The mysteries of Grape Nuts

There is no cereal more disappointing when you’re a kid than Grape Nuts. The commercials show attractive young adults running, working, driving big cars and talking about how it keeps them going. Plus it has the words grape (yum) and nut (double-yum) in the name, so it has to be good.

I should have known I was in for disappointment the first time I ever saw it at my grandparents’ house. That should have been my first clue — they couldn’t run, didn’t work and barely drove. I poured a big bowl of it. I don’t really remember anything else except maybe crying and wondering if there had been a mistake.

I never ate them again. And today when I see Grape Nuts, I am terrified by their similarity in appearance to dry cat food. Seriously:


I am not the only one.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink