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Aug 11, 2007 08:34 PM

Weetabix...what am I missing? (Moved from Home Cooking)

Probably something you grew up loving, right? Just had my first bowl of it-it's ok, but I think I'm missing something. Fill me in.

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  1. love it, but I am a Brit.

    hmm, it's all about how much milk you put with it - not too much so it goes soggy and not too little so that the biscuits soak up all the milk and then go hard.

    A bit of sugar is good.

    however, I love it with hot milk and brown sugar mix it all up till it's a hot soggy mess. Very filling.

    1. Did you try putting a tiny bit of sugar in it?

      Where did you buy it at? i have bought stale boxes of it before even though i always check the sell by date on imported foods.

      if you usually prefer sugar filled cereals, you won't like this one for sure.

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      1. re: hala

        I never eat sweetened cereals, I don't like them. I bought it at Whole Foods....they're not stale; I just thought that there must be some sort of creativity involved with fixing them....the post above was helpful. I read some hints on the box, and I poured the milk around it, not on top.

      2. Weetabix is supposed to be something exceptional? We eat Weetabix a lot, but just because we live in Europe and it's a good source of fiber and doesn't have a lot of sugar... The little ones with raisins are a good snack for kids, but again, nothing worth going out of the way for. If I lived in the US, I'd probably go for shredded wheat (though not grape nuts--a pox on them--I cracked a tooth on one once).

        1. mmm, not sure what you were expecting but if you don't like it in a bowl with milk, try it heavily spread with butter (and marmite, if you want the full experience)

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          1. re: orangewasabi

            Yeah, I don't usually eat mine as cereal, but as a snack (a nutritious way to deal with late-night munchies) or something nutritious and portable (when I was running out the door yesterday morning I grabbed a wheetabix and put some peanut butter on it). Sometimes I put them in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes to toast slightly.

            I think Americans are becoming more aware of wheetabix because they started distributing organic wheetabix (made in Canada, I believe), in the US a few years back, presumably aiming at the whole food/health food market. Before that, they weren't widely available.

            I buy them at Trader Joe's, where they're pretty reasonably priced.

            1. re: orangewasabi

              I love to eat Weetbix with butter and vegemite, they're such a crunchy, delicious snack. I ate them for breakfast often whilst growing up, my mother still eats them every morning. I must admit though that I prefer the NZ/Australian ones to the Canadian version, I can't pass up that malty taste. I find the same with Nestle's Milo.

            2. I grew up eating it and have always loved it. I usually eat it warm.