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Whether you're eating Lucky Charms or Cheerios, you've got a go-to strategy for cereal pouring. Most people say the tried-and-true method is cereal first and then milk–why would you do it any other way? But others prefer their milk poured before their cereal, claiming it keeps the cereal crunchy for longer. How do you eat your cereal?

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It's true: most people do pour their cereal before their milk. You start with the solid and pour the liquid counterpart second, in the same way that you would pour dressing on top of a salad. It just makes sense.

Observe Tony the Tiger's wisdom: 

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But others argue that when it comes to cereal, pouring milk first creates a better cereal-to-milk ratio. When you pour cereal first, you can't see how much milk you're really pouring until it has covered your mountain of Fruit Loops, usually leaving a huge puddle of milk after your cereal is gone. When you pour the milk first, you know just how much cereal you need to match it. 

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Who said left-over cereal milk is a bad thing? First of all, it's one of the most delicious things in the world (there are even cereal-milk ice cream flavors now), and second, you have multiple options of how to proceed when milk is left over:

A. Drink the sugary goodness (best after soaking in Frosted Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and Cocoa Puffs, in that order)

B. Give yourself a second pour of cereal! 

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Pouring the milk before the cereal also keeps your cereal crunchy for longer. There's nothing worse than eating soggy Frosted Flakes at the bottom of your bowl. Milk before cereal preserves the coveted crunch. People in this camp are logical, precise and independent. 

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Think about it this way: in order to hear the "snap, crackle, pop" of Rice Krispies, the cereal has to come first, milk second. There's really nothing else that needs to be said. 

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When asked which they pour first, one Reddit user paints the perfect picture:

Milk. I like to see 'Cereal Island' disappear into the ocean of milk.

Can you blame them? 

FINAL RESULTS
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Which comes first: The cereal or the milk?
#FirstTheMilk
A festive crown for the winner
#FirstTheCereal