When I was a kid, we had basically two options for breakfast. Toast with butter and/or peanut butter, or cereal. And for cereal, we had two choices. Cheerios or Golden Grahams. I ate the Cheerios. My sister ate Golden Grahams. My mom almost always refused to buy super-sugary cereals of any kind, but every so often, we’d get her to cave and pick up something as a treat. She bought us Lucky Charms once, after a marathon begging session at the grocery store. We dug through the box and ate all the marshmallows…And didn’t touch the cereal. At all. Needless to say, we never got Lucky Charms again!
Recently, I had the opportunity to try the new Retro Cereals from General Mills, that are available exclusively at Target:
From Platefull Co-Op: For a limited time only, celebrate “A Delicious Debut” of classic breakfast cereals favorites featuring their original packaging from their first public appearance: Cheerios – 1945; Lucky Charms – 1964; Honey Nut Cheerios – 1979; Cinnamon Toast Crunch – 1984. Reese’s Peanut Puffs – 1994. And while the look may be a nostalgic, each comes packed with all the same whole grains and nutrition that customers have come to know and love.
Not surprisingly, the bambino and I dove into the Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs right away. And then he snarfed up the Lucky Charms, while I worked my way through the Cheerio’s. Jay and I are both old enough we remembered the Cinnamon Toast Crunch packaging, and I remember when the Reese’s debuted, even though I didn’t try them till I was an adult.
Target has these available for a limited time, so grab yours while you can!
DISCLOSURE: The information and free cereal have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.