Talk

Advanced search

AIBU to be horrified by this?! (Lighthearted)

(160 Posts)
MadScientist10 Thu 15-Mar-18 10:56:37

My British husband and MIL insist that adding sugar to cereals (rice crispies/shredders/corn flakes) is a thing that everyone does. I have never heard of this before and although I’ve lived in several different places no one I know has ever done this!! AIBU to think if you’d like a sweet version of corn flakes you’d just go ahead and buy Frosties????

MammyHester9116 Thu 15-Mar-18 10:58:30

I would add lots of sugar on weetabix but not other cereals. I imagine people do though!

MissCalamity Thu 15-Mar-18 10:59:28

I add sugar to shreddies, can't stand frosted shreddies though! 😜

katmarie Thu 15-Mar-18 11:02:20

I used to put sugar on cornflakes, frosties, sugar puffs, and weetabix. I thought everyone did that!

Firecarrier Thu 15-Mar-18 11:04:29

There is quite a big difference between sprinkling half a tea spoon of sugar over cornflakes than sugar coated frosties. I wouldn't do it with something like branflakes which already taste very sweet.

Plus, you can buy a cheaper brand.

Also, this is completely normal to me and I still do it now even though I rarely if ever buy sweets, biscuits, squash and pop!

scampimom Thu 15-Mar-18 11:05:25

Oh yes, definitely. Milk first, THEN sugar for me. Well, when I was a child - can't stand milky OR sweet things now. But I thought it was pretty standard.

Having said that, we don't put sugar on our daughter's cereal, so I have just completely confused myself.

<goes for lie down with coffee and toast>

Rikalaily Thu 15-Mar-18 11:07:24

I always add sugar to any cereal that doesn't have a sweet coating or filled with fruit. Can't stand frosties etc, far too sweet and slash your mouth the shreds.

Eltonjohnssyrup Thu 15-Mar-18 11:09:36

Cornflakes with sugar sprinkled is nicer than Frosties. You can decide how sweet you want it and you get lovely sweet crunchy milk.

frasier Thu 15-Mar-18 11:10:23

Never had sugar on cereals, not even porridge. DS (age 3) has never had sugar on his Weetabix. I was wondering about this the other day, wondering whether he ever would if he sees other people doing it.

SIL's children put sugar on Frosties. I wish I were joking. But then their main meal of the day (when not at school) is a pot noodle.

OutyMcOutface Thu 15-Mar-18 11:11:20

That’s grim. People did sometimes add sugar to porridge/weetbix when I was a child but only occasionally as junk food.

TossDaily Thu 15-Mar-18 11:12:13

It was common practice in the Seventies and Eighties. I wouldn't think to do it now - unless it's my period in which case you could well find me sprinkling sugar on the dog and attempting to eat it

honeysucklejasmine Thu 15-Mar-18 11:13:04

If you do it right you can get a nice crust of sugar on top of your Weetabix.

doze931 Thu 15-Mar-18 11:13:20

yip everyone in know does this too tho i only put it on weetabix for my kids. I use sweetener in my porridge (probably worse)

DobbyisFREE Thu 15-Mar-18 11:14:04

Completely normal to me

MadScientist10 Thu 15-Mar-18 11:14:10

I guess he is right then shock!

I find some cereals sweet (like shreddies for example) where he doesn’t so maybe it’s also down to sweet tooth. I think the only cereal I’d add a bit of sugar and fruit to is weetabix.

I do something which he can’t understand which is eat cereal without milk for a snack. I think that is quite weird though as I don’t know many people who do that haha.

AristonAndOn Thu 15-Mar-18 11:15:02

I don't put sugar on my children's cereal and after a conversation about the same topic, my friends were 'mock' horrified, aghast I could put my children through it!

PuppyMonkey Thu 15-Mar-18 11:15:29

Yes, I used to put sugar on cereals but have stopped now.

I still enjoy the odd Weetabix with sugar on, though - that is a thing of deep joy and wonder.

catyloopylou Thu 15-Mar-18 11:19:04

Yuck no! I only sweeten porridge with honey otherwise no added sugar on cereal for me or kids. DH puts sugar on his cornflakes though. I find most cereals sweet already and most of them already have added sugar.

steppemum Thu 15-Mar-18 11:19:14

we grew up with sugar on cereal, sprinkle on top of cornflakes, weetabix etc.

Far less sugar than frosties (and much cheaper to buy cornflakes too)

but with my own kids I never put sugar on, and they eat them without sugar.

frasier Thu 15-Mar-18 11:19:49

I just don't like the cruching sugar on my teeth - argghh!

TossDaily If it's a 70s thing then that is why SIL's children do it. They were brought up by MIL who was a parent first time round in the 70s. That probably explains their diet of instant noodles and other "convenience" foods that came onto the market then.

ReinettePompadour Thu 15-Mar-18 11:21:03

Yes I do this. When I was a child in the 70s we used to race downstairs to get the new bottle of milk off the doorstepp. I would pour the cream off the top of the milk onto cornflakes and sprinkle with sugar, absolute bliss grin I miss real milk with the cream on the top (sigh).

MadScientist10 Thu 15-Mar-18 11:22:01

I should add that we have 2 kids and are in agreement that their cereal stays sugar free. He is adamant that he pours a large helping of sugar on his every morning. At least now I know he’s not alone ;)

BluthsFrozenBananas Thu 15-Mar-18 11:23:16

My grandparents always had sugar on their cereal for breakfast, along with half a grapefruit with at least half an inch of sugar poured on top. They put sugar on strawberries too, they were scandalised when they saw DD eating “naked” strawberries, they thought I was being horribly mean!

Coincidentally wink they both had full sets of dentures before they were forty.

Clevs Thu 15-Mar-18 11:23:27

I used to have sugar on cereals as a kid (except for sugar coated ones like Frosties and Ricicles), but don't as an adult. If I feel the need to add some sweetness I sprinkle sultanas over the top.

steppemum Thu 15-Mar-18 11:25:22

the best however is brown sugar on weetabix and cream and brown sugar on porridge.

(memories of bliss)

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: