What came first? Cereal or Milk?

Diana Chan February 19, 2011 Food for Thought

Today it was my first time eating cereal in a long long long LONG time. I got my bowl, milk and cereal ready. As I picked up the box I thought to myself “What do I put in first? Cereal or the milk?”.

I vaguely remember being a kid pouring in the milk first and not having enough cereal in my bowl to have a good even ratio. It really made me start wondering “how many people do put cereal first…or milk”! Everyone must have their own opinions about it and why they put that ingredient in first.

After thinking for about 30 seconds, I concluded that I should put in the cereal first so I don’t waste any milk. My love for Honey Nut Cheerios are greater than milk. If I really wanted to drink a lot of milk, I’ll pour myself a glass.

A question I pose to you all ” How do you prepare cereal? Do you put the cereal in first? or the milk?”. Any favorite cereals?

About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Joanne February 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I used to put the cereal in first, to ensure that everything gets touched by at least a little bit of milk. But my order of cereal-milk placement has been reversed. This is because I usually eat Honey Bunches of Oats, and the flakes can cause the milk to splash everywhere. Also, I like some crunch in my flakes and they can get pretty soggy pretty fast.

  2. Crispy Lechon February 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I usually put cereals first then milk. This is to avoid milk splatters. Another reason is that I can easily tell how much cereals i have poured in if its done this way.

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