Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Buyer's Remorse

Sometimes there really is truth in advertising. When you go to pick up a box of Kashi Good Friends Cereal, in an attempt to keep on your whole "healthy eating so I can not feel like a total loser and die early from something preventable" kick, and it says - it actually says this - on the box: "A High Fiber Trio of Flakes, TWIGS, and Granola," well, you need to believe them.
There are twigs in in this cereal! Real, honest-to-goodness, tree-bark resembling, tooth-breaking, throat-chafing pieces of wood! (OK, it's not wood per se, it's supposedly bran, but what's the difference, really?) And as you sit there, trying not to choke on a twig that has gotten hung up on your uvula because your body is doing everything in it's power to not eat a tree, you can look at the picture of the "Good Friends" on the front of the box and you might imagine that they are raising their coffee mugs to say, "Good Morning, Sucker!," because they've known about the twigs the whole time!
Of course, that's not to say that Kashi does not make some pretty delicious cereals, as well. I am a big fan of the Kashi Go Lean Crunch, mostly because it is devoid of twigs, but also because it closely resembles granola, which I love, and it still packs 8 grams of fiber into one bowl. Without twigs, did I mention that?
But you know the whole time I'm eating Kashi, I'm dreaming of Dunkin' Donuts.


  1. I like the Go Lean Crunch too. But I don't eat cereal all that much, so I don't have any inclination to try something with twigs! Good for you for making the effort. I had a setback today and got Sonic. Oh well, that's what starting over is for.

  2. I think it's a good call on your part to have a policy against cereal with twigs... In general, I avoid cereal for breakfast, mostly because of the sogginess... and now I have to look out for twigs!

  3. I wish I could wake up early enough to have time to eat some cereal... but no twigs please!

  4. I usually don't like cereal that much, but since I've got approximately .8 seconds to prepare a meal for myself these days, the Go Lean Crunch will do for now.
    As for Sonic: Oh how I miss them! They were all over the South and up here there are none! It's probably better for me that they aren't around, because I could do some serious damage to myself. mmmmm . . . Sonic . . . .

  5. shudder....twigs. about as far as i go for healthy cereal is frosted mini wheats. oh, and cracklin' oat bran!


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