Note: I am going on both Google translate and about 18 year out-of-date French classes, so it's possible that this is a simple question.
Presume my question is "What do you want to eat?" (Est-ce que vous voudrais manger? right?)
In English, I might answer "Cheerios with milk". I believe that the direct translation into French would be "Cheerios avec du lait". Presuming this is true and it's something you'd say in French, why is it not "Des Cheerios..."? Or is it and I'm translating wrong?
Now, if I say "I would like Cheerios with milk", it does become "Je veux des cheerios avec du lait", is that right? If so, why would the "des" come in this sentence but not the previous?