Wednesday, April 08, 2009
I am not-so-secretly bitter that the silly food companies have finally figured out how to make a fake Cheerio. Rice, corn, sugar, and salt. Here's my official shout out to Nature's Path Organic Whole O's. I speculate one can really use these as a replacement with no one the wiser, no social ramifications. Sure we've seen the crappy weird looking Glutino version and a few others that have come and gone. I even saw a protein version the other day, Better Balance Gluten Free Honey Almond Protein Cereal.
As cool and exciting as it may be, too little too late for us. Our stroller-car seat-keep them occupied days are over where Cheerios is gold. Barter and bribery to soothe hurt feelings over not being able to have the lovely Cheerios is a dim memory.
I envy those moms with young kids that can waltz in to a store and buy fake Cheerios, fake donuts, various breads to choose from, frozen pizza, and chicken tenders. Sadly, it's probably a sign there is enough of a market to make money on them. I am still grateful for the pretzel STICKS. My kids had pined for those for years. Still haven't seen the fake Goldfish. That'll still be relevant if it happens in my mommy-time.
More power to moms with little ones - I know they deserve the convenience but I am so envious!