Do you remember Zoom?
As a kid I was a tough one to feed breakfast to. I didn’t really like to eat breakfast because my stomach was never ready to accept food first thing in the morning. I am still that way. In fact, I usually take my breakfast to work with me and eat it around 10:00.
Getting me to eat hot cereal was next to impossible. I also have texture issues and most hot cereals are grainy to me. I will eat oatmeal, however and as a kid I would also eat Zoom which has the same type of texture and a pleasant nutty flavor. In my opinion, most hot cereals have no flavor.
When we moved to Idaho in the seventies the stores did not stock Zoom so I was left with only one choice - oatmeal. By this time my mother pretty much had given up on me and if she made cream of wheat I went hungry which was fine with me.
A couple weeks ago I found myself reminiscing about my second cereal choice. Remembering the flavor and texture and trying to recall what it was called. I was thinking about seeing if I could locate it online and ordering some.
The last time I was in the grocery store I had a "holy crap" moment when my daughter and I headed down the cereal aisle. There it was! I couldn't believe it. How weird?! I think my youngest thought Mommy had lost her marbles but I told her how I had loved that cereal as a kid and just recently had started thinking about it. And now here is was!
I grabbed a box and we each enjoyed a bowl of it on Saturday morning. We even commemorated the event with brown sugar and half & half. It was exactly as I remembered.
Now after forty years I am back to having two hot cereal choices. Oatmeal and now Zoom. Life is good!
And I'm a little silly. J