The Unusual Cereal Topping That's Gained A Cult Following

Cereal is one of the easiest breakfasts to make. As long as you have the muscle strength to open a jug of milk and the motor skills to pour cereal into a bowl, you should have no problem making yourself a filling, nutritious, and delicious breakfast. Nothing says good morning like a bowl of freshly opened cereal swimming in ice-cold ... water?

Although milk has long been the most accepted liquid to serve cereal in, that doesn't mean some haven't experimented with different types of cereal toppings during breakfast. Some, according to r/unpopularopinion, argue that chocolate milk is an underrated topping for cereal in the belief that it "enhances the flavor of the cereal." Eating Expired suggests that one could try adding Greek yogurt to their cereal selection instead of milk — a reasonable suggestion considering yogurt and certain granola-based cereals are usually served together.

Even Kellogg's briefly discussed the idea of adding water to your cereal (via CNN). Kellogg's didn't want you soaking your cornflakes with cold tap water, however. Instead, the company was promoting its new Insta-Bowls, in which water would be added to a dry powder to make "milk" for your cereal. Instant milk is still technically milk, we suppose.

But there's one surprising cereal topping that you probably didn't expect, despite how common it is at your breakfast table. In fact, you've probably drunk it before while eating your bowl of Frosted Flakes or Honey Nut Cheerios without having any problems.

People add orange juice to their bowl of cereal

While most breakfast cereals are known for being sweet, sugary, or sometimes just plain, orange juice is known for being tangy, cold, and citrusy. You may not have ever considered pouring some Tropicana in your bowl of Life cereal, but that doesn't mean others out there haven't dared to try it for themselves, according to Delish.

Unsurprisingly, there has been some pushback against people who put orange juice in their cereal. Scotty Smalls of VICE raved that society must take a stand against such people, noting that many orange juices are nothing but concentrate, sugar, and water, making it an odd choice to add to your morning bowl of cereal. Although the idea of a sweet and tangy breakfast may sound unconventional at first, is pouring some OJ into your cereal really all that bad?

Thrillist experimented with this unique breakfast combination, mixing Frosted Flakes and juice together to see if this was as bad as some people say. The end result was, as author Eric Vilas-Boas describes it, like "someone sprayed your mouth with gasoline and threw a match inside." Tropicana, strangely enough, tried to market to this particular group of cereal lovers by introducing a cereal made specifically for orange juice. According to Food & Wine, Tropicana Crunch is honey almond-flavored granola meant to compliment orange juice's tangy flavor.

If it all ends up in the same place, does it really matter how you eat your cereal and juice?