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Best REAL muesli in the Twin Cities?

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spahkee Jun 6, 2012 05:10 PM

I'm disheartened by the boxes sold in the cereal aisle that are labeled "museli" but look like they are basically glorified granola by any other name.

What are people's recommendations on where to buy and what brands - I'm interested in the pale raw oat muesli that isn't held together with a binder with some nuts or dried fruit that is served in Europe with yogurt. It sounds like it might be easy to make but wanted to get some ready mixed some if it's easy to get here. Thanks.

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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: spahkee Jun 6, 2012 06:40 PM

    I don't know the difference between muesli and granola but I like what they sell at Franklin St. Bakery.

    ~TDQ

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      spahkee RE: spahkee Jun 6, 2012 07:16 PM

      I believe that muesli is made from raw oats which is why it's loose while granola is toasted and "clumpy" (i.e. pieces of oats cling together because they are held together by flour, oil and/ or some other binder). I also think that granola has more sugar and fat but I'm not sure.

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        shoo bee doo RE: spahkee Jun 6, 2012 07:32 PM

        Mastels Health Foods on St. Clair near Snelling has a couple of good varieties. I think it's from Germany. I like muesli also and ate it often when I lived in Europe.

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          MrSlippery RE: spahkee Jun 6, 2012 11:42 PM

          I think Ikea may have what you are looking for in their food section. I haven't looked recently but they used to carry at least two kinds with oats, nuts and various dried fruits.

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            kuan RE: spahkee Jun 7, 2012 05:57 AM

            I like Dorset cereals. They make a few varieties. I like the purple box. http://www.dorsetcereals.co.uk/things... Get it at Whole Foods for about $6 a box.

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              dsg RE: spahkee Jun 7, 2012 06:01 AM

              I am pretty sure that both Alpen and Familia brand mueslis are available at Whole Foods. Other local markets, too, but I'm not sure which. Both are good and the type that you are looking for.

              1. cayjohan RE: spahkee Jun 7, 2012 10:40 AM

                Our household has been really pleased with the Deutsche Kuche brand from Aldi. It's the loose stuff, not too sweet (I.e., not the candy-ish quality of many granola cereals) and is a good value. Downside is it seems to just pop in sporadically on Aldi shelves. Worth a try.

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                  spahkee RE: cayjohan Jun 8, 2012 08:00 PM

                  Thanks all for your help. I purchased a box of the Alpen and the level of sweetness seems okay although I didn't care for all the wheat flakes in it. Thanks for the call out on Aldi - with their German connections and the germany chocolate / cookies they have, I did think about giving it a drive by. SOunds like it's just not a regularly offered item. Will need to check out Whole Foods, Ikea & Mastels.

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                    zelenina RE: spahkee Jun 9, 2012 04:18 AM

                    A second on Dorset. Better still, in my opinion, is Seitenbacher muesli -- available at http://www.seitenbacher.com/, sometimes elsewhere as well -- this is the unbaked, unsweetened, raw-oat European muesli I think you're talking about. #22, with freeze-dried raspberries, is particularly good.

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                      shoo bee doo RE: zelenina Jun 9, 2012 06:12 AM

                      I think it's the Seitenbacher that is at Mastels.

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                  jaycooke RE: spahkee Jun 14, 2012 08:26 PM

                  Heavy Table just featured this new local brand (Seven Sundays). I have no idea what it tastes like (or how it should taste). http://heavytable.com/seven-sundays-m...

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