog's Smacks where called "Sugar Smacks"?


Aw yeah. Sugar Smacks, Super Sugar Crisp (now called Super Golden Crisp), Sugar Pops, Sugar Frosted Flakes, etc. Damn near all the kids cereals had the word "Sugar" in the title. And much better toys. Sometimes, they'd even have playable cardboard records (which were usually just recordings of their commercials) you could cut out of the box itself.

/If you didn't have cash, you could buy Sugar cereals with your BankAmericard or MasterCharge...
//Actually, you couldn't. Grocery stores only took cash or paper checks back then. Or paper food stamps.
///Have things changed that quickly or am I just getting older?
 
2013-03-15 10:10:28 AM
At least back then, they still had the balls to call it was it. Now that the politico's have become involved, we're sure not wanting our to snowflakes eating anything with sugar in in it, such as sucrose, dextrose or other sweetners, that as I am aware of that supports life. Like it not we have to sugar in our diet, no matter where it comes from. Now, the parent's that keep feeding their chairbound snowflakes any type of sugars and then complain when their ass overrides the chair they're setting in, then maybe, they need to make a life change for themselves and their children. Get their fat asses up and moving, turn off the babysitting box and get their asses out into the yard.

/Love the fact I grew up in the former generation
//been locked out of the house numerouse times, just to get out of their hair and get some exercise
//didn't have these lard asses, because they actually got out of the house and did something
 
2013-03-15 10:16:36 AM
The weird thing looking at all these old boxes of cereal is seeing how Tony the Tiger went from a skinny ass crudely drawn cartoon to a massive buff jock.  It's like they eventually said, "Hey, let's get rid of the twink and find the hottest football quarterback we can find, then redraw him as a cartoon tiger!"  Seriously, biceps that can rival Ahnald and a barrel chest?  If I had a body like that I could never go to a bar; I wouldn't be able to fit all the girls in my car!
 
2013-03-15 10:19:24 AM
"Oh the Crunch enhancer? Yeah it's a non-nutritive cereal varnish. It's semi-permiable. It's not osmotic. What it does is it coats and seals the flake, prevents the milk from penetrating it."
 
2013-03-15 10:21:47 AM

Harry Freakstorm: MythDragon

That was thirty seconds of spell check and fact correcting,


That's why I don't take the time to check to see if the stuff I am is factualy correct, because someone else might beat you to the punch. That's Journalism 101 right there. Hell, that's day 1 stuff.
 
2013-03-15 10:22:30 AM

MythDragon: Harry Freakstorm: MythDragon

That was thirty seconds of spell check and fact correcting,

That's why I don't take the time to check to see if the stuff I am

posting is factualy correct, because someone else might beat you to the punch. That's Journalism 101 right there. Hell, that's day 1 stuff.

See. The systems works.
 
2013-03-15 10:23:25 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.


Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.
 
2013-03-15 10:34:28 AM
at what point did cheerio's come out? no mention in the article but they have been around a long time
 
2013-03-15 10:36:59 AM

bark_atda_moon: Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.

Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.


Unfortunately, it's too bad that people only see what they want to see. Sugars, are benefecial for human life. Without them we'd all die, including you Vegans and Vegetarians. So here's a big kiss my ass. assclowns.
 
2013-03-15 10:37:34 AM

hitlersbrain: That's why you need government regulation, libertardians.


Lets start with stop giving them pallets of cash in the form of Subsidies and tax breaks first and let the free market regulate, very little government is necessary.
 
2013-03-15 10:39:23 AM
I'm pretty sure that the actual amount of sugar in these cereals isn't that high.  You know what DOES have tons of sugar?  Juice.
 
2013-03-15 10:45:42 AM
And here I was betting on "adding high fructose corn syrup" and then selling sugar version as the "healthy" or "all natural" one.
 
2013-03-15 10:47:51 AM

flynn80: hitlersbrain: That's why you need government regulation, libertardians.

