Is cereal a soup?
Much like the question of whether or not a hot dog is a sandwich (it isn’t, really), the answer here depends on how you define the terms.
Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition of soup:
“A liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food.”
While you could make the case that a cereal qualifies as a “liquid food,” it’s not made with any sort of stock, so most people would say that it doesn’t qualify. We’d add that soups are generally cooked, or at least, subject to some sort of a process of preparation; cereal just consists of flavored grains tossed into a bowl and covered with milk.
Another point that gets brought up often in this debate: Most people think of soups as savory concoctions, but cereals are rarely spicy or salty. Store-bought cereals are often sweet, which, again, goes against the traditional idea of a soup.
Still, some people will argue—at length—that cereal qualifies as a soup. Writing for The Chimes, a Biola University publication, Christian Leonard noted that milk could qualify as a “stock or broth,” and that Sweden boasts many traditional sweet soups. “The taste of the ingredients, therefore, has no bearing on whether a dish is considered a soup.”
“Cereal is a liquid-based food which contains a solid component,” he wrote, and that’s good enough for him.
Leonard’s editorial is largely tongue-in-cheek (he later proclaimed that “every physical object is a soup, bread, salad or a combination of two or three”), but he makes a compelling case. Even so, words derive their meaning from common usage, and if you asked someone to “hand me my soup" after leaving a bowl of Trix sitting on your kitchen table, you’d likely be met with confused looks. To most people, a cereal is not a soup.
If we were trying to describe cereal in milk and we couldn’t use either of those terms, we might call it “pressed grains in a dairy sauce.” If you’re looking for a ridiculous way to describe your breakfast, we’d go with that.
Cereal would not be considered a soup.
When milk is poured into the cereal it is then a sauce .It can not be a broth or beverage because they are both to welly mixed up and the reason it can be a sauce is because a sauce can be as chunky as the maker pleases. Milk, once poured on cereal, is considered a broth. This is because milk and cereal is most similar to a soup with with ingredients that are suspended…
It usually refers to the mass of an object together with its container. For example the gross mass of a tin of soup will be the mass of the soup plus the mass of the tin. As a consumer, you will probably be interested in only the net mass - the mass of the soup - but for the haulier it is the gross mass that matters. For something like breakfast cereal the mass of…
Get a cereal with a high iron content. Look at the nutrition label. It should be around 100%. Place crushed cereal in a zipper lock bag. Add a small amount of water. Enough to make it the same consistency as a creamy soup. Seal the bag closed. Get a strong magnet, rub it over the bag slowly. You will see the iron build up around the tip of the magnet. ~Brian/ SimsCustomDesigns
A can of soup is mostly water, which is pretty dense. A box of cereal is mostly air (I'm thinking rice crispies or corn pops), which is far less dense than water. But what you should do to prove it is get a box of cereal and measure its dimensions. Multiply the dimensions -- length, width, and height -- to determine its volume. Divide the box's net weight by the volume to determine its weight…
Step 1: Get a bowl and a spoon. A soup or rice bowl will suffice. As for a spoon, a tea spoon or soup spoon is ideal. Step 2: Find your choice of cereal. It can be anything from Cheerios to Frosted Flakes. Step 3: Open the box and the plastic wrap inside. The plastic wrap should be opened from the top, for optimum freshness and so it can be closed later. Step 4: Pour…