I like grits. Is it that unusual for a guy from Canada with no ties to the south? I suppose it is. I can’t really explain it. The south and southern food is just something I’m drawn to. Why fight it? There’s something inherently comforting about eating a bowl of warm grits. I like grits plain. I like them with butter. I like them with biscuits and gravy. I just like them. And the same buddy that got me the Cocoa Pebbles scoured Daytona Beach for locally made grits. I’m stoked to try Dixie Lily and Jim Dandy grits. My friend usually brings me Quaker brand which is just, well, dandy. But with five boxes of grits, I should be good till next spring.
I’m a bit of a child. Not sure if you’ve been able to figure that out through reading this blog. Thankfully I have friends who will indulge my childlike nature. My buddy goes to Florida every year and brings me cereal treasures from down under. Ya see, up here in the true north strong and free, we don’t get Cocoa Pebbles cereal. Such a shame, really. We used to. I ate it as a kid all the time but then it was suddenly taken away from me (Ok, us). I googled “Why no Cocoa Pebbles in Canada?” and found my response. According to Gluten Free Doll’s blog, she wrote to the people at Post Cereal and here’s what they wrote back:
“Due to character licensing and copyright issues, the Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles cannot be sold in Canada at this time. It is also due to Canadian law popular cartoon characters on the television cannot sell products such as cereal. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for using Post.”
So there you have it. Looks like I’m going to have to continue to have my friends bring in Cocoa Pebbles through the US border for the forceable future. Thankfully I have good people in my life who value my childlike qualities.