I have to say one of my favorite things to eat growing up (and even now) is cereal. I had/have a love and weakness for sugary cereals in particular. I remember when I would visit my friends' houses in northern Berkshire County, I would stare at their shelves to see what they had for cereal in their homes. Their selection never measured up to mine. I mean, I had the gold standard of kid's cereals including:

  • Fruity Pepples
  • Coca Pepples
  • Count Chocula
  • Apple Jacks
  • Lucky Charms
  • Frosted Flakes

I know what you're thinking. These certainly were not healthy choices but it was a different time and I have since switched to healthier options including Raisin Bran and Fiber One. However, I occasionally throw a box of my childhood favorites in the shopping cart. The nostalgia is just about equally as good as the taste.

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Speaking of favorite cereals. In late 2021 (and I don't know how I didn't see this until now) Zippia released a study of each state's favorite cereal. Here are the favorite cereals in each New England state along with New York.

  • New Hampshire - Cheerios  (A healthy choice for sure)
  • Rhode Island - Honey Bunches of Oats (I can get behind this one, very tasty)
  • Vermont - Honey Nut Cheerios (My favorite flavor of Cheerios)
  • Maine and New York (Both of these states love Frosted Flakes and I cannot the blame them at all)
  • Connecticut and Massachusetts - Kix (Kix surprised me a bit for being the favorite in these two states. Wisconsin also loves their Kix. After all of these years, they are still kid-tested, mother approved

You can read more about the study, methodology, and more by going here.

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