I was forced to eat Grape Nuts as a child.
Other than strengthening my teeth for future battles with ribs and Everlasting Gobstoppers, it did psychological damage to me that affected my interpersonal skills with other children at that age.
There was a Christmas, for example, that I spent at a friend’s house. His mother let him have Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Cookie Crisp. While I was there, she let me have Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops and Cookie Crisp. When I left the next day I was sick to my stomach from eating a box of Frosted Flakes, a box of Froot Loops and a box of Cookie Crisp.
Needless to say, when I became an adult (sometime yesterday) I began purchasing my own boxes of sugar cereal so I could relive the childhood that I never had.
My current top picks for sugar cereals include (but are not limited to): Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, Honey Smacks, Frosted Mini Wheats, Berry Burst Cheerios, Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, Golden Grahams, Cookies & Cream Cereal, and a few others.
I have also come to the conclusion that sugar cereals, often appearing to be higher in calories than normal cereal, are all hovering around the same calories as crappy cereal like Grape Nuts and Rice Chex and Corn Flakes.
I opt for sugar cereal any day.