Hi there! My name is Tony Florida, also known as The Cereal Guru.
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been eating breakfast cereal. Like clockwork, I woke up every morning and the first thing I did was sit down at the kitchen table for a bowl (or two) of cereal.
Not only that, but cereal was my go-to snack. Wether it was after school or after an evening jog, you could probably find me enjoying a bowl of cereal.
I didn’t have just one, but many favorite brands of cereal. Frosted Flakes, Reese’s Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grams—I could go on and on.
A day without a bowl of cereal was a rarity for me.
Sugary Cereal Spoiled It
Then in late 2016, I watched this Netflix documentary about how most people eat too much sugar. The punchline of the documentary was that high sugar intakes is correlated to a bunch of modern day diseases.
This documentary had a huge impact on what types of food I choose to eat. As a result, I am now a nutrition label reader. I try to avoid any foods with too much sugar. And cereal…well, it has a lot of sugar.
So my cereal consumption has been drastically reduced.
Breakfast Cereal Blog
So now that I don’t eat much cereal anymore, why would I blog about it? Well because I still love it of course!
The idea of a bowl of cereal with cold milk is such a happy thought for me.
Not only that, but I enjoy learning about the history of cereals. Seeing how cereals have change over time—from the mascots to the recipes, and slogans to TV commercials—is quite fascinating.
In addition, now that I am a nutrition label reader, you can trust me to be the first one to tell you if a cereal is “healthy” or not. I’ll give you a hint, just because the box says that it’s made with whole grain doesn’t make it healthy ????
The Cereal Guru ????
Based solely on my personal love of cereal and craving for knowledge about this topic, I am the official Cereal Guru.
All you need is a bowl, spoon, milk, and your favorite box of cereal. Sit back and I hope you enjoy.
– Tony Florida, The Cereal Guru