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Old 08-14-19, 02:30 PM
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I can't believe they still hold eating competitions. It's NOT a good or healthy idea IMO.

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We didn't get sugary cereals in my house, so it was always a treat when we'd go on camping trips and my parents would get the variety pack of individual cereals, and sometimes I could beat my older sisters before they claimed the Frosted Flakes.
They were a rarity. Loved when we got Cap'N Crunch with Crunch Berries. Mostly we had Life, Cheerios and Wheaties. I'd put so much sugar on it that it all wouldn't dissolve those last few spoonfuls of milk were heaven.

But you have to remember that they weren't originally Frosted Flakes. They were Sugar Frosted Flakes. There were also Sugar Smacks and Sugar Corn Pops. When concern over too much sugar in children's diets started mounting, Sugar Smacks became Honey Smacks and Sugar was dropped from Sugar Frosted Flakes and Sugar Corn Pops.

BTW...Interesting bit of trivia about Frosted Flakes. The original voice of Tony the Tiger was the same guy who sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!" in the animated film. Also, the guy who was the original voice of the Lucky Charms mascot was not Irish at all and grew up on Staten Island.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
They were a rarity. Loved when we got Cap'N Crunch with Crunch Berries. Mostly we had Life, Cheerios and Wheaties. I'd put so much sugar on it that it all wouldn't dissolve those last few spoonfuls of milk were heaven.

But you have to remember that they weren't originally Frosted Flakes. They were Sugar Frosted Flakes. There were also Sugar Smacks and Sugar Corn Pops. When concern over too much sugar in children's diets started mounting, Sugar Smacks became Honey Smacks and Sugar was dropped from Sugar Frosted Flakes and Sugar Corn Pops.

BTW...Interesting bit of trivia about Frosted Flakes. The original voice of Tony the Tiger was the same guy who sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!" in the animated film. Also, the guy who was the original voice of the Lucky Charms mascot was not Irish at all and grew up on Staten Island.
I suspect they would be called "HFCS Frosted Flakes" or "HFCS Corn Pops" if there were truth in advertising.

Same goes for KFC. They changed their name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC to give the appearance of being healthier. It's the same stuff, but appears healthier.
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Our house has 2200 square feet (not counting basement which is half finished and might add another 600 if you count the finished part), which is more than enough space for a family of 4 IMO.
If I were to get rid of half of my son's toys, our 1200sq ft house would be plenty.

....though when the kids get just a little older, continuing to share a room is going to cause some strife.
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If I were to get rid of half of my son's toys, our 1200sq ft house would be plenty.

....though when the kids get just a little older, continuing to share a room is going to cause some strife.
Yes. The kids shared a room with a bunk bed when they were little. Once they started fighting too much, we had to separate them. I believe that happened around ages 6 and 8.

Got an extra room??
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Never much liked Capn Crunch though, always found it to be not dissimilar from eating glass shards. Had the same effect on the roof of my mouth.
Ugh - same. That stuff always tore the **** out of the roof of my mouth.

My favorites growing up were Strawberry Honeycombs and Cinnamon Life.
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There were also Sugar Smacks and Sugar Corn Pops. When concern over too much sugar in children's diets started mounting, Sugar Smacks became Honey Smacks and Sugar was dropped from Sugar Frosted Flakes and Sugar Corn Pops.
Oooh, I forgot about these - I liked 'em, too. I never knew them as anything other than Honey Smacks and Corn Pops, though.
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Yes. The kids shared a room with a bunk bed when they were little. Once they started fighting too much, we had to separate them. I believe that happened around ages 6 and 8.

Got an extra room??
There's been a lot of fighting, already - our 8 yr old son seems to like making a sport of annoying his sister without technically doing anything wrong. He'd make a fantastic 41 denizen. I think that it's mostly been quashed for now, though - a lot of summer activities got derailed by strife, so he knows that we're going to put our foot down on that noise.

No extra room, but there's long been talk of adding on. It's still at least a year away, but we're getting closer to that point, I think.
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#there'snoaccountingfortaste?

Just curious, but what kind of square footage are we talking? Is there a standard McMansion template in your area? In mine, it's what I would call "variations on a cube." I would assume that they're maximizing square footage on small-ish city lots, but damn are they boring.
In the old days we called them ticky tacky.
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In the old days we called them ticky tacky.
Little boxes on the hillside?
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Back in the fifties, in rural northern Ohio, we had oatmeal for breakfast. And cocoa with toast strips dipped in. There was a sugared oatmeal product called Maypo, that I bugged my parents into buying. It didn't make the cut. I think my younger sisters ate Sugar Snaps and the like in the early sixties.

In the rush to book a room for the night, yesterday afternoon(we were on an unfamiliar computer at a friend's house), we accidently got one with a shared bath. It's been awhile, for both of us. But we're hearty folk, and young for our age.
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#there'snoaccountingfortaste?

Just curious, but what kind of square footage are we talking? Is there a standard McMansion template in your area? In mine, it's what I would call "variations on a cube." I would assume that they're maximizing square footage on small-ish city lots, but damn are they boring.
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In the old days we called them ticky tacky.
As usual I'm OTB.
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Have gotten the soulless plastic bike pretty much dialed in, fitwise, added matching bottle cages, and was changing the cable rub helicopter tape, so I decided to take a pic.
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On my ride:
  • I saw one of the worst bib designs ever - I think that they were Castelli, but the important bit is that there were three seams that met on the backside - one on either side, angling slightly down from hip, joining together and continuing down the asscrack. Very evocative of a thong and just wrong, wr-wr-wr-wrong.
  • A FOLDING FAT E-BIKE!!!
  • I somehow nabbed a KOM on a half-mile stretch - wooo! I'm big time.
We had a Surly Pugsley in the other day that was converted to an e-bike. The guy wanted slick tires, because he commutes on it.
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Those were a couple years before my time.

We didn't get sugary cereals in my house, so it was always a treat when we'd go on camping trips and my parents would get the variety pack of individual cereals, and sometimes I could beat my older sisters before they claimed the Frosted Flakes.

Instead we usually got something boring like plain cheerios or raisin bran. Which I would bury underneath a mountain of table sugar because that was somehow OK. But at least it wasn't sugary cereal!
We were a Wheaties and Cheerios household, growing up. IIRC, I was a two teaspoons of sugar per bowl kid.
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Have gotten the soulless plastic bike pretty much dialed in, fitwise, added matching bottle cages, and was changing the cable rub helicopter tape, so I decided to take a pic.
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Have gotten the soulless plastic bike pretty much dialed in, fitwise, added matching bottle cages, and was changing the cable rub helicopter tape, so I decided to take a pic.
Nicely done. Looks very good.
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I suspect they would be called "HFCS Frosted Flakes" or "HFCS Corn Pops" if there were truth in advertising.

Same goes for KFC. They changed their name from Kentucky Fried Chicken to KFC to give the appearance of being healthier. It's the same stuff, but appears healthier.
Internal sweetener is most likely as you say HFCS. But "frosting" could well still be white, crystalline sucrose. It is hard if not impossible to get the HFCS mix to crystallize and produce the white frosting effect on the surface of the flakes.

Edit: I looked it up and found a generic to have both corn syrup and refined sugar. Frosted Flakes lists only refined sugar as a sweetening ingredient. Go figure.
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Just reading about all that sugar gave me the heebie-jeebies.
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Just reading about all that sugar gave me the heebie-jeebies.
Have a few donuts.
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