Do you prefer the raisins or the bran?

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Do you prefer the raisins or the bran?

  1. Raisins

    13 vote(s)
    39.4%
  2. Bran

    20 vote(s)
    60.6%
  1. AngerDanger, Apr 3, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2019

    AngerDanger macrumors 601

    AngerDanger

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    #1
    Ever trying to keep my finger on the pulse of MacRumors mundanity and stay ahead of the curve on inane polls, I created this thread with a single purpose: to find out whether you prefer the raisins or the bran when eating Raisin Bran (alternative brands avalaible).

    Cast your vote now and cement your place in soon-to-be-forgotten history.

    EDIT: Added a picture of Raisin Bran to really set the tone.

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Raisins are devil’s grapes that somehow escaped their rightful place in a bottle of wine.

    I’ll go for the bran flakes with a glass of red on the side. Breakfast of champions.
     
  3. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Bran flakes no doubt. I am sure we could make more ridiculous polls, like which type of carpet shows stains the most or something...
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    It’s definitely a cream carpet.

    We’re, uhh, talking about bloodstains, right?
     
  5. smirking macrumors 68020

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    Well done. You succeeded because I was expecting to see Hieveryone as the thread starter when I clicked it.
     
  6. AngerDanger, Apr 3, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2019

    AngerDanger thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nonsense. Hieveryone’s poll would ask, “Should I eat raisins or bran flakes to appeal to hot models (or women who look like models)?” ;)

    I was going for more of a @Mac’nCheese thing.
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 603

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    #7
    My answer would be…

    Never ever as a "Kellogg's Breakfast Cereal" abomination.

    Bran as an ingredient in baking bread… raisins for snacking or baking in Hot Cross Buns.
     
  8. decafjava macrumors 68030

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    #8
    Ok you can close your poll @AngerDanger this is the right answer.
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    The raisins are not very well preserved in the box. I prefer to buy bran cereal and add the raisins.

    P.S. When you buy cereal, you're also buying waxed paper. The bag in the box is waxed paper. There's no need to buy a roll of waxed paper if you eat enough cereal and save the bags.
     
  10. Joe h macrumors regular

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    Post Raisin Bran, Made with raisins which are grapes which have been dried in the sun for a long period of time. And bran, the hard outer layers of cereal grain along with germ, it is an intrical part of whole grains.
     
  11. SDColorado Contributor

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    I can't eat bran cereal without something to carry it out of the doldrums. Usually, I add sliced bananas, blueberries, strawberry's, etc. But if I had to eat it with dried fruit it or plain, it would be raisin bran vs just bran :)
     
  12. user_xyz macrumors regular

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    #12
    Every spoon needs to contain at least one raisin. :p
     
  13. Mac'nCheese Suspended

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    #13

    Awwwww.
     
  14. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    I prefer plain bran flakes myself when consuming cold cereal. They usually have a touch of sweetness that's just enough for me.

    Also enjoy a large bran banana muffin 2-3x a week.
     
  15. LizKat macrumors 601

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    [The poll results I want are predictions of how exactly how much of a liar that rodent at Punxsutawney, PA was when it predicted six more weeks of winter back in early February. Serious liar... really big liar... humongous liar... we've passed those milestones... and there are now a couple inches of fresh snow out there. And the EMS siren keeps going off for car crashes, since it was supposed to turn to rain, so no road-sanding or plowing until half an hour ago when the county finally threw the weather forecasters into the liar's club along with that groundhog.]

    On topic: I like plain bran flakes so I can add seasonal fresh fruit or different kinds of raisins that I buy separately. But I'd usually rather have oatmeal for breakfast, and that I practically turn into a fruit compote sometimes with apples, raisins, peaches... whatever's on hand.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors P6

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    #17
    Ok, where is the both or the no preference choice? Seriously :p
     
  17. LizKat macrumors 601

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    #18
    You dare to use "seriously" in this thread, no offense to the OP. Lookin' for a fancy gif are ya?
     
  18. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Seriously? Can the raisins be fermented at least?
     
  19. Huntn macrumors P6

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    Hmm, trying to imagine really old raisin bran with half rotted raisins. :)
     
  20. Gutwrench Contributor

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    #21
    Who said anything about bran? :)
     
  21. shinji macrumors 65816

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    The bran... I find raisins to be too sweet.

    I'll take oatmeal or Cream of Wheat with bananas and a little brown sugar over Raisin Bran any day.
     
  22. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  23. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    #24
    Raisins are bird food.

    More of a porridge man. Especially as Mrs AFB wakes me up with a bowl most days. Breakfast in bed with a nice cup of tea is the breakfast of champions.
     
  24. AngerDanger thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's been a couple days since this thread/poll has had any activity. For a while there, I swear rains and bran were neck and neck! :eek:

    But more recently, bran has pulled ahead as people post the most denigrating and unwarranted opinions of GOSA (Grapes Optimized for Surface Area (raisins)).

    I've taken a page out of @chown33's book, trying to represent all of the complex raisin v. bran statistics graphically:

    raisins v bran.jpg

    I'm firmly on the edge of my goddamned seat, waiting to see further progress in the poll and a continuation of what can only be described as a battle of minds in the comments.
     

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