Friday, August 7, 2015

A Word About Cereal in Greece

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day here. Most people only have coffee. Sometimes, they'll throw in a koulouria for kicks.

Because of that, the cereal selection is limited. Corn Flakes are pretty ubiquitous. Cocoa Puffs are around, too. But the big seller in Greece seems to be 10 million different varieties of All-Bran cereal. I was shocked the first time we walked down the breakfast aisle. The grocery store near our place in D.C. didn't even carry the original version of the cereal. Here, you can get All-Bran Plus, All-Bran Flakes, All-Bran Fruit'n Nuts, All-Bran Golden Bakes, All-Bran Bars Natural, and All-Bran Bars Chocolate. It's every colon's dream.

I haven't seen Cheerios, Chex, and Shredded Wheat, let alone any of the straight-up sugar cereals like Trix, Lucky Charms, and Cap'n Crunch. It's heartbreaking.

I actually don't like sugary cereals for breakfast, but I'm getting real tired of corn flakes. I decided to jump on the bran bandwagon today. I'll let you know how it goes. On second thought, maybe I won't.

I went with the flakes.

Just so you know, oatmeal doesn't seem to be a thing here, either. Oats are crazy expensive.

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