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Jul 12, 2011 04:42 PM

Pettijohn's cereal

I understand that this cereal is no longer made. This is a description of it: "Made with hard white Montana wheat and all natural bran. Manufactured by the Quaker Oats Company."

A coworker remembers his grandmother making it for him and serving it with sliced bananas, half and half, and brown sugar. He loved it so much as a child he'd bring his buddies over and ask gramma to make it for him and his friends. Of course she did!

What hot cereal do you think would be closet to Pettijohn's? I'd love to make it for him so he can have a little trip down memory lane.


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  1. According to this site it's the same as Quaker Oats 100% Whole Wheat Rolled Oat.

    Good luck!


    3 Replies
    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      'whole wheat rolled oat' does not make sense. Quaker does not currently make a combination of wheat and oats.

      A vintage box describes it as 'rolled wheat with all the bran'.
      page with vintage ads

      Bobs Red Mill sells various rolled or flaked grains
      barley, rye, spelt, triticale, wheat, mixed

      I'm most familiar with the rolled trticale, bought from the bulk section at a health food store. Those flakes take longer thant 3-5 minutes to cook, and remain more separate or distinct than rolled oats (less soluble fiber).

      1. re: paulj

        No, you're right. And there's not even a product called that on Quaker's website. Sorry for the possible bad steer there!


        1. re: paulj

          Note that the ads claim it is a health food, a good alternative to
          blood-heating, gout and rheumatism-breading meat.

      2. Actually Quaker did have a cereal very similar to Pettijohn. It was called "Mother's Whole Wheat." But they have discontinued this product.