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A glass of orange juice with cereal?

Asked by Tink (8668points) August 23rd, 2010 from iPhone

It comes out in the majority of every cereal commercial. Do people really drink a glass of orange juice while they are eating cereal in the morning? Or whenever? If it’s there to just be fancy, why? Do you do it?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Sometimes, yes. If I’m not having coffee.

ant2887's avatar

no, if i mix milk and oj i throw up.

chyna's avatar

No, I don’t drink OJ or eat cereal. I eat peanut butter toast and diet pepsi. I think they want to portray eating cereal is healthy with a glass of juice.

Jude's avatar

Grapefruit juice for me (sometimes).

Usually, it’s a cup of coffee and cereal. No juice.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

No way. Milk and OJ have two very different tastes, and should be mixed under no circumstances. No circumstances, I say!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Rarely.
Oatmeal and a chocolate milkshake for me.or coffee ;)

Hawkeye's avatar

I guess it is. Personally I prefer coffee.

muppetish's avatar

It’s likely there because orange juice adds colour to the commercial (and makes it appear as though there is a “balanced” breakfast on the table because of the Vitamin C.)

I would never drink orange juice while eating cereal. Not even apple juice (and I love apple juice.)

aprilsimnel's avatar

My grandpa used to have orange juice in place of milk for his cereal. And he liked ketchup on his scrambled eggs. Ugh. Bleah! Go figure.

It’s just a idealized thing as much as any ad image. I highly doubt most Westerners eat all that for brekkie.

Seaofclouds's avatar

I can’t drink OJ and have milk at the same time. It makes me very sick.

deni's avatar

yes. it goes very well. i dig.

JLeslie's avatar

I never do. The only exception is if I am making a pig of myself at a breakfast buffet, but I would have orange juice with my english muffin and bacon, my cereal would be a separate course. Far from from being fancy, more like being a gluten.

chyna's avatar

@aprilsimnel I eat my scrambled eggs covered with ketchup. It’s really good.

Your_Majesty's avatar

I replace cereal with oatmeal since I don’t like the ‘sweetness’ of cereals. If I want to drink juice along with my breakfast(not occasionally) I prefer to use red guava instead of orange juice. They contain different nutrients but red guava is much better. Orange juice is too acidic for me anyway.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@chyna – I’ve tried it. As an adult, too. My “bleah!” still stands. As always, YMMV. :)

Tink's avatar

Okay, so most of the time it’s just there for some odd reason. I’ve always been curious as to if people really do that. I don’t, heck I don’t even drink milk, I guess it would be a bad combo anyway.

DominicX's avatar

It’s there to be part of the “balanced breakfast” as shown in the commercials. They’re doing it to indicate that a bowl of cereal by itself is not enough food to quality as a full breakfast and that orange juice “balances” it out in a way, along with something like a piece of toast or a piece of fruit. I could never eat that much for breakfast and I don’t like orange juice. :P

Cruiser's avatar

I don’t drink a lot of juice…I try and guam on whole fruit instead! Fresh fruit and granola in yogurt rocks!

Frenchfry's avatar

Oj prevents scurvy. I don’t drink it with breakfast. I use it sometimes to make a screwdriver at night.

zannajune's avatar

No, I usually get heartburn if I drink oj in the morning.

MissA's avatar

I enjoy coffee and a morning breeze…but, I have a friend who mixes milk and oj in the same glass.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Frenchfry Orange juice purveyors should bring back scurvy awareness. It’s practically their civic duty. They could even roll it into a slogan.

A glass a day keeps the scurvy at bay!

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

I’ve only seen someone doing that like once my whole lifetime.

second_guessing's avatar

@zannajune Yeah me too, i love it but it gives me awful heartburn afterwards.

perspicacious's avatar

I don’t eat cereal, but my daughter gives her kids cereal/milk and a glass of juice every morning.

NaturallyMe's avatar

Many times i do have OJ, because me and my husband LOVE OJ. Sometimes we’ll have other fruit juice flavours, but we usually always have some fruit juice with breakfast.

gypsywench's avatar

I usually drink a cup of coffee and then have my cereal. I enjoy coffee with eggs and toast. Rarely ever do I drink orange juice unless it’s with vodka ;)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

This is fascinating. I’m surprised at how many people don’t drink OJ when eating cereal. Tasting the mixture in your mouth is one thing, but I’ve never had a problem with it in my stomach. Maybe it’s cast iron.

I’m going to the grocery store this morning. Maybe I’ll camp out in the juice section and take a poll.

Austinlad's avatar

The only breakfast I really love juice with is a very sweet one, like waffles or pancakes (juice cuts the syrupy sweetness) and bagels and lox (juice cuts the salty taste). I think showing juice with cereal is one of those old TV commercial conventions designed to give the impression that cereal, especially highly sugared ones, is part of a well-rounded meal. Of course, processed fruit juices are loaded with sugar, too.

JLeslie's avatar

I agree with @Austinlad I think it is a throwback to the four food groups. Fruit, grain, dairy, protein.

OpryLeigh's avatar

I have often had a glass of orange juice with breakfast (whether that be cereal or a full English!). I also have orange juice poured over my museli. My boyfriend thinks that’s weird.

NaturallyMe's avatar

@Leanne1986 – that is weird. :P

downtide's avatar

I usually have tea in the morning, but if I’m in a rush I’ll have juice instead. usuallt grapefruit for me, not orange. No cereal though. I don’t do dairy, and I usually have toast.

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