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Jul 29, 2009 12:23 PM

Mixing Cold Cereals -- Yea or Nay?

I stumbled upon this thread

and a few of the responses raised a good question for a mid-summer poll: Do you mix cereals?

I am a strict non-mixer. Too many bad things can happen once you pour in the milk.

If God intended us to mix cereals, ... 8>D

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  1. I mix every day! I find most cereals to be too sweet and/or too expensive. So I cut them 1:1 with store brand corn flakes. The corn flakes are bland enough that they don't alter the flavor of the other cereal. But since they're not sweetened they cut down the glycemic index, so I'm not getting that sugar rush and then fall. I find I don't get as hungry so soon after breakfast that way. Just my personal experience. YMMV

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    1. re: AmyH

      Amy - are you sure your store brand corn flakes aren't sweetened? Most commercial brands have HFCS in them (just posted on the other thread about Product 19 and Kellogg's Cornflakes having them, so I've switched to Kashi and TJ's Organic Raisin Bran Clusters.

      1. re: LindaWhit

        You know, Linda, I never looked at the ingredients on my cornflakes. So I did tonight. You're right, they do have HFCS, but it's the very last ingredient. And they only have 2g of sugar per serving, compared to the 8g in the other cereals in my cupboard. So they're definitely not sweet. They just give a good balance to the sweet ones.

        1. re: AmyH

          That's definitely low on the amount of sugar per serving. Fair enough.

          1. re: LindaWhit

            Linda, have you tried Nature's Path cereals? they're all HFCS-free, and they have a huge variety. i can't eat most of them because of the gluten, but another CHer (lgss, maybe?) turned me on to their Mesa Sunrise cereal, which i love. it reminds me of cornflakes, but better. TJ's carries it if you ever have the desire to try something new. (my mom also loves TJ's Organic Morning LIte, but i've never had it).

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I haven't but did see the Nature's Path at TJs last weekend, I think. Thanks for the rec, ghg!

    2. Yea.

      I do that every time I have less than one bowl of one sorts; but I don't have colored cereals, so, the milk pretty much stay the same color.

      1. NO to mixing - it's disgusting (to me) and makes me very angry. My dad is the biggest mixer of cereals in the world. I don't know how he manages to eat the mess.

        1. I believe strongly in integration and miscegenation. I would not want to defend cereal segregationists; their days are over.

          1. I am a strict non-mixer, but I don't eat cereal that often. My husband, on the other hand, mixes Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats. And he eats this combination every day. We go through these 2 cereals by the carload.