The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

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Do you drink the cereal milk?

No, I'm a waster of deliciousness and milk
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Of course I do
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It depends on the kind of cereal
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I don't put milk on my cereal
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I add more cereal/I add more milk Delicious Cycle!
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I give the milk the otters/ducks
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The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Ess » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:02 am UTC

I always assumed that everyone drinks the milk left in the bowl. My personal favorite part of eating cereal is drinking the milk. Tonight, my mother ate a bowl of Cap'n Crunch, and I noticed her pour the leftover milk down the drain. Who else does that?

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Infornographer » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:50 am UTC

I don't put any milk in my cereal, I love it dry.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby __Kit » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:01 am UTC

I don't put any cereal in my milk, I don't want to ruin it. Lactamaniac!
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby joeframbach » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:02 am UTC

At least she put the milk down the drain. I had a roommate my freshman year who would leave the milk in the bowl, open side up, on the drain. Asshole.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Kizyr » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:08 am UTC

Of course. Pouring it down the drain is wasting food.

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby hermaj » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:42 am UTC

I love the cereal milk. Especially after Cheerios because it tastes all malty and delicious.

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Zak » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:55 am UTC

Depends. I really don't like milk usually, so only if it's something chocolaty that will make the milk taste good.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Azrael001 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:11 am UTC

Cereal often makes the (delicious) milk taste even better. Speaking of milk what % do people like, I like 3.25 (as it is the highest milk fat content that one can buy in Ontario as milk), but my roommates like 1% or even skim milk which may as well be water. This is relevant because the cereal reacts differently (taste wise with the different kinds of milk IMO)
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Zak » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:14 am UTC

I like 2%
1% just seems like it's watered down.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby jtniehof » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:28 am UTC

Of course I don't drink it. I put more cereal in to use it. Then I need more milk to balance it out. Then I eat it, and there's milk in the bottom. So more milk...

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Postby Azrael001 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:06 am UTC

It's a delicious cycle.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Zohar » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:16 am UTC

I am also a frequent victim of the milk balancing act - "What, too much milk? Must add cereal! Oh! Too much cereal! Where the milk?" But I never throw away wasted milk. BTW, what's the proper punctuation mark that should appear about the quotes and before the But?
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby rrwoods » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:33 pm UTC

Milk from Cocoa Puffs is delicious. Milk from other sugary cereals is ok. Milk from Cheerios is nasty.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:54 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I am also a frequent victim of the milk balancing act - "What, too much milk? Must add cereal! Oh! Too much cereal! Where the milk?" But I never throw away wasted milk. BTW, what's the proper punctuation mark that should appear about the quotes and before the But?


That. Until I'm almost full, then I just finish off whatever's left.. eat the cereal mostly dry, drink the milk, whatever I have to do to make an empty bowl.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Felstaff » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:27 pm UTC

Do you drink the milk straight from the bowl, or spoon it out?

I drink from the bowl, like a dog with opposable thumbs. Everyone at work looks at me.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Azrael001 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:03 pm UTC

To the person who said that cheerios ruin milk should try honey nut cheerios. That is one of the best milk flavors going.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Bakemaster » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:29 pm UTC

Where's the option for add more cereal until the milk is gone?
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:50 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:Do you drink the milk straight from the bowl, or spoon it out?

I drink from the bowl, like a dog with opposable thumbs. Everyone at work looks at me.


The only time anyone ever said anything to me about drinking straight from the bowl was when I ate a bowl of cereal at my great-grandparents' house. I picked up the bowl and began drinking from it like how you described, and they said to use a spoon. I did that...until they left the kitchen, that is. All a bowl is but a shallow, wide-mouthed cylinder used for holding liquids and/or solids.

Speaking of cylindrical food and/or beverage containers, has anyone here ever poured cereal and milk into a glass, and "drank" it like you would any other liquid from said glass? Of course then you can't get the last bite or two, unless you add just a bit more milk. I've done it mainly when we ran out of bowls and/or spoons.
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Postby Azrael001 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:02 pm UTC

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Mat » Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:13 pm UTC

that sounds difficult to do without choking on bits of cereal... :|

totally agree with the cheerios milk = awesome statement.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby rrwoods » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:37 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:Speaking of cylindrical food and/or beverage containers, has anyone here ever poured cereal and milk into a glass, and "drank" it like you would any other liquid from said glass? Of course then you can't get the last bite or two, unless you add just a bit more milk. I've done it mainly when we ran out of bowls and/or spoons.

I do that at work with oatmeal and the Styrofoam coffee cups and plastic spoons they provide.
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Postby hermaj » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:33 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I am also a frequent victim of the milk balancing act - "What, too much milk? Must add cereal! Oh! Too much cereal! Where the milk?" But I never throw away wasted milk. BTW, what's the proper punctuation mark that should appear about the quotes and before the But?


That's punctuated correctly.

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Flying Betty » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:57 am UTC

It gets drunk.

Mainly by me, but my friend Catherine sometimes guilts me into giving it to him. Either way I can't imagine just pouring it out.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Jiggsy » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:09 am UTC

I didn't vote, because this poll didn't give me the option i would've picked.

