Thursday, September 11, 2008

They're back ...

Last weekend something very important came back into my life ...



That's right, Berry Berry Kix is back!

Has anybody else been missing this cereal and not been able to get their hands on it?

For the last almost four years we've been together, whenever John and I would go to the grocery store, we'd always look up and down the cereal isle, just in case Berry Berry Kix was magically on the shelf once again. I'm not sure why we kept up the dream, kept hope alive that BBK was still out there somewhere. I guess you could say that we're dreamers.

And last Saturday our dream came true. When John picked up the box of Kixx at Target, I couldn't believe my eyes! But it's for reals.

I'm not sure why I was lusting after BBK so bad -- maybe it's because I couldn't have it? Must be all those childhood memories (don't you love that I'm doing another post about memories and cereal from my childhood? ha.). Since my parents only bought me and my sis healthy-ish cereals like Wheat, Rice and Corn Chex and Cherrios, Berry Berry Kix must have been such a treat! How cute!

I guess since now I'm on a roll from my last post, I should prolly point out that I think "mother-approved" is a wee bit sexist. Isn't that term a bit dated? Shouldn't the cereal be "mother & father approved"? Sure, some kids don't have a father -- but some kids don't have a mother either. And I just think it's sexist to assume that a kid's mother would be the only one giving approval over what her child eats. Shouldn't it be a team effort with both mom and dad in how a child is raised? That's just my opinion. OK, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Anyways, go get yourself a box of Berry Berry Kix! They're Sarah approved!

* p.s. Maybe it would have made more sense to name this post "It's back" but "They're back" had just much more of a Gremlins ring to it. (Is that where that saying's from?) And besides, I'm supposed to follow grammar rules and such all day long at work so I say there are no rules here! I'm such a rebel. ha.

9 comments:

Ashley said...

You crack me UP.

Seriously, this was great. :)

I wasn't allowed to have any "sugar cereals," as my mom calls them, either.

I don't really buy any now except as dessert. Yum!

Sarah said...

I tooooootally miss Alphabits cereal. For a while a grocery store near me stocked it and I would drive out of my way to this grocery store that had a crappy wine selection and brown produce so I could get my hands on my Alphabits. But I guess I was the only one buying them because I can't find it again!

Johnny said...

HOOOOOOORAAAAW! Had them for lunch today! :D I was completely satisfied.

Amanda said...

First, I have to say that I'm glad the cereal is still as good as you remembered it. I bought some cookie crisp in college, thinking it would be magical... but it turned out it just tasted like milky cardboard. Sometimes we have no sense of good taste as kids.

Second, I did write the poem in college, but it was based on my memories of 9/11... which was my senior year of high school.

*CPA* Su said...

I hope you picked up all of the boxes...just in case the unthinkable happens again. (I won't even say it...so as to not jinx it! ;-) But I totally get your pain...I feel the same way about Vanilla Pepsi. I used to be able to find it in a 12-pack and now, notsomuch! GRRR! But I, too, check regularly with high hopes. The return of your BBK gives me hope!

Design Gal said...

I LOVE THAT CEREAL!!!!!

Britt said...

I always think that the one peanut butter is really sexist, too:
Choosy moms choose Jiff.
What about choosy dads? Choosy grandmas? Choosy aunts? It's so 1950's. I never even thought about Kix. Let's write them a letter, saying, this choosy mom is NEVER going to choose you, relic o' sexism!

Steph Corwin said...

How funny! I think my favorite cereal from my childhood would have to be lucky charms or corn pops! those are still around though. now I eat flax plus, ohhh exciting. lol.

Talia said...

oh my goodness, I completely forgot about Berry Berry Kix!!! Those were some of my favorites. I just bought regular Kix for my kids the other day, but I did NOT see these.... I must find some.