Lets start with stop giving them pallets of cash in the form of Subsidies and tax breaks first and let the free market regulate, very little government is necessary.


You're right, it's damn time that we keep letting the Government quit deciding what's best for us. You have the right and the ability to do something about it. Is it we can that control the Government or is the the Government that decides for us? Pull your heads out and do something. But that's just asking too much, let's let them decide what's best for us. I ask you, what's best for us? Our needs or what they think is our needs?. Get off of your ass and let them know.
 
2013-03-15 11:00:12 AM
i always liked this cereal as a kid

img1.findthebest.com

which is funny, because it's probably the worst for you and the most expensive.  and it really tries to pretend to be healthy.
 
2013-03-15 11:02:54 AM

finnished: And here I was betting on "adding high fructose corn syrup" and then selling sugar version as the "healthy" or "all natural" one.


While I agree that HFCS is a issue that needs to be addressed, it's not the fact that HCFS that is making our kids and adults fat. It's the overconsumption of any sugars that are leading to this. Eat sugar, get fat, get your happy ass out of the house and do something other than consume HCFS then you fat ass will lose weight. Do nothing, but Consume and, why, yes, your ass will balloon to the size of a bus door. Quit blaming your fat asses on, we have a eating disorder. No, you don't, you have a problem of eating your large ass into oblivion by not getting out and doing something that will decrease your caloric intake. Get your ass out and walk, play with your kids, anything, anything at all and you'll lose, the fat. Sit on your ass and complain that people are responsible for your overweight ass, is nothing but your own.
 
2013-03-15 11:07:46 AM
fallout.neoseeker.com
 
2013-03-15 11:12:35 AM

MythDragon: Harry Freakstorm: MythDragon

That was thirty seconds of spell check and fact correcting,

That's why I don't take the time to check to see if the stuff I am is factualy correct, because someone else might beat you to the punch. That's Journalism 101 right there. Hell, that's day 1 stuff.


You're ready for the big chair at almost any metropolitan daily, and I expect to see you running the NYT in a year or two.
 
2013-03-15 11:19:32 AM
Breakfast of champions.

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2013-03-15 11:35:14 AM

Fark-N-Noodle: at what point did cheerio's come out? no mention in the article but they have been around a long time


1941
 
2013-03-15 11:46:09 AM
Sugary cereals are one of roughly two things of my childhood that I cherish. Seriously, my childhood sucked balls. You can take my Crunch Berries and Cocoa Puffs from my COLD, DEAD, HANDS!
 
2013-03-15 11:47:29 AM

eyeq360: [images.politico.com image 605x328] $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Pretty much sums it up.  Although, I do find Kellogg's argument of "pre-adding" sugar to the cereal being less unhealthy than the consumer dumping sugar on the unsweetened cereal an interesting rationalization.  At that point in history, did these cereal companies have a moral compass strong enough to actually debate the merits and pitfalls of adding sugar to their products?  Or did they see the dollars first and then scramble over how to make it look like they agonized over this terribly important issue?
 
2013-03-15 01:17:49 PM

FloydA: Fark-N-Noodle: at what point did cheerio's come out? no mention in the article but they have been around a long time

1941


Honey Nut came out in 1979.  If someone asks me to pick up "Cheerios", I get the Honey Nut.
 
2013-03-15 01:19:10 PM

CutBoard: finnished: And here I was betting on "adding high fructose corn syrup" and then selling sugar version as the "healthy" or "all natural" one.

While I agree that HFCS is a issue that needs to be addressed, it's not the fact that HCFS that is making our kids and adults fat. It's the overconsumption of any sugars that are leading to this. Eat sugar, get fat, get your happy ass out of the house and do something other than consume HCFS then you fat ass will lose weight. Do nothing, but Consume and, why, yes, your ass will balloon to the size of a bus door. Quit blaming your fat asses on, we have a eating disorder. No, you don't, you have a problem of eating your large ass into oblivion by not getting out and doing something that will decrease your caloric intake. Get your ass out and walk, play with your kids, anything, anything at all and you'll lose, the fat. Sit on your ass and complain that people are responsible for your overweight ass, is nothing but your own.


