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odd request: Wheetabix? on the UWS

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Marine Engineer Jun 5, 2009 06:52 AM

Some friends from the UK will be staying in my apartment for a week, with baby (I'll be gone) and they've asked if there's any place to buy Wheetabix. Apartment is at 69th & Broadway, so any grocer within walking distance ... any ideas? Does Fairway have it?

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    Peter Cherches RE: Marine Engineer Jun 5, 2009 07:05 AM

    You might try a health food store if you can't find it elsewhere, since that's where I bought it (and hated it) in Park Slope. I must say, though, that the way it goes from sawdust to wallpaper paste is pretty impressive.

    http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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      piegirl74 RE: Marine Engineer Jun 5, 2009 07:25 AM

      They always had it at my Food Emporium on the UES. So, your usual market may carry it - Id check the lower shelves.

      1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Marine Engineer Jun 5, 2009 07:30 AM

        Trader Joe's carries it - you could pick it up for them before they arrive so they don't have to go searching for it themselves.

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: goodhealthgourmet Jun 5, 2009 01:17 PM

          BTW, in case you decide to do some web searching for it, the correct spelling is Weetabix (no H).

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          bronwen RE: Marine Engineer Jun 5, 2009 09:42 AM

          This is so weird, I just had a little snack of Weetabix 20 minutes ago! The secret is to have it with sweetened milk - vanilla soy, evaporated, or the like or it really is very dull stuff. Trader Joe's has it.

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