Lucky Charms

I am very disappointed that General Mills prints only limited nutritional information on the boxes of their top-selling Lucky Charms cereal.



Don't they know that I have a preschool-age son who carefully picks and then eats the colorful marshmallows out of his morning cereal--leaving just the bland oats floating in milk?

I want to know:

What is the nutritional value of 15+ mini-marshmallows?

You know, so that I can use reason to prevent this from happening in the future.

What? 

You don't like my tone in this post? 

Do I sound like a disgruntled father who just ate a slightly used bowl of Lucky Charms cereal minus the best part: the sweet marshmallows?

Yeah, ok I confess--I am busted.

26 comments:

Suz said...

Don't be a martyr! Feed it to the dog and pour your own bowl!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I'm the cereal nazi- if I buy it, you HAVE to eat it all, you can't just pick out the "good stuff". Only I can do that... I paid for it, after all! :)

Pat Hatt said...

haha but did anyone make you eat the leftover cereal? Maybe you should have picked a few marshmallows out of the box and put them in. Or go with give it to the dog.

Little Ms. Fun said...

hahaha Does the nutritional facts really matter when they are jam packed with magical goodness? Sigh...Do you watch Glee? They recently had an episode where Britney wished for a box of Lucky Charms that was only marshmallows. The poor sap of a fake lephrechan actually did it!

Hilary said...

That ain't cereal.. it's candy! Albeit, magically delicious candy.

.amanda. said...

um, if i still ate lucky charms i would (of course) do the exact same thing. but i'm pretty sure the effort that it takes to pick out the marshmallows burns enough calories to eat them... yep. ...i'm sure of it.

Audrey Allure said...

Haha, I used to do that to my sister when I was younger.

Sarah Forgrave said...

LOL, Same thing happens in our house.

Bob G. said...

SLamdunk:
So the marshmallows are LARGER?
Well, that fits right in with my FROOT LOOPS having more FIBER in them (now).

They musta known we baby-boomers were getting "more mature", but STILL were pals with "Toucan Sam" several mornings a week...lol.

Still, when the marshmallows become STALE, they make GREAT slingshot ammmo!

Good luck, DAD!

terri said...

The makers of Cap'n Crunch cereals once made a variety that was only berries. Maybe Lucky Charms should do the same and make only marshmallows. There might be less waste. I'm guessing most parents would have thrown the non-marshmallow part of the cereal away!

Shauna Nosler said...

HA. That will teach you to keep a box for your own use hidden somewhere :)

A Doc 2 Be said...

Best cereal ever!

Dry!

Clarissa Draper said...

What a funny post. Sounds like something my kids do. I decided only to buy them chocolate/sugar coated flakes/rings, that way, they eat the whole bowl.

Donna K. Weaver said...

You've keyed in on one of life's important questions. Dang Kelloggs.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahah, that would bother anyone. I always think I don't like cereal that much and then I have some of these old brands that I forget about and fall in love all over again- so good.

Maxi said...

Slam … just add sugar and enjoy.

Theresa Milstein said...

Ha! I've eaten leftovers in an effort not to waste. My son is cured me of that now that he pours hot sauce on nearly everything.

Do that - pretend there's hot sauce on it. Unless you like hot sauce...

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

LOL! Those marshmallows are just too good. They melt in your mouth and everything!

SuziCate said...

Ha, my kids used to pick out the marshmallows, too. Ok, I admit I did it, too!

Ammon said...

They even have a Lucky Charms that turns your milk into chocolate milk! Too tasty to be good for you for sure :)

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

Hi I am Rachel and I am a luckycharmholic and happy to be here.

carma said...

I think you need to open the box and pull out some of the marshmallows and bag 'em up and hide them in a secret spot for when you enjoy a delicious bowl of Lucky Charms - this time with the nutritious marshmallows added in abundance

Amy Sullivan said...

Ha! And that's exactly why I refuse the magical box of LC. I am left with a bowl full of cereal and two hungry kids!

secret agent woman said...

Um, I believe I'd have tossed that used bowl of cereal - your son ate the only good part. And I think the answer about how much nutrition is in the marshmallow is ZERO.

Dawn said...

haha....oh now THIS sounds familiar. Although- be warned, it doesn't end as they get older. I have a 17 year old....
(I'll keep my mouth shut;)

Lisa said...

If you'd switch to Coco Puffs, this wouldn't be an issue.....just sayin'.