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It’s back!  Well, kind of.


The Husband and I went through a Panda Puffs cereal phase this past Fall.  We tore through two boxes of the kids’ cereal a week.  I ate it with milk, I ate it with yogurt, I ate it plain, I ate as part of homemade trail mixes.


I swear, I thought I was going to turn into a giant Panda Puff.


And then… one day… the thought of eating one more peanut butter flavored puff made me want to hurl.  We went off the Puffs cold turkey.  Until the Husband recently bought a box.


Does it have the same appeal?  Honestly, no.  I’m still not over my self-induced puff aversion.


I feel this way about White Russians.  I got sick off of the cream and vodka combination once and have never let a drop pass my lips since.  I shudder just to think of it!


I also do this with music – I listen to the same song over and over again until the Husband begs me to put something else – anything else! – on.  Currently, I’m replaying the new Katy Perry song over and over.  Good workout jam.

Hey – at least I know what I like.  Until I don’t like it anymore, of course.



  • faith February 17, 2012, 9:24 am

    I do this with music too, one day soon Rolling in the Deep will lose it’s magic forever…
    (I know it should have happened already but Adele is just that good!)

  • Faith @ For the Health of It February 17, 2012, 9:26 am

    I’m the same way with stuff – I get into kicks, want nothing but xyz for weeks on end and then completely lose all desire for it. Recently it’s eggs…not sure when that craving will go away, but until it does, I’m just trying not to run out!

  • Hillary February 17, 2012, 9:26 am

    Oy, this is the story of my life. I will eat the same food for WEEKS, until the thought of it makes me ill—but then I just move onto a different food and start the cycle all over again. You’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now, right? Yeah. Not so much.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 17, 2012, 9:33 am

    I’m the same way Caitlin! I can listen to the same playlist for like 2 weeks, then all of the sudden just decide that I can’t stand it any more and need a change. As for foods, my ‘crazes’ tend to last a little longer, but I can easily eat stir fried veggies with fish of some sort for dinner for weeks and still love it. To each their own I suppose! (And ps. great song choice!)

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 17, 2012, 9:36 am

    Haha I bought a box of those once, but then my doctor told me cereal had no nutritional value… he killed my joy.

  • AmandaRunsNY February 17, 2012, 9:36 am

    Hahaha, I do that too!

  • Army Amy* February 17, 2012, 9:38 am

    I’m such a creature of habit that some things never get old to me. For instance, I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich as part of my lunch every single work day. And I always eat waffles for breakfast on workdays. (Weekends all bets are off.)*

  • Stephanie @ Legally Blinde February 17, 2012, 9:38 am

    I hate when I do that with a song I like! I’ve made the mistake of using a favorite song as a ringtone, and it ends up totally ruining it for me. And when I was younger, I ate flavored yogurt all the time and then got sick of it and didn’t have it again for YEARS!

  • Jack Sh*t February 17, 2012, 9:41 am

    I do this with work. I worked too hard one day early in my career and now I never want to go to work again…

    • Jen February 18, 2012, 1:17 am

      Hahahaha…I can totally relate to this! TGIF! 🙂

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 17, 2012, 9:53 am

    I don’t get sick of songs if I overplay them, but I blame the radio stations when THEY overplay them.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb February 17, 2012, 9:56 am

    1. feel the same way about rum + diet coke. slammed the things in college and now the taste makes me want to gag.

    2. i eat pb puffins in the same mass quantities, but cannot ever see myself getting sick of them.

    3. love love love that katy perry song.

  • Jen February 17, 2012, 10:46 am

    I also get temporarily hooked on things. That’s why I can’t let myself get a tattoo! I won’t like it in 2 weeks!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 17, 2012, 11:18 am

    Those puffs look like Kix–my cereal addiction! I’m the same with songs. I listen to them over and over until I can’t stand them. Right now I’m loving “When It’s Time” by Green Day. Such a beautiful song!

