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FoodieMcGee Mar 12, 2008 08:41 PM

Among my many quirky food habits is a love of 'Grandpa' breakfast food: All-Bran, Shredded Wheat, thick Irish porridge, and of course, Wheatena. Many people have never heard of this rare and wonderful hot cereal, which may account for extreme difficulties in procuring a box in the DC Metro area!

It was last seen at the Bethesda Co-op on Macarthur Blvd. but has since disappeared from the shelves, and I've scoured several Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Giant, and MOM's to no avail. I can't find it anywhere! If you have spotted this elusive cereal, will you tell me? I desperately need my fiber fix...

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    FoodieMcGee Mar 19, 2008 07:37 AM

    Thank you all so much for your suggestions!
    For other Wheatena lovers: I happened to stop by Balducci's on my way home from work the other day, and just out of wishful thinking I checked the cereal section...there it was, on the bottom shelf! I immediately stocked up on several boxes, but now I know where else to go if it ever disappears. thanks!

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      lulubijou Mar 15, 2008 02:59 PM

      tried to post this before and don't know why the text didn't show up: it's been awhile, since i've switched allegiance to bob's red mill 6 grain hot cereal, but i used to buy wheatena at baltimore area shopper's food warehouse grocery stores. i know there are some dc area ones -- college park, hyattsville, to name a couple.

      good luck!

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      1. re: lulubijou
        beauxgoris Mar 15, 2008 07:26 PM

        Check Rodman's.

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        wookyluvr Mar 13, 2008 01:29 PM

        I've bought it online from Home Town Favorites:

        1. RichardCrystal Mar 13, 2008 10:35 AM

          Boy, I haven't had Wheatena for 40 years! I believe the Baltimore area Giants carry it as well as Shoppers Warehouse. You may have to order it on-line if you're really that desperate!

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            lulubijou Mar 13, 2008 07:32 AM

            it's been awhile, since i'm now a big fan of bob's red mill 6 grain hot cereal, but for several years i was buying wheatena at baltimore area shoppers food warehouse stores. there is one in college park, i believe. i think i also saw it at a safeway not that long ago.


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