I don't use milk on my cereal, not because i like to eat dry cereal (i do, but only as an afternoon snack, and not out of a bowl.), but because i came up with an awesome combination a while ago... Cocoa Pops.. and Baileys. It's just like a chocolate milkshake, only alcoholic! Makes mornings fun!
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Postby hermaj » Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:45 am UTC

Would you not just pick "I don't put milk on my cereal"? Since you don't use milk, you use Baileys?

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Jiggsy » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:39 am UTC

hermaj wrote:Would you not just pick "I don't put milk on my cereal"? Since you don't use milk, you use Baileys?


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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Felstaff » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:08 am UTC

Baileys on cereals, brandy butter on toast, scotch eggs.

You could start some kind of diner for recovering alcoholics who have fallen off the wagon. Just don't tell them there's no alcohol in a scotch egg. I should report that under the Trades Description Act.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby mickafen » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:33 am UTC

Azrael001 wrote:It's a delicious cycle.


:D

I was known to eat the following to sustain me throughout Saturday morning cartoon-fests:

Honey nut loops + milk. Eat.
Remaining milk + crunchy nut cornflakes + additional milk topup. Eat.
Remaining milk + coco pops + additional milk topup. Eat.
Remaining milk-based sludge - eat, if you can stomach it.
Spend rest of morning in a sugar-driven frenzy.

I suppose the grown up version would be to use Baileys, then Kahlua, then Dooleys instead of milk...

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Postby Zohar » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:11 pm UTC

hermaj wrote:
Zohar wrote:I am also a frequent victim of the milk balancing act - "What, too much milk? Must add cereal! Oh! Too much cereal! Where the milk?" But I never throw away wasted milk. BTW, what's the proper punctuation mark that should appear about the quotes and before the But?


That's punctuated correctly.


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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Kabann » Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:46 pm UTC

Before my lactose tolerance declined to nothingness, I would drink the milk left over, as long as the cereal wasn't one which disintegrated into mushy sludge. Now, my cereal of choice was usually Frosted Mini-Wheats... but to keep the perfect consistency:

1. Pour milk in bowl
2. Place 4 mini-wheats pieces in that bowl
3. Enjoy
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the milk is used up
5. ???
6. Profit!
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Postby protocoach » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:53 pm UTC

I don't put milk on my cereal. I eat it dry out of a cup. It's a great snack.
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Postby mosc » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:55 pm UTC

I have never met a cereal that I would eat that I wouldn't hapily consume the left over milk from.

Also, I eat mini-wheats like Kabann does. They suck soggy so each one must receive it's own moment in the milk followed quickly by consumption. The remaining milk and cereal stay separate. If the wheats are small, a small number can be put in the milk simultaneously.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Mikeski » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:47 am UTC

Leftover milk from a bowl of Golden Grahams = better than the actual Golden Grahams.

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Postby Bakemaster » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:10 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:You could start some kind of diner for recovering alcoholics who have fallen off the wagon. Just don't tell them there's no alcohol in a scotch egg.

You might want some alcohol handy if you ever decide to tackle the scotch ostrich egg, though.
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Postby Jiggsy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:14 am UTC

Kabann wrote:5. ???
6. Profit!


Then we pump these profits back into the Profit Cycle!

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Nemo-Kver » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:47 am UTC

I hate the leftover milk. If my dad doesn't get it first, it usually gets poured down the sink.

The idea of drinking the leftover milk is somewhat sickening to me. When the cereal is gone the milk is just too sugary to still taste good.

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Postby Amnesiasoft » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:14 am UTC

Drink it of course. And to the person asking about what kind of milk, 2%. Anything less tastes too watered down. My Mom claims otherwise, but she's just crazy.

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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby podbaydoor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:26 am UTC

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Felstaff wrote:Do you drink the milk straight from the bowl, or spoon it out?

I drink from the bowl, like a dog with opposable thumbs. Everyone at work looks at me.


The only time anyone ever said anything to me about drinking straight from the bowl was when I ate a bowl of cereal at my great-grandparents' house. I picked up the bowl and began drinking from it like how you described, and they said to use a spoon. I did that...until they left the kitchen, that is. All a bowl is but a shallow, wide-mouthed cylinder used for holding liquids and/or solids.


When consuming liquids in bowls it is standard practice in Asia to just lift the bowl to your mouth and drink straight out of it, perhaps with the assistance of chopsticks to shovel any leftover solid bits as you drink. So I've never had a problem with it and to hell with anyone who looks at me funny.
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:44 pm UTC

When I'm at home I have the luxury of dumping it out. At school, becuase milk is a precious resource and costs money, I try to save it, but it depends on the cereal I've had it with.

-With Raisin Bran, I have to throw it out. Why? Because the stuff that's left over isn't milk, it's this disgusting soggy mush that I can't bear to stomach at all. This happens with a lot of other cereals too, like Life.

-With cheerios, I like to put a little honey on top first. Cheerios don't leave too much cereal residue in it either, so I'll take the honey-sweetened milk and mix it with my English Breakfast tea. This saves both milk and sweetener :D
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Re: The milk left in the bowl after the cereal has been eaten.

Postby Cheese » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:50 pm UTC

If there was a "I eat weetabix" option, I'd pick that. I generally don't have any spare milk left, as the cereal's absorbed it all.
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