things I can’t get in London

9 quid a box from a convenience store in London!

I acquired many bad habits while I was working as a resident, and one of them was an addiction to sugared cereals. I became obsessed with coco puffs, and fruit loops. They came packaged in these cute little bowl packages which allowed the children to dump milk in it and then eat it for a snack. I simply ate it dry. Who wants to eat soggy sugared cereal anyway? When I moved back to Singapore, I satisfied my addiction with coco crunch. crunch crunch crunch. Unfortunately, London stocks neither coco puffs or coco crunch. I’ve searched Tescos, Sainsbury, Marks and Spencers, Budgens. Nothing. Can’t find it. Well, I’m in NY for a holiday. Guess who’s going to be hauling back a couple of boxes of coco puffs and fruit loops with her? I will probably also bring a box or two of rice krispies. The English Flapjacks are great, but the require the use of oats. Somehow, eating rice krispies treats reminds me of med school. And they are easier to make than flapjacks! This is a chocolate recipe reproduced faithfully from the Rice Krispies website:

Ingredients(Nutrition Information)

  • 1Ā cupĀ Ā light corn syrup
  • 1Ā cupĀ Ā sugar
  • 1Ā cupĀ Ā peanut butter
  • 6 cupsĀ Ā Ā Kellogg’sĀ® Cocoa KrispiesĀ®Ā cereal
  • or 6 cupsĀ Ā Ā Kellogg’sĀ® Rice KrispiesĀ®Ā cereal
  • 1Ā packageĀ Ā (6 oz., 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1Ā cupĀ Ā butterscotch chips

Instructions:

  1. Place corn syrup and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well. Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread evenly over cereal mixture. Let stand until firm. Cut into 2 x 1-inch bars when cool.Note: Before measuring the corn syrup, coat your measuring cup with cooking spray–the syrup will pour easily out of the cup.

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