Sunday, December 23, 2007

I didn't know any better

Pin It I was at the grocery store recently and saw a box of cereal I hadn’t had since I was a kid.

I picked up the box and tossed it into the cart, excited to try the cereal that I loved when I was little. I came home and poured some into a bowl and then immediately began to chow down. It took only about a second before I realized that this cereal didn’t taste like cereal at all, it tasted like old dog treats with berry flavoring (yes, I’ve eaten dog biscuits before).

As I dumped the cereal in the sink, thinking of the colossal waste of milk, I came to the conclusion that the reason things don’t taste as good as we remember is because we have developed taste. When you were a kid it was such a treat to have something, anything that had sugar in it. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that I have become much more selective in my food choices. Instead of the two gallon tub of SnowStar brand vanilla ice cream, I spring for the good stuff. And I now pass by the Little Debbie display altogether.

So, I’ve come to the conclusion that Boo Berry Cereal always tasted as bad as it does now, I just didn’t know any better back then.


Gerb said...

I did the same thing, only with the Count Chocula stuff. You're right, disgusting, but I still ate the whole bowl. I just told myself it was time for dessert - it was only a fraction below Cocoa Puffs.

Teachinfourth said...

You were brave to eat the whole thing...I don't think I would have done it.

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