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21st Mar '17 10:20:11 AM Dravencour
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s kid cereal is called "Sugar Bombs", whose pieces are shaped like miniature nukes. A ghoul will buy them off you since they can apparently be used to double the potency of a particular drug (useful for ghouls who are much more resistant to them).

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s The ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' universe's kid cereal is called "Sugar Bombs", whose pieces are shaped like miniature nukes. A ghoul in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' will buy them off you since they can apparently be used to double the potency of a particular drug (useful for ghouls who are much more resistant to them).
20th Feb '17 7:23:43 AM billybobfred
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* Of course, this Trope is TruthInTelevision to a point (the "point" in question being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as much as 63% sugar by weight]] in the case of Kellogg's Smacks), and as [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/25-cereals-from-the-80s-you-will-never-eat-again this article shows]], such stuff used to be a ''lot'' more popular. In fact, up until the 1980s, it was a general rule for most children-marketed cereals to be named "Sugar X". It was only after the rise in rates of childhood obesity and the backlash from a more health-conscious public that many brands dropped "sugar" from their names (i.e, "Sugar Pops" became "Corn Pops", "Sugar Crisp" became "Golden Crisp", "Sugar Frosted Flakes" became simply "Frosted Flakes"/"Frosties", and "Sugar Puffs" became "Honey Monster Puffs").

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* Of course, this Trope is TruthInTelevision to a point (the "point" in question being [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill as much as 63% sugar by weight]] in the case of Kellogg's Smacks), and as [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/briangalindo/25-cereals-from-the-80s-you-will-never-eat-again this article shows]], such stuff used to be a ''lot'' more popular. In fact, up until the 1980s, it was a general rule for most children-marketed cereals to be named "Sugar X". It was only after the rise in rates of childhood obesity and the backlash from a more health-conscious public that many brands dropped "sugar" from their names (i.e, "Sugar Pops" became "Corn Pops", "Sugar Crisp" became "Golden Crisp", "Sugar Frosted Flakes" became simply "Frosted Flakes"/"Frosties", and "Sugar Puffs" became "Honey Monster Puffs").
Puffs", "Sugar Smacks" became "Honey Smacks"...).
10th Feb '17 3:24:19 PM margdean56
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There is a definite, if somewhat dated, TruthInTelevision to this trope, as kids have a natural disposition towards sweets (which sugar definitely qualifies), and presweetened cereals quickly became popular when they were first introduced -- ''with sugar as their selling point'', beginning with 1949's Sugar Crisp, and continuing with Sugar Corn Pops, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Sugar Smacks, Sugar Smiles, and Sugar Jets.[[note]]This avoided the need to add sugar yourself, possibly over-sugaring it. In 1978 an American dentist tested 78 different brands of cereal. Eleven had a sugar content of 50% or more. Super Orange Crisp was 70.8 percent sugar.[[/note]] More recent concerns about healthy eating have reduced the number of such cereals, though said reduction has done absolutely nothing to reduce childhood obesity, which has actually gotten even worse. Modern kid cereals may still make popping noises or turn the milk chocolate, sport kid-friendly mascots in neon colors standing proudly under explosive wordplay, and sugar may still appear high on their list of ingredients, but the cereal itself is intentionally designed with a respectable portion of vitamins and minerals, comparable to many adult cereals; in fact, sometimes a given kid-friendly cereal can be ''more'' healthy than an adult cereal (though to be fair, there are extremes both ways - and virtually all cereals are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals above and beyond the ordinary ingredients).

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There is a definite, if somewhat dated, TruthInTelevision to this trope, as kids have a natural disposition towards sweets (which sugar definitely qualifies), qualifies as), and presweetened cereals quickly became popular when they were first introduced -- ''with sugar as their selling point'', beginning with 1949's Sugar Crisp, and continuing with Sugar Corn Pops, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Sugar Smacks, Sugar Smiles, and Sugar Jets.[[note]]This avoided the need to add sugar yourself, possibly over-sugaring it. In 1978 an American dentist tested 78 different brands of cereal. Eleven had a sugar content of 50% or more. Super Orange Crisp was 70.8 percent sugar.[[/note]] More recent concerns about healthy eating have reduced the number of such cereals, though said reduction has done absolutely nothing to reduce childhood obesity, which has actually gotten even worse. Modern kid cereals may still make popping noises or turn the milk chocolate, sport kid-friendly mascots in neon colors standing proudly under explosive wordplay, and sugar may still appear high on their list of ingredients, but the cereal itself is intentionally designed with a respectable portion of vitamins and minerals, comparable to many adult cereals; in fact, sometimes a given kid-friendly cereal can be ''more'' healthy than an adult cereal (though to be fair, there are extremes both ways - -- and virtually all cereals are fortified with extra vitamins and minerals above and beyond the ordinary ingredients).
8th Feb '17 3:03:30 PM Kittencakes
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', there's a Barney knock-off character that has a cereal. Apparently it can turn your piss pink (after you eat six bowls of it, of course).
29th Dec '16 3:50:00 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* Since the Goodkind family owns so much in the WhateleyUniverse, it's no surprise that Overclock's favorite cereal is Honey Nut Goodios. He's a bit obsessive about them. In "Ayla and the Great Shoulder angel Conspiracy" he decides to drive a girl insane and kill all of her friends because [[DisproportionateRetribution she ate the last of the Honey nut Goodios in the school cafeteria]].

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* Since the Goodkind family owns so much in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, it's no surprise that Overclock's favorite cereal is Honey Nut Goodios. He's a bit obsessive about them. In "Ayla and the Great Shoulder angel Conspiracy" he decides to drive a girl insane and kill all of her friends because [[DisproportionateRetribution she ate the last of the Honey nut Goodios in the school cafeteria]].
6th Oct '16 11:40:05 AM Aquila89
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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', the Sharp Cereal Company puts out a product called Red Zingers, designed for kids who want something "halfway between cereal and candy." This being a Creator/StephenKing novel, the red dye leaves a toilet bowl full of what looks like blood.

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* In Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'', the Sharp Cereal Company puts out a product called Red Razberry Zingers, designed for kids who want something "halfway between cereal and candy." This being a Creator/StephenKing novel, the red dye leaves a toilet bowl full of what looks like blood.
30th Sep '16 11:04:07 AM Hanz
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* In ''Videogame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' and ''Videogame/DeusExMankindDivided'', Adam Jensen's apartment is littered with boxes of sugary cereal with cartoon mascots.
7th Sep '16 8:55:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Springfield is declared America's fattest town. Marge notes how unhealthy everyone's diet is, including the sugar-loaded cereal, "Frosting Gobs."

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In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode, Springfield is declared America's fattest town. Marge notes how unhealthy everyone's diet is, including the sugar-loaded cereal, "Frosting Gobs."
7th Sep '16 8:55:18 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Sep '16 12:38:19 PM Mdumas43073
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** Garfield himself spazzes out on chocolate-covered coffee beans in one strip.
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