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You’d think that the hardest part about moving to a new country at the ripe-young age of 18 would be leaving your family and friends behind for more northern pastures. But alas, no, this was not the case. The hardest thing for me was giving up my creature comforts. You may think Canada is just an extension of the United States, but you would be wrong. It’s actually, legitimately a whole other country with its own currency, its own government, and its own ideas of what breakfast should look like. And in Canada, breakfast does not include Apple Jacks. I, at 18, thought this to pretty much be the very worst thing to ever happen, because Apple Jacks were a staple in my eating repertoire.

When family members came to visit, I made sure they weren’t crossing over the border OR the threshold to Casa de Martell without at least two boxes of Apple Jacks. When my grandparents visited me right after I gave birth to my son, they brought me 17 boxes. SEVENTEEN. And I will tell you something…it was the best baby gift I ever got.

People may try to tell you that there are good alternatives to Apple Jacks…some that look the same, some that might taste the same. They are almost all delicious, but there is NOTHING in this world like the “A is for Apple, J is for Jacks…”


Luckily for me, Apple Jacks are not my kids’ favorite. They are bigger fans of the more colorful Froot Loops and the more exciting Corn Pops and the louder Rice Krispies. Because of this, I don’t have to hide my precious Apple Jacks.

What I DO have to hide, though, are the ridiculously delicious Apple Jacks Cereal cookies I have a tendency to make more than I probably should.

So, hey, want to win a $100 VISA gift card? Leave a comment (by 10pm EST on Monday night, August 30th) and tell me what your favorite cereal is. For an extra entry you can tweet about this contest and then come back here and link to your tweet!

Be sure to check out the Kellogg exclusive offers page for 24 more chances to win $100. TWENTY FOUR!

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  1. Lately it has been Special K with Berries, but I’m a fan of Rice Krispies, too.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Phoning It In =-.

    Comment by Anne on August 24, 2010
  2. Cracklin’ Oat Bran will always hold Top Spot, but Golden Grahams are a veeeerrrrrry close second.

    Comment by Liz on August 24, 2010
  3. My favourite is Raisin Bran, has been since I was a kid. But, I also love (G)Oatmeal Crisp.

    Comment by Dave on August 24, 2010
  4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
    .-= Gav´s last blog ..Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting =-.

    Comment by Gav on August 24, 2010
  5. Used to be Cinnamon Toast Crunch but last time I ate it it was too sweet for me. I love Reeses Puffs and anything with marshmallows, Which I pick out and eat before adding milk 😀

    Comment by MBonn on August 24, 2010
  6. I’d have to say its a toss up between almond granola mixed with vanilla yogurt, and Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries. Except that the Cap’n Crunch always rips up my mouth so badly. Yum.

    Comment by monstergirlee on August 24, 2010
  7. Corn chex! Particularly made into yummy chex mix, but I’ll accept it plain for breakfast too.

    Comment by Stephanie M on August 24, 2010
  8. Currently I’m a fan of Banana Nut Cherrio’s

    Comment by Megan on August 24, 2010
  9. I so hear you. We are seriously missing some of our favorties. Cocoa Puffs are MUCH better than the Cocoa Crunchies they sell here. And there are no fake Apple Jacks here so we too have to have people bring us our coveted cereal. We do find Cocoa Pebbles but at $5 a box who can afford it???

    Comment by Arica Saltzman on August 24, 2010
  10. I’m a big fan of regular ol’ Cheerios. It’s pretty sad. However, as a snack dry, I like Cookie Crisp :o)

    Comment by Beth G on August 24, 2010
  11. If I’m feeling healthy, it’s Special K. Most times though, GOLDEN GRAHAMS. yum.

    Comment by Megan on August 24, 2010
  12. Corn Pops all the way!
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    Comment by krystal on August 24, 2010
  13. I miss gluten tastic cereal SO BAD. So now its Chocolate Chex. Before, Honeycomb.
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    Comment by on August 24, 2010
  14. Captain Crunch!!!

    Comment by Tammi Marie on August 24, 2010
  15. We love Frosted Flakes.

    Comment by Mami2jcn on August 24, 2010
  16. Cap’n Crunch w Crunchberries! Dry I like mix of Chocolate and banana nut cheerios

    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on August 24, 2010
  17. Lucky Charms.
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..…and the boyfriends gone =-.

    Comment by Kristen on August 24, 2010
  18. I’m apparently a 6 year old because Peanut Butter Crunch and Cap’n Crunch w/ Crunchberries are tops. (although we DO buy the malt-o-meal brand to save money & i’m okay with it!)

    Comment by Jen on August 24, 2010
  19. shreddies
    which you cannot get in US!!

