I never thought I would see my face on a cereal box. I often joke about getting my drivers licence from a cereal pack but I never thought about being on the outside of the box. My kids thought it was uber cool. So did I. Now I just need to transfer all the Cornflakes into the packet so I can pretend I’m famous. HA! Clever Kellogg’s. That was clever.
I recently attended a Kellogg’s Brunch at Freestyle Tout in Brisbane. I was joined by some other gorgeous Brisbane bloggers: Dani from Hello Owl, Ames from Tutu Ames, Jaq from CRAPmama, Cath from SquiggleMum, Bron from Maid in Australia, Kym from Mumma’s Mini Mes, Belinda from Save Mum’s Sanity, Naomi from Seven Cherubs and Bec from BadMummy. Check out their blogs if you have a spare minute.
Now remember I said I got my driving license from a cereal packet? Yes, well, driving into the city for the breakfast wasn’t the funnest part of the morning, I can tell you. People drive so aggressively in the city and finding a park was terrible! I was feeling stressed when I arrived. I had my son with me, and he felt my tension. He was very clingy and, even though there was activities in the next room for him to play with, he didn’t want to leave my side. It was actually lovely having him sit with me, playing on my iPad in-between eating Rice Bubbles.
There was a lot of talk going on over breakfast, mostly about sugar in cereal, but there really was a HUGE pressing question I had. Here it is: How do you open the plastic bag inside the cereal packet. I know the way I like it, but being in a large family, it depends on who gets to the new packet first.
1. Open the entire bag: I don’t mind this so much as long as it’s all opened up.
2. Cut the corner: This is how I do it. It’s easy then to pour, and less is found at the bottom of the box.
3. Tear it: Okay, this drives me nuts. If the husband or children get to the packet, it’s usually opened like this. I huge tear in the top. Less cereal lands in the bowl and more everywhere else.
4. In a container: If I’m really organised (which is rare) I’ll put the cereal in a container. The only problem about this is cereal never lasts long enough in our house to make it worth it.
So tell me, how do you like the packet opened?
Mums and Breakfast
It was a smart move by Kellogg’s to talk directly to mums about what breakfast is really like. It even made it to the news. You can see the video featuring some of my Sydney blogger friends like Lucy from Diminishing Lucy here: A Current Affair — Mummy Bloggers and Kellogg’s.
Breakfast at our place is pretty simple: the kids now get their own while I rush around and make school lunches. There is usually cereal and toast on offer. What I look for in cereal is high fibre and low GI. Sultana Bran is one of our favourite Kellogg’s cereals. I try and make sure I eat breakfast each morning too, but I never have time to sit down. This means you’ll find me carrying around a bowl of cereal around the house, taking bites as I go.
What is breakfast at your place like? Do you look at the sugar content? Tell me; Kellogg’s is listening and genuinely want to know what Aussie Mums think.
Time to go home now my son.