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Looking for Maltex Cereal in Boston Area

Last time, got it at the Brookline Stop and Shop. Went tonight, and they don't have any. Tried to find out if they'll get it again and no one knew (lame). Has anyone seen it anywhere else?

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    1. Wheatena has a store locator, which for the Boston area only lists Shaws and Stop and Shop. At the very least if you find someone competent at the S&S they should be able to order -- did you try a store manager. Or call a store with more selection like South Bay, Allston, etc. http://www.wheatena.net/store_locator...

      I have seen Maypo around the Cambridge/Somerville side of the river and maybe Wheatena, but cant recall seeing Maltex.

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      1. re: itaunas

        I too, saw this list. Will have to call Stop & Shop (when I have the strength) and ask them to order it. They paged the grocery manager 3 times but he/she did not answer. Just thought perhaps someone on the list had bought/seen it to save me the trouble of turning this into a project. Quite expensive to buy on Amazon but thank you for checking!

        1. re: bostonhound

          I've seen it at the brookline stop & shop not too long ago (but passed it over at that time--maybe that was a dumb move!!) And not that it actually helps you, but I can sympathize with your experience-- I've never had much luck getting useful answers to questions like this there, either...

          1. re: another_adam

            Have been to several Stop and SHops. The managers said that Maltex is no longer available.

            1. re: bostonhound

              Yeah, I just noticed the same lack in the brookline stop & shop.... :( (no maypo, either)

      2. The manager at my Stop and Shop (N. Quincy) has told me they stopped carrying certain products (eg, Rotel tomatoes, Roland cornichons) which have in fact later been spotted on their shelves.

        IMO they don't know what they are talking about. In fact, the manager didn't know what a cornichon was.

        I have seen Maltex there, so maybe call and see. Or just go there.

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        1. re: C. Hamster

          I have bought Maltex many times at the North Quincy Stop & Shop on Newport Ave Extension. Although I love it (since it reminds me of my childhood), no one else in my family will touch it.

          1. re: ginnyhw

            Already did (West Roxbury). No luck.

          2. Folks, we've removed some off topic responses. Please keep this discussion focused on where to find Maltex in the Boston area. If anyone wants to launch a discussion about mail-order options for Maltex, please start a new thread on the General Topics board, where the info will benefit all hounds. Thanks.

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            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              This is a response I received from the distributor, so will try the one in Quincy. There is also a Hannaford in Waltham and Norwood:

              Very recently we just starting selling to Hannaford's again. This will
              be your best option to locate Maltex. If your local Hannaford's does
              not have inventory, please contact the store manager. They just
              recently started ordering this product into their distribution center
              and many locations were not aware they could continue getting product.
              If this option fails, please contact me again. You may either mail
              order from me or I can refer you to some internet resellers.

            2. Possibly a small bit of hope: when I looked before @ the brookline stop & shop to find they no longer had maltex, they also had no maypo, wheatena, or pretty much any other non-quaker hot cereal... Today I noticed that Maypo & Wheatena are back, at least-- I don't know if this bodes well or ill for the possibility of Maltex reappearing, too...

              1. Maltex is owned by Homestat Farms. Their website info is below:


                6065 Frantz Road, #206 Dublin, OH 43017 1 (800) 819-3918 Privacy Policy

                1. Funny, I was wondering the same thing. Where the heck can I get Maltex? Thanks for the answer.

                  1. Harvest co-op in central square Cambridge carries maltex and wheatena

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                    1. re: misspeapod

                      Note that the above link hisbrandts provided no longer works.....Their website has a store locator now. Looks like the majority of supermarkets in the area carry it:


                      1. I was buying it at hannafords in Quincy regularly but, the last time I was there, a few months ago, they didn't have it. didn't look like there was even a spot for it on the shelf. if anyone has found it somewhere recently, please post here. thanks

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                        1. re: Enaidmorr

                          It has been gone for quite some time but appears to be back at Hannaford. Just looked on line at the Quincy store and it is 3.29 per box.

                          You could call the Hannaford's closest to you and ask if they have it. If they don't, they can get it for you.

                          Hope that helps.

                          1. re: bostonhound

                            Thanks so much! I called them and they have 5 in stock and are holding 2 for me! It is a little out of my way so, I had may a special trip twice and they didnt have it so I didnt want to waste time going again. Appreciate the info