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Cap'n Crunch Cereal

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    Ian2

    Praise be - we can now get packets from Amazon.co.uk. in the UK!

    Don't know what happened but when I was a kid you could buy this in the UK - & I loved it.  Then suddenly they just stopped selling it. Before I got married my wife and I took a trip to the USA and I almost fell over when I saw it on the shelves.  Since then I have  always smuggled a couple of boxes back with me.

    There is something very special about the taste of that first pillow of this cereal on a clean palette. 

    Is anyone else here a connoisseur?

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    kettch

    @Ian2: Makes my mouth bleed.

    I can't believe people actually buy grocery items from Amazon. Most of what's there ranges from 2-10x the brick-and-mortar price. Sometimes it's even more than that!

    Even taking into account the meta-costs of shopping, I can't even begin to make it pencil out.

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    magicalclick

    @kettch:

    but for something you cannot buy in UK, I think the price is worth than buying the ticket and smuggle it.

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    dentaku

    Cap'n Crunch will also destroy the roof of your mouth because it's sharper than crushed granite Smiley

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    DaveWill2

    @Ian2: My son lives off the one with crunch berries.  That stuff may be good for the taste buds but has to be horrible on the digestive track.  The volume of food coloring alone must be measured in gallons. Smiley  Hopefully it is a rare delicacy for you going forward.

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    Ian2

    @DaveWill2:It is weird but just a single pillow is enough to excite the taste buds.  The trick is keeping the open box fresh for long enough to enjoy the whole of the booty.

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    kettch

    Now, Peanut Butter Crunch is awesome, and not broken glass effect. Although, I like the Reece's cereal better. That stuff is like crack. I only get one box every year or so.

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    JohnAskew

    Those pillows chafe the roof of my mouth until rolls of skin fall out.

    This just in from the Onion:

    SPRINGFIELD, MA—The roof of area resident Meredith Kjell's mouth is in serious condition Tuesday following her consumption of three bowls of Cap'n Crunch cereal. "We believe most of the roof can be salvaged," Dr. David Kim told reporters. "But grafts may be necessary to replace many of the ribbons of flesh gouged from Miss Kjell's palate by this brutally crunchy pre-sweetened breakfast food." http://www.theonion.com/articles/roof-of-mouth-in-serious-condition-following-capn,4131/

    It is distressing to want to eat something that causes such direct pain.

    I castigate thee, Captain Crunch. Go to Britan!

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    JohnAskew

    @dentaku: yep

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    spivonious

    I had Cap'n Crunch once. Blech! I'll stick to Cinnamon Toast Crunch, thankyouverymuch.

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    OrigamiCar

    , kettch wrote

    I can't believe people actually buy grocery items from Amazon. Most of what's there ranges from 2-10x the brick-and-mortar price. Sometimes it's even more than that!

    Even taking into account the meta-costs of shopping, I can't even begin to make it pencil out.

    @kettch:

    It's amazing what you'll spend to get treats that are no longer available to yourself locally!
    As an ex-pat Brit living in the USA, I am used to spending 3-6 times the price for real Cadbury's chocolate (not the fake stuff made by Hershey under license here), Branston pickle, Heinz baked beans and yes, even Marmite. Smiley

    Plus whenever I take a trip home, I always take an extra suitcase to haul back a load of loot.

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    brian.​shapiro

    I still like granola better than any more processed cereal. Porridges are good too.

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    Geoffreyk

    It doesn't hurt your mouth if you let it sit in milk long enough to get soft. Like most fine cooking, the trick is knowing just how long to let it sit. 

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    ScanIAm

    @Geoffreyk:It's not called Cap'n Squish..

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    Bass

    I share your admiration. In fact I am eating some right now.

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    cbae

    I like to make my own knock-off of Momofuku's cereal milk™ using Cap'n Crunch.

    Instead of wasting the cereal, I eat it. Soggy Cap'n Crunch holds up much better than soggy corn flakes, which is what the "traditional" recipe calls for.

     

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    warren

    Cap'n Crunch is a source of whistles that emit 2600hz frequencies, suitable for making free long distance calls.

    Every programmer should know this.

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