Putting vegies in your cereal is apparently all the rage these days. Picture: Jennifer Jenner
You know, I was JUST eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch the other day, and thinking . . . “This is good, but you know what would make it better? If I threw some BROCCOLI in the bowl.”
Apparently there’s a new breakfast trend in Australia and spreading here where people are adding VEGETABLES to their cereal. Like, they’re throwing in some zucchini with their Raisin Bran or pumpkin in their oatmeal. I don’t know, man.
The goal is obviously to make cereal more filling and more nutritious. And it certainly does that . . . but I feel like it HAS to be at the expense of TASTE.
Did you have a heartwarming, emotionally-fulfilling Father’s Day with your baby? Cool. Time to stack food on its head.
There’s a new viral trend called the “Cheerio Challenge,” where parents see how many Cheerios they can stack on top of their BABY. So it’s kind of like Jenga, but using cereal instead of blocks . . . and your baby’s HEAD instead of a table.
I’m not sure anyone’s keeping official numbers on this thing, but we saw one picture where a dad stacked 21 Cheerios on his kid’s cheek . . . and that HAS to be the current record, right?
Starbucks Has a New Drink That’s Supposed to Taste Like Cereal Milk
Starbucks is selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte again, but they hadn’t introduced a NEW drink for fall in four years. Finally, our national nightmare is over.
Yesterday, they started selling the Toasted Graham Latte. It’s made with espresso, steamed milk, sweet cream, and graham cracker flavoring, with cinnamon and crumbled graham crackers on top.
Their manager of research and development came up with it, and she says it’s supposed to taste like the milk in the bottom of your CEREAL bowl. At least, that’s what inspired it.
Quote, “I thought about the back-to-school season and looked at the latest food and beverage trends. [And] what I found to be quite popular in the U.S. is the taste of cereal milk, the delicious leftovers in your breakfast bowl.”
You can get it at any Starbucks, quote, “until supplies run out.” Whatever that means.
(Starbucks / Consumerist)
Taste Like Cereal Milk
The website EatThis.com put together a list of the worst things you can have for breakfast, in different categories. So, things like the least healthy cereal, and worst fast food breakfast sandwich. Here’s the list . . .
- Worst cereal: Honey Smacks. One bowl has 15 grams a sugar, which is more than Frosted Flakes or Cap’n Crunch. And it’s coated in partially hydrogenated oil, which has trans fat.
- Worst donut: Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Butternut. It has 35 grams of sugar, and 420 calories, which is more than any other donut on the menu.
- Worst breakfast burrito: Taco Bell’s A.M. Crunchwrap with Sausage. 710 calories and 47 grams of fat.Unless you’re eating a whole 12-pack of their Cinnabon dessert things, the A.M. Crunchwrap has more fat than anything else on the menu.
- Worst fast food breakfast sandwich: The Monster Biscuit from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. It has as much fat and calories as the A.M. Crunchwrap, but TWICE as much salt.
- Worst breakfast that SOUNDS healthy: A Dunkin’ Donuts Multigrain Bagel with Reduced Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese. It’s 500 calories, has 17 grams of fat, and is pretty much nothing but carbs.
- Worst pancakes: Denny’s Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast. They’re stuffed with chocolate, and have hot fudge and peanut butter on top. You also get sausage, eggs, and hash browns, so it’s 1,670 calories, with 105 grams of fat.
- Worst omelette: The Chorizo Fiesta Omelette at IHOP. 1,300 calories and106 grams of fat. And you can add pancakes, which is another 700 calories.
- Worst overall breakfast: The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruleéd French Toast. It has 2,780 calories, and as much saturated fat as six cheeseburgers from Sonic.