DUDE. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?
My family and friends and pretty much anyone I’ve ever had breakfast with — they all think I’m nuts. Because I can’t stand soggy cereal so much that I eat it differently than everyone else. Instead of doing the traditional thing where you pour your cereal into the bowl and then drench it in milk, I pour milk in my bowl first and then take the cereal box with me to the table. There, I pour cereal into the bowl a little at a time — just enough to cover the surface. Eat that, repeat. No cereal drowning at the bottom of the bowl means no soggy cereal.
Some entrepreneurial genius came up with an even better idea. They call it the Obol, and as you can see from the picture, it’s a bowl divided into two parts: one for the milk, one for the cereal. Not only is it divided, it has this ramp thing so that as you guide your spoon around the interior rim, you scoop up some cereal and then grab some milk to go with it on your way out. Like I said: genius!! Not only that, but the Obol also has a bottom that’s specially made so that it can be held in just one hand, with a little lip for your thumb to hold to easily.
The Obol company says you can use their special bowl for other foods, too, like soup and crackers, chips and salsa, or even cookies and milk. The one downside to the Obol is its price: a single bowl will run you $18.95 plus shipping. (There’s also a 3-pack available for $49.95.)
But you can’t put a price on cereal that never gets soggy.