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Crunchy Nut Cornflakes Named Britain's Favourite Breakfast Cereal

Crunchy Nut Cornflakes Named Britain's Favourite Breakfast Cereal

A bowl of cereal can be a very personal thing - you are what you eat and all that.

Take me, for example, a woman who prefers to cram as much into the bowl as possible, both in terms of volume and choice. This I do through meticulous layering, starting off with bulkier, blander cereal at the bottom before working my way up to the sugarier, more exciting stuff on top.

On an ideal day, there might be six layers in total - maybe Special K, Cheerios, Shreddies, Nesquik, Frosties and Coco Pops, in that order - perfect for spooning all the way down for a mouthful of each, just like a trifle.

But while we've got our preferences, the people of Britain have now said there's one product that reigns supreme, having voted Crunchy Nut Cornflakes the nation's favourite breakfast cereal in a Channel 5 poll.

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Credit: Channel 5
Credit: Channel 5

The results were discussed in a programme called Britain's Favourite Breakfast Cereal, with celebrities and special guests talking through the top 20.

The show's synopsis reads: "Britain spends 1.6 billion pounds on breakfast cereal every year, more than anywhere else in Europe, and the country has voted to decide its favourite.

"Celebrities grab their bowls and spoons and chomp their way through the Top 20 whilst reminiscing about classic cereal adverts.

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"There's a trip to the café where there's nothing but cereal on the menu and a famous wheaty challenge is beefed up.

"Is a bar any match for a box, especially if there's a toy inside? And the brand vs budget debate is settled."

Ready Brek and Corn Flakes came in at number two and three respectively, which is frankly ridiculous. I mean, I've got nothing against either of them, but when there's Krave or Cookie Crunch to be had, why would you ever reach for those?

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Channel 5 also shared a graphic on Facebook breaking down the tiers, with the likes of Rice Krispies and Fruit 'n' Fibre among those considered 'Alright', and Coco Shreddies and Chocolate Chip Weetabix given unjust attention as part of the 'Don't Come Near Me With These' tier.

Unnerving to see Weetabix and Alpen lurking in that 'Good' tier too.

Weetabix did surprisingly well for itself. Credit: PA
Weetabix did surprisingly well for itself. Credit: PA

Many people on Facebook were fairly outraged by the results, with one person writing: "This is stupid. I love Shreddies and Choc Shreddies. How could they be at the bottom?"

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Someone else said: "Which sadists voted Ready Brek on the top tier? It tastes like warm milky sawdust!"

A third commented: "Ready Brek and Alpen in top 2 tiers??! Who the hell came up with this?"

It's a farce.

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Kellogg's

Topics: Food, News, Cereal, UK

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]