September 17th, 2011 | University

Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Special K Red Berries win at ‘bowl’

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Photo by Robert Peck.

As of Friday, Yale’s breakfast buffs won’t have to go without their favorite grains any longer.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. yesterday, students from around the Yale community flocked to Commons to participate in the Yale Cereal Bowl, a taste-testing competition organized by the Yale College Council and Yale Dining used to determine three new cereals that will be added to dining halls around the campus in the coming weeks. For three hours, students sampled and voted on various flakes and crisps to a background of pounding pop rock music that didn’t quite seem to gel with the activities at hand.

Sweet cereals Reeses Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch took an early lead in the competition and held it throughout, finishing solidly in the top three with Special K Red Berries bringing home the bronze. Clearly, healthy choices pale in comparison to lots and lots of chocolate and sugar.

Though most Yalies seem to have a major sweet tooth, more grounded and (likely) cavity-free students disagree.

“As long as they have either bran flakes, corn flakes or Rice Chex, I’ll be fine,” said Sarah Flintgruber ’15.

Tony the Tiger declined to comment.