Thar She Blows, Cap’n!

Every pregnant mama has their cravings and this expecting mama is no exception.  During my first pregnancy, I craved very rare, bloody red meat.  During my second pregnancy, I guzzled gallons of ginger ale.


This time around, I can’t enough of the Cap’n.



At first, I tried to stay true to my organic and natural food habits by eating Mother’s Peanut Butter Bumpers, but my 4 y.o. and I were consuming the cereal far too quickly.  So to be more cost effective, I decided to fall back on the genetically modified good ol’ Cap’n Crunch.


See, everyone has their sell out point and I will quickly adjust my values for everyday low prices.  At Wal-Mart, this handsome fellow is half the price of its organic counterpart and twice the size.  And since I having been supersizing my portions, I decided it was time to set sail with the Cap’n.


To rid myself of the organic guilt, I decided to compare the labels to see if the products had any similarity.  The first three ingredients were nearly the same.  Mother’s contains corn flour, molasses, and peanut butter.  The Cap’n contains corn flour, sugar and peanut butter.  Therefore, I rationalized it by convincing myself that sugar is sugar whether it is refined white cane, honey or molasses.  All right, so maybe molasses has a lower glycemic index than sugar, but I’ll worry about that when I go for my gestational diabetes test.  In the meantime, just leave me alone with my man.


But then, I happened upon a very interesting and tasty bit of information on the Cap’n’s nutritional label. Funny enough, there’s 100% daily value of folic acid.  Of course, every pregnant mama knows the importance of folic acid.  I had found a true treasure in my happy box of cereal.



With that, I felt much better about the generous amounts of golden treasure I have been shoveling in me.  Now, if only could hide me booty.


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  1. Lolli says:

    Laughing out loud! I love it. I have often compared the “bad” cereals with the so called “good” cereals. Soooo often, the bad cereal has more sugar but also way more of the good stuff, too. I have used it to justify buying the yummy stuff more than once. 🙂

  2. Cecily R says:

    Genetically modified…haha! That one made me laugh.

    Now I will give a box of Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch to all my expecting mama friends. It’s GOOD for them, afterall!! 🙂

  3. Krystyn says:

    You’ve definitely made the same choice I would have make. You say sugar, I say genetically modified sugar. It’s all the same to me!

    Enjoy the Cap’n while you can.

  4. mommydrinksbecauseyoucry says:

    You can’t say no to a captain. He is an athoratative figure for some make believe branch of the government. It’s unpatriotic.
    (Just blame the baby. That’s what I did when I craved nothing but spicy buffalo chicken and pineapple.)

  5. Her husband says:

    Talk about viral marketing, this post has got to be worth a free supply of Cap’n crunch, get on it Denise!

    And by the way, what is it with my wife and pirates?

  6. Kathy says:

    SO Funny! I used to love that stuff when I was a kid! I agree with your husband… lets get you some free stuff!
    I enjoy the blog! I’ll be back!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

  7. semicrunchymama says:

    Stopping by from Cecily’s Photo Story Friday link-up…

    Mmmmm, Cap’n Crunch, I haven’t had that in years (and now I’m tempted to add it to next week’s grocery list!). Isn’t it funny, the things we crave while pregnant. All I wanted when I was pregant with my son was fast food fried chicken sandwhiches. I didn’t care if it was McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King…any fast food fried chicken sandwhich would do. Enjoy it while it lasts!

  8. Tiffany says:

    We fight over the Peanut Butter Bumpers in my house. I don’t think we’ll be switching over to Cap’N Crunch anytime soon, but I am glad you’re getting your folic acid!

  9. Arlen Barnette says:

    Individuals on a low glycemic index foods or diets have less dramatic variations in blood sugar levels and relatively less hormone levels which results to fewer food cravings. This means that these individuals are able to maintain their diet without having to snack in between meals and one of the major results is weight loss.

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