Cheerios - food of champions... and poor people

QUEENSLANDER

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I was at the deli today buying ham and I looked over and saw Cocktail frankfurts, or "Cheerios" as I prefer to call them. Having a sudden urge to eat one, i asked for 5. You can only imagine my excitement when i got them and saw the price tag... $0.85.

Thats right!!! $0.85 for 5 cheerios!!! Why isnt this a well known fact?! Today Tonight should be running this story. How to feed a family of 5 for under $5! Imagine the savings if you had Cheerios every night for a week!
 

Aussie

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I must say, cold or cooked cheerios are great! Covered in tomato sauce, you can eat them anytime. Sick, Drunk, Hungover, Tired, Bored, the possibilities of the humble cheerio are endless.

I rememeber as a child when mum would buy them, she would always ask for one to be left out for me so I could eat it right then and there.

I god, I could go some cheerios!
 

sarisnemo

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cheerios rock.
i remember when i was little i got free ones when we went to the butcher.

... i still ask for free ones at the butcher.


they still give them to me to!!!!!
 

Sway

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sarisnemo said:
cheerios rock.
i remember when i was little i got free ones when we went to the butcher.

... i still ask for free ones at the butcher.


they still give them to me to!!!!!
me too! well i dont ask they just give me one! hot in sauce at the ekka...mmmm!
 

Hitman

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Hell yeah !!!!!!!!!!! Cheerios rock !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know them as cocktail frankfurts but when I first went to New Zealand they mentioned cheerios and I said WTF are they!? I love them and can eat tonnes load... believe me, I can. Can't eat it cold but hot ones with lots of tomatoe sauce. The only way to eat it.

Yes, they taste even better when your drunk & hungry.
 

Kee

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Ate so many cherrios when I was pregnant and working in Woolies deli the joke was that my bub would be born with a cherrio hanging out of its mouth.(I had a girl so there was no chance of a cherrio hanging from both ends) :)
 
I too used to get freebies from the butcher... But we supplied the bucher with both cattle and pigs, so i used to get like some in a bag, haha

I also remember the time we got like a massive massive bag from the Aussie Helpers (it was one christmas during a drought). I think it was around 5+kg's of them... haha they lasted forever!!
 

Sway

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wally said:
I too used to get freebies from the butcher... But we supplied the bucher with both cattle and pigs, so i used to get like some in a bag, haha
you realise there are neither of those things in cheerios?!
 
Sway said:
wally said:
I too used to get freebies from the butcher... But we supplied the bucher with both cattle and pigs, so i used to get like some in a bag, haha
you realise there are neither of those things in cheerios?!
haha not the point... live in a small country town and you'll get it

what are they made out of?? i alays assumed that they were just made out of floor scrapings, much like sausages....
 

broncoangel

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I have never in my life called them Cheerios!! LOL :lol: They are cocktail frankfurts!! And yes they are yum hot or cold and dipped in tomato sauce.....

Aren't Cheerios that round breakfast cereal? :shock:

Maybe it's another one of those NSW/QLD language differences, like QLD's calling permanent markers Nikkos or something?
 

Kris

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Cocktail frankfurts is a mouthful! Cheerios is better for champions and cheapos haha.

And I like eating Cheerios when it's cooked with PLENTY of tomato sauce.
 

Sway

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yeah there is that new brekky thing called cheerios.....somthing should be done about this. they've had those in the states for years though..

what are they made out of? i thought it was all the left overs?! :?
 
Sway said:
what are they made out of? i thought it was all the left overs?! :?
Yeah i gnerally find that butchers tend to deal with 3 main products: Beef, Pork and Lamb... Internet says Beef and Pork, although it's floor scrappings it's still Beef and pork.... mince it all up together, stick in a som preservatives and your good to go!
 

Hitman

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mick! said:
Cocktail frankfurts?

Bwahahaha. They're cheerios, pure and simple!
Cheerios!? ... is this a QLD/NSW thing? I've alway know them as "frankfurts" Mick. Always thought ALL of Australia called them frankfurts... hmmm.
 

Kee

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Frankfurts are the long vertion of cheerios Hitman ;) Unlike thongs and jangles,eskies and chilly bills :lol:
ALWAYS in Qld known as cheerios and not cocktail franks.
 

Sway

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wally said:
Sway said:
what are they made out of? i thought it was all the left overs?! :?
Yeah i gnerally find that butchers tend to deal with 3 main products: Beef, Pork and Lamb... Internet says Beef and Pork, although it's floor scrappings it's still Beef and pork.... mince it all up together, stick in a som preservatives and your good to go!
wow..!we really do eat anything!
 
Kee said:
Frankfurts are the long vertion of cheerios Hitman ;) Unlike thongs and jangles,eskies and chilly bills :lol:
ALWAYS in Qld known as cheerios and not cocktail franks.
Yeah, I guess we did discover another NSW/Qld/NZ word difference!
I call them cheerios too, like most Qld bred people.

We use to have them as a "special" hot lunch as kids, in the same boat as a hot chip sandwich, a treat from the usual lunch of cold sandwich.
 

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