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I also just said "Smacks." Those cereals definitely fall into what Dave Barry would call "adjacent to this complete breakfast" or what I would call "cereals I was never allowed to have growing up."

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That certainly brought back a sugar rush of childhood memories. Who knew "cereal" could be a wheelhouse?

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cinemaniax7 wrote:
Andromus wrote:I trust Sugar Smacks will be acceptable instead of instead of Honey Smacks? I knew the cereal as Sugar Smacks growing up, and had no idea it had undergone so many name changes.
I would hope so. It's essentially the same product today as what I got hyped up on as a child, back when Quick Draw McGraw was on the front of the box. The cereal has also been called simply "Smacks," which is how I answered.
Smack, smack, sugar smack. Give me a smack and I'll smack you back.

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Sugar or Honey Smacks are acceptable answers.

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I never could keep frogs straight from bears.
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sherder wrote:Sugar or Honey Smacks are acceptable answers.
What about just "Smacks"?

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sherder wrote:Sugar or Honey Smacks are acceptable answers.
I wish I'd known a past name would be acceptable, or I'd have answered with one. Oh well, them's the breaks. I'm probably the only one who thought that way.

ETA: I basically agree that both names (or all three, including Smacks?) should be acceptable.

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Fans of Family Guy would also tend to call it "Sugar Smacks" (as that's how Adam West referred to the cereal when he built a giant statue of its mascot).

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StevenH wrote:
sherder wrote:Sugar or Honey Smacks are acceptable answers.
What about just "Smacks"?
I'll run it by DoT, but I would lean toward accepting it. He just gave me Honey/Sugar Smacks for answers.

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I wasn't sure which name it was going by these days, and clammed it as a result. Damn.

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Lefty wrote:I never could keep frogs straight from bears.
me too. Luckily I clammed in the end.

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bengland wrote:
Lefty wrote:I never could keep frogs straight from bears.
me too. Luckily I clammed in the end.
I was about to answer "Sugar Crisp" (ie. the bear one) as well, rather than "Sugar Smacks". A little research tells me there seems to be little difference between them: both are sugar coated puffed wheat, one from Post and the other Kellogg's.

Has anyone ever had the hypoglycemic urge to do a blind taste test?

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boson wrote:
bengland wrote:
Lefty wrote:I never could keep frogs straight from bears.
me too. Luckily I clammed in the end.
I was about to answer "Sugar Crisp" (ie. the bear one) as well, rather than "Sugar Smacks". A little research tells me there seems to be little difference between them: both are sugar coated puffed wheat, one from Post and the other Kellogg's.

Has anyone ever had the hypoglycemic urge to do a blind taste test?
I'll volunteer. :)

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boson wrote:
bengland wrote:
Lefty wrote:I never could keep frogs straight from bears.
me too. Luckily I clammed in the end.
I was about to answer "Sugar Crisp" (ie. the bear one) as well, rather than "Sugar Smacks". A little research tells me there seems to be little difference between them: both are sugar coated puffed wheat, one from Post and the other Kellogg's.

Has anyone ever had the hypoglycemic urge to do a blind taste test?
My young taste buds preferred Super Sugar Crisp - that's right, back in my day not only did we eat a lot of sugar, we were damned proud of it!! None of this, uh, sugar-coating the name.

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Junk food has always been my worst category and will probably always be. Not only did I not grow up in the US, but I've practically never eaten sugary, non-whole-grain cereal (frosted Shredded Wheat is probably the most sugary I go), and it is almost the same with my children. My older son did have a brief Fruit Loops phase and I learned of Count Chocula watching Jeopardy! - otherwise I might have clammed the whole category.

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billiej wrote:
My young taste buds preferred Super Sugar Crisp - that's right, back in my day not only did we eat a lot of sugar, we were damned proud of it!! None of this, uh, sugar-coating the name.
Yup, and I even remember the jingle that accompanied their commercials ("Can't get enough of Super Sugar Crisp... they keep me going strong") Of course, courtesy of Youtube, all this ephemera has been preserved for better or worse.

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billiej wrote:
My young taste buds preferred Super Sugar Crisp - that's right, back in my day not only did we eat a lot of sugar, we were damned proud of it!! None of this, uh, sugar-coating the name.
Yup, and I even remember the jingle that accompanied their commercials ("Can't get enough of Super Sugar Crisp... they keep me going strong") Of course, courtesy of Youtube, all this ephemera has been preserved for better or worse.

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"Sugar Smacks" also went through my mind briefly, but I ended up clamming because I thought that name sounded too goofy to be a real cereal. I mean, really, "sugar" right in the product name? (I can definitely see why they changed it.) I was actually thinking that Sugar Smacks might be the name of the made-up cereal in Calvin & Hobbes (which turns out to be even sillier--Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs!)

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gnash wrote:Junk food has always been my worst category and will probably always be. Not only did I not grow up in the US, but I've practically never eaten sugary, non-whole-grain cereal (frosted Shredded Wheat is probably the most sugary I go), and it is almost the same with my children. My older son did have a brief Fruit Loops phase and I learned of Count Chocula watching Jeopardy! - otherwise I might have clammed the whole category.
As I've said before, it's amazing to me how much of dated American pop culture you do know under the circumstances, but here's an example where it's the commercials rather than the programming that you were being quizzed on and, thankfully, American commercials weren't exported with the same vigor that the programming was.

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