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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Post # 298 - Cheerios and Multigrain Cheerios -- Strange Breakfast-Fellows

Dear General Mills,

I am a huge fan of your products.  Each morning, I enjoy your Cheerios.  To keep life "interesting," I alternate boxes--standard issue Cheerios, a fixture American breakfast fare for generations, and Multigrain Cheerios.

The other day, I was running a little late for work.  I poured my standard Cheerios, but there was only enough for half of a bowl.  A fresh box of Multigrains was waiting in the wings.  Time was short--the clock was ticking away.  I needed to catch my bus in ten minutes.

For a moment, I pondered adding some Multigrain Cheerios to my standard Cheerio breakfast bowl.  What would happen?  Would it pleasure my palate?  I was dealing with a lot of new feelings and notions about my normally "traditional" breakfast bowl.  I immediately stopped myself in my tracks and just enjoyed the remaining standard Cheerios.  I then poured, in a new and clean bowl, a half-portion of Multigrain Cheerios. I made myself late, but felt better about myself.

For the rest of the day at work, and ever since, I've been preoccupied with these thoughts.  I've wondered if a bowl was meant to be shared by such strange "breakfast-fellows."  Had it been tried before?  Were these feelings a mere gateway to other things?  Kix and Trix?  Porridge and Lucky Charms?  What was next?

I need to ask you.  What happens if one mixes standard and Multigrain Cheerios?  Does the earth burst open, revealing a lake of fire and pointy-tailed demons?  Has this been tried in the past?  Maybe by forward thinking college kids, looking for a cheap thrill?  Multigrain Cheerios came after the '70's so we know the swingers never tried this.  Does it have a name?  I checked Urban Dictionary--no results.

Any information that you can provide is greatly appreciated.



Hello Jerry:

Thank you for contacting General Mills with your inquiry.
The Cheerios and Multi Grain Cheerios are good together.  The Multi Grain Cheerios has regular cheerios in it.  So mixing them would be a treat.  We are sure this has been tried before.

Please let us know if we can help you again.

Thank you,

Customer Care Specialist

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Post # 297 - Subway No Longer Serves the Cheese With The Holes In It - 9/22/12

Dear Subway,

I see you've finally done it.  You have eliminated the cheese with the holes in it from your selection of fine cheeses.

I used to enjoy the nice "almost-barrier" that the cheese with the holes in it provided between the meats and the vegetable matter.  As I bit into the sandwich, a symphony of flavors came into play.  Meats on one side of my pallet, veggies on the other side, and cheese in the middle.  Then, as I would chew, some of the meat would mingle with the vegetable matter.   Some of the vegetable matter would mingle with the meat.  Boom!  Flavor explosion.

This was all made possible by the cheese with the holes, that you have stopped carrying.  So now the meat stays on one side, the vegetable matter stays on the other.  Like a divorced couple who refuses to vacate their  house.

Please bring back the cheese with the holes.




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