For today’s Things I Love Thursday, I offer up a humble cereal. King Vitamin by Quaker is the Chuck Taylor All Stars of cereal – it’s old school, baby.
After watching the movie King Corn and becoming terrified of turning into a family of giant, genetically modified corn cobs, my husband and I decided to eliminate high fructose corn syrup (HFCC) from our family’s diet. This was way harder than we thought it would be, as HFCC is apparently in everything but bottled water. We eat boxed cereal a few days a week for breakfast, can’t afford to eat Kashi every time. Plus, my husband thinks most of the Kashi cereals taste like “sticks”.
I really started reading the labels of the cereals we liked, and was very surprised to find out that King Vitamin is sweetened with… hang on to your seats… sugar! It’s old fashioned, yes. Like molasses cookies, it’s not sticky sweet. It doesn’t taste like twigs either. This is a reasonably priced cereal, and it has an added bonus ingredient of coconut oil which I think is all the rage right now.
In fact, King Vitamin is so old it’s not even mentioned on the Quaker Website. Hello missed marketing opportunity. Let’s just keep it on the down low though. Just buy a box at a time and don’t jack the demand up, otherwise the price is sure to follow. I’m sure once you try it, it will be come a thing you love too.
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