When it comes to cereal, I tend to stick to one type for a long time. Insert “cereal monogamy” joke here. I don’t even know why, exactly. Well, that’s a lie. There are two reasons I can think of:

  1. I like what I like (until I get sick of it).
  2. It takes a single gal a long time to get through a box of cereal, especially if said cereal is used mainly as a garnish for yogurt.

img 2523 - That's a thing now?Anyway, I’ve been trying to put more energy into planning my budget and saving money. Starting a new job has been a huge motivator to take some more control over my finances (autocorrect tried to turn that into “fineness”—love it). I’ve been nerding out a bit coupon clipping, shopping sales, and the like. So…when I found myself in need of a new box of cereal recently, I opted for the on-sale Fiber One (which I’d never tried before) over the familiar and more expensive. Have I been living under a rock or is 2 bags in 1 box both weird and kind of cool? Is that a thing now? It’s kind of genius, actually.

While I liked the taste, I was confused by the sweetness, especially since the label lists 0 grams of sugar. Sure enough, there’s aspartame in it. I kind of wish I’d read the label before purchasing—I might have gone with something else.

I try to avoid too much artificial sweetener (I chew so much gum, I really don’t need it in food). Though there’s not any conclusive research right now that says it’s definitely bad for you, there certainly isn’t anything confirming it’s good for you. Oh well. I probably won’t buy it again, but I’m not going to freak out and throw away the box. You win some, you lose some.

Have you ever seen the 2 bags/1 box thing? What’s your favorite cereal? 

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