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(Foodbeast)   Cap'n Crunch's Sprinkled Donut Crunch Cereal. A million diets cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Cap'n Crunch, Donut Crunch, Froot Loops, oats, sprinkles, donuts  
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2014-01-30 12:00:02 AM  
3 votes:
The roof!
The roof!
The roof of your mouth is going to experience a level of pain hitherto unknown by man.
2014-01-30 08:01:33 AM  
1 vote:

/British Smarties, which are more like M&Ms.
//pic is hot
///Slashies cereal?
2014-01-30 07:12:24 AM  
1 vote:

devildog123: ReapTheChaos: Yet everyone blames fast food for making people fat. You want to know why america has an obesity problem, look no further than crap like this and your local grocery store.

No it isn't.  Overindulgence is.  I looked up the nutritional info.  If you ate 2 servings at once, it is only about 220 calories.  Add a cup of milk, you get about 350.  And that's with whole milk.  350 calories doesn't seem like a terrible breakfast.  An egg mcmuffin has 300 calories, not counting the hash browns.  The problem is people eating half a box at once, every day.

I disagree with you to an extent. Calories are good in the sense that they can be used to quantify the energy density of any given food.  However, the notion that one must count calories or take in less than one expends goes against everything that is known about biochemistry. Your body doesn't see food simply as calories. It sees it as the various macronutrients which make up the food you consume: namely sugar, fat, and protein. Your body metabolizes those three components in completely different ways.

If I were to eat a quarter pound worth of bacon, that would be on the order of around 800 calories, equivalent (by your reasoning) to eating 7-8 servings (~6 cups) of this particular cereal. But look at just one huge difference in the composition of that food: with the cereal I would be consuming around 160g of carbohydrates. With the bacon, zero. You think that the body is processing these two foods exactly the same, just because they have identical caloric content? That quarter pound of bacon won't even register with regard to insulin secretion, whereas the cereal will cause your pancreas to go into overdrive.

Additionally, being meat, the bacon will provide you with around 20g of protein, keeping your hunger levels down. The cereal, almost zero. After succumbing to the inevitable sugar crash, you'll be hungry again in no time.

And that's part of the real problem - we consume way too much sugar in everything that we eat. It's in everything available to us in the grocery store. Our bodies did not evolve in the presence of such unprecedented access to carbohydrates. Our genes have developed over time to efficiently utilize the proteins, fats, oils, and carbohydrates found in fruits/vegetables (and their associated high fiber contents, which prevent overconsumption).

So yes, you are right that overindulgence is part of the obesity problem. However, it is not overindulgence of calories. It is overindulgence of carbohydrate-rich foods. Isocaloric does not equal isometabolic.
2014-01-30 06:20:59 AM  
1 vote:
My mom was a bit progressive for a mom in the 70s. She barred all sugared cereals from the house. She convinced other moms to follow suit. The kids in the neighborhood hated her for a while.

When I attended college, the dorm's cafeteria stocked a cereal I had never seen before: Captain Crunch. Good God.

Oh to return to those days, return to a cold autumn morning with a blood-orange sun sparkling through a stand of old oak trees, walking quietly to class, thinking about Milton's fields and Spinoza's God-space, absolutely positvely jacked out of my crackling mind on coffee and Captain Crunch.
2014-01-30 05:48:36 AM  
1 vote:
This thread has urged me to eat a giant bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and in pouring my bowl(and packing my bowl) I took inventory of my cereal shelf, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey-Nut Cheerios, Marshmallow Mateys(bag version on Lucky Charms), Cocoa Krispies, Super Golden Crisp(yeah yeah, I know it's not called that any more) Frosted Flakes, Special K,, and lastly a box of Golden Grahams(how DO they cram all that Graham?*). I like cereal.

*one gram at a time
2014-01-30 05:05:10 AM  
1 vote:

God Is My Co-Pirate: flense

: To strip the blubber or skin from (a whale, for example).

There's my word-of-the-day today.
2014-01-30 03:23:19 AM  
1 vote:
But how will they taste in a sandwich with a pixie stick dumped on them..and a Coke...
2014-01-30 03:14:42 AM  
1 vote:
Little Chocolate donuts, they've been on my training table since I was a kid.
2014-01-30 01:12:02 AM  
1 vote:

God Is My Co-Pirate: GreenAdder: The roof!
The roof!
The roof of your mouth is going to experience a level of pain hitherto unknown by man.

This.  That stuff will flense your soft palate.

Whenever someone from work got a mixed dozen from Voodoo Doughnuts, the Cap'n Crunchberry Donut was always the last one left in the box for that very reason.
2014-01-30 12:41:16 AM  
1 vote:
If I can use coffee instead of milk it'll be worth it.
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