I think you missed a comma somewhere
 
2013-03-15 01:21:38 PM

Carousel Beast: Let me guess: $$$

[reads article]

In the end, though, the most convincing "argument" came from the marketing department. They were sure that Post would make big bucks from sugar-coated cereal. And that was that.

Yep.


and its no surprise that marketing would have no moral qualms about loading people with unhealthy amounts of sugar just to sell a product
/i hate marketers
 
2013-03-15 01:37:08 PM

bark_atda_moon: FloydA: Fark-N-Noodle: at what point did cheerio's come out? no mention in the article but they have been around a long time

1941

Honey Nut came out in 1979.  If someone asks me to pick up "Cheerios", I get the Honey Nut.



No one has ever asked me to pick up Cheerios, so I honestly don't know what I would do in that situation.  Probably panic.
 
2013-03-15 01:38:34 PM
Yep, you're right. I missed a comma in there. While at the same time, I also missed a double  space. If you want to correct people's english, you might want to think of your own. Done in one.
 
2013-03-15 01:44:09 PM

valkore: eyeq360: [images.politico.com image 605x328] $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Pretty much sums it up.  Although, I do find Kellogg's argument of "pre-adding" sugar to the cereal being less unhealthy than the consumer dumping sugar on the unsweetened cereal an interesting rationalization.  At that point in history, did these cereal companies have a moral compass strong enough to actually debate the merits and pitfalls of adding sugar to their products?  Or did they see the dollars first and then scramble over how to make it look like they agonized over this terribly important issue?


and did it never occur to them that kids could still dump more sugar on the pre-sweetened cereals? It seems like a fairly poor argument.
 
2013-03-15 01:57:15 PM

CutBoard: bark_atda_moon: Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.

Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.

Unfortunately, it's too bad that people only see what they want to see. Sugars, are benefecial for human life. Without them we'd all die, including you Vegans and Vegetarians. So here's a big kiss my ass. assclowns.


Iron is not only beneficial for human life, its essential. That meant mean you should heap spoonfuls of iron filings on your cereal every morning.
 
2013-03-15 01:58:12 PM
Goddam phone autocorrect. That doesn't mean, I mean.
 
2013-03-15 02:43:47 PM

FloydA: bark_atda_moon: FloydA: Fark-N-Noodle: at what point did cheerio's come out? no mention in the article but they have been around a long time

1941

Honey Nut came out in 1979.  If someone asks me to pick up "Cheerios", I get the Honey Nut.


No one has ever asked me to pick up Cheerios, so I honestly don't know what I would do in that situation.  Probably panic.


Thanks FloydA, interesting BIO by the way.
 
2013-03-15 02:57:09 PM

miniflea: Goddam phone autocorrect. That doesn't mean, I mean.


miniflea: CutBoard: bark_atda_moon: Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.

Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.

Unfortunately, it's too bad that people only see what they want to see. Sugars, are benefecial for human life. Without them we'd all die, including you Vegans and Vegetarians. So here's a big kiss my ass. assclowns.

Iron is not only beneficial for human life, its essential. That meant mean you should heap spoonfuls of iron filings on your cereal every morning.


I sure hope that you're a chemical major. Otherwise, Iron, can be a deadly supplement to men and very needed for women. Too much Iron in a man bloods, mean thickening of it and other wise high blood pressure. To little in Womens, and it means that they need the nutriuent for physical health. So which do you mean? Please elaborte. I agree "Iron" is a benefecial element, to much and it's a possible deadly combination, especially among smokers. Otherwise, it's a needed element amoung women, as they usually do not have enough.Men don't usually bleed out the Iron, on the other hand, women do and it's a needed supplemnt.
 