  • Tiff February 17, 2012, 11:24 am

    Ha, I know exactly what you mean. I’m worried I’ll get sick of my fav protein, of oats, and of my fav decaf tea. Thankfully, none of these have happened yet.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 17, 2012, 11:25 am

    I’m like you too–I go on and on with something I love, and then it slowly becomes something I don’t really love any more….haha. We LOVE too much, eh??! 😉

  • Casey February 17, 2012, 11:30 am

    I do the exact same thing with songs – and am currently stuck on the same Katy Perry song! Love it.. Play it on repeat when I workout & in the car! Have a happy friday! 🙂

  • Moni'sMeals February 17, 2012, 12:20 pm

    I love Panda Puffs! Long live. 🙂

    great post yesterday, you are amazing!!
    Happy Friday!

  • Khushboo February 17, 2012, 12:57 pm

    I’m guilty of overdoing it with sings till they become unbearable- I can’t help myself!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 17, 2012, 1:02 pm

    I definitely do this with music! Obsessed, play it over and over and over… then drop it!

  • Poptartyogini February 17, 2012, 1:02 pm

    The turkey meatballs from trader joe’s. The thought makes my stomach turn and I used to love them. So sad.

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston February 17, 2012, 1:31 pm

    I do the same thing with music too! I put it on repeat and pull up the lyrics and learn as much as I can until my husband goes crazy 🙂

  • TeenyLittleSuperChef February 17, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Haha, I had the same issue with Peanut Butter Puffins. I use to eat that stuff every.single.day for a good 6 months or so. It got to the point where it just became part of my routine and I realized I wasn’t enjoying them anymore. Gave the remainder of that box to my mom and have not touched a Puffin since. Now I’m on pumpkin/banana oatmeal kick again, and have been going strong for over a month. We’ll see how long this one lasts.

  • Amber K February 17, 2012, 2:10 pm

    I do this with so many things! Food, drinks, music, movies, TV shows…. It looks like other people are the same way!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 17, 2012, 2:59 pm

    I do the same thing with music where I play it until I get sick of it! But that’s actually never happened with a food for me before… when I like something, I can eat it over and over and over again!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction February 17, 2012, 3:16 pm

    I always want to eat everything that you post on this blog because your photos always come out so well! You’ve got some skill girl!

  • Johanna B February 17, 2012, 3:45 pm

    I lost my taste for Black Russians the same way. One time sick drunk on them and I’ve never had another one and that was 40 years ago.

    • Jen February 18, 2012, 1:26 am

      Hahaha…I feel your pain! I once had a bad experience with VERY strong screwdrivers in college – could not drink (or even stand the smell of) orange juice for several years!

      • CaitlinHTP February 18, 2012, 8:55 am

        OJ coming back up is the worst.

  • Tricia February 17, 2012, 7:13 pm

    my roommate once begged me to turn off the repeat on my itunes. If I love it I love it… plain and simple. But then I get sick of it. And then a few years later I love it all over again!

  • Alina February 17, 2012, 7:15 pm

    I know what you’re talking about! For 30 Hour Famine (a youth fundraiser for World Vision), I drank orange juice for 30 straight hours. I couldn’t sip OJ for months!

  • Caroline Leigh February 17, 2012, 9:17 pm

    i’ve been meaning to tell you – because of you, my boyfriend and i are currently obsessed with panda puffs! i like to mix them with heart to heart cereal – yum. i hope i don’t get sick of them, but it happens.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 18, 2012, 12:29 am

    I haven’t taken myself over the edge with those peanut butter panda puffs because I had to not allow myself to buy them. It became breakfast, lunch and dinner. No joke… 😉

  • Jen February 18, 2012, 1:33 am

    I still like the Panda Puffs (and, now that you mention it, sort of wish that I had some), but I’ve only consumed two or three of boxes of them, as my “source” store is a bit out of the way…plus, I do not always remember to get them when I do make the trek! 🙂

  • Life's a Bowl February 18, 2012, 10:12 am

    Peanut Butter Puffins seem to be the cereal staple in our house 😛 I loved Kix when I was a Kid and those Panda Puffs sound like a combo of the two, must try!

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