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good source for muesli (at a fair price!)

aregularjoe Jun 11, 2013 08:24 AM

I've had it with the ridiculous prices for muesli at Whole Foods and Harvest. plus or minus $5 a pound for what is essentially oats.

IS anyone aware of other sources for quality product? I'd be happy to buy in bulk for a better price and as much as I would like to buy local, I would consider mail order.

Thanks for any input you can offer

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  1. cassis RE: aregularjoe Jun 12, 2013 05:43 AM

    Make your own.
    Read the ingredients of one you like and then buy the ingredients and combine.

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    1. re: cassis
      aregularjoe RE: cassis Jun 12, 2013 06:31 AM

      Already looking into it. thanks...

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      QCumber RE: aregularjoe Jun 12, 2013 07:49 AM

      Do check out the muesli at Swissbakers in Allston for an example of how to make a good one. They grate the apples rather than cutting them into chunks. Of course, the fun of making your own is to add your own ingredients.


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        tomatoaday RE: aregularjoe Jun 12, 2013 07:05 PM

        I like Bob's Red Mill - I'm sure they have a web site that you could find some place close to you that sells their line.

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          paulj RE: tomatoaday Jun 12, 2013 07:18 PM


          In 6 box lots Amazon sells (shipping extra)
          Familia for $.24/oz; $3.84/lb
          Alpen for $.31/oz; $4.96/lb
          Bobs for $.18/oz; $2.88/lb

          While the raw rolled oats are the cheapest ingredient (about $1/lb), these also have nuts ($5/lb or more) and dried fruit.

          for definitions and history.

          1. re: paulj
            Allstonian RE: paulj Jun 13, 2013 04:01 AM

            Yes, I've bought the 6-box lots of Familia muesli, which is my favorite.

          2. re: tomatoaday
            Ladycale RE: tomatoaday Jun 13, 2013 10:49 AM

            I can get Bob's Red Mill at my local Market Basket...

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