Tuesday, August 6, 2013

For weetbix




Plain bricks of wheat

I ate you as a 6-year-old, mushy with grated apple and sultanas

I ate you as a teenager, made up with hot chocolate powder and hot water

I ate you as a university student, mixed with yoghurt and topped with fruit


I like you mushy, warm in winter and cold in summer

I like you with stewed fruit and no milk

I like you with frozen berries that are partially thawed

I like you with chocolate soy milk

I can eat you at any time of day



Sometimes I eat you plain, straight from the packet

Sometimes I eat you daily for weeks

Sometimes I ignore you for months

But you are always in my pantry

And you never disappoint.


What is your favourite way to eat weetbix, if you eat them?

32 comments:

  1. I've never been a weetbix person :/ I like my cereal to stay a bit more crunchy and never got into cereal till I was older and then liked special k but now I probably rarely eat cereal at all.

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    1. Anything other than weetbix, I like crunchy too - and mostly dry or near dry. I make a soggy exception for these!

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  2. When I was a kid I loved weetbix with brown sugar and warm milk because I'd think the brown sugar was like chocolate but now I mostly like them with peanut butter or vegemite spread on them - though I confess I threw out the remains of a pack recently because it had been there so long - I go through phases with weetbix too

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    1. I've actually never had them plain with a spread, despite having them plain without anything. I think I need to try the vegemite and peanut butter options!

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  3. I never ate Weetbix until I was in the hospital and didn't have any choice. If I'm hungry I can eat three!

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    1. I am always impressed by the athletes who claim 10 or some such...such a lot of wheat in a single bowl!

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  4. When I was little, it was Weetbix with a centimtre-thick layer of brown sugar on top, and a little milk, or weetbix vegemite sandwiches (split in half, butter and vegemite, sandwich bakc together), then as a teen microwaved into a hot mushy paste. Good times.

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    1. Hot mushy paste was my teenage approach too...although mushy is a defining feature of most of my methods. I have to try the vegemite sandwich though!

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  5. haha we go through so many Weetibix in this house too! Its Charlottes standard breakfast

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    1. Aw, yay - another good Aussie child ;)

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  6. I dont eat them very often although I like them. I had no idea that they were eaten with so many variations.

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    1. I suppose when the product is quite plain, you need to be more adventurous with the toppings!

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  7. Never even heard of weebix before. What in the world is it? Sounds like it goes good with a lot of different combos.

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    1. I think they're an Australian thing - I don't even know if there is a US equivalent?! The UK has their own version but in effect, they're plain dry wheat biscuits, a bit like what you'd get if you turned wheat cereal flakes into a block. They have a great capacity to soak up moisture and also other flavours :)

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  8. I grew up on weetbix too. And I used to have mine with hot milk and a sprinkle of raw sugar. My father ate his sprinkled with wheatgerm (that was the fad health item of the 70's) xx

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    1. Oh yes, that 70s delight! It reemerged as a trendy smoothie addition in the early 2000s too I think, but I haven't seen it around for years now! Food fads are always amusing :-)

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  9. A fine ode to the Australian institution that is weet-bix :)
    I never ate them as a kid, but my dad would devour them. Now that I'm older, I'm much more wiser :) Love them.

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    1. Your Dad was onto a good thing :-)

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  10. Cereal has never been a part of my eating regime, I used to live off toast for breakfast but now I'm more likely to down a smoothie. I do always keep weetbix in the house for the young man as he has eaten them for breakfast (with too much sugar for my liking) almost all his life.

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    1. Mr Bite is like you in the taste department, although he did have weetbix as a child. I think I'd prefer smoothies for breakfast and cereal for snacks actually, but sometimes smoothies are tricky when I am having breakfast at work!

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  11. I don't think we have weetbix here! So sad. But I love your ode to them..so cute!

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    1. Thanks Joanne :) And no, I think they're Australia (and a variant in the UK) specific!

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  12. Hehe! This is such a cute post ;). I've actually never had Weet-Bix. Now I'm wondering what it tastes like...

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    1. Kind of like wheat flakes, but with a different consistency!

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  13. Cute post!!!! hahahaa
    I like to crumble them and cook with them :-) But I don't buy them too often to be truthful!

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    1. Ooh, cooking with them is a new option! I haven't done much of that.

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  14. I like Weetbix in winter with warm milk - enough so that they are soft and moist, not so much that they are sloppy. My friend uses them in rum balls, but I don't like that so much.

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    1. I'm not sure I'd like the rum approach much either!

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  15. Haha! Very creative. I don't like smushy food unfortunately but the rest of the family used to eat them everyday too.

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    1. You do need to be into smush to really embrace weetbix I think ;)

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  16. that does look great with all the fruit!

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    1. Fruit is a great addition to most things isn't it?!

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