2013-03-15 03:06:07 PM

CutBoard: miniflea: Goddam phone autocorrect. That doesn't mean, I mean.

miniflea: CutBoard: bark_atda_moon: Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.

Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.

Unfortunately, it's too bad that people only see what they want to see. Sugars, are benefecial for human life. Without them we'd all die, including you Vegans and Vegetarians. So here's a big kiss my ass. assclowns.

Iron is not only beneficial for human life, its essential. That meant mean you should heap spoonfuls of iron filings on your cereal every morning.

I sure hope that you're a chemical major. Otherwise, Iron, can be a deadly supplement to men and very needed for women. Too much Iron in a man bloods, mean thickening of it and other wise high blood pressure. To little in Womens, and it means that they need the nutriuent for physical health. So which do you mean? Please elaborte. I agree "Iron" is a benefecial element, to much and it's a possible deadly combination, especially among smokers. Otherwise, it's a needed element amoung women, as they usually do not have enough.Men don't usually bleed out the Iron, on the other hand, women do and it's a needed supplemnt.


Sarcasm: CutBoard's mortal enemy.
 
2013-03-15 03:09:50 PM
Rice crispies are not good unless you supersaturate the milk with sugar and have it on the bottom to scrape out with them destroying all health value
 
2013-03-15 03:09:53 PM

Shazam999: CutBoard: miniflea: Goddam phone autocorrect. That doesn't mean, I mean.

miniflea: CutBoard: bark_atda_moon: Huck And Molly Ziegler: No doubt the same moral struggle went on inside the Pop-Tart headquarters as they pondered the question of whether to put FROSTING on the product.

/glad they did
//still like unfrosted strawberry with melted butter on top.

Pop-Tarts are the only product I can think of that get better every year.  They release these "Limited Edition" flavors to test them out and keep the popular ones around.  I thought they couldn't top Confetti Cupcake, but then they released Red Velvet.

Unfortunately, it's too bad that people only see what they want to see. Sugars, are benefecial for human life. Without them we'd all die, including you Vegans and Vegetarians. So here's a big kiss my ass. assclowns.

Iron is not only beneficial for human life, its essential. That meant mean you should heap spoonfuls of iron filings on your cereal every morning.

I sure hope that you're a chemical major. Otherwise, Iron, can be a deadly supplement to men and very needed for women. Too much Iron in a man bloods, mean thickening of it and other wise high blood pressure. To little in Womens, and it means that they need the nutriuent for physical health. So which do you mean? Please elaborte. I agree "Iron" is a benefecial element, to much and it's a possible deadly combination, especially among smokers. Otherwise, it's a needed element amoung women, as they usually do not have enough.Men don't usually bleed out the Iron, on the other hand, women do and it's a needed supplemnt.

Sarcasm: CutBoard's mortal enemy.


/you couldn't have said it better
 
2013-03-15 04:04:44 PM

pute kisses like a man: i always liked this cereal as a kid

[img1.findthebest.com image 220x341]

which is funny, because it's probably the worst for you and the most expensive.  and it really tries to pretend to be healthy.


it was DELISH.

/all cereal is expensive,  processed crap.  But that cracklin' oat bran... num num!
 
2013-03-15 04:12:29 PM

CutBoard: At least back then, they still had the balls to call it was it. Now that the politico's have become involved, we're sure not wanting our to snowflakes eating anything with sugar in in it, such as sucrose, dextrose or other sweetners, that as I am aware of that supports life. Like it not we have to sugar in our diet, no matter where it comes from. Now, the parent's that keep feeding their chairbound snowflakes any type of sugars and then complain when their ass overrides the chair they're setting in, then maybe, they need to make a life change for themselves and their children. Get their fat asses up and moving, turn off the babysitting box and get their asses out into the yard.

/Love the fact I grew up in the former generation
//been locked out of the house numerouse times, just to get out of their hair and get some exercise
//didn't have these lard asses, because they actually got out of the house and did something


[old man yells at cloud.jpg]
 
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