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- proper n. A breakfast cereal containing a combination of wheat-based pieces and marshmallows shaped like various objects which symbolize good luck in different cultures.
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Commercials for Lucky Charms star a leprechaun who replaced the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with a bowl of marshmallow-laden cereal, a narrative device that slightly overstated the value of the actual product.
And it’s been my experience that nonsense people tend to consume Cocoa Krispies and Lucky Charms and Cap’n Crunch “nonsense food,” if you will.
I spooned up a bite of organic oat bran flakes we were out of Lucky Charms so I’d had to raid Coelle’s cabinet and waved the Sunday edition of South of Sunset, West Hollywood’s lowbrow, must-read tabloid, at Jacinda as she trudged down the tan carpeted stairs of our tiny, clothes-strewn apartment.
Preservatives make sure that insects and germs find the food too toxic for them, so bacteria won’t grow on the marshmallows in your kids’ Lucky Charms and ants won’t find that package of chocolate cupcakes in your cupboard the least bit attractive.