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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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  1. 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.


    1. 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!

        1. 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. 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!