Uh-oh, you just asked someone who was raised in a food capital a food question. 8);;;; May the lord have mercy on you…
Hmm, well, you’ve got a guy who’s grown up rich and poor, and had a child with Tamaranean royalty, so I don’t know that Walmart would be the only place he’d take Mar’i to look for cereal. I mean, I could see them start at a chain like Target or whatever regional local grocery chain there is (if he’s living near the Titans on the west coast I bet that’s Safeway to the North, Vons to the south, and if he’s near Gotham, what would that be, Wegman’s?), and then move onto Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods for alternative brands.
But you don’t just stop there when you’re on a quest and happen to be trained by the greatest detective ever. They would check farmer’s market’s for specialty cereals, and I’m sure there’s a couple of boutique-style places out there that serve fancy-as-fuck cereal for too much money. They could stay at hotels with prestigious restaurants, to check out their breakfast cereal specialties. I bet Dick (maybe thanks to Bruce) would know a good number of Michelin star-winning chefs, (especially if they have bakeries— like Thomas Keller).
Then they’d go touring the world for hot cereal styles— rice kongee, cornmeal, kasha, pap, etc.
At some point I see Kory getting involved and trying to introduce similar specialties (that probably bite back) from Tamaran, and maybe Mar’i would be okay and maybe Dick might not be. Or that could be vice-versa!
And of course they get burned out and end up at Wayne Manor and Alfred just serves them something like corn flakes and it’s the best ever.
Kori tilted her head as she took a good look at her daughter’s face. Her eyes were definitely duller, and judging from Mar’i’s expression, she knew fully well that she wasn’t herself today. “Do you want an honest answer, my starshine?”