    Comment by ahava on August 24, 2010
  20. Right now my favourite is mini-wheats, but I have a soft sopt for Alphabets.

    Comment by Gwen on August 24, 2010
  21. I loved Apple Jacks back in the day when it was a staple here in Canada…like 30 years ago. I was so excited when it made a brief comeback a few years back. I do have to say though I also love Smacks and Cocoa Pebbles. Apparently living north of the border (and vacationing south) has done nothing to curb my love of American cereals.

    Comment by Amanda on August 24, 2010
  22. I try and eat healthy cereal like the Kashi twigs, but my favorite cereal of all times is Capt. Crunch Peanut Butter. I would vote for the Capt’s Crunchberries, but they have those lil yellow non crunchberries getting in the way..

    Comment by Suzy on August 25, 2010
  23. We love Frosted Mini Wheats, especially blueberry and strawberry! 🙂
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    Comment by Shelley on August 25, 2010
  24. I love Cornflakes

    Comment by Amy V on August 25, 2010
  25. Golden Grahams. Because I’m apparently 10 years old. Ha.

    I feel bad for you. No Apple Jacks? That is just wrong. Can someone send them to you?

    My mom still tells this story about living in the Philippines as a kid. Her dad was career air force. My great grandparents used to send them care boxes. Filled with ketchup bottles. Because for some reason, the base commissary never, ever had any and they couldn’t find it anywhere else.

    Comment by Issa on August 25, 2010
  26. I love frosted mini wheats. God for kids good for adults. The best of both worlds.

    Comment by Michelle on August 25, 2010
  27. We love Special K and Cinnabon cereal! YUM!

    Comment by Leah on August 25, 2010
  28. We like Rice Krispies and Special K.

    Comment by Diana on August 25, 2010
  29. my sons favorite is apple jacks! i like their raisin bran
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    Comment by nan lara on August 25, 2010
  30. My favorites are Rice Krispies and Frosted Flakes!
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    Comment by Henria O. on August 25, 2010
  31. Raisin Bran. And it has to be Kellogg’s. As a matter of fact I am eating it as I write this comment!

    Comment by Laura Williams on August 25, 2010
  32. Oh… Special K cereals (all flavors) are just plain awesome. I can’t eat enough of ’em.

    Comment by stgraves on August 26, 2010
  33. For as long as I can remember, Frosted Mini Wheats are one of my favorites. I think I’ve passed on my great sense of taste to my family.

    Comment by PBPD on August 26, 2010
  34. My favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. I love the milk that is left.

    Comment by Avitable on August 26, 2010
  35. Apple Jacks, all the way!

    Comment by Jenny on August 26, 2010
  36. Without a shadow of doubt… Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch! It’s my all-time favorite cereal!

    Comment by Tarissa on August 26, 2010
  37. I can’t help it….I love the kids cereals still! For my favorite, it’s a toss up between Fruit Loops and Honey Combs. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Comment by Debra F on August 26, 2010
  38. My favorite is definitely Frosted Flakes!

    Comment by Nicole Greene on August 26, 2010
  39. I love Smart Start!

    Comment by Wehaf on August 26, 2010
  40. I love Special K with berries.

    Comment by Gina on August 26, 2010
  41. We like Kellogg’s Mueslix

    Comment by Jessie C. on August 26, 2010
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    Comment by Jessie C. on August 26, 2010
  43. Well, since I’m trying to eat healthier, it’s Honey Nut Cheerios(or the new Banana nut ones lol) but if I’m spluring, Fruity Pebbles! Pure sugar but yumo haha

    Thanks for the chance to win!


    Comment by JoeyfromSC on August 26, 2010
  44. tweeted

    and thanks for the link to the recipe! I’ll try them!

    Comment by JoeyfromSC on August 26, 2010
  45. Hubby loves the blueberry frosted mini wheats. I like apple jacks and supar pops.

    Comment by JoAnn on August 26, 2010
  46. For me, Rice Krispies are always going to be delicious. I will eat them until the day I die. 🙂

    Comment by bigcrashbangboom on August 26, 2010
  47. I love Corn Pops and Apple Jacks. I also love how Apple Jacks is now made with more fiber. I could always use more of that!

    Thanks for the give-away!

    Comment by Jen G. on August 26, 2010
  48. Special K- red berries or vanilla almond. Yum-o!

    Comment by annie on August 26, 2010
  49. i like Kellogg’s Special K cereal.
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    Comment by sy on August 26, 2010
  50. i tweeted:

    Comment by sy on August 26, 2010
  51. Our favorite cereal is Kellogg’s FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch.

