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January 17, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

We all know mixing donuts with kid's cereal will end poorly, but it makes a good gaming snack

Joanie Brosas inflatable pool-toy donut
No cereal named Donut Shop - even with two flavors - will be a palatable breakfast option, but it certainly works as snack food.
When I plop down on the couch with a controller in-hand, I'm down for a good long gaming session. I do my best to free myself of the many modern distractions from phones to computers, but hunger is the one that always gets me. When I game - I snack. My son and I put together epic snacks and are prepped for video games ‘o plenty. Gotta have snacks!

I can't eat sugary kid's cereal for breakfast, but it's a great nighttime gaming snack!
Most traditional snack food takes a toll on controllers. I'm not sure what's worse: Dorito dust in an analog stick's pot or a mysterious stickiness on all the buttons. Neither is good. Neither is easy to remedy, especially when you just wanna play!

Clearly, it's important to have the right snack. You need something dry, but not crumbly. To be honest, sugary cereal isn't half bad for such purposes! From Captain Crunch to Fruity Pebbles, snacks are abundant in the cereal aisle of your local grocery store.

Sometimes you have to think outside the box... even in the cereal aisle. Cereal aimed at kids is almost always awful sugary filler. It's no way to start the day. Truth be told... it shouldn't be any part of your day, but come on - Donut Shop Cereal!

You can't pass it up entirely! The more disturbing the cereal, the better it seems to fashion itself as a viable snack that won't ruin your controllers while filling you up. This finding is devoid of any reason or science. It just seems true. You can run your own tests with Mario Cereal.

Donut Shop cereal When we have pizza for dinner, there's often some left over. I'm not the sort of guy who can eat cold pizza, especially in the morning. Breakfast is my one sacred meal. That is to say, I have to eat breakfast food for breakfast. No pizza, subs, random dinner leftovers. I need cereal, oatmeal, eggs... that sort of stuff in the morning. Oddly, I usually eat Cheerios for breakfast, but can't eat sugary kid's cereal in the morning. That crap is just for game snacks :)

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