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Soggy cereal!!!

showthyme Feb 9, 2009 09:25 PM

I' m sitting here eating a bowl of cereal, I've let it sit in the milk for at least 10 minutes. Is there anyone else who likes it soggy. If so, share which ones and why? Would love to know i"m not the only one with the soggies. It's how i roll!

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    schrutefarms Feb 19, 2009 02:20 AM

    I hate it when my cereal gets soggy. I LOVE Frosted Flakes, but i put the milk in the bowl first, then ad the bananas, THEN the cereal, then eat it fast so the flakes are still crunchy. It's depressing otherwise.

    1. othervoice Feb 10, 2009 07:33 PM

      My favorite is Quaker Granola. I usually pour a mug of milk then add granola, and wait about 15 minutes. There's still a little crunch, but it's easier to eat.

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        Lucia Feb 10, 2009 05:52 PM

        Not I. I hated it so much as a kid I'd eat cereal plain w/o any liquid. Now I'll only eat cereal w/milk if it's a crispier cereal that'll w/stand the drenching of milk.

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          deibu Feb 10, 2009 07:41 PM

          My sister and I were both the same as kids!

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          sweethaven Feb 10, 2009 11:49 AM

          i love love love soggy cornflakes....the coldness ofrom the milk gets transferred to the cornflakes making it a very refreshing treat!

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            kobetobiko Feb 10, 2009 06:12 PM

            I love soggy frosted flakes too! And also cap'n crunch. Ha, I like to let it sit as long as possible so they all get soggy but right before the milk starts to turn lukewarm!

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              showthyme Feb 10, 2009 06:37 PM

              Nice, I was eating frosted flakes and when i was done i was left with the mega sweet milk and isn't that the best part?

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            Louise Feb 10, 2009 11:04 AM

            Only shredded wheat, which I hardly ever eat anyway.

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              MacTAC Feb 10, 2009 08:39 PM

              Agree, only shredded wheat, but I like it, a lot...

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              jjw Feb 10, 2009 06:42 AM

              Weetabix gets wonderfully soggy. Best price by far is Trader Joes.

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                paulj Feb 10, 2009 12:39 PM

                Some Weetabix boxes suggest using a shallow pool of milk or cream. The immersed half of the biscuit gets soggy, while the rest remains crisp. You get the best of both worlds that way.

              2. Melanie Feb 10, 2009 06:35 AM

                I like all cereal soggy, but to gordeaux's point, Chex is especially good - the insides fill with milk to maximize the sogginess!

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                  gordeaux Feb 10, 2009 10:56 AM

                  Sorry if I wasn't clear. Honey Nut Chex was a suggestion for Steamed Dumpling. It does NOT get soggy no matter what you do.

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                    Melanie Feb 10, 2009 03:36 PM

                    oh - ha! I've never had Honey Nut Chex, but I stand by my statement (regarding regular corn chex, at least)

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                  Linda VH Feb 10, 2009 04:51 AM

                  Is there any other way than soggy lol???? Kashi drove me nuts for a while until I realized you just have to wait it out.

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                    saacnmama Feb 10, 2009 12:13 AM

                    I'm with you showthyme!
                    But then I don't like chewing gum til I've gotten rid of all the flavor either.

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                      Steamed Dumpling Feb 9, 2009 09:39 PM

                      I hate hate hate soggy cereal. I've been known to add my cereal to the milk one spoonful at a time. There's a special, magical point when the cereal is no longer so brittle but has not yet begun to sog. But if soggies float your boat, enjoy!

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                        showthyme Feb 9, 2009 09:46 PM

                        - Wow maybe i'm just nuts but i'm the opposite. If the cereal is not submerged in milk it's not ready.

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                          gordeaux Feb 10, 2009 03:47 AM

                          Three words for you:
                          Honey Nut Chex. You can pour milk on it, and stick it in the fridge for 5 minutes. It will still be crunchy as heck.

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                            rockandroller1 Feb 10, 2009 11:22 AM

                            I'm with steamed dumpling. Hate soggy and have also been known to add milk a little at a time. I'd rather have a few dryer/crunchier pieces than soggy.

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                              brandywiner Feb 10, 2009 02:36 PM

                              Count me as another anti-soggy. But I go one step further. I have my milk in a glass, and my cereal in a bowl. And ne'er the twain shall meet. (Except in my tummy....)

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                                Louise Feb 11, 2009 04:23 PM

                                Me too! Neal Stephenson's book Cryptonomicon, one of the characters reflects on this very issue, how to keep apart milk and cereal until the last possible moment, because if they sit too long they become 'loathsome sludge'.

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                                  tracylee Feb 12, 2009 02:07 PM

                                  I do exactly the same thing!

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                                cycloneillini Feb 10, 2009 05:46 PM

                                Me too on the hatred of the soggy. Probably why I dislike cornflakes and rice krispies so much - milk gets within 6 inches of the bowl and they get soggy. Also why Grape Nuts is one of the few cereals I have enjoyed my whole life. They can sit for an hour in milk and still have some crunch to them.

                              3. Honeychan Feb 9, 2009 09:29 PM

                                Sometimes, I love eating soggy cereal, espically when having sore gums. Best one is Life cereal, it gets soggy allmost instantly. The new maple and brown sugar one is excellent.

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