Monday, November 4, 2013

Kellogg's Raisin Bran vs Post Raisin Bran or the sans sugar house

When I was a kid we never had what would be characterized as sugary cereal.  I wont bore you with a long tale of sadness from my childhood so long story short we did not have sugar in our house.  We did not have sugar to put on cereal, no cookies, no pies, no donuts, I think you get the idea that our house was sans sugar or in essence the sans sugar house.  

Our breakfast staple was Cheerios and I like Cheerios to this day.  We did not have sugar to put on the Cheerios just Cheerios and two percent milk.  Occasionally my mother would buy Post Raisin Bran as a treat and I did consider it a treat.

Then on the rarest of occasions and the holiest of days when God would smile down upon me and my mom would make an error.  My mom did not make many errors, no hyperbole she is a genius.  Mom would buy Kellogg's Raisin Bran instead of Post Raisin Bran.  I know most of you had already guessed that from the title of the post.  There is a reason why this is important.

The main difference between the two Raisin Brans is sugar.  The flakes have differences but speaking from the mind of a child the only difference is the raisins.  Kellogg's has sugar on their raisins and Post's raisins were plain.  The Kellogg's raisins were hard and from the mind of an adult not nearly as good as the plump soft raisins from Post but Kellogg's had sugar.

In the end what I am saying here?  Sometimes what you don't have and what you long for is not really better than what you have, you just think it is.  Hard raisin with sugar coating not better than sweet, moist and plump raisin that you have at home all the time but on the other hand maybe the moral is do not deprive yourself of experiences or you will not know how good the raisins are in your house or maybe I do not know anything.