Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Magically Delicious!

My poor dad had to do a horrible round-trip from Dublin to LA last week for work, and even though he barely got a wink of sleep and was green from all the time differences, he still managed to bring back my sister and I a box of Lucky Charms cereal. What a dad eh?!

You can buy Lucky Charms in Ireland from a few different shops however they cost around the €9 mark, which I just refuse to pay for a box of cereal. Does anyone remember when we were kids and you could buy these in supermarkets here and you'd be badgering your mum to get them and she'd always say no?! Haha (sorry mum!). I don't think I could ever have a bowl of these to start my day, I imagine the mid-morning sugar crash would be awful, however small bowl after dinner is a big treat!

I was excited to see that they now have "6 new swirled moons", because the usual marshmallow love hearts, horse shoes, top hats, shamrocks, balloons, hour glasses, rainbows and stars just aren't enough. Oh no, more sugar shapes please! These new swirly moons come in the colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple (because it's always good to get the full spectrum of artificial colours in one go). I try to stay away from refined sugar as much as I can, but a little every now and again though is ok, but I have to admit I had a serious sugar high after even a small bowl of these.

They are a real nostalgic treat. I probably only ever had a couple of bowls of Lucky Charms as a kid but they bring back lots of imagery of childhood, maybe it's the bright packaging or maybe it's the serious sugar rush you get after just one mouthful.What was your favourite cereal as a kid?

*if you're wondering what the circle above the purple moon is about, my mum drew an "O" on the box so my sister and I could differentiate our boxes..hehe. We're 23 and 20 and she still does these kind of things for us, so sweet!


  1. Never ever seen or heard of them before. They look like the kind of things that one spoonful is enough to dissolve your teeth. Oh well dentists need work too.

    1. No way! You've never tried them?! Oh yeah, they are perfect teeth-rotting food, how they can be advertised as part of healthy breakfast is crazy. But they do taste really yummy, very addictive, but that's what high fructose corn syrup will do (oh so bad!!) haha.

  2. Enjoy your cereals! I've never had them and I don't think I ever will. I like the packaging though.