Langston: Part of it is that the anti-gluten movement has gained a lot of traction the last few years. The other part is that so much of the cereal aisle has sugar as its second (and sometimes first) ingredient that it's probably healthier to have cake for breakfast.I'll eat Raisin Bran, but that's about it anymore.
OrionXVI: Sticker shock walking down the cereal isle doesn't help, either.
BumpInTheNight: its easier to just grab a bar off the shelf and eat it while driving
tricycleracer: BumpInTheNight: its easier to just grab a bar off the shelf and eat it while drivingCome on, don't be a pussy.[cdn.uproxx.com image 245x200]
the_cnidarian: I'll eat Honey Nut Cheerios on occasion. Today I had spaghetti./csb
psychosis_inducing: Boxes got too small, prices didn't follow suit.
doglover: Anti-gluten is the latest peanut allergy?
Mr.Poops: I know 3 friends on gluten-free OR limited-gluten diets, and all are doing it for different reasons -- either weight loss, anti-inflammatory reasons or to increase their energy levels. All 3 have claimed success on different levels.*I believe their success is directly related to an increase of intake in vegetables though.
gadian: I used to love cereal, but now my stomach just can't handle milk (of either the lactose or non-lactose variety) until after I've already eaten something else. So, I keep some cereal around for an afternoon or evening snack that I invariably never get around to. I don't remember the last time I bought a new box, in fact, what I've got is probably stale./I refuse to be one of those that eats cereal with water/juice/kool-aid/what have you as the liquid medium//nttawwt///yes, there is.
StubePT: I'm a Seinfeld-level of cereal eater. Right now I have at least 8 unopened boxes of cereal ranging from Mini Wheats and Frosted Flakes to Fruit Loops and Reese's Puffs in my pantry.I love cereal.Reason why sales are slumping? Too expensive.I don't buy cereal unless it's $2 a box or less, and even then I buy in bulk with manufactures coupons to bring the price down further.The shrunk the box and charged more and they're wondering why it's not selling? No brainer.
DigitalCoffee: It doesn't help that they keep discontinuing the cereal that I choose to eat. The latest casualty was Multi Bran Chex, which was pulled from shelves several years ago. There is a whole host of sugary garbage in it's place; Apple Cinnamon Chex, Chocolate Chex, Honey Nut Chex, etc. But the Multi Bran is GONE. Total did this with their multi bran variety too. Rather then go and find yet another cereal that isn't loaded with crap, I said 'fark it' and stopped eating cereal all together.A dozen eggs costs ~$2 and will give me breakfast for SIX DAYS. A box of cereal can't even come close to that.
Nick Nostril: People younger than 30 are more likely to eat food that is convenient, as well as lower in fat, carbs and gluten, rather than have a bowl of cereal and milk,Preparing a bowl of cereal is inconvenient? What about getting a glass of tapwater? Still too taxing?
mrlewish: The promotion of breakfast cereal was done because we were replacing the horse with the automobile and they needed someone to eat all the grain that once went to horse feed.It was a marketing ploy.You're welcome
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