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Cocoa Krispies

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Since moving from Keenan to Duncan, the number of times I’ve visited North Dining Hall can be counted without the use of toes. This is mostly because of location. I enjoy the superior pasta stir fry and fajitas at North, the layout and atmosphere at South, and generally just eat at whichever is closest. I never realized how little reason there is to go to North Quad until I moved south. However, this past Thursday, I found myself in the Library (rare in itself) and decided to head over to North for dinner. It was nearly 8:00 so I didn’t have to deal with the massive dinner crowds, and after getting penne with tomato alfredo at the pasta bar I went for some milk. Much to my surprise, right next to the milk dispenser was the single most amazing breakfast delicacy ever created: Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies.

When did this happen? They certainly weren’t there last semester, and they have yet to show up in the now incredibly inferior South Dining Hall. I don’t want to hear from you non-purists that go for Cocoa Pebbles and Cocoa Puffs. Cocoa Krispies are the real deal. They don’t get soggy quickly and the taste is unbeatable. It feels so good when they hit your lips! Anyway, I filled two bowls and was suddenly in a Got Milk commercial (all 4 dispensers out of skim – drawback to 8:00 dining). I settled for 2% and had one of the best dinners yet at Notre Dame. I appreciate the cereal survey administered every year, and I hope this inequality of cereal distribution can be corrected.

On a related note, they have Crispex in the lines at NDH but not at Grab & Go, and they have it at Grab & Go at SDH but not in the lines. What’s up with that!? On an unrelated note, the tray carousel at SDH should run in the other direction. Counter-current systems are more efficient. P.S. – my girlfriend, Sara Lewis, wishes everyone to know she’s not at all concerned about cereal equality. Thank you.

Noah Franske



Feb. 8