"Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs" by Annibale Carracci

Cocoa Puffs aren't just for breakfast anymore. This tasteful painting shows a hearty bowl of Cocoa Puffs being enjoyed at supper with some warm rolls and a glass of appropriate wine. Cocoa Puffs should always be served with a fine red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

Carracci actually mixed sugar in with the paint to more realistically render the delicate texture of these tender morsels. Cocoa Puffs have also been shown to help reduce the heavy layer of enamel that can often be found surrounding teeth.

Cocoa Puffs became a popular food in the 16th century mental asylums and led to the "CooCoo for Cocoa Puffs" reference which has survived to this very day.

Around this time, paintings of routine events in the everyday lives of common folk became a fashionable trend. Other fine examples from this period include the influential, "Standing Around Bored" and the particularly stunning, "Laying Around Doing Nothing".

-- Sister Randy