    Comment by Bonny S. on August 26, 2010
  52. My all time Kellogg’s favorite is Frosted Flakes…yum-o!

    Jenni Carlisle

    Comment by Jenni Carlisle on August 26, 2010
  53. We love Rice Krispies

    Comment by barbara wright on August 26, 2010
  54. My fav is Special K

    Comment by Jill H on August 27, 2010
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    Comment by Jill H on August 27, 2010
  56. My favorite is currently Raisin Bran, but that is subject to change. When I visit relatives in Germany, I always take my cousin at least half a suitcase filled with Froot Loops as they just don’t taste the same there. She hides them from her kids and enjoys them after they have gone to bed.

    Comment by Shakti on August 27, 2010
  57. I tweeted:

    Comment by Shakti on August 27, 2010
  58. Fav cereal has always been Cinnamon Toast Crunch. But I never buy it because I can’t stop.

    Comment by Sarah on August 27, 2010
  59. Not very exciting but I like the plain stuff….Shreddies, Cheerios & even Spoon Sized Shredded Wheat.

    Comment by SamK on August 27, 2010
  60. When Golden Grahams first came out, I loved them so much I wrote to the company to tell them. They sent me a coupon for a free box. I was in 9-year-old heaven.

    Comment by heidi on August 27, 2010
  61. I like Rice Krispies best.

    Comment by Anne on August 27, 2010
  62. I love special k and frosted flakes
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    Comment by Tabathia B on August 27, 2010
  63. favorite cereal is Cocoa Krispies, luv how it turns my milk into chocolate milk

    Comment by Cynthia R on August 27, 2010

    Comment by Cynthia R on August 27, 2010
  65. tweet
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    Comment by Tabathia B on August 27, 2010
  66. I will live and die by Frosted Flakes, forever and ever, amen.
    .-= Sarahviz´s last blog ..Doing It All- But Doing Nothing Well =-.

    Comment by Sarahviz on August 27, 2010
  67. The other day I was craving Fruit Loops so bad I found myself at the market at 11:30 at night. That’s sick, I know. But they were so good. And I justified it by telling myself they are now made with extra fiber.

    Comment by Melodie on August 27, 2010
  68. Cinnamon Toast Crunch growing up but I love Honey Nut Cheerios right now

    Comment by Maria on August 27, 2010
  69. Love Rice Krispies with a little sugar on top and fresh strawberries…yum! Thanks for hosting his great giveaway!


    Comment by Eloise Carlson on August 27, 2010
  70. Sugary cereal it’s gotta be Reese’s Puffs. Mmm.

    And for a more healthy selection, I’m pretty much a fan of all things Kashi
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..In which you may count how many times I say the word “pregnant” =-.

    Comment by Katie on August 27, 2010
  71. I tweeted:


    Comment by Eloise Carlson on August 27, 2010
  72. Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats Cinnamon Streusel is my favorite, but I also really like Raisin Bran.

    Comment by Carol on August 27, 2010
  73. I like honey nut cheerios.

    Comment by Kim D. on August 27, 2010
  74. Hi – My favorite cereal is Raisin Bran. Love those 2 Scoops! I also like frosted mini wheats, just don’t let myself buy them very often. Thanks! Tina


    Comment by Tina "The Book Lady" on August 28, 2010
  75. My favorite cereal is Kellogg’s® All-Bran® Complete® Wheat Flakes cereal (although I never have cereal with milk in the morning). I also enjoy eating dry Crispix for a snack.

    Comment by Natalie Vandenberghe on August 28, 2010
  76. My favorite cereal is the Frosted Mini Wheats by Kellogg!

    Comment by Georgia on August 28, 2010
  77. Tweeted you!

    Comment by Georgia on August 28, 2010
  78. I love raisin bran!

    Comment by Steph on August 28, 2010

    Comment by Steph on August 28, 2010
  80. I l-o-v-e Frosted Mini Wheats! 🙂

    Comment by Janine on August 28, 2010
  81. Frosted Flakes is our favorite.

    Comment by Kerry on August 28, 2010
  82. I’m with you my fav is Apple Jacks.

    Comment by Debbie on August 28, 2010
  83. i love kelloggs frosted corn flakes, and have for 50yrs now still greatttt as tony says
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    Comment by Julie Cutshaw on August 28, 2010
  84. tweeted
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    Comment by Julie Cutshaw on August 28, 2010
  85. Fav is Corn Flakes

    Comment by Lewis F on August 29, 2010
  86. My fave is Special K with Red Berries – delicious and good for me! When I’m being “bad” it’s Apple Jacks or Capt’n Crunch 🙂

    Comment by LAMusing on August 29, 2010
  87. Love Frosted Mini Wheats! They never get soggy.

