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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', John compares the ineffectiveness of "FDA Cleared" certification to this trope, saying that even heroin can be part of a balanced breakfast if you put it with a bunch of healthy foods.


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* In 1987, in his newspaper column Tips for Writers, Creator/DaveBarry wrote:
--> "I am curious about the expression, "Part of this complete breakfast." The way it comes up is, my 5-year-old will be watching TV cartoon shows in the morning, and they'll show a commercial for a children's compressed breakfast compound such as "Froot Loops" or "Lucky Charms, " and they always show it sitting on a table next to a some actual food such as eggs, and the announcer always says: "Part of this complete breakfast." Don't they really mean, "Adjacent to this complete breakfast, " or "On the same table as this complete breakfast"? And couldn't they make essentially the same claim if, instead of Froot Loops, they put a can of shaving cream there, or a dead bat?"
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* In 1987, in his newspaper column Tips for Writers, Creator/DaveBarry wrote:
--> "I am curious about the expression, "Part of this complete breakfast." The way it comes up is, my 5-year-old will be watching TV cartoon shows in the morning, and they'll show a commercial for a children's compressed breakfast compound such as "Froot Loops" or "Lucky Charms, " and they always show it sitting on a table next to a some actual food such as eggs, and the announcer always says: "Part of this complete breakfast." Don't they really mean, "Adjacent to this complete breakfast, " or "On the same table as this complete breakfast"? And couldn't they make essentially the same claim if, instead of Froot Loops, they put a can of shaving cream there, or a dead bat?"
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* Lampshaded sarcastically by Alan in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' towards jingle-writing brother Charlie:
--> '''Charlie:''' Hey, hey. Maple Loops is part of a nutritious balanced breakfast.
--> '''Alan:''' Yeah, if you eat it with a steak and some broccoli!


* Bacon also got its start by getting marketed this way - obviously, [[BaconAddiction it was quite effective]].

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* The E3 announcement of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' being ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita [[ParodiedTrope jokingly]] stated that the game was part of [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCKZZYiUwAEO7Xp.jpg a complete breakfast]] which consisted of cereal, waffles, and ''four glasses of orange juice''.

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* The E3 [[UsefulNotes/ElectronicEntertainmentExpo E3]] announcement of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' being ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita [[ParodiedTrope jokingly]] stated that the game was part of [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCKZZYiUwAEO7Xp.jpg a complete breakfast]] which consisted of cereal, waffles, and ''four glasses of orange juice''.

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* The E3 announcement of ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' being ported to UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita [[ParodiedTrope jokingly]] stated that the game was part of [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCKZZYiUwAEO7Xp.jpg a complete breakfast]] which consisted of cereal, waffles, and ''four glasses of orange juice''.
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The claim is technically a legal requirement, but, like a StealthCigaretteCommercial, the companies have hidden the obvious beneath the implications. After all -- ''really!'' -- if you're still hungry after eating a bowl of cereal, you don't cook yourself some bacon and eggs, or make toast. You just grab the cereal box and pour yourself another bowl.

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The claim is technically a legal requirement, but, like a StealthCigaretteCommercial, the companies have hidden the obvious beneath the implications. After all -- ''really!'' -- if you're you were sitting down to the princely spread of that complete breakfast, Choco Woofers would be furthest thing from your mind. The only time you'd want to 'complete' a breakfast with Choco Woofers would be if you'd already eaten some and were still hungry after eating a bowl of cereal, you don't cook yourself some bacon and eggs, or make toast. You hungry, in which case you'd just grab the cereal box and pour yourself another bowl.

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