I am ashamed to admit it. This weekend I bought a box of Grapenuts when I didn’t need it. I was hoarding. It is all the fault of a recent news story that the Post company was having a hard time keeping up with demand for Grapenuts. People are apparently snarfing them down at an increased rate due to staying home so much. There is only one manufacturing plant for the cereal. It seems to require specialized manufacturing equipment on which the the Post company has a patent. There have apparently been Grape nut shortages across the country, and people are upset.
I don’t eat much cold cereal, but Grapenuts with milk and some golden raisins or currants are a big comfort food for me. I shudder at the lurid colors of the cereals I ate as a child at the urging of commercials on Saturday morning.
What were your favorite cereals as a child? What would you hoard if you thought there might be a shortage?