My son and hubby went shopping while I was away in Arizona and my son picked out Apple Jacks. We’ve never bought Apple Jacks before. I have decided they are simply Fruit Loops with a different name.
I have fond memories of Fruit Loops. I didn’t taste my first Fruit Loop until I was 16 years old. I had to travel all the way to Mazatlan, Mexico to buy myself a box of this sugary goodness. When I was a child, Fruits Loops were the forbidden fruit in our house. We were only allowed to eat the healthy cereal like Cheerios (those are Fruit Loops minus the sugar or the pretty colors), Shredded Wheat (aka known as the Brillo Pad cereal), and Wheaties (The Breakfast of Champions)
Anyways, each time I’ve poured my son a bowl of Apple Jacks this week, I’ve thought about my high school Spanish Club trip down to Mexico. I think about going into that convenient store across the street from our hotel. I think about seeing the box of Fruit Loops on the shelf.
I was somewhat amused by how they spelled it… Fruitus Loopis. Luckily, my parents sent me on my trip with a little souvenir money. I came home from Mexico with a box of Fruit Loops. Well, actually, I came home with an empty box of Fruit Loops. I kept the empty box in my bedroom for years.
The forbidden fruit…teenage rebellion at its best…take that Mom & Dad! 😉