Smurf Cereal Memories
I hopped on the Smurf bandwagon pretty early on and stayed on it long past what others might consider socially acceptable. There was something about those little blue guys that captured my imagination, enough to make me put down my beloved Star Wars and GI Joe toys.
Of course, my Smurf obsession had to take a back seat when my friends were around. It was fine to know who the Smurfs were, but I didn't always feel comfortable revealing my full fandom, even to my closest friends. So the Smurfs and all things Smurf-related became my not-so-well-kept secret.
But behind closed doors, I indulged in Smurf-branded food like it was going out of style. Smurf Pasta became my go-to choice for both lunch and dinner, and I gobbled it up for as long as it was available. And let's not forget about breakfast and snacks – I consumed mass quantities of Smurf cereals. While most people are familiar with the now-famous Smurf-Berry Crunch, there was another Smurf cereal that deserves some love – Smurf Magic Berries, a delightful marshmallow-based cereal also made by Post.
Both of these cereals are now faint memories in my mind, but the recollection of Smurf Magic Berries is hazier. I do remember liking it a lot (after all, it had marshmallows!), and I don't think I even questioned that it was a different cereal altogether. The sweetness of the sugar high likely suppressed my ability to judge the difference, and all I cared about was the pure joy of enjoying my favorite little blue characters in any form they came.