Tuesday, 15 April 2014

BREAKFASTS OF CHAMPIONS

Its breakfast time at Moonbase and my coffee and toast couldn't be any further away from the only breakfast that counted when I was a kid. I'm talking about cereals of course!


There were just so many fine boxed cereals in the Sixties, which usually came with a neat free gift: Sugar Puffs, Shredded Wheat, Weetabix, Ricicles, Shreddies, Alpen and Frosties. I think, though, my favourites were Puffa Puffa Rice, which have sadly gone to the cereal skip in the sky and is no longer around. 


In winter my Mum would insist on pouring warm milk over my bowl of cereals. Shreddies and Weetabix often got the hot bath but the absolute kings were Cornflakes, which eventually turned to a soggy golden mush. I'm still not sure about cereals and warm milk! You?


Naturally there some cereals which were designed for higher temperatures. Porridge, which I loved with salt and the number one, Ready Brekk or as my brothers would say, Reggae Brekk. It was central heating for kids as they said on the telly!


Oddly enough my favourite breakfast isn't even commercially available. Its a made-up one. Basically buttered white bread is diced and boiled in milk. Sugar is added and the resulting creamy goop is the sort of stuff that would win egg and spoon races! Simply gorgeous and well worth a whirl any time of day. In some parts its known as Pobs I think but my Mum just called it Bread and Milk. 


What was your favourite Kids' breakfast readers and what is it now?

6 comments:

  1. Used to like Weetabix, but after the beginning of the sixties, when they had 3D viewer cards, they seemed to stop giving free gifts. So ate a variety of indigestible cereals eg. Sugar Smacks etc. because they had great little plastic gifts!

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  2. Although I ate a bunch of different breakfast cereals the one thing I latched on to and stayed with for a long time was cinnamon toast: toasted white bread, slathered with margarine, and liberally coated with a sugar & cinnamon mix. Today I'm just not that much into breakfast and will eat whatever's available to fill the stomach but I do occasionally buy a box of Sugar Smacks or Quaker Life.

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    1. ah Ed, your'e missing out. Brekkers is the best meal of the day especially at the weekend. Try dippy eggs and hot buttered soldiers to get you back in the game! And what, pray, is Quaker Life? Sounds like a church magazine!

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    2. LOL - funny you should say that as I read about Weetabix, Ricicles, Shreddies, Alpen, Ready Brekk, et al, alien names that to me sound like they're eaten on planets in the Outer Rim LOL. I'll bet they're a lot like the sugar infused stuff over here, just different names. Bettina recognized the bread & milk but that too is unknown to me. On those ultra rare occasions we go out for breakfast I'll eat eggs/bacon/toast w/OJ or chilaquiles. Excuse me now while I grab my box of Quaker Life and chant in the loo

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  3. We're Sugar Smacks the same as Sugar Puffs Andy? God, how I loved all those freebies. The Joe 90 badges have really stuck in my mind. I wore them on my little bomber jacket with pride!

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    1. Woodsy, over on this side of the big puddle, Sugar Smacks and Sugar Puffs were distinctly different. Smacks are puffed rice coated liberally with sugar. Puffs were made of corn meal puffed to a styrofoam like consistency.

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