Do you put sugar on your Cheerios?

I asked that question this week on Facebook, and, boy, did people speak out. It looks like this is definitely divides Grand Junction.

I have to admit I was quite surprised that the vote was 50-50. Having grown up putting sugar on Cheerios - and any other sugarless cereal - I thought that was the norm. Maybe it used to be that way, but in today's health-conscious world there are more and more people singing a different tune.

Some people bring up Honey Nut Cheerios, which are already sweetened and no sugar is necessary. I get it. But, by the time this new cereal came out in 1979, I had already eaten a shipload of Cheerios covered with sugar. For some reason, my mom never bought us Honey Nut Cheerios. She also never bought us Lucky Charms. (he says bitterly)

I would have to say that I loved Cheerios back in the day, but I would have loved them a lot less without sugar. The sugar would sink to the bottom of the bowl, and you'd scrape your spoon along the bottom to get some sugar and then bring the spoon up to capture a mouthful of Cheerios.

What was most interesting to me in our Grand Junction Facebook interaction was some of the comments from people.


My response to Mary, below, is, "no." Through all of my formative years I was a cereal box reader every single morning. (I was also a label reader in the bathroom, but that's another story) However, I haven't read a cereal box since the Reagen administration. I'd rather not know what's inside the box.


Shawn, clearly, is a man of priorities. First things first. Coffee is ALWAYS first. Thanks for steering us back in the right direction, Shawn.


Hey, wait a minute. How did we get from Cheerios to watermelon? Got to save that one for another day.


Uh, Amanda, I tried a banana once and it didn't work. The bowl wasn't wide enough.

So, there you go. Grand Junction has spoken. Some of us do, and some of us don't. But, I'm confident we can still love each other even if we can't have breakfast together.

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