Cracklin’ Oat Bran Was the Most Sophisticated Cereal Ever

One of the greatest things about being an adult is you can buy whatever you want to eat. Ellio’s Pizza for a midnight snack? Pop Tarts for dessert? Cookie Crisp for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do.

Nom nom nom nom.

As a child, however, I had less control over what I ate. Sure, my mom would sometimes buy me Fruity Pebbles, but she’d just as often by fruit salad. Shudder.

One thing we COULD agree on was Cracklin’ Oat Bran. Oh how I loved that cereal from fourth to seventh grade. Sure, you couldn’t get a toy from the box. But the cereal was tasty with its “oat bran flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg,” all in the shape of a squared zero. And the commercials were SO clever that I felt very smart just watching them.

And you totally know I always f—ing ate the last of the Cracklin’ Oat Bran.

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