    Comment by Norma on August 29, 2010
  88. I’ve always been a Honey Smacks gal..I sometimes walk by the box and grab a handful and eat it dry.

    Comment by shel on August 29, 2010
  89. I loved the regular Kellogg’s corn flakes with rooster on it. It was a favorite as a child and as an adult

    Comment by Joretta Foster on August 29, 2010
  90. My kids love the chocolate lil bites.

    Comment by Ursula on August 29, 2010
  91. My family loves Apple Jacks, Special K and Frosted Flakes

    Comment by Susan Smith on August 29, 2010

    Comment by Susan Smith on August 29, 2010
  93. Growing up it was Special K because that was what my Dad always ate for breakfast.

    Now it’s probably a tie between Cheerio’s (because you can eat that with anything) and Cinnamon Toast Crunch (because it’s the fun cereal they sell in my office’s cafeteria and I need some fun while at work.)

    Comment by Sarah E on August 29, 2010
  94. I’ve loved Frosted Flakes since I was a kid, and they’re still my favorite.

    Comment by Amy L on August 29, 2010
  95. Frosted Mini Wheats! I loved them when I was little…and we all love them now!

    Comment by B Smith on August 29, 2010
  96. My favorite is Special K Blueberry and instant Oatmeal. Thanks for the contest.

    Comment by Sarah L on August 29, 2010
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    Comment by Sarah L on August 29, 2010

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  99. my favorite cereal *this week* (bc really, who can be limited to one with this perfect food?)is Heart 2 Heart. Makes me smile every time!

    Comment by Jodi on August 29, 2010
  100. I love Frosted Mini-Wheats.

    Comment by Cheryl A on August 29, 2010
  101. Frosted Flakes is my favorite cereal. I have liked it ever since I was a child and my tatstes haven’t changed.

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    Comment by PauleyD on August 29, 2010

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  105. I’m a Kellogg’s Raisin Bran or Special K girl, but my husband and daughter are huge fans of Frosted Mini Wheats.

    Comment by Nicole on August 29, 2010
  106. I love Rice Krispies. I loved them when I was a kid and still do today! And nothing beats homemade Rice Krispy bars! Yum!

    Comment by Cori Westphal on August 29, 2010
  107. Kelloggs Cornflakes and Apple Jacks for sure! crunchy and delicious 🙂

    Comment by Dee on August 29, 2010
  108. tweeted! thanks 🙂

    Comment by Dee on August 29, 2010
  109. My favorite Kellogg’s cereal is Rice Krispies.
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    Comment by Carolsue on August 30, 2010
  110. We all enjoy Frosted Mini Wheats
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    Comment by Jennai on August 30, 2010
  111. I love Raisin Bran Crunch

    Comment by Karine Traverse on August 30, 2010
  112. I LOVE Raisin bran the best! So good : )

    Comment by Belinda P on August 30, 2010
  113. All Bran with yogurt bites!

    Comment by Jessica Sorensen on August 30, 2010
  114. I love Oatmeal Crisp!!!

    Comment by Cindy on August 30, 2010
  115. My favorite cereal is frosted mini wheats!

    Comment by carmen on August 30, 2010
  116. My fav has always been Rice Krispies! 🙂

    Comment by Donna B. on August 30, 2010
  117. We love Special K with Blueberries!

    Comment by Drew on August 30, 2010
  118. My kids love fruit loops!
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    Comment by Kelly Braund on August 30, 2010
  119. The only cereals I remember having in our house when we were children were Kelloggs Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran. Still love those corn flakes and love to make raisin bran muffins. Also like mini-wheats.

    Comment by Carolyn on August 30, 2010
  120. My favorite cereal is Raisin Brand. Thanks

    Comment by Charity S. on August 30, 2010
  121. I would have to say I still love me some Froot Loops! I did have a weakness for Captain Crunch at one point but I’ve returned to the Loops. 🙂

    Comment by Katie on August 30, 2010
  122. I would eat Frosted Mini Wheats growing up and still do! Now I eat Special K with strawberries and Special K with chocolate when I’m feeling like living on the wild side 🙂

    Comment by Kelli Kegley on August 30, 2010
  123. special k with red berries!!

    Comment by Shelly Leatham on August 30, 2010
  124. Apple Jacks and Frosted Flakes have always been my favorite!

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    Comment by Nancye Davis on August 30, 2010
  125. Cap’n Crunch w/crunch berries. I don’t buy it…cuz I would eat the whole box in under an hour.

    Comment by Elizabeth Gentry on August 31, 2010

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